Lumar Interiors » Blog http://www.lumarinteriors.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:19:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 When beauty meets function in interior design http://www.lumarinteriors.com/beauty-meets-function-interior-design/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=beauty-meets-function-interior-design http://www.lumarinteriors.com/beauty-meets-function-interior-design/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:49:03 +0000 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/?p=4558 Whether designing a highly utilitarian room like a bathroom or a showpiece space like a living room, you know you’ve hit the sweet spot when beauty meets function. A well-designed space brings these two elements together and illicits great feelings.  The down-filled sumptuous sofa in the living room will likely draw people in to sit

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Whether designing a highly utilitarian room like a bathroom or a showpiece space like a living room, you know you’ve hit the sweet spot when beauty meets function.

A well-designed space brings these two elements together and illicits great feelings.  The down-filled sumptuous sofa in the living room will likely draw people in to sit and relax.  And the beautiful decorative drain you installed in your bathroom, not only does the job of making the water disappear from your shower floor, but it allows for a seamless look on your marble mosaic floor that you went to great lengths to choose.  Alas, beauty meets function.

 

 

We’ve recently discovered a wonderful manufacturer of bathroom fixtures that embodies this perfectly.  California Faucets, a California based company produces all-American made, quality crafted, and beautifully designed bathroom faucets, drains, and shower systems.  In fact, you can design your own faucets!  You can combine different handles and faucets and choose from over 30 finishes:  designer heaven!   They use solid brass construction and ceramic disc valves with lifetime warranties in their faucets.  So not only are they gorgeous but you know you can depend on them for proper function.  (Have you ever bought a ready-made vanity that included the faucet and counter?  Notice how inexpensive it was?  That’s because it is what it is…when that faucet fails you, there is no fixing it.  Throw it out and start over.  Trust me – I know from experience.)

Check out their virtual faucet creator here and design your own faucet!  We have a new project starting next week in Newmarket, Ontario whereby the client needs to renovate a bathroom on the upper flat of a century home.  The home was bought by a builder and turned into multiple condo dwellings.  It’s historical features are beautiful preserved.  I’m thinking one of these faucets will be perfect here.   I’ll combine this raised neck faucet with delicately curved lever handles in a weathered antique brass finish.  I have a feeling she’ll like the oil-rubbed bronze, but this is so much more interesting.  Don’t you think?  Go ahead and play around yourself – 30 finishes to choose from!

 

 

And, yes, we can get the beautiful Fleur StyleDrain in the same finish for her new shower.  (It’s shown here in a polished brass)

 

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Fleur StyleDrain by California Faucets

 

I’m sure you’ll agree with why California Faucets received the 2013 Interior Design Magazine, “Best of Year” Award in the Bath Accessories and Hardware Category.  They deliver on both the beauty and function aspect of design.

 

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Lumar Interiors quite agrees with Coco:  your home is your haven and that’s where true luxury belongs – in the comfort of your own home.

For help in designing the luxurious space of your dreams, contactus@lumarinteriors.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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King City High Design Student – An Architect in the Making http://www.lumarinteriors.com/king-city-high-design-student-architect-making/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=king-city-high-design-student-architect-making http://www.lumarinteriors.com/king-city-high-design-student-architect-making/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:57:45 +0000 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/?p=4536 Over the years we’ve had many students do their co-op placement at our studio.  Local high schools in Thornhill, Richmond Hill and King City have called on us to help their students earn co-op credits in their respective design programs. We always say actually working in the interior design or decorating industry is the best

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Over the years we’ve had many students do their co-op placement at our studio.  Local high schools in Thornhill, Richmond Hill and King City have called on us to help their students earn co-op credits in their respective design programs.

We always say actually working in the interior design or decorating industry is the best way to determine whether you will really like field.  On the outside, many jobs look glamorous or fun and perhaps, our industry has that reputation due to HGTV.  They make it look easy and what fun!  I wouldn’t trade my field of choice for any other but I’m not sure people are aware of what goes on in the background….A LOT of work!

