How this interior designer adds a touch of sparkle to her favourite room

Deirdre Kelly, The Globe and Mail, April 18, 2014

"When interior designer Lori Morris wakes up in the morning, she sees swans; in the afternoon, she watches sailboats. The views are courtesy of her Lake Ontario townhouse in Toronto's west end. Before she moved in five years ago, Morris stripped the place down to the studs and rebuilt it according to her own opulent vision. Besides offering spectacular vistas, the resulting space now includes a home office where she creates art installations (such as one she showcased at last month's Architectural Digest Home Show in New York) and a spacious living room to which she likes to retreat once the work day is over. "It's so relaxing and elegant," Morris says of the living room. "And it has so many things to look at. It moves and inspires me.""


The Marilyn Monroe 
"British artist Russell Young's work is very moving. He paints iconic people and adds diamond dust to make them sparkle. I got this in Toronto at the Nikola Rukaj Gallery."