Monday, March 5, 2007

Pictures of Our Apartment

We're moving to Toronto soon and will be sad to leave our little apartment that's been home to me for the last year and a half and 7 years (off and on) for Sanjeev. I asked Darren to document our apartment this weekend while he was here taking shots of my new products. We're really going to miss this house!

Our Entry This space is on it's own floor so we kept it B&W to offset all the colors in the rest of the house. We used "Harry" hooks and I painted the mural on the wall.

Living Room Always filled with light, this is our main living area. We've filled the space with splashes of color, including a painting over the mantel that we picked up from a street artisan in Delhi during our honeymoon. All the way in the corner by the window is a somewhat kitschy represenation of Saraswati, the Hindu Goddess of knowledge, music and creative arts.

Kitchen and MezzanineWe redid our kitchen February by getting new corian and granite countertops and having a local artisan walnut veneer our cabinets with one long horizontal strip of veneer. Although you can't see it in this picture, the bottom cabinets are painted Benjamin Moore's Nacho Cheese color, a deep yellow/orange color that warms up the space. The lighting and frame were vintage finds and Sanj bought the red painting from a young artisan in Argentina. We designed the table and had it custom made here in Montreal. In the back is the door to our bedroom and upstairs is my office space and a lounge area. There are lots of pillows and fabrics in the office and bedroom, so I didn't post those spaces *blush*.

Bathroom
We had our vanity and mirror custom made locally from my designs. The ceiling design is another take on alpona that I painted one day when I first arrived here in Montreal. A way to make the space feel like home. Our first purchase as husband and wife was the washer/dryer set. Coming from a small apartment in New York with questionable laundry facilities, this was a momentous occasion for me and I refuse to cover it or hide it.

11 comments:

toronto craft alert said...

OMG, oorbee, your space is totally gorgeous!!! i love how you've customized everything as well. i do hope you can find something equally lovely here in t.o. and make it your own.

xjenx

p.s. i will be posting a link to your IDS booth pics & blog soon on TCA.

** Terramia ** said...

Oh Oorbee, your home is amazingly beautiful! I am sure your new Toronto space will be just as exquisite...
I posted this link about your new Tolly line. Sublime!

Julie said...

Beautiful home. I love your bath and entry especially.

My Marrakech said...

Oh that entryway! Oh that bath! Gasp and swoon here in Marrakech.

Amanda said...

Got here by way of Toronto Craft Alert. Just wanted to join the chorus and say your home is stunning!

Mel said...

Your home is...wow. I mean WOW.

Jill said...

I just saw your posts on Design Sponge and I am absolutely loving your place. SO BEAUTIFUL. Great work, you are a wonderful artist! Congrats!

Nicole said...

How did you paint the bathroom ceiling??

Oorbee said...

Hi Nicole,
Thanks for writing! I painted the ceiling freehand. Have explored mass producing the design, would this be something of interest for you?

From Baby to Babe said...

Oorbee, I would be SO interested in this design and purchasing it from you to on my bathroom ceiling! How long would it take you to "mass produce" and in what form would it be in? I'm very amateur at house painting, so I don't know what the options are!

my email is: Kaitlyn.Marie.Miller@gmail.com

John-n-Mel said...

I would love to purchase the design as well. So impressed that you freehand painted it. Talent!!!