Polished plaster walls in the rear living area inject warmth and softness to the subtle curved wall of the fireplace. As the stairs ascend to the first level, Sanders & King also decided on delicate graduation in carpet colour. Once at the top landing, the carpet changes in colour, with silk floral inlays. “Colour is important throughout this home,” Elissa says. “Tonal paints define spaces and add drama and grandeur to the existing rooms. Deep thresholds are also painted in deeper tones to accentuate the passage through,” she adds.
The bathrooms and powder room stand out in the effort to retain existing features in the project. The powder room off the dining room has a vanity set into an old fireplace, where the existing brickwork was painted but left imperfect to reveal its character. “A marble vanity was fitted within the opening of the chimney and Moroccan mosaics with similar imperfections were used as the splashback to compliment the rawness of this area,” Elissa says.