I was recently reflecting about some of the design projects I have worked on over many years, and I found that my favorites were those where, whether it was just a single room or more, truly reflected the occupants life story. These kinds of spaces validates living authentically in mind, spirit and in ones own personal spaces. I recently came across two lovely homes, owned by the same family, that are wonderful examples of this design philosophy. Sophie Young is a young and quite talented fashion designer from Toronto. The two homes belong to her parents but are shared by Sophie and extended family and friends. Both of these homes spoke to me on a deep level because of what was created in these homes by using what they found to be important and meaningful. Vogue Magazine recently did an article about Sophie and this is where I found mention of the homes. The photo captions are Sophie’s own words. All photos by photographer Jeremy Allen.
Their homes are welcoming, elegant and sophisticated without any hints of being pretentious. They speak of the families histories, of good memories and passing down of that history to the next generation. What better way to arrive home than to what matters in this families lives?
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Sophie Young-shop the look: here
source: Vogue Magazine