Yorkville Pied-a-Terre

Clarisa Llaneza Studio and Kidd Studio collaborated to put form and function at the centre of this executive condo in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood.

  • area / size 1,614 sqft
  • Year 2020
  • Location Toronto, Canada,
  • Type Apartment,
  • What the pair devised was a liveable space where texture, colour, vintage objects and thoughtful custom pieces are in conversation throughout all 2000 square feet. Functionality, comfort and durability were of central importance in planning the space as it’s set to hit the rental market in 2021.

    Kidd and Llaneza share a deep appreciation for contemporary art and felt the suite offered an ideal opportunity to incorporate the work of Canadian artists. In the grey washed plaster entryway, a piece by emerging artist Ella Gonzolas hangs over a vintage stool and in the main living space, adjacent to custom lounge chairs inspired by 1920s art deco, a vintage hand carved stone sculpture sits atop a white plaster plinth. Nearby, seven works by Patrick Howlett (purchased at Susan Hobbs Gallery) and a Michael Dumontier (from MKG Gallery) Aluminum and steel flower hold court in the main hallway on natural walls. The walk in closet/office is home to three Alison Postma works purchased from Ninth Editions, the website by Ahsley Mulvihill which provides access to affordably priced art.

    Adjacent to the kitchen, a custom wood banquette made by Ross of Etherington Designs and dining table by Canadian bespoke carpenter, Mary Ratcliffe come together to create the perfect spot for cozy meals or space to work from home. Overhead a sweeping pendant light by Rich Brilliant Willing adds a burst of whimsy to the space.

    Design: Clarisa Llaneza Studio and Kidd Studio
    Photography: Valerie Wilcox