This down town home, located in one of Toronto’s oldest neighbourhoods, the Annex, was modified to achieve a subtle decadence without taking away from the natural Romanesque qualities of the home built in the early 1900’s. A design which was inspired by the couples easy living way of life, desire to explore with colour + texture and most importantly to steer away from the traditional side of design, aspired to achieve glamour and comfort. The original dark wood floors, contrast with the crisp white cabinetry, creating a clean and contemporary feel while still allowing the natural elements of the Victorian style home to shine through. Rich velvets, Swarovski crystal lighting, and a wall paper back drop in the master bedroom give the home a luxurious quality. A dramatic glass tile is used in the master bathroom to enhance the feature of the large rounded Romanesque arch typically seen in Annex style houses.