An open-concept floor plan with an abundance of natural light, the Orchard model suite imparts a sense of grandeur and fluidity from the moment you walk in the door. Walnut hardwood flooring brings some warmth into the space, while a large ensuite with custom cabinetry and oversized porcelain tiles reflects a Maven’s discerning taste. The suite’s upgraded kitchen and bathroom vanities are designed with an attention to detail that the Maven resident deserves, while the dining area and living room give off a luxe feel.
Designer Helena Da Costa of Toronto design firm Twelveo5 brought the vision to life, taking inspiration from the luxurious finishes that Empire chose. “After seeing the warm walnut floors and the rich dark cabinets in the kitchen and main bathroom, I felt that a modern take on mid-century modern design would really complement the space,” she says. Discover more of Da Costa’s inspiration as you scroll through the suite at Empire Maven below.
Cool and Contrasted Kitchen
Every inch of the Orchard model suite wows with exceptional design. The kitchen features cool and contrasting colours, while the lighting and chairs were specifically chosen for their warmer tones. An oversized kitchen island is the heart of this room, complementing the spaciousness of the rest of the suite. “The size of each room is quite generous,” says Da Costa. “It really stands out compared to most condos in the city.”
Comfortable Dining Room
The Orchard’s dining room accommodates guests perfectly, whether you’re hosting a more intimate gathering or a larger celebration with family and friends. A partition wall divides the room, giving the space some extra privacy without closing it off from the rest of the suite. “Contrast really plays a role in the success of this home,” says Da Costa. “The black walls create drama and define each space within the suite. At the same time, they add to the sense of warmth that the wood tones generate.”
Cozy Living Room
The living room gives off a sense of comfort right away — from the pattered pillows to the smooth rug and the various plants on display. “The design style of the suite can feel a bit heavy with all the wood tones, so I tried to balance that by adding in cream and light grey colour schemes in the upholstered pieces,” says Da Costa. “This makes the room feel airy and open, and the abundance of windows and natural light that pours into the suite adds to this feeling of space,” she says. If you’re looking to replicate this design, “furniture pieces like the sofa and tables should have simple clean lines and neutral tones so that accents like the showpiece artwork on the walls stand out.”
Modern Owner’s Retreat
Abstract artwork, wood accents and a mix of metals are used in this totally unique owner’s retreat. Its private patio access, walk-in closet and ensuite with a double vanity make this room an enviable part of the home. White sheer drapes keep the space bright and airy from the morning through the afternoon, allowing its residents to start their day on the right foot.