House of Zoo

The outdoor dining area: a (chopped) vintage door attached to powder-coated legs and a set of Panton chairs.

Giving the tallest wall in the house a new colour.

Giving the tallest wall in the house a new colour.

Revitalizing the previously neglected deck.

Noguchi Prismatic meets the ugly deck.

The Good: Ikea BESTA wall shelving with 15% back this weekend.

The Bad: Having to trim the floor mouldings and adjust the shelves to accommodate the very uneven flooring.

The Ugly: DO NOT TRY TO MOVE HEAVY FURNITURE AFTER PAINTING YOUR FLOORS. BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN.

Rec Room - Step 1

Here is the rec room: dark, cold, and not very welcoming. Although technically above-grade, the deck above blocks out most of the sunlight from reaching this room. The previous owner left it unused probably for those reasons. First matter of business is to brighten everything up. White paint went on the walls and ceilings, and a coat of white primer applied to the floors. 

Qu’est-ce que c’est?

Qu’est-ce que c’est?

AKA Chair by Jean-Marie Massaud

This is the heart of the house, a semi somewhere in the middle of Leslieville, Toronto. 2 Bedrooms upstairs, a rec room downstairs, and a deck+yard round out the floor plan in addition to what you see here.

The bulk of what I am working on are the kitchen, dining, and living rooms. I didn’t get a chance to capture a completely blank slate before the move in, but the only new things in these pictures are the (half-installed) Poul Henningsen PH5 over the dining table and couch. 

p.s. Apologies for the hive of wires and power cords. They will be dealt with promptly.