Combining elegance and comfort is no small feat, yet the model home at Traditions in Milton juggles both with aplomb.
Sean Swayze, interior designer at Bryon Patton & Associates, says the goal with the model home at Traditions, located at the edge of the escarpment on old Main Street, was to inspire a sense of practicality while maintaining a strongly themed look.
“This is our country French house that we wanted to be very dramatic. In this model we really wanted to create a strong identity while still having every area of the house feel like it should be used,” Swayze said.
Aqua blues, soothing yellows and warm butter colours abound and furniture choices throughout display a classical style with modern embellishments to create a look that invites as much as it impresses.
That philosophy of casual formality thrives best in the living room, which features a combination of leather and plush textures with deep brown tones and creamy, lighter-yellow highlights.
“It’s a relaxed, casual, semi-formal look that people can see has quality but still feel like they can put their feet up on the coffee table. The living room isn’t a shrine that nobody could touch,” Swayze said.
The dining room features reflective surfaces and classically elegant lines with a touch of casual fun, like the colourful plaid chair lining that seems a little unusual until you touch it and realize it’s made of luxurious silk. Silver and burnished bronze tones are accentuated with highlights of glass and crystal to create a look that remains inviting despite maintaining a sense of elegant sophistication.
“I really wanted the dining room to have that sparkle and glamour. It’s a mixture of patterns, textures and materials to create a casual yet still sophisticated look,” Swayze said.
The impressive master bedroom is done in a coral finish with gold and brown accents finished with eggshell-white wainscoting and outfitted with soft textures throughout to keep things fresh and inviting.
“It’s a real chateau look with a light and airy feel that gives a sense of elegance,” Swayze said.