Rhea, our summer student, has been an absolute delight to have with us – such a sharp girl!  She is thinking of going into architecture but wanted to explore the interior design world too.  I’m going to have her tell you a little bit about herself in her own words:

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Our design student Rhea tackling our paint chip situation

She says,

My name is Rhea Mazgaonkar.  I am 16 years old and about to enter my senior year at King City Secondary School.  I have been working at Lumar Interiors for the past month as a placement for my Summer Co-operative Education Program, because I wanted to gain insight into an interior decorator’s roles and responsibilities.

I come from a family of architects, contractors, painters and interior designers.  Because of this, I’ve always had an idea of what craftspeople do from a very young age.  This eventually influenced my decision of becoming an architect like my grandfather.  This young interest helped me gain hands-on skills: from a 3rd grader in beginner art classes to painting murals on bedroom walls. 

Being at Lumar Interiors, I was able to perform a variety of tasks such as ordering memo samples, answering calls, organizing fabrics and so on…Fortunately, I was able to assist Luisa and Marisa with fabric, furniture, and artwork selection for their clients.  I was also given the opportunity to meet clients at their homes.  I’ve learned many decorating essentials from the importance of gaining a client’s trust and respect to the difference between velvet and suede!

My experience at Lumar Interiors has been incredible.  After a month’s worth of absorbing the dedication and determination of these lovely women, I am beginning to consider applying to Ryerson’s Interior Design program after high school.  I thank them for giving me the opportunity to learn and grow at Lumar Interiors. (expect big presents).

Is she a doll or what?  We have been so blessed with such wonderful young students and are happy to share the business of design with them.  I highly recommend other designers and decorators take on co-op students – its a win-win for all.

design student

We wish Rhea all the best in her future endeavours – her positive, bright personality combined with her amazing creative skills will take her very far in any field she decides on.

 

 

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Blue is the new black! http://www.lumarinteriors.com/blue-new-black/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=blue-new-black http://www.lumarinteriors.com/blue-new-black/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:38:41 +0000 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/?p=4482 We’ve been seeing soft blues and acquas for a few years now.  I think that was to get us ready for what’s happening now! Blues are definitely hot right now.   Usually considered a classic in traditional decor, it is now being used in fresh new ways.   Soft spa blues still strong in bathrooms.

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We’ve been seeing soft blues and acquas for a few years now.  I think that was to get us ready for what’s happening now!

Blues are definitely hot right now.   Usually considered a classic in traditional decor, it is now being used in fresh new ways.

 

Soft spa blues still strong in bathrooms.

soft blue decor

via Southern Living

Hits of turquoise as accents.

turquoise accents at home

via House of Turquoise

 

Mixing different types of blues – turquoise with true blue.

mixing shades of blue

Via Massucco Warner Miller Design

 

The blue velvet sofa as a classic neutral.

Tommy Smythe blue velvet sofa

Tommy Smythe Design

 

Deep blues enveloping a room for a cocoon like feel.

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via southshoredecorating blog

 

Love the mix of blues with gold!

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Plum Furniture Design

 

Aerin Lauder’s home layers blue on blue.

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via Architectural Digest

 

 

aerin at home

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Fresh Colour Combinations in home decor http://www.lumarinteriors.com/fresh-colour-combinations-home-decor/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fresh-colour-combinations-home-decor http://www.lumarinteriors.com/fresh-colour-combinations-home-decor/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:41:09 +0000 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/?p=4458 Whether you love to use lots of colour in your home or want to add it simply as an accent, here are 4 hot colour combos in home decor you can try:   1.  Combine turquoise or acquas with true blues – love the unexpected! via massuccowarnermiller.com   2.  Combine fresh apple greens with purples.

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Whether you love to use lots of colour in your home or want to add it simply as an accent, here are 4 hot colour combos in home decor you can try:

 

1.  Combine turquoise or acquas with true blues – love the unexpected!

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via massuccowarnermiller.com

 

2.  Combine fresh apple greens with purples.

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Via SplendidSassblogspot.com

 

3.  Combining orange and pink – an unusual pair.

orange and pink combined - unheard of (you say)

Via SouthernElegance.tumblr.com

 

4.  Blue and orange – Cool and hot!

Love the orange accents!

