A few weeks ago we announced a collaborative design project we were undertaking with Cathedral Place, the new uptown contemporary apartment complex on Golding street conceived by owners John and Gail Rocca. (You can read that post here.) As promised, we were going to design a space with mid century-inspired furnishings and styles as a tribute to Audrey Hepburn, after whom the one bedroom apartments were named.
Our mandate, obviously, was to choose pieces that would work well in a one bedroom, open concept apartment. What follows, documented through the lens of Kelly Lawson, is our take on ‘Ode to Audrey’. All design by PUNCH INSIDE. Furnishings and lighting provided through TUCK STUDIO, unless otherwise noted.
All Photography by Kelly Lawson
As you walk through the front entrance you are greeted with pops of colour and compact furnishings. The Sectional is designed for several configurations and the Citrine Cube can be used for either an ottoman or an extra seat when company visits. Furnishings: Gus*Modern Halifax Chair in Laurentian Onyx, Gus*Modern Spencer Loft Bi-Sectional in Totem Pebble, Gus*Modern Light Box, Gus*Modern Jasper Cube in Laurentian Citrine – all from (Tuck Studio) Ceiling Pendant – Artecnica Shayk Light, Candlesticks – Areaware Distortion Candleholders in White, Pig – Areaware Harry Allen Bank in the Form of a Pig in White – all from (Tuck Studio)
We chose to hang the consoles off the wall so as to appear as if ‘floating,’ which gives an airier sense to the room. The bold artwork can be replaced with a TV (but why would you?!) Saint John Water Artwork by Chris Lloyd, (Tuck Studio), Pillows – Mod Pieces Triangles Pillow in Turquoise and Equilibrium Pillow in Jet Black (Tuck Studio)
We chose fabrics, materials and colours that work nicely with the custom built modern cabinetry by Christoph Malinowski; lots of greys, whites, with strong bold pattens in moderation. Custom Kitchen Cabinetry by CM Woodcraft Trolley – Normann Copenhagen Block Table in Dark Grey (Tuck Studio), Pillow – Mod Pieces Equilibrium Pillow in Jet (Tuck Studio), Tea Towel – Ferm Living Black and White Triangle Tea Towel (Tuck Studio)
We decided to paint the half wall to frame the table and give the dining area its own identity. We placed the table directly against the wall and placed only two chairs for daily living. Extra chairs can be added to the table when company arrives. Dining Table – Gus*Modern Sudbury Rectangle Table in Walnut (Tuck Studio), Chairs – Nuevo Charlie Dining Chair in White (Tuck Studio)
A more detailed view of the table with pops of accents/decor. Yellow Banana Bowl by Harry Allen (Tuck Studio), Toma Duo Glasses and Plates, Cup and Saucer – Jason Miller Seconds (NFS) Table Runner – Karim Rashid Wallpaper
Here is the view from the dining area showing the light from outdoors.
The bedroom is surprisingly roomy, easily allowing for a queen-size bed. Queen Duvet cover Summer Triangles by Society6. Ceiling fixture – Artecnica Globe Pendant (NFS)
Desk Lamp – Nuevo Nova Table Lamp (NFS); Desk – Gus*Modern Junction Desk in Walnut/White, (Tuck Studio), Chair – Nuevo Charlie in White (Tuck Studio)
Nuevo Arturo Lounge Chair in Black (Tuck Studio)
We decided to use the actual half wall as a headboard of sorts and used decals to suggest a headboard. Pillow – Mod Pieces Triangle Pillow in Jet (Tuck Studio), Wall Stickers – Ferm Living Mini Triangles Wallstickers in Black (Tuck Studio) Below you can see there is a lot of storage space!
Shower Curtain – Smith and Corona Shower Curtain from Society6.com, Wall Stickers – Ferm Living Mini Triangles Wallstickers in Black, Vase with flowers – Normann Copenhagen Kontur Vase in White (Tuck Studio), Wall Hook – Normann Copenhagen Sticks Hooks nature (NFS)
Design Boards Created by Joshua Hayes
Below are our design boards for the space! It’s always fun to see how they all come together in the actual space.
Exterior of the unit.
Additional photography by Kelly Lawson.
Faux Succulents – Sandra Miller Floral Designs.
Holder with Succulent – 18Karat 3″ Facet in Amber (Tuck Studio), Paper Napkins – Ferm Living Mr. Napkins (NFS)
Planter – Sandra Miller Floral Designs.
Candlesticks – Areaware Distortion Candleholders in White (Tuck Studio); Saint John Water Artwork by Chris Lloyd, (Tuck Studio)
Pig – Areaware Harry Allen Bank in the Form of a Pig in White (Tuck Studio); Saint John Water Artwork by Chris Lloyd, (Tuck Studio)