Harmony In Plurality
By : Douglas Design Studio Inc.
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14e édition
Discipline : Interior Design
Categories : Residence / Residential Space 1,600 - 5,400 sq.ft. (150 - 500 sq. m.) : Silver Certification
Categories : Residence / Classic/Timeless Residential Space : Platinum Winner
Categories : Residence / Intergenerational House : Platinum Winner
Elegant residential design thrives in the prose of everyday life. It is created through quiet luxury and palpable quality, well-crafted functionality and attention to detail. It comes into its own in the warmth and joy of a family home.
Harmony in plurality is a quintessentially Canadian concept. Having founded an international eco travel company, our clients’ work and personal life is built around exploration and sustainable contributions to communities all over the world. In their home base Toronto, they wanted a grounded, comfortable space for themselves and their two teenage daughters.
The 650m2 home, spread over three storeys above ground and two levels of basement, is especially designed to complement the rhythm of life within its walls. It is inhabited by ample light and a neutral yet warm palette of colours and textures. It avoids austerity in favor of mindfulness and creates purposeful angles to savor art and artifacts, collected and gifted over years of work within diverse cultures. From a hand-carved mural to a Haida Gwaii totem pole, carved for our clients in appreciation for their services to local communities, personal details are thoughtfully composed to capture the essence of the life this family has built for itself. The result is a legacy home, in the truest sense of the words.