With most projects, I will typically get my design solutions from the inspiration of what ‘feeling’ I want to accomplish with the space. This has always been my methodology for getting answers for each design challenge.

For the Christmas room at the Interior Decorating show this year, Bassett Furniture was the furniture supplier..so this was my first visit. I determined that I wanted to present a dining room, so I went there with an open mind to see which collection would catch my eye. I decided on a beautiful and classic two toned French country inspired collection.

Photography by Larry Arnal Photography, Designed by Evelyn Eshun Interiors


My next critical element was the area rug. So I went to W Studio where Alan agreed to support the cause and lent me a Stunner of a carpet. It had the perfect blend of colours and shapes to complement the pair of peacock prints which I selected at Basset. This was the nail in the coffin for me…the theme had to be of an anagolous colour scheme (one side of the colourwheel). Turquoise, greens, yellows with a touch of silver and gray to add a touch of cool modernity to my room.

Photography by Larry Arnal Photography, Designed by Evelyn Eshun Interiors

With the inspiration clear in my head…a sparkly and glamorous room with colour, with traditional elements and a touch of whimsy, I went to Homesense to source out all the elements which would put my look together.

Photography by Larry Arnal Photography, Designed by Evelyn Eshun Interiors

I asked my Contractor to install millwork on the walls to add dimension and allow me to install the wallpaper which was from Crown Wallcoverings. The whole look is Traditional and warm, however the judicious exclusion of red makes this space contemporary in its expression.

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Evelyn Eshun has been providing creative Interior Design solutions for her Residential Clients in the Toronto area for over a decade. Principal Designer at Evelyn Eshun Interior Design, Evelyn has participated in various Television programs over the years in addition to her Design business. With a passion for design and travel, Evelyn has translated her extensive and various experiences into a design philosophy which puts the Client’s needs and functional needs first. Always striving for a unique and personalized solution for each Client, Evelyn prides herself on creating interiors which will stand the test of time. Whether transforming an old and tired property into a vibrant home or simply finishing a home with the decorating touches which make a house a home, the goal is always to collaborate with Homeowner, Trades and Suppliers to finish the project successfully.

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