Beth Haley Design

 

Need help choosing colours and fabrics contactus@lumarinteriors.com or give us a call.  That’s our specialty!

 

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Bedrooms we’re loving now! http://www.lumarinteriors.com/bedrooms-were-loving-now/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bedrooms-were-loving-now http://www.lumarinteriors.com/bedrooms-were-loving-now/#comments Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:45:03 +0000 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/?p=4420 What is your idea of the perfect bedroom retreat?   Here are a few that have caught our eye lately.   Luisa says, ” I love the feeling of this room…it has a calm, comfortable, relaxing vibe.  I love the colour combination of blue and cream…one of my favourites! Colours remind me of the bedroom I had

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What is your idea of the perfect bedroom retreat?   Here are a few that have caught our eye lately.

 

Luisa says,

” I love the feeling of this room…it has a calm, comfortable, relaxing vibe.  I love the colour combination of blue and cream…one of my favourites! Colours remind me of the bedroom I had as a young teenager. ”

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Beachy Bedroom design by Muse Interiors

 

Cindy says,

“…  it has traditional elements but i think its very well done- LOVE the armoire the wood finish makes the room- the lamp is also a personal favorite….. it has that Restoration Hardware look without the “made in china” written all over it ”

 

bedroom design by Urrutia Design

Transitional bedroom design by Urrutia Design

 

And Marisa says,

“I love the bedroom to be simple but elegant in design.  The soft, upholstered headboard here is inviting and not fussy.  The linens are tailored and contemporary feeling.  The classic settee is traditional in its roots and softens the look.  The light fixture is the piece-de-resistance adding some glam and curvey lines to the space.”

 

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Bedroom Design by Jan Showers

 

What do they all have in common?

A chair or bench to sit on, custom bedding,  beautiful lighting, a throw and a pulled together look.

Give Lumar Interiors a call if you want help to achieve this look.

or contactus@lumarinteriors.com

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A full bathroom renovation – the process http://www.lumarinteriors.com/a-full-bathroom-renovation-the-process/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-full-bathroom-renovation-the-process http://www.lumarinteriors.com/a-full-bathroom-renovation-the-process/#comments Sun, 02 Mar 2014 16:06:31 +0000 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/?p=4291 Last week we talked about doing a partial renovation/redecoration of a bathroom.  However, sometimes a full bathroom renovation is wanted or needed. One of the projects we are currently working on is actually a fairly new home where the homeowners really want to move beyond the builders basic finishes and move into a more spa

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Last week we talked about doing a partial renovation/redecoration of a bathroom.  However, sometimes a full bathroom renovation is wanted or needed.

One of the projects we are currently working on is actually a fairly new home where the homeowners really want to move beyond the builders basic finishes and move into a more spa like experience.  They are a busy professional working couple with a little baby and stressed that they wanted a beautiful relaxing room to soothe their days.  The foot print of the space works beautifully.  So we are simply removing the existing finishes/vanities/tub/shower and upgrading.  The vanities will have better storage capability than the builder’s basic and the shower will have a wonderful rain showerhead.  The tub was not of prime importance in terms of function.  They just wanted a free standing tub to look good and be of fair quality but it did not need all the bells and whistles as they are not ‘tub’ people.

Once we understand what the client needs functionally speaking, then we move on to figure out what they envision aesthetically.  We love to see pictures of looks they love so that we know what they really mean.  We used to cut out pictures from magazines for this source of inspiration.  Now we use Pinterest a lot.  Its an electronic scrapbook where we pin pictures from all over the web on various boards.  So when we’re working on bathrooms, for instance, we ask our clients to have a look there and tell us what appeals to them.

For the current project, everything they showed us was white on white and looked something like this:

Bathroom inspiration photo

 

They loved the look of veined calcutta marble.  HOWEVER, the husband was very adamant about not wanting anything requiring any kind of upkeep.  So we found a porcelain tile that resembles it quite beautifully.  We will be placing it brick style across the bathroom as you see in the sketch below.  The room is long and narrow so we will be running it across the narrow side.

 bathroom reno rendering

 

This helped them visualize the floor tile and the wall tile concept.  Then we moved onto choosing some of the other decorative elements – mirrors, lighting, and vanities.

