It's Not all Black & White

It's mostly black and white... with a sensational splash of red!
The inspiration for this dramatic home office came from a carved burgundy screen, which we found on sale. The panels were cut to size, painted black and mounted on the black, mirror-backed doors of these custom armoires, which provide storage for office supplies. The printer is within easy reach, as it is cleverly housed in an open shelf on the side of the right hand cabinet. The bottom half of the unit consists of box and filing drawers. Elegant and regal, the tropical high backed chair adds to the impact. The fine textured zebra printed cow's hide, and nubby seat and chair fabric play off of the sleek ebony-stained floors.


If you are looking at your house, feeling that something has to change, but you aren't sure what to do about it, call Shaila. She is creative, enthusiastic and delightful to work with. She will guide you and work with your taste, budget and existing things to your satisfaction. She follows through on every detail.

Helena Fine

Working Overtime

Nothing is left to chance in this hard working home office. Cust-om–built storage features easy-to-access pull out drawers behind the bottom door fronts. Not seen in this photo are 2 large lateral filing cabinets with floating book-shelves above. Closet doors and rods were removed and stored, and the space was redesigned to house a second desk, computer, fax and storage cabinets, all fashioned from serviceable lam-inate that matches the wall col-our. Knowing that the pull-out sofa bed would be used often, the client allocated some of the white storage cabinets for cloth-es. A two storey entrance (which was situated behind the desk) was reconfigured in to a 9' entr-ance on the main floor and the upstairs space was fashioned into a 3 piece en suite. The unusual desk is another of our custom, hand painted designs.


You have decorated both large and small spaces for me, designing unique and functional built-ins and furniture for all of the above. You are creative, innovative, beyond patient, full of energy and fun to work with. All projects have been a huge success and have endured the test of time.
Sheila Cohen

Front Row Seats

What could be better than to sit and relax in this cozy corner of the Harris Gallery at Queens Quay in Thornhill???

Ready for Anything

This dramatic home office works overtime as a guest room, with a little help from the pull out sofa. Lacquered linen filing cabinets are flanked with armoires, equipped with hanging rods and shelves, ready to house anything a guest might bring. The corrugated metal drop ceiling and Italian wall sconces add a reflective glow, but it's the pot lights and desk lamp that illuminate the workspace. Lush custom broadloom and banded padded walls not only lend a distinctive air to the space, but also contribute to the soundproofing requested by the client. The hand painted fabric used on the Roman blind and pillows was applied to the ensuite walls.


Hi Shaila,
We absolutely love the funky angled vanity and painted fabric walls. We asked for a wow and you delivered. What we didn't expect was the camouflaged storage wall, which quadruples the space that we had before. We also love Ken's office. The metallic ceiling and bands on the walls of his "padded cell" are so sleek. You are the best!