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A warm sanctuary in Toronto

The Toronto duplex of Rachel Elliott (Lio Projects) becomes a warm sanctuary through a highly-personal art collection and rich textures. Each area of the art advisor’s home tells a story; from the custom Karina Bania painting above the couch, acquired at a time of transition and aptly titled On the Horizon, to the Christina Watka Light Totem sculpture in the kitchen, part of a series shared by each of her family members. Scroll through for the full tour.

Design by Lio Projects, photo by Olivia O’Young

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Painting by Karina Bania
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Painting by Karina Bania
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“I’ve collected art at different phases of my life. Some pieces commemorate places I’ve been, while other pieces make me feel connected to the artist’s voice and process.”

— Rachel Elliott, Lio Projects

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Hanging sculpture by Christina Watka
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Hanging sculpture by Christina Watka
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Hanging sculpture by Christina Watka
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“I’ve always been a believer that space should equal sanctuary, ergonomics are important, and art should be meditative.”

— Rachel Elliott, Lio Projects

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Works by Chad Kouri & RF Alvarez
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Works by Kristin Texeira & RF Alvarez
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Print by Inka Bell
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“I was fortunate enough to work for a gallery that promoted emerging artists and new collectors. It gave me the confidence to truly collect what I love and take more risks.”

— Rachel Elliott, Lio Projects

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Print by Inka Bell

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