Form and function are at the centre of this executive condo in Toronto’s tony Yorkville neighbourhood. The project was a joint collaboration between Toronto interior designers Tanner Kidd and Clarisa Llaneza (pictured left and right, respectively). What the pair devised was a liveable space where texture, colour, vintage objects and thoughtful custom pieces are in conversation throughout all 2000 square feet.
Project Name: Yorkville Pied-a-Terre
Studio Name: Clarisa Llaneza Studio
Location: Toronto, Canada
Photography: Valerie Wilcox
Project size: 1500
Completion date: 2020
Building levels: 1
Functionality, comfort and durability were of central importance in planning the space as it’s set to hit the rental market in 2021. Kidd and Llaneza share a deep appreciation for contemporary art and felt the suite offered an ideal opportunity to incorporate the work of Canadian artists. In the grey washed plaster entryway, a piece by emerging artist Ella Gonzolas hangs over a vintage stool and in the main living space, adjacent to custom lounge chairs inspired by 1920s art deco, a vintage hand carved stone sculpture sits atop a white plaster plinth.
Near by, seven works by Patrick Howlett (purchased at Susan Hobbs Gallery) and a Michael Dumontier (from MKG Gallery) Aluminum and steel flower hold court in the main hallway on natural walls. The walk in closet/office is home to three Alison Postma works purchased from Ninth Editions, the website by AhsleyMulvihill which provides access to affordably priced art.
Adjacent to the kitchen, a custom wood banquette made by Ross of Etherington Designs and dining table by Canadian bespoke carpenter, Mary Ratcliffe come together to create the perfect spot for cozy meals or space to work from home. Overhead a sweeping pendant light by Rich Brilliant Willing adds a burst of whimsy to the space.