Friday, February 5, 2010
Today's post explores vignettes and details found in the home of Club Monaco's vice president of design, Michelle Lloyd—Bermann. This 1920's duplex in Toronto has been lovingly renovated by Michelle and her husband (who is a decorative painted), and filled with "things that have sentimental value or are beautifully designed. This is a family home, and it's always evolving", she says. Perfectly put. Surrounded by their daughter's artwork, inspiring ideas, memories, and little bits from wonderful trips around the world, there is an apparent sense ease and comfort in this home. Note the beautiful lampshade—Michelle was head over heels over this Italian envelope, so much so, that she stitched it directly to the lampshade. (and why not?) In her Swedish style kitchen, above, cabinets have been adorned with old-fashioned office drawer pulls of brass—a custom, lovely touch. Lastly, I also like how they have added extra tall French doors, to allow plenty of natural light to pour in. The result is so beautiful.
It's so much fun to be able to have a glimpse into some of the homes of those we admire/are inspired by in the world of design. I often shop at Club Monaco, so it was nice to the living space of one of their top creatives...and I somehow sense that work, living and play are not so disconnected...
If you could take a peak inside one creative's home, who would it be?
(Victoria magazine, May 1997, images: Ted Yarwood)