Self-dis­cov­ery by De­sign

Robert Koy­man, art col­lec­tor and dealer

Ottawa Business Journal - Ottawa at Home - - HOME DESIGNER AT HOME - Writ­ten by MARY TAG­GART Pho­tog­ra­phy by MARK HOLLERON

In a chic down­town con­do­minium build­ing, de­vel­oped by Charles­fort De­vel­op­ments, Robert Koy­man took charge of re­mod­elling his open-con­cept condo. By over­see­ing ev­ery­thing from re-de­sign­ing the space to im­ple­ment­ing the dé­cor, the project gave him the op­por­tu­nity to con­nect with him­self and fur­ther dis­cover his per­sonal style.

It was a process that re­quired time and pa­tience. This al­lowed Robert the lux­ury of self-dis­cov­ery and he learned that time and pa­tience can open the mind to re­ally un­der­stand­ing what you like and don’t like.

The value of pa­tience also ap­plies to ac­quir­ing an art col­lec­tion. When you stop fill­ing space and take the time to fig­ure out what at­tracts you, it en­ables the de­vel­op­ment of an au­then­tic ap­pre­ci­a­tion and thought­ful col­lec­tion.

ABOVE: Kingston artist Su Sheedy’s en­caus­tic paint­ing cre­ates tex­ture and drama in the sleek liv­ing room. Pho­to­graphs of New York City are from lo­cal pho­tog­ra­pher Jor­dan Craig. RIGHT: Robert Koy­man’s per­sonal style is re­flec­tive of the so­phis­ti­cated space in his down­town condo, over­look­ing the Ot­tawa River.

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