Friday, February 12, 2010

A Dramatic Living Room

It's Friday, the sun is shinning and we have a fun weekend of house hunting and car shopping ahead of us.  Ryan and I have been sharing a car for the last two and a half months.  It was a big adjustment at first but we slowly got into accepting it.  We also loved having only one car payment.  However, now our lives are very busy and we really feel the need for the second car again.  I hate the idea of spending so much money on a car but I know it's a necessity.  We have completely different schedules and with golf season around the corner it will only get worse.  It will also be helpful to know that I can hop in the car anytime we get a last minute viewing that Ryan can't see or to run my own errands.  I'll let you know how it all goes on Monday.

Earlier in the week while perusing the internet for the next great room to showcase I discovered Stan Topol through Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle Magazine.  (The City of Toronto really needs something like this magazine!)  Take a few moments and peruse through his website.  To say he and his team are talented is an understatement.  They begin every project with an architectural drawing with details of furnishings, traffic flow and the view to outside.  The results are incredible.  His rooms are elegant, well thought out luxurious spaces designed with the owner and their needs in mind. There isn’t a corner untouched by his genius. This is just one of many spectacularly designed rooms.  My list of loves in this room is very long - gold chandelier, stained built-ins, the mantle-less fire place, classic sofa and chairs in different colours, the two gorgeous pieces of art flanking the fireplace, gilded mirror, the height and grandeur of this room... shall I go on?

I wish you all a very happy weekend!!  Next week I have a little surprise for my Canadian readers so be sure to check in. 


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