Sensus Design Studio is a luxury design, interior design, and construction firm that specializes in luxurious turn-key passion-projects throughout the GTA. Founded by brothers John-Luke and Jesse Sahlani, who got their start early in life working on foundations and landscaping, the company has moved from small-scale renovations to 2,500-10,000sq/ft plus luxury custom homes. Now, Sensus Design Studio has 25 in-house staff members and a network of over 400 tradesmen and suppliers, but despite the company’s relative size, every project is personally overseen by the brothers themselves.
Jesse Sahlani heads all things design, and every timeless design he is known for starts with a sketch. Of course, he doesnt stop there. Sun studies and topographical considerations, as well as the proportions of each space that are crucial to the layouts and flow of the home are reviewed in depth to ensure that timelessness exists in every detail. The importance behind this practice is echoed throughout Jesse’s portfolio, as every design project he is involved in is designed to be just that; timeless. Jesse puts great importance towards each structure’s ability to harness the suns light at the time of highest use for each room, as well as the proportions of the structure itself.
From there the designs are brought to life through the use of photorealistic 3D renderings, full-scale floor plans, and interior design material boards, ensuring that every detail of the project is custom-tailored to each client and explained in a collaborative and visualizable way. While all of this sounds conceptual, Jesse and his team have also worked with almost every municipal zoning review, conservation authority, and building permit office in Southern Ontario to see through the permitting and approval processes required to start construction.
John-Luke Sahlani leads the construction division of the firm and collaborates in lockstep with Jesse and his team to bring each of the duo’s highly detailed passion projects to life. Through his design and construction management background, John-Luke’s ability to implement every unique design the firm is responsible for through an often highly detailed construction process allows him to achieve visual harmony between concept and finished product. He has worked directly with a long list of high profile clientele throughout the years and has assembled a notable network of suppliers and craftsmen to execute on the specificity of design the duo is known for. Utilizing a combination of sketches and a wide range of specific section details, available to him as a result of being able to collaborate and contribute to the structural composition of each design, John-Luke’s approach ensures each project is seen through using some of the highest quality construction methods. As a result, John-Luke has been able to see through over 500 custom construction projects successfully.
Now featured in several magazines, the result of this keen collaboration on the part of both Jesse and John-Luke is a lengthy portfolio of highly unique and luxuriously inviting environments that are designed to be admired and built to stand the test of time. John-Luke and Jesse both intend on their firm continuing to focus on approaching each project they commit to in a wholistic way. Combining design, interior design, landscape design, and construction together as one allows Sensus Design Studio to treat every project as a passion project where every detail is purposefully curated.