BECOMES A COUPLE’S
Text by Michelle Warren
Photography by Ted Yarwood
’’To us, our house...
had a heart and soul.
It was of us, and we
were in its confidence
and lived in its grace
and in the peace of
— Mark Twain
This quote is fastened, among a collec ’tion of
snapshots and postcards, to the kitchen wall in
Theresa Casey and Robert Gray’s 1930s Toronto
home. Its relevance is unmistakable the moment
you pass through the heavy front door, fall into
the home’s embrace and begin exploring. And
explore is exactly what you do. Not because, at
2,500 square feet, the house is sprawling, but
because it is designed and filled with such care
and detail that everything, from light fixtures to
hardware to closet doors, presents an opportunity
to learn and delight in unexpected pleasures. It’s
as though every object, every piece of furniture,
every fabric has a story to tell.
The story of how Theresa, a designer and artist,
Artist and designer
Theresa Casey in her
dining room, where
one of her paintings
is on display.