Modern Villa with a past

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design - Houses
  • Company/Firm
    Dochia Interior Design
  • Lead Designer
    Adriana Mot
  • Interior Designer
    Adriana Mot and Ozgur Oguducu
  • Photo Credit
    Julia Bewcyk
  • Location
    Toronto, On
  • Project Date

Most Canadian families have a link to the old world. As designers we often face the challenges of merging heirlooms and artifacts with a contemporary aesthetic. This is such a home where the interiors have been shaped at the intersection of nature with architecture, shapes of the past with those of the present. The rooms are permeated with light; some furniture is fluidly bonded with of the architecture, like the floating dining room buffet suspended between two columns, while other, stands like art objects on display.

The simplicity of detail in the modern pieces is deliberate and its intent is to harmonize with the more traditional pieces. The Owners asked for lightness, for the incorporation of their inherited pieces in a contemporary aesthetic.

A thin veil separates the interior from exterior, the old land of birth from the new land of immigration, the nostalgia and inheritance of the past from the forward-looking aspirations of the future.

Adriana is a Canadian interior designer, founder and creative lead of Dochia Interior Design in Toronto. Adriana promotes and designs an impeccable lifestyle, a lifestyle rooted in self-confidence and personal idiosyncrasies.

She believes in the importance of creativity in shaping a happy and confident self and is a strong promoter of design as a tool for positive personal change.

Her personal creative output uniquely combines the love of architecture and design history, passion for creative thinking, knowledge of fine detailing and a deep understanding of patterns and habits of living.

Other prizes
IDA Bronze Award, Product category, 2020, Los Angeles, U.S.A. ARIDO, Interior design award, 2016, Toronto, Canada Shinkenchiku Sha, Architectural concept award 1998, Japan