Cranbrooke Residence

That was the project of transforming the quirky North Toronto property into an inviting and stylish contemporary home.
Working with a restricted grey palette (the same three paint shades are used throughout the house) and layering organic elements, eclectic furnishings and unique artwork to create texture and warmth, Estee Design was able to convert previously intimidating house with out-of-date finishes into a tasteful and livable dwelling where the traditional and the modern, the monochromatic and the eye-popping happily co-exist.
The transformation started with a new floor plan – new entrance, kitchen, master bedroom and walk-in closet and basement layouts. Next were all the finishes: new floors, lighting plan, custom interior and exterior doors, all new bathroom fixtures and cabinets. Custom millwork finishes were designed to match gray-stained floors installed throughout the house and to emphasize monochromatic design concept of this modern sanctuary.
And the final result is a comfortable space that embodies the modern desire for openness, unity and relaxed functional fluidity inside out.


Photographed by Brandon Barre.

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About Svetlana Tryaskina
"Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation." - Charles Baudelaire

Svetlana Tryaskina is an interior designer and founder of ESTEE DESIGN INC. Born in Moscow in a family of a professional musicians, Svetlana was introduced to the world of art from an early age. Svetlana's grandfather was a prominent artist in Soviet Russia and her grandmother a professional actress. After receiving her degree in music from the prestigious Russian Academy of Music, Svetlana moved to New York, where she began her career as a textile artist.

During her years in New York City, working with many fashion designers and creating her own original work, Svetlana discovered her love for colors, textures, patterns and textiles. Her extensive work experience with companies like Ralph Lauren, Jones New York, Escada, to name a few, has taught her strong communication and organizational skills and an overall good work ethic.

In 2001, Svetlana and her family moved to Toronto. Following her passion for interior design, Svetlana enrolled into the International Academy of Design and Technology of Toronto. During her last year at the Academy, Svetlana began her career as an interior designer, helping developers restore old buildings all around Toronto.

Svetlana is creative, detail-oriented and enthusiastic about her work. In each project, she takes great pleasure in designing spaces where a mix of volumes, textures, light and colors result in the creation of a comfortable atmosphere and restful interior. Svetlana's clear feeling for color, composition and materials like fabrics and wall coverings, woods and stone, her interest in unique objects and art, helped express her personality and develop a signature style of enduring, organic and timeless appeal.

"Design should make a difference! For me design is not just about putting objects and colors together. It is a way of organizing a personal space, whether it is a house or a work place, to express the personality and intellect of those who inhabit them. When I meet with my clients for the first time I ask a lot of questions trying to figure out their habits and life styles, their likes and dislikes. I pay attention to all the little details and everything is important. I take great pleasure in positively impacting people's lives by helping execute my client's own vision in designing spaces that make them happier and their interiors more enjoyable!"

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