Edition Richmond



The Model: Just the right amount of bling makes this newcomer sing

While the sales centre at Edition/Richmond may be a converted automotive garage, painted white and left raw for impact, there’s no sign of that in the model: The partial townhouse vignette (a main floor with a separate bathroom and ensuite dressing room) takes a right turn from the rest of the space. “It’s very sleek,” says interior designer Elaine Cecconi of Cecconi Simone. “We wanted it to have a very refined, high-end luxury-goods retail look to it — like a Dior or Gucci shop.” To achieve that, the designer used a bare-bones palette of white and grey, with texture to add depth and mirrored accents for sparkle. “It doesn’t need any more than that,” she says. Townhouses at Edition/Richmond, by Curated Properties, range from 1,000 to 2,000 square feet and priced from $599,999 to $1,129,900. The sales office is at 850 Richmond St. W. in Toronto and is open weekends, noon to 5 p.m., and by appointment. For more information, call 416-900-5574 or visit editionrichmond.com.

1. High-gloss grey surrounds stark white cabinetry and a white back-painted matte glass backsplash for ultimate contrast. Simple hardware keeps the look minimalistic. “It has a really nice high-end feel, but it’s not intimidating and it’s not pretentious,” Ms. Cecconi says.

2. Surrounding the exhaust fan in mirrors adds bling, while making the oversized feature seem smaller. “The mirror opens up the space in an interesting way and takes the bulkiness out of the hood fan,” she says. “It almost floats.”

3. Mirrored Navy stools gleam against the white CaesarStone breakfast bar. “Stylistically, we thought they were good with the whole fashion/glamour aesthetic,” Ms. Cecconi says.

4. Who needs individual pieces of artwork? For this captivating au courant treatment, Ms. Cecconi blew up a vintage photo of the neighbourhood’s Trinity Bellwoods Park, creating a vinyl wall covering. “It has a feel of nostalgia that we really liked,” she says.

5. Sleek and simple was the goal with this sectional, custom-made to maximize seating without being conspicuous. Though, once seated, you won’t want to leave — not when you sink into the luxurious textured velvet.

6. “They look like a two-seater sofa that’s been cut in half,” Ms. Cecconi says of these custom-made chairs. Grey upholstery and grey-painted wood frames impart a sophisticated feel. “We were really true to the palette,” she says.


Source —National Post

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