Sharing our highlights of January - August 2017! This year Casey Design Group has created some very exciting projects, that we would love to share with you in this blog!
Feature in March 2017 House and Home Magazine
This renovation “gut” in the Toronto neighbourhood of Riverdale was inspired by my client’s art collection – taken mostly from the 1950 & 1960’s British Expressionist Movement. The home is a classic Toronto Victorian featuring lovely bay windows and as you can see, art abounds! The key to the success of all my work is to address functional & spatial issues with a well thought out floor plan and layout. Many clients have heard me say that this is the most important part of a project. This involved the following: moving the location of the powder room, creating a master ensuite in a former sun-room, moving the too small 2nd floor laundry room to a guest ensuite and an entirely new third floor ensuite. As well, I designed new layouts for the kitchen and located a new large laundry room/storage room in the basement. Stylistically, I married mid-Century modern furniture with contemporary elements to make this a more than unique home filled with personality.
Partnership with Cosentino Group, Kohler Kitchen Fixtures and Benjamin Moore Paint.
My "dream kitchen" below has all the elements that I love in good design: functionality, connection to the outdoors, intimate and grand spaces, texture, beauty and drama. This image in particular received an astonishing 2,000 likes on the Benjamin Moore Instagram page!
“I think it is very important to have objects that surround you that have meaning and connect you to where you come from. This space blends vintage objects with the client's love for books, highlighting the need for hand-made and rustic mementos in a modern contemporary space”.
Please click this link to view the full article of our interview with Kohler: http://bit.ly/2yDkHrb
As well, to see the video interview please click this link: https://youtu.be/qvePdJiXru8
Design Community Engagement
Haliburton School of Art and Design
For the third year in a row, I am honoured to be part of the Advisory Committee for the new Integrated Design program at the Haliburton School of Art and Design. I have spent many hours up in Haliburton taking Fine Art Courses so it was a natural fit and plus the inaugural Dean is “Uber Designer” Barr Gilmore - the much lauded and honoured Dean is known for his exhibition designs at TIFF- such as Fellini and Tim Burton as well as Graphic Design projects with Bruce Mau and clients such as Gagosian Galleries.
Design Exchange Museum
Canada’s only museum dedicates exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage.
I am on the Board of the Volunteer Committee at the Design Exchange and support the extraordinary design expo Edit currently on in Toronto until October 8th, 2017. The brainchild of maverick DX President and CEO Shauna Levy, has brought together world class thinkers to showcase “an edit of real-world problems”. Located at a former 5-storey Unilever factory, it features exhibits and talks on key themes: Shelter, Nourish, Care and Educate. It is a brilliant show and I encourage everyone to go and see it.
Below are some sneak-peaks into projects that I am working on currently.
Sneak Peak – Historic Rosedale Home
Midway through this renovation of a Historic Rosedale Home, this sketch shows an ultra-modern kitchen by Italian company Boffi in combintiation with period details such as 2 antique Edwardian light fixtures (originally exterior sconces that I am having retrofitted for pendants) and a custom designed marble mosaic floors. I am so excited to see this installation soon!
Renovated condo in a former school and heritage building.
Sneak Peak of just one of the custom design elements in this stunning condo: a 12’-0 x 12’-0” brass folding screen.