This kitchen was already completely redone in 2006 so the layout was fine, but it needed a bit of a facelift. The cupboards were dated with an antique glaze and ornate moldings, the countertops were a very busy granite and the light fixtures over both the island and the kitchen table were also too ornate for our client’s current taste. So after the moldings were completely removed, we sprayed the cabinets in Benjamin Moore’s “Chantilly Lace”, the island countertop was replaced with Caesarstone “Calacatta Nuvo” from their 2015 collection, the perimeter countertops were replaced with Caesarstone “Raven” and the backsplash was replaced with a stunning combination of both honed and polished marble called “Mud Mosaic Runway Salt Mix”. The new polished nickel pendant lights and the polished nickel circular light fixture over the table are from different manufacturers but they match well together due to their similar styles and finishes. New contemporary leather parsons chairs were purchased for the table which replaced the previous ladder back chairs and finally a new, contemporary industrial style faucet was added which lends a more contemporary element to the space. The result is a bright, fresh kitchen that our clients love to cook and entertain in!
This living room/dining room was looking a little outdated with beige/blue furniture so first and foremost we chose new chairs and a sofa in a neutral linen fabric. Once that was chosen we decided we wanted to keep a monochromatic look so we changed the wall colour to Benjamin Moore’s “Collingwood” – OC-28, added a new Botero area rug in a grey/cream colour scheme, purchased new toss cushions in a white/silver colour to help pull in the new silver/chrome lamps and accessories and the new glass/chrome/mirrored coffee table is the perfect size and shape to help house an array of silver picture frames and candlesticks. We also had new custom roman blinds made for the windows which replaced the old beige jabots and swags and new artwork. The result is a new, refreshed transitional space that is the perfect spot for entertaining or enjoying a book by the fireplace.
In the dining room, we changed the blue walls to Collingwood, added a new mirror and console table, new artwork and matched some side panels to the roman blinds in the living room.
The master bedroom got new floor to ceiling closet organizers and custom “zen” sliding doors, new hickory hand scraped hardwood floors, new bedding and cushions, nightstands, drapery, artwork and decor. Finally the vanity and little side table was painted in a light grey chalk paint to lighten up the room. Voila a newly renovated space that feels up to date, chic and comfy!
This outdated powder room was recently updated to include a stone wall in silver satin travertine (chosen to go with the existing travertine floors that were not being removed), a new espresso/grey mix floating vanity, a new Aquabrass single lever polished chrome faucet with a crystal inlay, a matching crystal polished chrome 3 light fixture over the mirror and an oversize framed mirror. Even the towel ring has some bling in it to match the pretty light fixture and faucet. The walls were painted in Benjamin Moore’s “Collingwood” – OC-28.
The adjoining kitchen to this recently redone family room was also given a facelift because the 2 rooms are open to each other, the original family room which had more vibrant furniture and furnishings was given a more calming feel. We replaced the chair, toss cushions, lamps and artwork and created a more cohesive space between the 2 rooms. Most recently the wall panel mouldings were designed and constructed to add some texture and interest to the walls. See “Pleasant View Kitchen Facelift” to see how the kitchen turned out.
This laundry room was recently given a facelift with new cabinetry above the washer and dryer, a clothes rod to hang laundry while drying, new quartz countertops with pieces of recycled glass and mirror, more storage closets in between the shoe racks, a new laundry sink, faucet and cabinet, and finally it was painted in Benjamin Moore’s “Gray Owl”. To finish off the look, new decor was added to the room. The owners now don’t mind doing their laundry!
Foyer and Hallways
This staircase was originally stained a medium walnut with an orange undertone and had a runner down the centre. We changed the stain to a very dark ebony/espresso mix and removed the runner. We then painted the wainscoting a bright white and also added new accessories, artwork and lighting which turned this smaller entryway into a dramatic and eye catching space.
We decided to add a patio feature to our ravine yard as most of our time spent entertaining was on our deck and we wanted to enjoy our ravine yard view a little more so we hired Limestone Trail to build our adorable garden shed and Cedargate Landscape to do the patio and landscaping around the shed. They also changed our overgrown gardens around by removing old shrubs, adding newer grasses, a Japanese Maple and coral bells to our spherical boxwood garden and separating other garden areas that were crowded. Kudos go out to both Lisa at www.limestonetrail.com and Brian at www.cedargatelandscaping.com for fantastic results!