• February 14, 2018
  • By Meg McCaslin
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Customizing Spaces for Professionals

Considering a condo in Belleville, ON, halfway between Toronto and Ottawa? Who isn’t?

The value in this quaint city is incredible and for professionals wanting to escape the busy metropolitan areas and relax in their now home away from home- The Pinnacle suites are priceless.

The Pinnacle is located in the heart of downtown Belleville and is only steps away from incredible restaurants, exciting live theatre, waterfront paths and countless beautiful parks and public spaces. However, the task of outfitting a new condo can be overwhelming for busy professionals, as they still want the sophistication of the city to serve as a setting for business, yet they want their space to be comfortable enough for relaxation and entertaining.

To avoid the hassle of long-distance furniture shopping, many prospective buyers are reaching out design experts like Ivonny Saputra. She's provided the vision for the professionally designed interiors of The Pinnacle including:

  • Rich laminate flooring throughout main living areas
  • Durable & exquisite quartz countertop
  • Spacious bathrooms with custom vanities & stunning porcelain tiles
  • Gorgeous, functional kitchens with Samsung appliances

The second step in her service is customizing units for professionals, being sure to add special touches like feature walls with chic geometrical designs, adding upgraded chef quality kitchen appliances, or simply purchasing and arranging the entire homes furniture and décor.

The design process always begins with a professional Designer getting to know the client’s tastes and intended uses for the space. Perhaps the clients are looking to embrace the rich hues of the Belleville waterfront and bring the textures of the outdoors into their new getaway haven. The designer can then follow the directive, lay out a story board with design ideas and recommendations, design a floor plan to show where everything will go and more importantly confirm dimensions of furniture & décor, to ensure they will fit proportionally to the space.

Once the client's approval is given, the designer can then outfit the entire home. The key when working in a new condo space like The Pinnacle is to maintain the clean, modern feel of the original design but add warmth and texture to make it feel like home.

Many busy professionals want their home to be a soothing space, so designers introduce colour in small bursts. Saputra says "I really enjoy furnishing their homes with pieces that make them smile-- things like oversized mirrors that pick up the light from the expansive windows in the units."

The Designers of the Pinnacle believe that much of the space in a condo is multi-functional. For instance a dining room might also be a remote office for a few days while professionals stay out of Toronto and work from home.

As the head of FairTradeWorks Design Department, when Saputra hears the need for multi-functionality, she says "I ensure things like chairs are comfortable, tables are practical and yet everything still looks beautiful together.  Far too often, homeowners attempt to piece things together separately and wonder why it does not have a magazine look." As a Designer, she encourages them to look at the space as a whole and work with a budget to get a cohesive design for the money they want to spend rather than buying one piece that is really expensive and having nothing around it that compliments it.

Ivonny Saputra leads the FairTradeWorks Design team.  She has a Bachelors Degree in Architecture, so she not only understands space but uses attention to detail when passionately designing beautiful interiors. Saputra’s introduction to the development industry came through an interior design firm in Jakarta. Since moving to Canada in 2010, she’s worked on countless residential and commercial  projects. She is now the lead designer in multiple new projects in Ontario for FairTradeWorks, including numerous seniors luxury home living projects, as well as new condominium projects like The Pinnacle in Belleville, ON.  

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