For the vanities we are going with white vanities and a warm light grey for the counter top.  Its from Caesarstone called Alpine Mist.

Caesar stone alpine mist

 

Mirrors and light fixtures are like jewellery in the room.  Functionally speaking, wall sconces either side of the mirror gives the best light in a bathroom.  In this case they will fit and we had a couple to choose from.  As well we had a few mirrors to choose from.  We need two over the vanities and a co-ordinating one over the makeup table.

bathroom reno accessories

 

 

We have chosen a soft greyed down blue-green for the paint colour and are currently looking for a pretty little vanity chair.  I’m thinking an upholstered one would add a little softness in a room full of hard surfaces.  Its also somewhere where we can add our spa blue colour in a very white on white bathroom.  I’m thinking something like this:

vanity chair

She is pretty, no?  Imagine in a soft blue-green colour like this:

bathroom reno spa colour

 

And finally, because of the shape and position of the window in this bathroom we’ll likely keep the covering very simple – probably a Hunter Douglas Silhouette or something like that.  That is still to be determined.  It is one of our go-to choices for bathrooms because it offers full privacy and yet, lets the light in without having to open them.

We can’t wait to finish this job.  It is sure to be a stunner and we look forward to taking some professional pictures to show you the results!

If you need help piecing your bathroom reno together, give Lumar Interiors a call or contactus@lumarinteriors.com.  We would love to help you fulfill your vision.

 

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Does wallpaper hold up well in bathrooms? http://www.lumarinteriors.com/does-wallpaper-hold-up-in-bathrooms/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=does-wallpaper-hold-up-in-bathrooms http://www.lumarinteriors.com/does-wallpaper-hold-up-in-bathrooms/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:54:03 +0000 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/?p=4292 Many people assume that wallpaper doesn’t fare well in bathrooms due to the moisture.  We’ve remodelled and decorated hundreds of bathrooms where this has NOT been the case. Our experience has shown that if the paper is well hung by a professional (or someone who really knows what they are doing), and that walls are

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Many people assume that wallpaper doesn’t fare well in bathrooms due to the moisture.  We’ve remodelled and decorated hundreds of bathrooms where this has NOT been the case.

Our experience has shown that if the paper is well hung by a professional (or someone who really knows what they are doing), and that walls are properly prepared and appropriate glues are used, well, the results are beautiful and long-lasting.  We often advise our clients to use a professional paper hanger rather than someone who is another type of trade by day and occasionally papers walls.  Each paper has its own personality when full of glue and the experienced paper hanger knows how to handle it.  Our paper hanger has hung everything from vinyls to grasscloths to linen fabric papers.  He has done it all.

Wallpaper can totally change the vibe of a room.  Boring walls can really come to life!

It can make it dramatic like this gorgeous damask Thibaut wallpaper.

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King City Project by Lumar Interiors

 

It can make it warm and luxurious like a 5-star hotel as this chinoiserie paper from Cole and Son has done.

 

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Aurora Project by Lumar Interiors

 

How about the energy this paper adds to the space?  Martha O’Hara pulled the hot pink from the adjoining bedroom for beautiful colour flow.

 

Wallpapered bathroom

Martha O’Hara Design

 

Or, it can simply make it feel all dressed up like this tone on tone striped vinyl does in this relaxing ensuite.

 

ensuite bath wallpaper

Design by Lumar Interiors

 

What do you think about wallpapering bathrooms? What has your experience been?  Do you like the look?  Drop us a word back in our comments we’d love to hear from you!

 

 

 

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Before and After – Bathroom updates http://www.lumarinteriors.com/before-and-after-bathroom-updates/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=before-and-after-bathroom-updates http://www.lumarinteriors.com/before-and-after-bathroom-updates/#comments Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:52:16 +0000 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/?p=4261 This custom built home was about 8 years old and the homeowners were ready to update and finish decorating the bathrooms. Though the builder had put  lovely custom finishes in the bathrooms like limestone floors and marble counter tops, not a lot of decorating was done beyond that when they first moved in.  These bathrooms

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This custom built home was about 8 years old and the homeowners were ready to update and finish decorating the bathrooms.

