Toronto’s Interior Design Show shapes the industry for the upcoming year, showcasing the latest trends in design and decor, and attracting interior design professionals from all over North America.
This year, we noted some emerging trends to inspire you with your own home or condo.
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New Patterns and Textures
Some of this year’s most exciting exhibits showcased unique patterns and textures in stone. Cosentino featured dramatic countertops in natural tones, punctuated with large vein patterns. This year, they introduced a new “suede” texture that feels warmer to the touch and offers a matte sheen.
From Cambria, Brittanica Gold was introduced, featuring new colours of copper, fog and translucent greige on a cream background. It has a more traditional feel and is striking against the cooler colours that have dominated in recent years.
IDS featured home furnishings with natural materials throughout. While the materials are simple: wood, stone, and metal, the results are polished, not rustic.
New in Colour
Some of the most eye catching exhibits at IDS this year featured textiles and woven art in a variety of colours. It’s exciting to envision a contemporary room in a neutral palette reimagined with the addition of area rugs and accents in rich blues and reds.
Pastels were also seen throughout the show, with furnishings, accessories, and paints in soft pinks and blues, accented with cream and off-white.
Sharp angles were present throughout the show with geometric designs in furnishings, lighting, art, and wall coverings.
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The name BAZIS is synonymous with exciting architectural and lifestyle design. A BAZIS condo is a thrilling addition to the city skyline, incorporating colour, shape and texture to create a memorable and timeless impression.
With foresight and intelligence, BAZIS carves a new space in Toronto’s thriving condominium market. A BAZIS condo is artistry, and the canvas is Toronto.
Like anything, a glimpse of what’s outside attracts, but it’s what’s on the inside that compels your continued attention. Let us show you the many facets of our Signature BAZIS style.
Awe-inspiring Impressions to Last
From the shimmering, soaring Crystal Blu, with icy blue shards embedded in the concrete, to the glittering green towers of Emerald Park, BAZIS has been shaking up the conventions of Toronto’s condo scene with colour and innovative use of materials since its inception.
With each project, BAZIS has outdone itself with unique statements of colour and light. Take for example the extraordinary bands of red nestled between the floors of the two eCondo towers at Yonge & Eglinton. eCondo features Toronto’s first cantilevered pool, where residents revel in the excitement of a swim with an incredible view.
At Exhibit, BAZIS created an ideal architectural counterpoint to the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the ROM situated across the street. With its’ clean, white, stacked block design, it’s impressive and elegantly understated. And that’s not an easy thing to do on a street that already has so much visual interest.
Finally, at BAZIS’ current project under construction at 1 Yorkville, look for yet another twist on modern condominium design. The project features long faceted metal ribbons spanning the length of the building. This lengthens the overall effect, creating a masterpiece of light and shadow in the sky.
Locations that Inspire Movement
BAZIS understands that Toronto is for those who live to move. Getting around is so important, and accessing transit isn’t an afterthought, it’s the first thought. That’s why BAZIS carefully selects locations that offer ideal access to transit.
Emerald Park is situated on the Yonge St. subway line, accessible underground, and eCondo is situated to the new Eglinton LRT line that is underway, in addition to the subway.
Exhibit and Crystal Blu are situated in the downtown core of Toronto, just blocks from the subway and offering extremely quick access to Bay St. and beyond.
Finally, 1 Yorkville is Toronto’s No. 1 address, right on Yonge St. in a location that offers the world at one’s fingertips.
Elevated Interior Design
From original works of art and light in our lobbies such as Exhibit and 1 Yorkville, to our unforgettable amenity spaces, BAZIS understands luxury design.
Each BAZIS project includes jaw-dropping amenities, some of which include rooftop cinemas, lavishly appointed spas with aqua massage rooms, hot and cold plunge pools, sprawling indoor and outdoor pools, and the zen of natural landscaping to provide a calm surrounding at the end of a long day.
Inside each BAZIS suite, are finishes that you would expect from a design-forward builder. What is never compromised, is style and convenience. A BAZIS home is equipped with modern European-inspired kitchens with the elegance of natural stone counters, high-end appliances, gleaming hardwood, soaring floor-to-ceiling windows, and bathrooms that feature soaker tubs and elegant modern fixtures.
BAZIS is constantly reaching for a new level of indulgence, with an aim to delight and surprise with design ingenuity. Follow BAZIS for new information coming in 2018!
It’s hard to believe, but autumn is around the corner, which means we’re quickly heading toward the holiday season. It’s the time of year where we gather with friends and family, enjoy having company over and catching with friends on the year that was, as we sip hot apple cider.
If you’re starting to think about ways to refresh your cozy Toronto condo interior in time for the season, we have some suggestions on how to keep your condo’s decor up to date.
Neutral colours are always going to be a safe choice. However, many designers are beginning to move away from the white and grey tones. As the weather cools, embrace warm, colours like auburn, blush and green.
Accents & Texture:
If you’re not the type to embrace colourful walls and prefer to keep things neutral, that works too. Consider using accent pieces to weave texture into your interior, making your space more inviting. This trend has staying power as well, only recently appearing recently. Brushed brass, light fixtures, quilts are just some examples of how to incorporate texture into the decor. A quick test of the trend: Drape a wool throw or mixed fabric pillows on a leather chair.
