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Spotlight: Office built-in cabinetry

When function meets beauty with the use of built-in cabinetry

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When function meets beauty with the use of built-in cabinetry

Photos: Royal Interior Design

Office spaces can often be required to fulfill many functions, especially when they are located at the front of people’s homes, or as an open concept in a condo space. The primary goal of the office is to obviously be a place to conduct work of some sort. Practically speaking, it needs to be somewhat private with doors, and needs an area to read, work, be on a computer, as well as provide storage solutions.

But what about the rest of the often high demands? To be suitable for multiple family members to use, to have ample storage for paperwork, books and all kinds of things we accumulate over the years, or family members and more than one person working together at once? From homework to home office or casual bill payments, offices serve many roles, and our job is to ensure we check every single requirement and more by adding some much needed pizzaz, interest, warmth and depth, and make it inviting and luxurious enough to be often be seen as soon as you walk in the door.

For these clients, our perfect solution started with our state-of-the-art custom built-in cabinetry. We love designing statement pieces that are aesthetically pleasing to the eyes but also offer loads of function. In this case, we went full-blown wall to wall, floor to ceiling with a bold black colour to create an impressive focal point. We added lovely accent trim details in the closed doors to make it interesting, as the doors needed to be solid to hide a lot of clutter.

We broke it up with different sections, some open shelving in the middle to keep it a little light and airy, and a few glass doors to add variety to the unit and to be kept for pretty accents. All the functionality lies below with ample filing cabinets and drawers. This unit provides impact to the room, depth, and lots of storage.

To continue with our functional yet beautiful elements, we have accent chairs that are perfect for the kids to do some reading and homework. They are deep and comfortable, neutral and accented with cowhide pillows.

We framed all the windows with satin textured earth tone panels as high as the ceilings to accentuate the height of the room and also soften the multi windows and add some elegance. A nice neutral soft rug and a soft muted, but textured, world map wallpaper really adds to the den vibe.

The design palette of the space is all earth tones, soft colours contrasted by deep colours and interesting textures and patterns. And let’s not forget the show-stopping unique dark copper light fixture that adorns the entire space. Combining luxurious and elegant items with functional and practical necessities, all wrapped in a cohesive and peaceful decor, make it perfectly suited to entice and welcome a good day’s or evening’s work!

Catherine Horber is the principal of Royal Interior Design Ltd., a firm dedicated to creating distinctive and personal lifestyle-based interiors, designed to enhance how you live with understated, yet elegant and affordable luxury.

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Toronto Fall Home Show 2019 ReCap

“Design Intervention” at the 2019 Toronto Fall Home Show ReCap

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“Design Intervention” at the 2019 Toronto Fall Home Show ReCap

On October 4 to 6, at the Toronto Fall Home Show, RENO & DECOR magazine hosted Design Intervention. Design and decor experts provided free 15-minute consultations to our guests. Attendees brought in photos, samples, and floorplans to ensure they optimized their appointments.

The booth was designed by Catherine-Lucie Horber, principal of Royal Interior Design Ltd. The inspiration was a multi-functional industrial loft, open-concept layout.

We are so happy and thankful to have participated in the 2019 Fall Home Show with RENO & DECOR magazine. It was great to meet and help customers with their renovation and design dilemmas. Our Industrial and rustic fall colour inspired booth design pleased our crowd and we are grateful to all of the sponsors who helped bring our vision to reality!



RENO & DECOR would like to thank the following experts:

Catherine-Lucie Horber
Daneyka Lazier
Elaine Bergen
Elizabeth Munro
Elsie Cheng
Fredi Fazli
Glen Peloso
Janice Fedak
Kristiina Roosimaa
Linda Mazur
Maria Perketa
Michael Upshall
Rebecca Hay
Rosalia Fazzari
Terry Edward Briceland
Tracy O’Brien
Yvonne Whelan



RENO & DECOR would like to thank the following sponsors of Design Intervention:


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2019 Toronto Fall Home Show

RENO & DECOR Magazine presents “Design Intervention” at the 2019 Toronto Fall Home Show

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RENO & DECOR Magazine presents “Design Intervention” at the 2019 Toronto Fall Home Show

The Fall Home show takes place at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place from October 4 to 6, 2019. Don’t forget to visit the RENO & DECOR booth # 1319 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. Our Design Intervention booth will be the backdrop for design and decor experts offering free 15-minute consultations to our guests. Be sure to bring along your photos, samples and floor plans to ensure you optimize this opportunity of expert design advice.

The Design Intervention booth will be designed by Catherine-Lucie Horber, principal of Royal Interior Design Ltd.. The inspiration for the booth design at the show will be an industrial loft, which makes the best use of space utilization in a condo-style open-concept layout offering multi functional needs.

Royal Interior Design Ltd. is a firm dedicated to creating distinctive and personal lifestyle-based interiors, designed to enhance how you live with understated, yet elegant and affordable luxury.

RENO & DECOR Experts

Friday, October 4, 2019 – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Friday, October 4, 2019 – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, October 4, 2019 – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, October 4, 2019 – 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 4, 2019 – 12 noon – 3 p.m.

Friday, October 4, 2019 – 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Friday, October 4, 2019 – 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

RENO & DECOR would like to thank the following sponsors of Design Intervention:


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Sunny style bridging the gap from formal to casual

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Sunny style bridging the gap from formal to casual

Open-concept floor plans have been popular for the past decade. With the average modern home getting smaller in square footage, an open layout has become the trend of choice, highly sought-after by new homebuyers, and a top-requested upgrade among those with lofty renovation goals. Condo, single-detached, townhome – it’s safe to say that an open home is here to stay.

