Old and new mingle with subtle whimsy in this mid-town Toronto home. Opting to renovate rather than build new, this empty-nester couple chose to maintain the proportions and casual sophistication of their former family home. A thorough renovation and redesign is combined with pared down traditional backgrounds and light and airy materials to provide each space with a controlled ease. Warm ochre tones mixed with creams and rich blues work harmoniously to animate both new contemporary furniture pieces as well as selections from the client’s roster of 18th and 19th Century antiques. Extensive built-ins are incorporated throughout to acknowledge and display a significant collection of Majolica and Amari ceramics, as well as an ever growing library. A well appointed home for a well established couple.