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A maximalist makeover: Vivian Reiss' lavish home

07 October 2015

Step inside artist and interior designer Vivian Reiss' stunning Victorian home in the maximalist style.

Vivian Reiss' maximalist home
The lavish parlour, featuring beautiful colourful throws and cushions

Toronto-based artist and architectural interior designer Vivian Reiss' three-bedroom Victorian home is a beautiful example of maximalist style. 

Maximalism is the antithesis of minimalism, an audacious display of colour, texture and shape. Bright colours, bold patterns, statement furniture and a love of artful clutter all feature heavily in a maximalist home. 

But a maximalist home needn’t feel cramped or cluttered, as Vivian Reiss’ home demonstrates. Large windows, high ceilings and reflective surfaces keep things bright and airy without compromising the jaw-dropping look.

Vivian Resiss' house, which she renovated herself with a small team of craftspeople, features salvaged windows, flooring and other materials, plus a stunning collection of pottery, antiques and artwork that she has collected from her travels all over the world. 

It is an extremely lavish interior design that is rich in colour, pattern and texture - a perfect example of the style.

For another example of a lavish statement interior, see ceramicist Mary Rose Young's colourful home

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