Castle House by Lori Morris
For thirty-five years, Lori Morris has been reinventing the standard in interior design. A creative tour-de-force that embraces a forward-thinking philosophy. Lori is an award winning, ‘no rules’ artist who parlays a unique and unyielding take on sumptuous interior design, with a sexy, distinctive edge.
“I am an artist with a simple design philosophy: No rules. We create one of a kind, bespoke designs melding colours and textures and with an unconventional twist on traditional and Modern architecture. Our work is sophisticated, sexy and super glamorous with an edgy rock star beat.”
– Lori Morris
Based in Toronto, Canada, Lori leads an extensive team of professionals in-house and abroad in the creation of her award-winning spaces. Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Marie Claire Maison Italia, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and many others.
2022 marked the highly anticipated launch of the Lori Morris online store, showcasing her signature luxury product line of custom furniture and accessories.
In this project, Lori has created a sea, sand and sky inspired luxury destination dubbed “Castle Beach”, part fantasy, part dream, in a 12,500 square ft., 5-bedroom grand dame residence where sexy French style caresses the senses in a cool, edgy and sophisticated style.
The spaces have been thoughtfully designed to provide a private resort destination. Comfortable, easy living with every imaginable amenity was the prerequisite for this beauty by the sea, where family and friends gather to reconnect for good food, entertainment and music.
Custom is taken to the next level with the bejeweled mosaic tile pool floor, designed and created especially for the clients’ discerning tastes. This is their exclusive private resort, in their own backyard with new discoveries at every turn, featuring an outdoor custom bar with intimate seating and lounge areas for entertaining and poolside sunbathing.
This is an exercise in high style using custom patterned mosaics, marble, limestone, antique mirror and glass, reminiscent of Old-World extravagance with a new rocker beat.
Traveling back and forth from Canada, Morris and her team at the House of LMD created custom furniture, cabinetry, millwork, moldings for the ceiling reliefs, carpets and the wrought iron for the front door were specifically designed and created for this space with each detail scrutinized for its luxurious stature and unwavering timelessness.
The traditional aesthetic is redefined using unexpected color, unique fabrics and a modern art collection as a backdrop.
Interior designer Lori Morris keeps her eye on scale and balance in every project. The front facade of this elegant mansion utilizes massive urns and planters weighted against a LMD designed carved-limestone entry arch.
Vaulted ceilings and carved moldings rise above the hallway in splendor as sumptuous velvets, brass, metals, glass and mirror execute their dance. The House of LMD sets the tone for elegance with sleek, vintage Deco cabinetry.
The kitchen is a showcase in custom design, built specifically for the clients’ ambitious culinary and entertaining requirements. Carved tracery and an enamel and brass oven hood reminiscent of the Second Empire turn a mere kitchen into a sought-after venue. Overhead, curves and swirls in bas relief patterns resonate with an oval island, center prep station and mirrored cabinetry.
Clean unobstructed sightlines, visually unifying the kitchen, family room, games room and entertainment space.
The whiskey lounge is stealth sapphire opulence, a perfect setting for inspiring conversations. Blue velvet everything pairs perfectly with a whiskey neat, and a cigar featuring a custom-made Lori Morris Lion sofa.
But Morris doesn’t stray far from the soft and luxurious. The master suite has both his and hers sitting and dressing rooms. Covered in plush pink velvet, the carved headboard is topped with a hand-painted scroll of flowers. Overhead, crystal butterflies and yellow teardrops dance in a brass cage. A gorgeous, fully equipped coffee bar, complete with custom Lucite and pink suede bar stools, adorns the second-floor hall way for easy access from the bedrooms in the morning.
This design by Lori Morris has a multitude of beautiful vistas filled with colour and light, leading to each destination for meal preparation, dining and lounge, swim or play.
“No rules and no boxes,” says designer Lori Morris, when she speaks of her design philosophy. “What I do believe in is proportion and balance; a palette that is cohesive; and a harmonious synergy among elements.”