Set the stage for a beautiful and cosy dining experience for your guests to enjoy.
Dining table + chairs
Selecting the perfect dining chairs and table is not just about style; it’s also about creating a harmonious balance between form and function. The ideal combination melds aesthetic appeal with comfort and practicality, transforming your dining area into a space in which you will love to entertain.
- Ellington round dining table. $2,249. westelm.ca
- Jack metal-frame dining chair in green spruce distressed velvet. $974. westelm.ca
- Cline bistro dining chair in antique white. From $269. potterybarn.ca
- Denmark beech wood and paper cord dining chair in black. $199. structube.com
- Reno solid acacia wood dining table. $499. structube.com
- Ingatorp extendable table in gray. $549. ikea.ca
Silver is experiencing a resurgence (sorry, gold!), adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to contemporary interior design. Its versatile appeal complements various styles, from mod minimalism to timeless tradition, making it a sterling option for the home.
- Barista touch impress espresso machine in brushed stainless steel by Breville. $2,200. breville.ca
- Rounded-edge rectangle mirror in silver. $379. crateandbarrel.ca
- Cushion cover with flip sequin motif in light beige/silver colour. $36. hm.com
- Lacquered-wood round tray. $59. westelm.ca
- Oro dining chair in polished silver. $599. cb2.ca
Castlefield Design District
The Castlefield Design District in Toronto has expanded into a vibrant hub for design enthusiasts and shoppers alike. Now home to prestigious showrooms such as Au Lit Fine Linens and the renowned Italian brand Calligaris, the district has become a central destination for quality luxury brands. For Calligaris, this expansion is a commitment to providing an unparalleled shopping experience for urban sensibilities and design lovers. Owner Richard Sakic collaborated with Calligaris’ Italian design team and the accomplished architect Daniele Lo Scalzo Moscheri to meticulously craft a showroom that leaves a lasting impression. Every detail was carefully considered, creating an inviting and intimate atmosphere that transports visitors to a world of warmth and style. Visit in person or shop online. calligaristoronto.ca
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Choosing the right expert
Start with an objective
Before speaking with a professional, determine your project goals and the desired outcome from the renovation. Put together a wish list of what you hope to achieve, and establish a comfortable budget. This will help a design professional quickly gauge whether the project is realistic.
The key to a successful project is to find a professional who understands every aspect of a renovation and will take charge of all the necessary planning from beginning to end. There are various elements to consider other than materials and finishes, such as the city’s approval and permits. Finding a professional with experience and knowledge who prioritizes planning is essential. Check reviews and portfolios of the professionals you are considering, take the time to meet with short-list candidates, and make sure to check all references. Trust your gut regarding who you believe best understands your vision and maintain an open line of communication.
Collaboration is key
Look for professionals who encourage collaboration. Design is not an exact science; major home transformations may take longer than anticipated, so it’s vital to have a good three-way collaborative relationship between you, your design professional and the project’s general contractor. Often, site conditions will dictate if adjustments are needed to achieve the desired results. A design professional can help you select a reputable contractor who will contribute to a successful partnership involving active communication, mutual trust, and a willingness to incorporate your ideas while providing expert advice.
Start to finish
The architect and interior designer need to be there from the beginning stages of your renovation to the end, with a holistic view of the project and knowing how much to be involved in various stages, with open communication. You’re going to want a professional who regularly discusses progress and provides feedback to ensure the project stays on track.