LIVING LUXE MAGAZINE, A FRESH PERSPECTIVE
Living Luxe Magazine’s Spring Issue 2021, A Fresh Perspective, presents the immensely talented designer Ferris Rafauli on the cover. Art Boulle features on a 4 page story showcasing its newest luxury renovation project, Style Moderne, located in Mississauga, Ontario. The vision for the project encompasses that of a palace and our inspiration is drawn from the Art Deco movement. Below we share a behind the scenes preview of the featured story with a video showcasing this latest project.
FEATURED STORY, STYLE MODERNE
Presenting our latest luxury home renovation project, Style Moderne. Integrated in the design are beautiful white lacquered panels with dark Macassar ebony wood and gold trims. The elegant Carrara Lincoln marble floors with dark Emperador features and brass inlays, bring together the grandeur of the interior. The majestic entrance showcases solid wood columns with gilded details, oversized bronze mirrors, and scalloped panels in the two-story hallway.
The office showcases integrated pocket doors, and floor to ceiling built-ins. The office is fully customized with cabinets, wall panels, and a coffered ceiling. The Macassar ebony wood is book matched to create a chevron design, while the midnight blue leather was selected for the curved panels, desk, and chair. Imported are exclusive marble slabs from Italy for the office desk and the fireplace to match the colours of the interiors.
The metal staircase is the signature piece, showcasing a solid zebra wood handrail in a piano finish. The columns, spheres, and prisms were hand veneered using a variety of techniques passed down through generations of craftsman. The metalwork is created using metal casting, a process in which a liquid metal is delivered into a mould that contains a negative impression of the intended shape. The metal is poured into the mould through a hollow channel called a sprue. The metal and mould are then cooled, and the metal part is extracted. Through this process, we are able to achieve an extraordinary level of detail. The skylight presents a bespoke design made up of seven hexagons positioned in a way to create an optical illusion – looking up from the stairs provides a perfect view of the magnitude of the hexagons shifting from larger to smaller.