Evelyn's Double Take

As we produce the 'Evelyn's Double Take' feature in Canadian Home Trends Magazine, we get better at collaborating and executing our ideas. For me as a Designer, it is fun to just create and do what I wish with the given theme.

The third edition of 'Evelyn's Double Take' is a gorgeous contemporary table available at Modo North America Inc. and give it tow looks.

Our mandate was to create a traditional look which is current and fresh paired with a more contemporary and youthful look which still had the element of traditional but a bit more flirty and contemporary...kinda like a Mother/ Daughter scenario.

Below is the BEFORE and AFTER of our Photoshoot with Stephanie Buchman Photography

Below are images of the table with the two looks, and without being too serious, we created two looks which serve the same purpose while expressing very different styles.

We achieved a look which is fresh and contemporary, glamorous, whimsical while rooted in a traditional aesthetic.

using fabrics and accessories which express the personality of the homeowner.


Built- in designed for Drama!

The first time I walked into the house with my client to access the project scope and get inspired, I 'saw' the solution for the main wall in the very spacious room which houses the kitchen, dining and great room. It had to be BOLD and DRAMATIC.

My Client's wish list was to create a comfortable country home with the casual elegance of California in the Ontario countryside while maintaining an urban elegance...Music to my ears...this plan was exactly what I was hoping to hear..

This built in was to set the style and be the main feature of the space.

Above is an image of the room as it was when I first saw the home..on the right is my concept sketch...I like to get the idea down on paper right away...it helps my design process as I draw to make some decisions. At this point it is just a concept and changes are bound to come based on the challenges that the space will put before us.

Then we create some CAD drawings to work out the details and demo day removes all the existing stuff we don't want to keep.... we are now starting from scratch and it is so exciting...

Visiting the site when the masterpiece is being installed is always fun...I'm like a kid in a candy store when I see what was in my mind's eye come to life....


What makes a Backyard Glamorous...

Today was the set up day for the Backyard Glam Tour in Mississauga, Ontario. I'm looking forward to seeing what my fellow designers put together. What we did at Evelyn Eshun Design was to take an already gorgeous 'british inspired' garden to the next level of sophisticated glamour.

So what brings Glamour to any space...1. cohesive finishes which collaborate and belong together 2. thougtful and deliberate arrangements 3. well executed colour scheme 4. restrained accessorizing 5. quality materials and more.....

We began the planning process a few weeks ago with a visit to the participating home...with some challenges thrown our way..we completed the task and are very happy with the result. Without the suppliers who participated in the efforts, this project would not be possible.

I'd like to thank these suppliers for their support and gracious efforts to put this event together.

Casualife , Crate and Barrel, Springbank Greenhouses, and my assistant Alyssa Jacoby who is always dependable and ready for a challenge.

Part of the proceeds for the home at 659 Meadow wood rd will go to the Childrens Make a Wish Foundation.

Below is the flyer with all the information you need to participate in the Tour....I'll be there tomorrow 10 - 3 lounging and enjoying the outdoors....

Setting up is never glamorous, but the reward is priceless...

Before and After images above  and below of the dining and lounge area...notice Lola checking out the scene when we fist visited the home...

Below are images from today's set up...looking forward for the professional shots of this project.



Old Toronto... Facinating Sunday Research

I love Sundays, it is a day for catching up on life...though I try my best to leave work behind on this one day, I sometimes reserve some time to do the work which will bring me a peaceful easy feeling..inspire me for the week to come.

Today I decided to research and source images for our Pub Project...my plan is to install old archive type photos of Toronto ( mainly the yonge and lawrence area) by the booths and were people can get close and have fun discussions of how far we have come in time.

Here are some great images I found from BlogTO and google images. I am so facinated by historical photos and the passing of time as seen in architecture, fashion and urban development.

The project is at 3185 Yonge street..( yonge and lawrence ) called the Uptown Pubhouse...opening soon #eeidpubproject #pubproject @theuptownpubhouse

yonge st. 1900's

Bay street

yonge and eglinton 1912

Danforth and Dawes

yonge and eglinton 1960's