Though the builder had put  lovely custom finishes in the bathrooms like limestone floors and marble counter tops, not a lot of decorating was done beyond that when they first moved in.  These bathrooms needed some verve.
Last week we showed you concept boards and fabric and tile finishes that we selected for the girls’ bathroom here.  I found a very bad quality ‘before’ picture of the space (so please forgive my photography skills.)  This shows you the basically beige space we were dealing with.

Before bathroom pic

 

The active teenage girls are so full of life and really deserved something more exuberant.  They both loved blues and acquas.  These colours were also used in their adjoining bedrooms to the bathroom.  So we pulled it into the bathroom on a counter to ceiling backsplash done in the beautiful glass mosaic tile.  We put up some sparkling new mirrors with fresh looking lighting, a new window valance to tie the acqua and cream marble together… and voila – this happened….

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Bathroom Renovation by Lumar Interiors

 

In the parents’ bathroom it was much the same scenario.  There was good finishes to work with – limestone floors and marble counters but again, it was lacking some personality.  We found a stacked mosaic tile that combined glass and marble that you can see here.  The tile was perfect for the backsplash because it combined some of the existing finish (limestone/marble) with a glass tile that added colour.  So it looked very pulled together and not like an afterthought 8 years later.  We replaced the mirrors with larger bevelled mirror framed mirrors and we replaced the dated light fixtures.  We also added a third mirror.  Though there was no sink there it just felt more balanced and finished this way.

Here is our before:

ensuite bath before

 

And here is the after…..

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Bathroom Renovation

 

The large bathroom took on a new life and the wall of tile became quite a focal point.  We were ecstatic over the results!

As we pointed out in last week’s post, the moral of this story is that sometimes you don’t need to gut the whole room.  You can get another 10 years out of a space by simply updating some key elements.  The investment isn’t a lot but the ‘wow’ factor is tenfold.  You have a new space that you can enjoy for many more years and it increases the value of your home.

Next week, stay tuned for a full bathroom makeover we are currently in the process of.

If you are thinking of remodelling a bathroom and want some professional advice, give Lumar Interiors a call or contactus@lumarinteriors.com

 

 

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Renovating a bathroom – part 1 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/renovating-a-bathroom-part-1/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=renovating-a-bathroom-part-1 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/renovating-a-bathroom-part-1/#comments Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:31:42 +0000 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/?p=4228 Sometimes you don’t need to gut the bathroom and start from scratch.  A face lift or ‘refresh’ is all that is required.     We often get called in to do a partial renovation or redecoration of a bathroom.  The vanity and flooring might be just fine. But it needs a few cosmetic items to

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Sometimes you don’t need to gut the bathroom and start from scratch.  A face lift or ‘refresh’ is all that is required.

 

bathroom renovation

 

We often get called in to do a partial renovation or redecoration of a bathroom.  The vanity and flooring might be just fine. But it needs a few cosmetic items to refresh it:  a new backsplash, new mirrors, light fixtures, paint colour, and window covering.  This will give the room many more good years of life before a total gut is needed.  The upkeep maintains the value of the home and gives you much enjoyment along the way – win-win!

Last summer we did a partial renovation for a young family in two of their bathrooms.  The teenage girls’ adjoining bathroom needed some freshening up and some colour!  We started by proposing this turquoise glass tile be used from the counter right up to the ceiling.  It created a great focal wall and added beautiful colour to the space which was otherwise quite neutral. Then we chose a window valance fabric that picked up on the same turquoise colour and had a soft roman valance made.  The paint colour remained neutral to pull the creamy marble on floors and counter together.  Finally, two new mirrors and light fixtures added some needed sparkle to the space.  Can’t wait to show you the room once its photographed.  ‘After’  photographs are in the works – we’ll have some soon.

 

At the same time we refreshed the parent’s ensuite bathroom.  Again, we chose a great glass and stone stacked mosaic tile for the backsplash to add some colour and tie together what was already existing.  The limestone floors, vanities and stone counters were staying.  So by adding this tile it gave the room new verve and it looked like it was done intentionally bringing the existing stone tiles together in the new design.

