A complete renovation brings sophistication and a touch of luxury to this once-industrial 1,300 s.f. space. The previously open concept loft didn't make way for privacy, so Croma developed a plan to divide the space into rooms and increase precious wall space for for display of art. The resulting gallery feel is perfect for the art consultant homeowners.
Baxter’s Fantasy Island... As an
expert fashion and lifestyle reporter, Glen Baxter knows a thing or two about
style. A familiar name in all things
design, Baxter himself has won awards for his personal style, so when it came
time to upgrade the island in Glen’s penthouse, it was important that the end
result measure up.
kitchen is as much about entertaining as it is for cooking. The previous island was too small and awkwardly
lacked a place for stools. Adding an
overhang allowed for seating, a must-have for this social hub, and increasing
the overall length made room for an under-counter bar fridge. The resulting increased countertop square
footage beautifully showcases the dramatically veined marble, chosen as a
perfect colour blend of the existing wood floors, the Scavolini cabinets, the
leather stool seats and the condo’s exposed concrete.
black and grey stone counter tones are a subtle nod to Glen’s photographic
work. As an accomplished photographer,
Baxter’s photo exhibits from Asia, Africa and the Middle East, have raised more
than $50,000 for Right to Play.
finished outcome: a working kitchen and a functioning bar, all in one handsome
Although the homeowner fell in love with the original charming aspects, it was immediately apparent that the historic home's poor layout, worn out finishes and out-dated kitchen would need some help. Croma Design was enlisted to work with E.R.A. Architects Inc. to develop a program disguising the renovation as though it was always a part of the original construction, yet with a nod towards clean lined modernity.
Wellington Place Penthouse II
and modern was the design criteria given for this bachelor's penthouse condominium. Being involved prior to the building’s
construction afforded Croma Design the opportunity to develop a layout specific
to the homeowner’s needs. The
developer’s standard and upgrade offerings for finishes and fittings were
incorporated where possible, with other custom features added once the owner
was given occupancy.
clean-lined details mixed with natural materials ensure the longevity of design
throughout all areas of the penthouse.
House & Home magazine, this condominium is the result of
a collaboration between the homeowner, the building developer and Croma
Design. The homeowner required a modern,
yet inviting pied-a-terre for which Croma developed a layout, finishes
and furniture scheme to suit. Custom
built-ins were tailored for the suite’s specific needs, which included an
extensive home-automation, audio/visual and security system.
Photography: Donna Griffith for House & Home magazine (closets), all others by Croma Design Inc.
The Annex House
homeowner fell in love with this period home for its potential, it suffered
from a 1970’s era renovation of small dark rooms stripped of original
detailing. A modern aesthetic was
required, that appeared married to the home’s original style.
Over a six
month renovation, the main living spaces and Master Bedroom suite were
completely gutted, making way for spaciousness and better traffic flow. Narrow doors were replaced with larger
archways. Ceiling heights were increased
by reworking the pipes and air-conditioning ducts. Walnut hardwood flooring replaced dated
carpeting. Simple warm toned walnut
cabinetry was incorporated to meet the homeowner’s fondness for clean lines.
With a pared
down sensibility, this light-filled home has become a point of pride for the
Croma was invited to design a space to be featured at The 2007 Interior Design Show, and chose to design a cabin in the woods for a now grown up Red Riding Hood looking to invest Grandma's inheritance.