The model suite at Tridel’s Accolade tower lives the design mantra that if you have plenty of space to show, show it off.
To make the most of the expansive 1,337 square-foot space located at the DVP and Wynford Drive development, Tridel interior designer Joy Huynh focused on lighter tones balanced against darker details to create a striking, lively look that maximizes the use of space and feels definitively modern.
“I was definitely going for a modern look that keeps things fresh-looking, open and airy. The space is so large I just wanted to showcase it. I used a lot of whites and off-whites to help open up the space,” Huynh said.
With large windows in the living room bringing in plenty of light, Huynh focussed on redirecting light throughout the suite with reflective surfaces sprinkled with key splashes of colour to give the space life.
“To make the space larger I’ve used high-gloss furniture and I’ve added in punches of red to give a sense of colour and create a fresh, simple look. I wanted to put in those bright colours to make them stand out,” Huynh said.
The open kitchen embraces a modern style with dark brown stained cabinets, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops while the dining area features stained wood chairs and a glass table with polished chrome legs. The bedroom keeps the high-gloss look going and features an acrylic-framed mirror to brighten the space.
Unlike stereotypical designs which opt for micro-sized accessories, Huynh generously adorned the suite with things like large vases and oversize candleholders to really play with the fullness of space available. A shag rug completes the playful feel of the main living area.
“Adding accessories is so important, it really makes the suite. Because the apartment is so large, it was a perfect place to use such large pieces to really show off the space’s size. Just to add some fun we have the shag rug — if everything was just plain it wouldn’t work as well. I hope people see this space they feel instantly how large the space is,” Huynh said.