Interior designer Marylyn Joel kept the palette minimal for clean-lined results meant to appeal to buyers who have made Collingwood their second home, many of whom are now turning it into a primary residence. Her goal was to showcase standard finishes while still offering design inspiration.
First-phase suites at Admiral Collingwood Place, by Charis Developments, range from 740 to 2,284 square feet and from $ 249,900 to almost $ 1-million. The sales office is located at 290 Hurontario St., Suite 105, Collingwood, and open Friday to Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 705-444-8885 or visit theadmiralcondos.com.
1.“I wanted to show the standard finishes and try to create an upgraded, classic look,” Ms. Joel says. Here, standard dark-stained maple floors meld into dark lower cabinetry for a seamless look.
2. “A lot of people are afraid that light countertops will stain easily,” Ms. Joel says. Not so. The white CaesarStone quartz countertops in a Bianco Carrara marble-style finish are easy to clean, and flow with the cabinetry above.
3. White on white creates a crisp finish above the countertop, and includes this white ceramic tile backsplash with subtle grey veining throughout. The larger brick-patterned tiles add to the room’s clean-lined feel. “It can get too busy with a smaller tile,” the designer says.
4. “I happen to personally prefer them,” Ms. Joel says of the Shaker-style upper cabinets. “To me they work with everything.” Simple but sleek stainless steel pulls punctuate the white finish. “I wanted something more contemporary,” the designer says of the hardware.
5. The matching drum-shaped fixtures from Union Lighting are meant to make an impact, dropping down to accentuate the kitchen against the sales office’s 14-foot ceilings. “They’re nice and clean, they draw attention to the kitchen,” the designer says.
6. White leather and mahogany are found throughout the Admiral sales office, making these leather-and-wood stools the perfect transition between the kitchen vignette and the rest of the sales space. “I wanted the elements to work together,” the designer says. “You don’t want things to jar.”