The owners of this older, single-detached home were of the renovation mind, with visions of a fresh, clean and contemporary esthetic.

The front door ushers residents and guests directly into the L-shaped abode’s living room, which opens to the kitchen. On the other side of the kitchen is the dining room, and a family room bringing up the rear. Notice the constant alternating between casual and formal living areas. Herein was our challenge: how do you achieve distinct living areas, while maintaining a harmonious look?

HISTORY LESSON

In more traditional floor plans, living and dining rooms typically have a “formal” tone, quietly tucked out of sight, away from the casual (and oftentimes messier!) living areas such as a kitchen.

In this design, we employed a variety of textures to “pare down” the formality of the living and dining rooms, which both opened onto the ultimate in informality: the kitchen. On the flip side, the kitchen took on a sleeker and simpler style, to bring some “calm” to an otherwise hectic space. It quickly became clear that, what this home really needed, was balance. Texture and mixed materials dulled the edge between formal and casual. The home was flooded with natural light streaming in through large windows. We amped up that natural attribute through the use of airy off-whites and a sunshine-yellow colour palette.

The living room is awash in a gentle white-grey and golden ochre, which carries through the adjoining kitchen and into the dining area and family room tucked at the back of the home.

MELLOW YELLOW

As designers, we are often asked about our sources of inspiration. Time and again, we turn to fabrics as our colour muse. And while flipping through a book of fabric samples with the homeowners, so too came my inspiration for this home. The upholstered ottoman, yellow-patterned pillows and drapery brought pops of colour to the space and kick-started the dominant colour theme for the entire project.

Past the living room, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is large, bright and functional – the stuff dream kitchens are made of. The central island is as wide as the space allows, outfitted with a bar fridge facing the home’s adjacent lounging area.

White is the classic colour of choice for the kitchen’s big-ticket items: quartz countertops, Bianco Carrera marble backsplash and cabinetry (read: the expensive items). The stainless-steel appliances are sleek and chic. While this kitchen is largely neutral, yellow continues to be a subtle star. The yellow clear-acrylic chair tucked in at the custom desk nook, a yellow rug and gold accessories bring warmth to this otherwise cool colour palette.

The adjacent dining room features all the traditional “formal” elements: a table, chairs, drapery, a rug underfoot and a pendant light overhead. Our signature yellow hue appears in the drapery overlooking a rustic harvest table, which provides the function without the formality. The high-backed dining chairs upholstered in a cosy and durable fabric are a perfect pairing – elegant yet durable and easy to clean.

LONDON CALLING

The family room was the last piece of the puzzle, tucked at the back of the home but also open and visible to other areas of the home. This room needed to be comfortable, functional, and echo the home’s prevailing theme without being repetitive.

“This room needed to be comfortable, functional, and echo the home’s prevailing theme without being repetitive.”

The family room got its “wow” factor in the artwork: the customized, super-imposed photographic images printed on a plexi canvas, made by a Montreal artist, Annabelle Malialin. The homeowners are very well travelled, having spent the better part of their pre-children years en voyage. Their London, England roots inspired this one-of-a-kind artwork. Since the art was made for the homeowners, we used this as another opportunity to incorporate our signature yellow into the home in an unexpected way.

The result is a thoughtfully curated home that is well balanced, achieving the easy flow that the homeowners wanted. Sometimes what we perceive as challenges can become the home’s greatest assets, giving it a character as unique as the homeowners themselves.

Designer Catherine-Lucie Horber, owner of Royal Interior Design Ltd. is a one-stop shop Reno & Decor Centre where clients can choose all their home renovation and decoration finishes under one roof, backed by a phenomenal team of skilled contractors, kitchen & bath cabinetry, furniture, upholstery & drapery workrooms and in-house craftsmanship artisans for all their custom millwork. royalinteriordesign.ca

Photography By Dylan Thompson

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The National Home Show & Canada Blooms 2018 - ReCap

National Home Show 2019 preview

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National Home Show 2019 preview

RENO & DECOR Magazine presents:
What’s Your Design Dilemma

Enercare Centre from March 8 to 17, 2019

Thinking of tackling that big renovation project this spring? Looking at sprucing up the décor in your home? Before you do anything, come visit the design experts at Design Intervention. Bring your photos, samples and floor plans to booth 4118 and book your free 15 minute consultation!

This year’s feature is being designed by Catherine-Lucie Horber.

Catherine is principal of Royal Interior Design Ltd., a firm dedicated to creating distinctive and personal lifestyle-based interiors, designed to enhance how you live with understated, yet elegant and affordable luxury.

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Designers taking part in Design Intervention:

Sunday, Mar. 10 – 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 14 – 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16 – 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 10 – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 8 – 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 9 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 13 – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 15 – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 8 – 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 10 – 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 8 – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Monday, Mar. 11 – 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 15 – 3p.m. – 4 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16 – 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 15 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 8 – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 9 – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 14 – 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 10 – 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 13 – 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 14 – 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 17 – 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 9 – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 12 – 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 14 – 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 8 – 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 9 – 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 12 – 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 17 – 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Monday, Mar. 11 – 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 12 – 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 17 – 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Monday, Mar. 11 – 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 9 – 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16 – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 10 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 15 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 17 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 12 – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 17 – 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 10 – 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday, Mar. 11 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 17 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Be sure to catch Catherine-Lucie Horber and her business partner Mirna Mensour of Posh Revived on stage on March 12 & 15 at 1 p.m.


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Vanities from Posh Revived, Hardware from Handle this and a FREE design consult from Catherine-Lucie Horber! Click here for more details.


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