When it comes to decorating our homes, you simply can’t go wrong with a neutral palette. Classic, sophisticated and bold all at once, neutral palettes have withstood the test of time for good reason — and it’s why designer Helena da Costa of Toronto design firm Twelveo5 knew it would be the perfect choice for our Greer model suite at Maven. “I wanted to use natural warm tones while still keeping an open feel to the space,” says Da Costa. “Warm ivories, brass metals and navy blue accents throughout create that desired uniformity and cohesiveness as you move from room to room.” Read more of Da Costa’s inspiration as you scroll through the space, and be sure to watch the video for a virtual experience of this striking suite.
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Light & Bright Kitchen
Upon entering the Greer model suite, you’re welcomed into a bright kitchen that’s perfect for preparing meals in, and an adjacent breakfast nook that allows for intimate conversations around the table. And while the home’s open-concept plan allows for ease of flow throughout the home, the opportunity for intimate moments isn’t lost. “What stands out to me about this floor plan is that the flexibility to create intimate areas is still there,” says Da Costa. “One of the coziest areas of the home is the custom banquette in the breakfast nook — it’s the perfect spot for morning tea or coffee.”
Spacious Dining Room
Whether hosting an intimate gathering or entertaining a large group of family and friends, the Greer’s spacious dining room can accomodate any need. To impart an elegant feel in this space and throughout the home, Da Costa used a combination of neutrals and brass metal finishes, adding in a few pops of colour through artwork. “Doing this adds interest and contrast to the furnishings, and ties each area of the home together,” she says.
Sophisticated & Comfortable Living Room
The east-facing living room remains brightly-lit throughout the day and is perfect for relaxing in. Accent chairs placed opposite the sofa encourage conversation, while a chaise by the window makes for the perfect reading spot. “The open-concept floor plan means that furniture can be arranged in a multitude of ways to suit your diverse needs,” says Da Costa, “but don’t forget that the most important factor in creating a comfortable living space is choosing furniture that’s comfortable.”
Luxurious Master Bedroom
Luxe velvet, layered drapes and a plush rug underfoot makes the Greer’s master bedroom a true retreat. “Both of the bedrooms in the model suite showcase a feature wall using applied trim, which adds architectural detail and texture in a contemporary way,” says Da Costa, who worked with Metrie to bring depth and dimension to this space. “This is a flat-stock crown trim that’s very easy to work with; I applied it in a vertical pattern and alternated lengths to create rhythm. Painting it the same colour as the wall unifies it with the rest of the space while boosting the room’s visual interest.”
Attention to Detail is what Sets Maven Apart
See some of the included finishes you’ll have as a Maven resident.
Stone Countertops & Backsplash in the Kitchen
Porcelain Flooring & Tile in the Showers
Wood Flooring Throughout Main Living Areas & Ornate Trim
Click through our flipbook for inspiration on the furniture and accents shown in our Greer suite, and explore our blog for more on Maven, including the top five benefits from downsizing from a home to a condo and some of Avenue Road’s best eateries.