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Inspired Interiors: English Charm in Toronto

January 12, 2023

Inspired Interiors: English Charm in Toronto

If you’re an avid fan of interior design, you’ve probably noticed a shift taking place … a move from white on white everything to warmer tones and darker interiors. A change I welcome wholeheartedly!  There’s just something so cozy and intimate about moody interiors.

Today’s Inspired Interiors feature is just that, a rich palette that is layered and inviting.  Designer Sarah Birnie took care to highlight the original period details of the home located in the Lawrence Park area of Toronto.  Leaded windows, thick moldings and arched doorways, were given a fresh and timeless update with paint, wallpaper and a generous dose of texture and pattern. All while staying true to classic English design inspiration.


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Client Reveal: Livingston Project

November 3, 2021

For me the design process has always been a fluid one, navigating unexpected surprises, while maintaining budgets and timelines, but never more so than in the last year and a half. The endless pandemic related shortages and delays, have challenged all of us in the industry and most especially our clients to be nimble and patient.

Nothing could be truer for my clients at our Livingston Project. Having worked hard to build their new home, my sweet clients reached out early to start the furnishing process.  Despite the extra lead time we couldn’t get ahead of the Covid supply issues, which had us re-evaluating, re-selecting and finally releasing – trusting that things would show up and be worth the wait. Thankfully, I’m happy to report, that nearly a year to the day we first met, my clients home is complete and it was indeed worth the wait.


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