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Parents’ Ensuite Bathroom Renovation

Again, mirrors and light fixtures were updated and in this case a gorgeous Candace Olsen fabric by Kravet was used on a pleated valance over the window.  Again, pictures will be coming soon – so stay tuned!

In our over 20 years of experience we have found that well chosen vanities and flooring can have a life of 15-18 years.  But usually after 8-10 years the decor can look tired.  If you need help refreshing your bathroom decor, give us a call or contactus@lumarinteriors.com for more info.

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Getting to know us – Marisa Lupo, Interior Decorator and Co-owner of Lumar Interiors http://www.lumarinteriors.com/getting-to-know-us-marisa-lupo-interior-decorator-and-co-owner-of-lumar-interiors/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=getting-to-know-us-marisa-lupo-interior-decorator-and-co-owner-of-lumar-interiors http://www.lumarinteriors.com/getting-to-know-us-marisa-lupo-interior-decorator-and-co-owner-of-lumar-interiors/#comments Sat, 08 Feb 2014 14:43:10 +0000 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/?p=3906 What our business bio doesn’t tell you:)   Marisa Lupo, co-owner of Lumar Interiors in Richmond Hill, Ontario shares some of her favourite things: Guilty Pleasure:  Shoes – how can you have enough? and magazines – I eat them up like chocolate:) People are surprised to know:  I’m only 5’1″ – I’m always in 3-4″

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What our business bio doesn’t tell you:)

Marisa Lupo Lumar Interiors

 

Marisa Lupo, co-owner of Lumar Interiors in Richmond Hill, Ontario shares some of her favourite things:

Guilty Pleasure:  Shoes – how can you have enough? and magazines – I eat them up like chocolate:)

People are surprised to know:  I’m only 5’1″ – I’m always in 3-4″ heels.

Favourite Quote:

integrity

 

My Inspiration to be the best:  My kids.  If I can model the behaviour I would like to see in them I feel I’ve done my best.  Sometimes its a challenge but its a challenge I take every day.

Favourite book:  Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay – a beautiful story that moves back and forth into two separate times in history exploring our shared humanity.

Favourite Shop:  Anthopologie or Teatro Verde – I love to poke around in this kind of shop losing my sense of time.

Favourite Perfume:  Bulgari for Women

Favourite Artist:  Raoul Dufy – a french artist whose style is whimsical and colourful.

Favourite City:   From my limited experience … I would have to say its a tie between Paris and Rome.  Paris’ architecture is so beautiful and Rome’s history mesmerizing.

Favourite item in our shop:  Original photograph on metal by our favourite photographer, Karen Merk.  Its the famous clock in the Musee d’orsay – one of my favourite museums in Paris!

Musee-Dorsay-Photo-merk

Person of Interest whose style I admire:  Michelle Obama:  elegant, intelligent, warm and comfortable in her own skin.

Secret to Success:  “Inch by inch its a cinch; yard by yard its hard”.  Small efforts taken every day add up to a lot in the end.

Favourite Project:  My favourite projects are ones where the homeowners  really LIVE in their homes.  Their decorating plans always include how they use their home with their friends and family.  This might include making it comfortable for their teenage kids and their friends or dining rooms that are decorated for real use; or a collage of family pictures on a wall.  My favourite homes are spaces that are filled with life.

Signature Look:  Though I love a classic traditional look, I don’t want it to look like my grandmother’s living room.  So I love to throw in something unexpected.  Perhaps its a fabric pattern that someone wouldn’t think of adding to a room or a more contemporary piece of art.

classic living room decor

My living room – my favourite place to sit and read

Contribution to Community:  I was heavily involved in our kids elementary school for about 12 years.  I wore many hats from Treasurer to Fundraising Chairperson to Stage Designer for school plays – many fond memories there.

When I’m not in the office I am:  cooking non-stop it seems.  With 3 kids (ages 18, 21, 24), hubby and a dog, meal preparation is a going concern.  My favourite part of the day is sitting down to eat where we love to share our stories from our day. (and yes, we set the table every night and whoever is there eats together.  We did this even when we had 3 kids in after school activities.  Don’t ask me how because its a blurr…lol…)

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