Every inch of your home should reflect your personality. Freshening up your entry way helps set the theme for your home and can leave a lasting impression on your guests.
Have you ever been looking through magazines or social media and you come across all these beautiful homes and you want to create the same look but you just do not know how to achieve it? That is exactly what my client’s were feeling when they contacted me. They had a keen sense of style and were very handy but needed help to accomplish the overall look. I was able to push them into making bold decisions and create the look they had always envisioned but could not successfully complete on their own.
Knowing the look my client wanted to achieve assisted me to create a fresh urban kitchen my client cannot wait to cook in.
Having a dining set and china cabinet can be hard to part with. With the theme we wanted to achieve we kept the dining set and ditched the hutch. I picked a subtle paint colour to create a soft palate and added new accessories to finish the room.
For the living room I wanted to create a cozy space guests could feel comfortable in.
The Family Room was tired and dated. The room and the fireplace were painted to brighten the space and new furniture selected to provide a feeling of comfort . A custom mantle was made to showcase the rustic wood art pieces that were created by a family member.
Having children, a full time job and a busy schedule with an entire home to furnish can be overwhelming. With a busy schedule and little time spare my clients reached out to me for assistance. We decided to start in the living room and ultimately create a relaxing adult only zone. I confidently curated their space by incorporating their style and define their personalities, they now have a living room they are thrilled to call their own.
I started with an empty room that only had two over sized chairs. It was important to my client to still be utilized, so I reupholstered the chairs and moved them to the basement. I sourced out furniture that fit the space perfectly, would provide more seating for entertaining , and custom ordered them in a fabric that suits my clients taste.
I added beautiful metal accent tables to soften the room and appeal to my clients contemporary taste. The detail on the bottom of the tables add sophistication and style.
To create a flow in the space I coordinated the accent chairs to match the pillows on the sofa and chair. To enhance the space I added bold accessories.
To elevate the room I added abstract art work and a show stopping rug which are contemporary statement pieces in the room.
Accent tables were added between the accent chairs to marry the wood elements in the dining room while still managing to incorporate the urban theme.
I selected dark beautiful drapes to hang in the window to add a level of depth to the space and balance the room.
As I continue to work with my clients I will incorporate the modern elegance theme into the rest of the home. Stay tuned!!
Having a custom house built from scratch can be overwhelming, from selecting the floor to the railings to the kitchen cupboards. These are the decisions my clients were overwhelmed with when they contacted me for help. I assisted my clients with the flooring, room planning , paint colours, back splash right down to the furniture and accessories. I pushed them to make some bold decisions that paid off in the end. I wanted them to feel happy and right at home and extenuate their fun and vivacious personalty by incorporating personal touches. I was able to take some blue prints and turn them into a “home my clients cannot wait to come home too.”
Starting with the entrance I wanted to showcase my clients love for Disney. The custom made bench brings their fun character and personality into the space while retaining sophistication .
My clients already had a dining table and china cabinet. I ordered custom made head master chairs that look like they came with the initial set. I wanted to update the room with playful chairs and whimsical lighting that fit with the sophisticated Disney theme.
Open Concept Kitchen and Family Room
The kitchen and family room area are open concept which is great for entertaining and spending time with your family. I continued the sophisticated Disney theme by incorporating strategically placed trinkets around the room. The walls and kitchen cupboards are very neutral with bold colour choices in fabrics and accessories to showcase the personality of my clients.
My clients inherited a sentimental elephant coffee and end table set that was important to incorporate. To do so, some elephants accessories were scattered strategically throughout the home to set a subtle flowing theme.
Leading to the upstairs is a grand staircase. The dark railing really accentuates the light neutral wall. A fun and colourful over sized painting was incorporated to add some personality into every inch of the home.
My clients love the colour teal but were unsure and hesitant about putting this gorgeous colour in their home. I knew incorporating teal into their master suite would create their own personal haven. I selected a bold paint colour accent wall and lightened the rest of the room with a soft off white with a hint of teal. After some hand holding my clients are happy I pushed them to make a bold decision and are ecstatic with the end result.
Toronto Maple Leaf Inspired Bedroom
Showcasing love for a sport is a fun way to transform a room to reflect your passion. I selected a feature wall done in the leafs blue jersey colour and team spirit was added across the room to tie the theme together.
I wanted this bedroom to stand out with character just as the other bedrooms do. A rustic wood was placed on the wall to create a striking feature wall.
Toronto Maple Leaf Inspired Basement
Having a space to enjoy each others company and entertain was very important to my client. This finished basement includes a pool table , dining area and full functioning bar with a theme that inspires them to root for their team.
An added bonus to this home was this amazing theater room. We kept the Disney theme in this area by adding personal touches to the sliding live edge door and display some of their beautiful Disney posters. I softened this room with a carpet and darkened the walls to create a cozy and functional theater room. This room was quick to become on of my clients favorite spaces to come home and enjoy family movie night.
Renovations can be challenging especially when moving into a new home in a new city. It can be overwhelming and you do not know where to begin or even which stores to work with. That is what my client was feeling when they requested my services. With a lot of TLC we were able to turn this dated home into a modern oasis my client is happy to call HOME!
Entrance- I kept this area light and airy to keep the main focus on the open concept of this home. This allows your eyes to be drawn to the main focal point in the room.
Living Room- Out with the old and in with the new. The room was completely updated to reflect the clients modern taste. I was able to update this dark and dated living room to fresh and bright sanctuary my clients enjoy.
Powder Room- Once a place of darkness was updated to a bright and modern room guests can enjoy.
Kitchen- Keeping with the theme of this home I softened this kitchen by renovating the nook area. Once a place my client hated quickly became one of their favorite places in the home.
Den- This room was intended to kick your feet up and relax , which is exactly what my client’s can do now that we have taken the wallpaper off the wall and showcased some of their favorite accessories.
Bedroom- A once outdated eyesore was transformed into a room my clients can’t wait to come home to at night. The layout of the space was changed to create a better traffic flow and showcase the room better.
Office- While showcasing some of my clients hobbies I created a clean and fresh office for my client to be able to enjoy spending time in.
Guest Room- Sometimes we have beautiful pieces of artwork from our old home we cannot showcase in our new home. We do not know what to do with these beloved pieces of art…solution why not let your guests enjoy them. We placed gorgeous sentimental pieces of art around the bed to showcase their beauty and add some depth to the guest room.
Basement Bedroom – Although renovations on the basement are not fully completed I wanted to showcase how even the littlest changes such as a coat of paint and new furniture can completely change and update a room.
Dining Room- This room was dark and dated. With my clients existing dining table and chairs I was able to create an eclectic look that my clients could not wait to entertain guests in.
Adding bold colours to your home can be intimidating. The best place to start is with somthing inspirational like a piece of art or an area rug. For this clients family room we selected a beautiful area rug to pull colours from. We pulled the charcoal grey for the sectional which coordinated well with the open concept of the house. For a pop of colour we featured the rich burnt orange in the rug. In the living room we decided to go a little more bold with navy blue sofas and a heavy weaved black swivel chairs. Even though this was a bolder colour choice when paired with a light area rug and neutral walls it created a cozy and inviting environment the client was happy with. Next step for this home is accessorizing which is a fantastic way to add a pop of colour and tie the room together !!
I recently had the pleasure of renovating a clinic. Updating a space can be challenging when you are restricted with pre-existing flooring. I was able to create a colour scheme to compliment the colours in the tile. By coordinating the floors with the new colour scheme I was able provide this clinic with a fun and fresh atmosphere for patients.