Friday, February 5, 2010

Brimming with Personality








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)

15 comments:

  1. I love all the light they have in their home - wouldn't you love to have breakfast at that table near the french doors and write your letters (or pay the bills) at the table near the windows. So pretty! I love Ralph Lauren's designs so I would love to see inside his home(s).

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  2. Beautiful! I love all the neutral shades... the flowers are gorgeous... sigh... I would love something that chic - yet so homey. Have a wonderful weekend Sarah!

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  3. Oh I love that desk and those french doors, beautiful.

    Have a lovely weekend,
    xxx

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  4. It's wonderful, so unlike the normal Toronto style we so often see. The lamp is exqisite and their style is too.

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  5. everything about this home is beautiful

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  6. 'I went to London town to clear up my mind…'
    I love this song...brings me good memories.
    Nice post, greetings from Brazil.

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  7. Oh my Sarah! This is absolutely beautiful!!! I hope you don't mind me borrowing some of these images ;)

    Happy Weekend! xo

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  8. Crystal -- you go right ahead! I had more, but they weren't as lovely as these :)

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  9. The photos of their home are beautiful. They are full of personality as you say. Wonderful taste too and so lived in. Gorgeous!
    Paula Grace ~

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  10. I would love to see inside editor Anna Wintour's home..I wonder if her home interiors are as serious as her appearance? It would be interesting to find out! I love these photos

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  11. Just adore these little vignettes, and this post in general - am quite the CM stalker too! No surprise her space is beautiful!

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  12. You find the most amazing images, Sarah! I definitely need to borrow some of these too! ;)

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  13. I love how it was arranged and especially the interiors.

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