I’m building a new house in Toronto, Canada. I’ve been working in the interior design field for more than 15 years but this is the first time I’ve had to make decisions for my own project. I’m documenting the entire experience on Medium so please check back regularly. And you can find more information about me at www.monicabussoli.com.

T + 20

The demolition and excavation are complete and we’ve quickly shifted to the next phase of building our house. Still far away from my area of expertise — they started preparing the footings for the foundation today. They also did some soil samples.


I’m building a new house in Toronto, Canada. I’ve been working in the interior design field for more than 15 years but this is the first time I’ve had to make decisions for my own project. I’m documenting the entire experience on Medium so please check back regularly. And you can find more information about me at www.monicabussoli.com.

T = Zero!

Today is demolition day! But it’s a little slower than I anticipated. I had been expecting a big excavator to be rolled into place to start knocking down the walls. …


I’m building a new house in Toronto, Canada. I’ve been working in the interior design field for more than 15 years but this is the first time I’ve had to make decisions for my own project. I’m documenting the entire experience on Medium so please check back regularly. And you can find more information about me at www.monicabussoli.com.

The house is ready for demolition.

T minus…

There are clearly a lot of pre-demolition things that need to happen when building a new house. Our builder (Sierra Building Group) has guided us through that process but there are inevitable delays. And landing on a demolition date has been elusive.


I’m building a new house in Toronto, Canada. I’ve been working in the interior design field for more than 15 years but this is the first time I’ve had to make decisions for my own project. I’m documenting the entire experience on Medium so please check back regularly. And you can find more information about me at www.monicabussoli.com.

The painting party — a bunch of seven year-olds paint an empty house before it is to be demolished!

The Painting Party

Although the entire process of getting the building permit dragged on and on with delay after delay. Things started moving rather quickly the…


I’m building a new house in Toronto, Canada. I’ve been working in the interior design field for more than 15 years but this is the first time I’ve had to make decisions for my own project. I’m documenting the entire experience on Medium so please check back regularly. And you can find more information about me at www.monicabussoli.com.

Front and back elevations for our new house

The Backstory

I was born and raised in Bologna, Italy. I have been profoundly influenced by the rich history of art and culture and the passion for life that pervade all aspects of life in Italy.

Monica Bussoli

Contemporary Italian-inspired perspectives on interior design from Toronto, Canada

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