Klemens & Robert’s Sophisticated Eastern Mix

published Nov 16, 2011
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Name: Klemens Affandy and Robert Delaney
Location: Grange Park— Toronto, Canada
Size: 1250 square feet; 2 bedroom + den
Years lived in: 4 — owned

While Klemens and Robert’s 15th floor condo offers stunning views of the surrounding neighborhood and Toronto’s downtown, it’s their interior that really shines. This bright and spacious space embeds tranquil Eastern elements within a modern, urban envelope. In warmer months, they get frequent use out of their oversized rooftop patio and expansive container garden. But even the cold weather doesn’t keep these two from maintaining their busy entertainment calendar. They just move the action inside.

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Klemens and Robert moved to Canada from their previous home in China four years ago, bringing with them many cherished and beautiful Chinese antiques. They’ve furnished their home with warm wooden pieces, rich Turkish rugs, and lush green plants that take advantage of the condo’s southern and western exposures. The walls are lined with propaganda posters and artwork collected during trips through the South Pacific.

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Klemens has done a remarkable job of creating an easy and elegant flow throughout the open space living area. Both he and Robert make use of their own offices, often working from home. Each office also has cozy reading areas with great views to boot.

This home really offers the best of city living, boasting great views, style, and comfort – all in a central location.

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Eclectic

Inspiration: Raise the Red Lantern

Favorite Element: The front panel of a Chinese wedding bed, fitted with a mirror.

Biggest Challenge: Getting the Chinese wedding bed mirror on the wall.

What Friends Say: One friend called it an “Oriental fantasy.”

Biggest Embarrassment: The former owner of an item we trash-picked ended up at our place for drinks and recognized the piece.

Proudest DIY: Our garden

Biggest Indulgence: Rugs from Turkey

Best Advice: Make sure the elevator in your building will accommodate your furniture.

Dream Sources: If money wasn’t an obstacle, we’d have a mix of furniture and accessories from showrooms in Toronto’s Distillery District together with restored antique items from markets in China and Indonesia.

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Thanks, Klemens and Robert!

Images: Abby Cook

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