Black, Gold, and Greenery Bring A Once-Drab Liberty Village Space to Life

Spaces by Jacflash brought life to this once cold, cluttered and cramped condo. We chose a modern looking sofa with an extra-deep seat and crisp tailoring, which has a strong presence but feels airy and light thanks to the thin frame and cast metal legs. We paired this sofa with a rope-like ottoman for a spontaneous seating option, while a glamorous brass pedestal marble top coffee table and a brass and black velvet side chair bring sophistication into the space. To tie everything together and create warmth in the space, we added black velvet curtains and an alluring but cozy loom area rug. We re-merchandized her existing wall shelves by layering differing sized frames, and a touch of greenery. The high-gloss media credenza's geometric doors adds an eye-popping interest to the space. 

In the dining area, the client wanted to keep her existing dining table, so we paired it with glamorous acrylic chairs and a refined shiny brass bell pendant. A black cowhide rug sits below the dining set to add warmth to the area and we moved her existing mirror to the side wall to open up the space. 

We created a small seating nook by bringing over one of the acrylic dining chairs and pairing it with a gold framed piece of artwork, a luxurious, black pull up side table, a succulent and eucalyptus stem to add height. 

The client wanted to keep her original desk in this office and loved the idea of a black feature wall. To create a more refined and finished look, we custom built a geometric wall to add depth and character to this once-confined space. We swapped out her old desk chair for a striking black, velvet high back chair, and adorned the blank wall with 3 layered matte black floating shelves to display her office items, awards, books and plants.

We added endless plants and flowers to bring life to the entire space, and for a finishing touch, we swapped out the old, dated, cookie-cutter door hardware for some sleek, modern, matte black handles.

Fitness by Jacflash goes on a fieldtrip to Krav Maga Toronto!

We were thrilled to host this special self-defence workshop at Krav Maga Toronto (KMT)! Rob Ferreira, owner and founder of KMT, led us through a series of exercises that can be applied to real-life situations. For example, we learned how to “pluck” in order to get out of a choke hold, and how to get on our feet if someone has us pinned down on the ground.

Goodie bags were sponsored by Genuine Health, Made Good, HUE, and Pure Anada. Fiji water and Revitasize juice kept us hydrated throughout the workout! We had special Fitness by Jacflash x KMT cards for everyone to reflect and write the top 3 things they learned in the workshop. Afterwards, Rob led everyone in a discussion about their experiences as women living downtown and we shared tips and tricks for safety.

Spaces by Jacflash Transforms Blake Carter's Living and Dining Room into a Chic Uptown Oasis

We had so much fun working on this project with 93-5 The Move’s lovely host, Blake Carter. We transformed Blake’s small, dysfunctional townhouse into a chic and airy living space with the intention that every piece of furniture we chose brought function and practicality with it.

We had the main wall in the dining room wallpapered in a Dalmatian print, adding warmth and texture to the space. 

The statement piece we chose for the dining area was a teardrop capiz chandelier, making the otherwise small room feel grand in scale. The tin-framed band of brass on the chandelier ties in the accessories in brass and black, making these pieces stand out but ultimately contribute to the unified aesthetic. 

The living area is colourful and eclectic: we accessorized with vintage items, personal pictures, and some modern pieces like the ottoman and side tables, giving the room personality and a comfortable feel. 

Overall we utilized every inch of the rooms to the fullest, maximizing function and allowing Blake to enjoy her new living space! 

09/25/18 Fitness by Jacflash Women’s Power Yoga Workshop with Kay Ghajar, The Wellness Witches, and special guest Sophie Lukacs on the kora!

On Tuesday September 25th, Fitness by Jacflash hosted another Women’s Power Yoga Workshop with Yoga Instructor Kay Ghajar, The Wellness Witches (Jennifer and Renata), and a very special guest musician Sophie Lukacs!

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Goodie bag sponsors included Vo Beauty Co., Soapstones Natural Skincare, RAERE lashes, Ponytail Mail, Consonant Skincare, and the delicious nud fud.

Yoga mats were graciously provided by lululemon stores The Local and Cumberland, allowing our attendees to just show up, without worrying about lugging around a yoga mat.

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Tea for the workshop was provided by long-time Fitness by Jacflash sponsor, Safaroma. Safaroma was created in response to a desperate need to provide a channel for thousands of Afghan female farmers to sell their products at fair market prices, thereby doing away with unscrupulous middlemen and dominant distribution corporations. In 2016, they began work with the Ghoryan Saffron Farmers' Union and expanded as a trusted partner for other women's co-ops as well as individual farmers. We were drinking their Paradise Tea (an herbal blend with infused saffron) for the evening.

We were honoured to host The Wellness Witches, who led a fun and informative discussion about the solar plexus chakra.

Our yoga instructor Kay Ghajar (@kayghajar) then lead us in a one hour power yoga session. Her detailed, descriptive instruction and high energy made the class exciting, comprehendible and achievable for the women in the class who are all at different levels. As a special treat, we had Sophie Lukacs (@sophie.lukacs) playing the kora at the beginning and end of the yoga session. The kora is a 21-string lute-bridge-harp, which originated in West Africa. Sophie has been living and studying the kora in Mali for the past 3 years.

As always, we had lovely assistants Meredith, Jessica, and Ganna on hand throughout class helping everyone get deeper into each pose.

Raffle ticket prizes included two Safaroma tea + saffron sets, a facial care trio, and a free outfit rental from Boro. We love picking the raffle prize winners! Nat, one of the co-founders of Boro, joined us for the evening and helped us present the raffle prize to our lucky winner.