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Here are some projects from breathe Interiors.

Kitchen and Family Room

Toronto, Ontario

This kitchen and family room were once separated by an awkward dividing wall that left the spaces in the dark. 

 

First, we removed the wall and added a timeless coffered ceiling.  The kitchen received a makeover with new appliances, cabinetry and a redesigned kitchen island.  We also extended the lower cabinetry on the window side to create a place for a new view and a reading nook on the opposite side.

In the family room, we added a linear fireplace to the exterior wall to create an incredible focal point.  The millwork and bold blue paint makes a real impact.  The large tv on this wall allows for viewing from the kitchen as well.  Now, our clients spend most of their time in this new bright family hub.

Elevated Ensuite

Toronto, Ontario

Imagine living in a high end hotel. That's how decadent this ensuite feels.

It has mirrors with TVs in them, a double steam shower, in-floor heating, discrete motion sensor lights, in-ceiling speakers, a separate water closet and a hidden full sized washer and dryer.

It also has large scale porcelain tile on the walls and floors which makes this space a breeze to clean with very little grout.

Custom designed floating vanities and a custom coloured free standing tub make this ensuite one of a kind.  Factor in the stunning light fixture and softening window treatments and this space went far beyond my client's expectations.

Bedroom Room and Sitting Area

Toronto, Ontario

This room reflects the concept to live with ease.  

 

It has balance between calmness and alertness which is achieved with calm colours, clean lines and simple forms (rectangles and triangles) contrasted with definitive feature walls, and large scale art and light fixtures.

To get there we removed walls, bulkheads, and the old flooring, changed the ceiling, moved the fireplace location and added new recessed lighting.  Now it is really a place you want to stay all day.

Chalet Spa

Collingwood, Ontario

The homeowners wanted a place to retreat and unwind after a day on the slopes.

 

The empty basement space became a beautiful spa, complete with sauna and steam shower.

Real stone and cedar wood were selected to give it a natural feel and we used simple lines and lots of glass to make the space contemporary and light.

award winner

Powder Room and Laundry Room

Toronto, Ontario

This powder room has impact without being overpowering.  

The most striking feature is the lighting. Four crystal pendants hang from the ceiling, two on each side of the mirror and at different heights and distances from the wall, to perfectly frame the viewer.  The elegance continues with carefully planned applied moulding on all the walls that is painted the same colour as the veins in the marble vanity countertop. It is simply beautiful.

The laundry room is neat and clean.   We used the client's favourite colour for most of the cabinetry and fully customized the space to suit their functional needs.  Even the rods for hanging clothes have an integrated light that turns on with motion.  It is beautiful and highly functional.

Serene Spa

North York, Ontario

You would hardly know this bathroom is in the basement.  Even without natural light, you can feel yourself unwinding in the harmonious space.

The large scale tile is luxurious and the feature textured tile behind the vanity and in the shower brings warmth and comfort.  

Changing the wood sauna door to a glass one connects with the glass enclosed shower and makes it feel more open.  The long custom vanity keeps the lines simple, clean and very functional.

Objective achieved.

Ensuite

Toronto, Ontario

This ensuite was a challenge to create, but the result looks simple, elegant and warm.

 

The window location meant that a straightforward shower was going to be too small.  The new design included a bump out in glass so that the shower size could be enlarged without moving the window.  

The colours, textures and tile work harmoniously together to create beauty and ease.

Custom Closet

Toronto, Ontario

Working together with Closet Oasis, closetoasis.ca, we tore out the dark wood closet, installed two skylights, and designed a more open space.  This walk-in closet is a combination of concealed storage and open hanging and shelving. The cabinetry is not deep, which allows the room to feel spacious and makes it easy to see and access all the clothing.

There is lots of customization - boot hangers, pant racks, valet rods, belt hooks, angled shoe shelves, dry cleaning bins, and more.

Well planned lighting - recessed, accent and an illuminated mirror - all help to make this closet bright and beautiful. 

Ensuite

Toronto, Ontario

This ensuite brings together elements of nature to create a calm space.

The wall tile mimics lines left in the sand when the tide recedes and it practically invites you to touch it.  The tile was so lovely that we decided to use it on all the walls rather than the shower alone.

We needed to be creative to fit everything into this compact bathroom while still making the space feel large and light.  So, we used a mirror with integrated lighting instead of using separate vanity lights, we used a barn door style entry door and shower door, and the handle to slide open the shower door doubles as a towel bar.

The full glass shower also allows the space to feel large and light. Mission accomplished.

Kitchen
Kitchen Island
Kitchen
Breakfast table and storage
Living room with new fireplace
Beautiful art everywhere
Open common area
Reading nook with a view
So inviting!
Thunder's spot
Good lighting makes a big difference
The new office
Simply lovely
Master bath
Beautiful
Incorporating old treasures
Elephant friends to greet you

Gorgeous Condo

Toronto, Ontario

This condo was confined, dark and dated when the owners purchased it.  We removed and rearranged to create a space that was both open and private.

We removed an entire kitchen wall and put in an island open to the living room and we removed an unnecessary powder room to create a useful front hall closet.  With some changes, an awkward sunroom became an office for two.  Every room was updated, including two bathrooms.  Now, it's perfect, pretty and practical for Thunder the dog and his humans.

island entertainment end
view over island
island and range
island prep end
desk
pantry and fridge
table
island
coffee anyone_

Dream Kitchen

Etobicoke, Ontario

 

This kitchen is equally designed for cooking gourmet meals as it is for entertaining.  

 

The 12-foot long island makes it easy to prepare food and talk with guests at the same time.  It has every appliance a chef could ask for: a 6 burner range with a grill/griddle, a steam oven, a microwave drawer, a huge fridge/freezer, a separate ice maker, and a built-in coffee system.  Phew!

The owners and their guests never need to leave the kitchen!

Vanity
vanity and shower 2
vanity and bath
vanity and shower
storage shelves
shower
bathroom
Calm Ensuite

Etobicoke, Ontario

 

This dated master bath had a full overhaul.  

 

We created a large custom vanity with double sinks and under cabinet lights, a large shower enclosure, a semi-private toileting area, and installed a gorgeous new bathtub with nearby storage shelves.  To create interest we added simple applied moulding and used soft neutral colours to the separate sections of the walls.  Overall, it is a calm and beautiful space.

Staircase

Staircase

Photo by John Bartosik

Stairs

Stairs

Stair Detail 1

Stair Detail 1

Photo by John Bartosik

Stair Detail 2

Stair Detail 2

Photo by John Bartosik

Fireplace

Fireplace

Photo by John Bartosik

Theatre

Theatre

Photo by John Bartosik

Kitchenette

Kitchenette

Photo by John Bartosik

View from the gym

View from the gym

Mudroom lockers

Mudroom lockers

Mudroom

Mudroom

Photo by John Bartosik

Barn Door and Fireplace

Barn Door and Fireplace

Photo by John Bartosik

Collingwood Chalet
Collingwood, Ontario
 

From bare bones of cement and ducts we created this beautiful masterpiece.  This empty space is now full for gatherings and retreat.   

 

A modern rustic style was achieved through natural materials and modern lines.  We used reclaimed wood from local barns, stone from northern Ontario and natural slate. 

 

This family can have friends over to enjoy a film in the theatre and cosy up to the warm fireplace.

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Lovely Living Room

Etobicoke, Ontario

This living room needed an update and a refresh.  New furniture, area rug, lighting, accessories and art completely transformed the room.

Now, these owners are proud to invite friends and family over to gather together in this lovely living room.