Toronto Artist's Den

Design Service
Collab Process
Door Style
Shinnoki Milk Oak
Millwork Budget
35K - 38K CAD
Toronto, Ontario

The homeowner had lived in this space for years as-is and finally, it was time to give a much needed makeover. What looked like a simple straight run secretly holds MANY irregular and intrusive bulkheads that design partner Hooga Interior Design expertly navigated and strategically hid behind millwork to create an expansive and streamlined space that now allows for a clean line of sight from end to end of this industrial condo in Toronto’s Leslieville neighborhood.

Now the space is open and free-flowing with the grandness of its ceilings being matched only by the homeowner's incredible art collection! The kitchen itself is a testament to the taste of the curator herself, natural veneer in Shinnoki's Milk Oak collides with the rough texture of Caesarstone's Rugged Concrete for both countertop and backsplash to dynamic effect.

“The intention of the space was to update the flow of this kitchen, living and dining area. The natural continuity between spaces allows a calming transition of rooms for the homeowner.

Using natural wood veneer millwork mixed with rugged textures the focus was to create a simple yet timeless design.”

- Karina, Founder Hooga Interior Design

The Team

Hooga Design | Swede Design Partner

Karina Nowlan

Swede Millwork Specialist

Joyclyn Hardy

Swede Certified Contractor

Knights Custom Renovations

The Process

Having a team of specialists using our proven process ensures a streamlined experience and successful outcome.


Connect with a Swede Advisor to discuss scope, timeline, and high level goals for your project.

Consult + Design

Collaborate 1-on-1 with your designer to create the design concept for your kitchen. Swede’s immersive design experience allows you to visualize your space before it's built.

Investment Review

Custom design in hand, your designer will walk you through an itemized budget estimate. Swede’s a la carte style budgeting ensures your estimate is clear and organized.

Check Measure

Once you approve your estimate, your Swede Millwork Specialist will coordinate an in-person site check to gather existing measurements and details necessary for an accurate millwork plan.

Design Refinement

In the final pre-build stage, your Swede Millwork Specialist will use all collected information to refine your millwork package and ensure each detail is reviewed by respective parties before final sign off.

Order Submission + Delivery

Congratulations - your design is now confirmed and your comprehensive materials package will be ordered and delivered to your project? Need build support? We do that too!

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