Autumn decorating doesn’t change much year to year, and 2017 hasn’t strayed far from the trend. Rustic furniture has been a hot trend, and nothing says rustic, quite like wicker furniture. As always Gourds and Pumpkins are an essential part of the season but instead of traditional centrepieces or Cornucopias, get creative. Accent end tables with metal buckets painted stones and pitchers filled with faux wheat and plants. Just get rid of the gourds before December otherwise you’re just leaving produce lying around the house.
Bring the Outdoors, In:
Fall wreaths are always a welcome addition to a front door and make for a fun arts and crafts project, for the do-it-yourself type. Use dried leaves, pinecones, acorns and moss in a variety of projects. The more of the piece you make yourself, the more genuine & natural it will feel, making it more inviting to your guests.
Bazis has played an influential role in the transformation of Toronto’s landscape and skyline. It is our innovative architectural design, our signature style that has contributed to this and set us apart from other real estate developers.
Over the last decade, we have worked with renowned architect Rosario Varacalli to create inspired designs paying close attention to every detail, inside and out. Details that are distinctive, contemporary and classic and make a statement.
These innovative designs are apart of each one of our projects: The standout and luminous green glass towers of Emerald Park that punctuate the monochromatic skyline of North York. Two towers with distinctively flared tops that share a three-story podium which houses office and retail space.
A single tower, enveloped in faceted metallic ribbons that glitter against the cityscape is the distinctive 1 Yorkville. Incredibly luxurious details such as the rooftop theatre, spa and pool.
A unique tower made up of four cubes is perfectly juxtaposed with the design of the Royal Ontario Museum directly across from Exhibit. One of its most distinguishing features is a stunning urban outdoor oasis.
Modern beauty takes shape at Yonge and Eglinton with eCondos, the first building in Toronto to have a glass cantilevered pool lounge.
Crystal BLU, a statement of sophistication rises from a six-storey podium inset with awe-inspiring blue glass crystal that adds an extraordinary dimension to the city skyline.
These are some of the distinctive exterior details of our communities. Each unique residence, built with a clear vision of interior details marrying seamlessly with the exterior theme of the building. Functional living spaces with an open concept layout, each unit features luxurious interiors with signature designer finishes.
Some of the striking features that have become synonymous with the BAZIS signature style include high ceilings, expansive windows offering panoramic views; wrap around terraces; and European inspired kitchens with top of the line appliances.
In addition to these are the incredible amenities built-in to every one of our projects as well. Fitness galleries with yoga studios and lounges, sparkling indoor and outdoor pools, elegant entertainment rooms, rooftop gardens and beautiful lobbies.
Features and amenities such as these have all contributed to the signature BAZIS style.
When it comes to holiday decorating, you can really go in whatever direction you like! If you have a thing for the nostalgic, you can have your decor give a nod to the past. If you’re eccentric, your holiday decor can be quirky, colourful, and fun. If you prefer the finer things in life, then a luxe holiday it is! Luckily lots of holiday decor lends itself quite naturally to a luxe holiday decorating scheme. With all that silver, gold, and tasteful sparkle, you can easily turn your home into a luxurious winter wonderland. Here are some ideas to help inspire your very own luxe holiday. Continue reading
Rules that apply to the world of fashion often spill over to the world of decor and design. If animal print is trotting its way across the runways, it’s likely to find its way into your home. If boutique windows are filled with bright polka dots, they may find their way into the textiles you use in your home as well. And metallics? Well, metallics are always a must in any solid wardrobe. So, when rose gold started to appear everywhere in the world of fashion and beauty, it’s no surprise that home decor was close to follow. Here are some of our favourite rose gold decor inspiration and pieces. Continue reading
Yorkville is often thought of when you think of fine dining and the best in luxury shopping, but another aspect that makes the neighbourhood so special is the culture you’ll find here. Yorkville is home to many of the city’s most beloved galleries, and plays host to a slew of events in the arts. One such event is the Yorkville Village Arts Festival – a juried exhibition of contemporary art by students and recent grads from OCAD University. Running from Friday November 4th – Wednesday November 9th, here are some of the highlights. Continue reading
Thus far we’ve highlighted blue, red, pastels, and gold colour stories for your home. Today we’re turning the spotlight on the colour green! While it’s important to have an overall vibe established for your space, a colour story adds that extra something that keeps things tied together. Choosing green as the accent colour for any room brings a sophistication to the space, without making things feel too serious. A splash of emerald is always elegant, a good dose of jade – sublime, and a bit of chartreuse? Well that’s just bold. Here’s some inspiration for how to use the colour green in your own space, as well as some beautiful green pieces to add interest to any room. Continue reading
No matter where you are in the world, you’re able to find design inspiration. Each city has its own style, personality, and lifestyle. Whether you’re taking direct inspiration from the design you see around you, or you’re extrapolating the overall vibe you experience and translating it into design, the influence of a given location is strong. While all locales offer design inspo in some form or another, some places are more design-minded than others. Here are some of the top design destinations (Hint: Go where the designers go!) Continue reading