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A little edgy
A MASCULINE HOME WITH FEMININE TOUCHES IN KING CITY LISA VAN DE VEN
When it came to the four-bedroom model home at Eden in King City, interior designer Andrew Pike “wanted to do something that was slightly edgy and slightly different,” he says. With that in mind, he created a “chic and sophisticated” esthetic using a pale base in shades of grey, layered with charcoal, black and gold. Architectural details throughout – including a waffle ceiling in the living room and clean-lined marble fireplace surrounds – add to the look, while walnut accents keep the space warm and approachable. Pops of navy blue are used sparingly throughout. “It’s a very masculine home, with a lot of gentle feminine touches,” adds the principal designer with Andrew Pike Interiors. Homes at the PACE Developments site range from 2,500 to 3,000 square feet and are priced from $1 million to $1.5 million. Sales are by appointment only. Call 905-597-1480 or visit pacedevelopments.com.
“It creates a nice intimacy in the living room,” Pike says of this Elte sectional sofa, positioned to separate the living room from the kitchen behind it. It’s paired with a high-gloss zebrawood coffee table, also from Elte. ”It’s such a spectacular piece,” Pike adds.
Blue accents are used minimally, but to maximum impact — an example of which is this patterned area rug in the living room. “Everything else in the room is neutral except a couple of blue accent pillows,” the designer adds. A custom grey marble fireplace is another room focal point.
Sourced from Union Lighting & Furnishings, Pike calls the master bedroom’s brushed brass light fixture “sculptural and interesting.” A centrepiece of the room, it features soft scalloped edges and a more feminine feel. “It’s a nice juxtaposition with the clean lines and dark greys,” he adds.
With ivory upholstery and dark wood accents, these modern Ethan Allen wing chairs create contrast against the master bedroom’s dark grey walls. “I liked the tall formality of them,” adds Pike. Meanwhile, crushed velvet drapery in charcoal grey adds texture, for the feeling of a private oasis.