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a new houzz award for elegant living spaces

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

The famous website authority for interior decorator, houzz ,has given a new award to elegant living spaces , namely the “1k saves” award which means that the Houzz community has saved elegant living spaces photos to their ideabooks 1,000 or more times! This means that elegant living spaces home decorator ideas are getting more and more popular. Looking forward to helping Toronto families and businesses with their decoration projects during this back to school period

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elegant living spaces is very proud as it comes after various other awards recently received : the excellence award from interior decoration resources canada ( IDRC ) and the Best of Houzz 2016 – Client Satisfaction which rated elegant living spaces at the highest level for client satisfaction

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Interior Decor Excellence Awards celebrated at CFS

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

During the recent Canadian Furniture Show in Toronto , Interior Decor Resources Canada ( IDRC) handed in the Interior Decor Excellence Awards (IDEA) to the 2015 winners.

Maria Lebeault, principal at Elegant Living Spaces , was the recipient of one of the three awards in the country. She won for the decoration of a Toronto lakeshore condo that she completely re-decorated.

The result is stunning : it combines functionality , fashion & elegance. It consisted in re-painting the space with carefully selected colors and then to introduce new furniture that were selected with the owners to achieve a contemporary look

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“Refreshing your condo or your home does not have to necessarily involve heavy renovation involving structural work. Very often you can achieve the same goal with interior decoration”, explains Maria. “People do not always realize that. It has many benefits such as being faster , more flexible and more cost effective ”

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Elegant Living Spaces is an interior decorator based in Lawrence Park and serving uptown and Toronto in general. The approach to interior decoration is based on extensive experience in European Fashion Store visual merchandising. Maria has an amazing eye and is very good at figuring out how a room can be best transformed. She has amazing people skills and will always strive to achieve what makes the home or condo owner feel good in their new elegant living spaces

It goes far beyond just decoration. Things that she will introduce along the decoration process to create “well being ” for her customers are aromatherapy, flower arrangement, candles, music, …Maria is a true master of space ambiance and a wellness coach. Click here to see the video


toronto condo decoration gets excellence award

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Toronto is one of the most multicultural city in the world with over 50 % of its population born outside of Canada. The result is a very vibrant creative community.

This project perfectly reflects that : Maria Lebeault , the lead interior decorator at elegant living spaces was born in Brazil, moved to Europe where she had a successful career in luxury fashion before moving to Toronto. Her customers are a couple of Indian expats who have travelled around the world before also settling down in Toronto.

They bought a magnificent condo overlooking lake Ontario and the CN tower. They have extremely good taste in modern furniture but needed help in terms of choosing which kind to match with which and how and where. They also wanted to marry some ancient furnitures and paintings that were very dear to them with the new furniture.

That is where Maria started to get involved . A lot of time was spent in discussion with the couple trying to understand their taste , their living habits and their expectations.

Then started a lot of visits to selected furniture stores , where further discussions took place before agreeing on what pieces to order.

The couple also had some  very old paintings that were in poor conditions for some of them. These paintings met a lot to the couple as they had been painted by one of their aunt who painted to make a living and to support the husband studies . These were restored by some very good artists that Maria knows and in agreement with the customers.

Next to the living room was an area with an existing hi-tech sound system for these music lovers that was integrated in a jazzy bar corner.

Results in the following pictures. The condo interior decoration is a success. Customer super happy that Maria managed to marry the modern and the traditional in a very beautiful way

This project was submitted to IDRC ( Interior Décor Resources Canada ) annual competition and it won an award : the IDEA 2015 ( Interior Décor Excellence Award )

We would like to thank everyone involved in this great project  starting with the customers, the suppliers and the photograph Leslie Goodwin who did a great job

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research shows that exceptional interior decoration has profound impact on our attitude, health, relationships and performance

this is what drives elegant living spaces in every single project , residential or commercial, striving to make you feel good at home, at work,in your special event creating unified, fresh, contemporary and welcoming spaces

Maria is the lead home decoration consultant at Elegant Living Spaces. Having worked with famous Italian brands, such as Max Mara and Gucci, she holds very strong to the philosophy that your home or your office is not just a place to live or work, but also a space that should lift your spirit. Unlike most interior designers and decorators who are trained as architects and floor planners, Maria started in luxury fashion in Europe helping the most demanding celebrity customers find the best fit for them and getting very involved in the visual merchandising of the luxury fashion stores . Likewise in interior decoration, she captures the spirit of the homeowner or employees and purifies the soul of the space with her taste for art and sense for aesthetics.

Maria is Brazilian by birth. She spent most of her professional life in Europe and has been living in Toronto for the past 10 years. Having far-reaching experience working in diverse cultures that particularly value style and art, Maria concludes that decoration is about ‘creating well being.’

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