In Toronto’s tony Forest Hill neighborhood, designer Anne Hepfer finds a rare client with a refreshingly untamed passion for color. The all-white, maple-and-oak lined exterior of designer Anne Hepfer‘s latest project disguises the vibrant decor inside, inspired by Coco Chanel creations. In this article, we will show you the design project including the amazing center tables you will have to check! It’s a classic study in contrast, really, with punches of color hitting you the moment you step into the home’s gallery style entryway.
The living room features an antique Japanese black lacquered screen, which Hepfer notes mimics one Coco Chanel was known to have inside her Paris atelier. “I loved the dramatics that it provided. And the contrast with the white Bolon floor makes it feel very fresh and crisp,” she says.
McCoy rock crystal lamps, a coffee table from Hepfer’s ostrich collection, and chairs upholstered in a Scalamandre tiger print round out the room’s Paris-meets-Hollywood Regency vibe and underscore Hepfer’s “more is more” approach to design.
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And though she may be partial to pink (she even contemplated painting her front door in the rosy hue, according to Hepfer), her client agreed to a more verdant color for the home’s main entertaining spaces — dining room and living room.
“It’s liberating to have someone say ‘just go for it,'” Hepfer says, of her clients, a pair of empty nesters with an eye for interesting art and a passion for colorful decor.
“She would be the fabulous lady wearing the pink dress at the party,” Hepfer adds.