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Evelyn’s Double Take: Urban VS Industrial

Design and Event Editor Evelyn Eshun shows us two different looks for our living room using the same sofa. – Text by Evelyn Eshun, Photography by Thea Menagh

THE GOAL was to create two looks, one industrial and the other more urban. Our main piece of furniture was a smart and classic styled sofa with rolled arms and a deep seat. This style of sofa is perfect for any room, from a library to a casual family room. The setting was a beautiful lofty area in Living Lighting on King Street in Toronto.

Urban Chic VS Industrial Glam


Urban Chic:

  • The mustard colored drapes make a statement in the room.
  • Texture in the fabric and on the wall finishes add interest.
  • Red is a bold color which always adds personality to a room.
  • A knitted pouf is a fun, artistic touch while adding additional seating.

Industrial Glam:

  • A large scale crystal chandelier adds glamor and fun to the space.
  • Pillows instantly make a statement, adding softness and a touch of glam.
  • Copper goblets are too pretty not to use as sculptural accents.

Let There Be Light!

Instead of using table lamps, change up your look with pendant lights or chandeliers hung on either side of your sofa. Pendant lights should be hung approximately five feet above the floor. Install a dimmer to give yourself added flexibility in creating ambience!

Lighting Source: Living Lighting

Stacked In Your Favor

Nesting tables make great space savers as the extra table can be tucked away when not needed.

Sources: Jubilee Nesting Tables, ELTE; Jordan Nesting Tables, Decorium; Knurl Nesting Accent Tables, Crate & Barrel

Get The Trend


Malmo Pouf, Wayfair; Hair-on-Hide Mirrored Tray, HomeSense; Mongolian Sheepskin Black Pillow, Ryker Leather Pillow, CB2


Metallic Finish Martini Glasses, HomeSense; Linked Mirror Tray, ELTE; Gliterati Silver Pillow, Icelandic Sheepskin Pillow, CB2



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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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