Our brief for this small kitchen was to banish the 1980’s oak cabinetry, overcome the cramped and dysfunctional layout and provide ample storage.
Our solution was to open the kitchen to the adjacent living and dining rooms. The result of taking down a single wall is nothing short of astonishing: the entire main floor has been transformed into a bright and airy space suitable for both a quiet coffee at the counter, or a sociable entertaining space.
This stunning transformation of our clients' kitchen was the final phase of a total renovation to this 60's split level home in the quiet enclave of Fairview.
If you can believe it, this is an IKEA kitchen, with a few custom touches to elevate it from Big Box Store status to major 'wow' factor.
Back in the Spring of 2018 we decided to take on the One Room Challenge, a six week challenge created by the lovely Linda Weinstein.
The premise is that in six short weeks designers and design bloggers completely design and /or decorate one room and blog about their highs and lows along the way, culminating in a big reveal at week 6.
We selected our master bedroom and two piece tiny attached ensuite. You can read more about it, and see the ghastly 'before' shots, over on our blog.
In our own home, we wanted to create a mid century vibe in our rather plain Jane 1960's bungalow. By combining a few vintage pieces with big box purchases and a few treasured existing pieces we were able to create a mid-century eclectic vibe in this dining and living room on a limited budget.
It was a huge pleasure to work on this custom home for a lovely young family back in 2016.
We were tasked with assessing that the floor plan met the needs of the family, and selecting all the finishes in the home based on longevity and durability.
Our clients' preference for a predominantly grey palette was brought to life with a range of textures to ensure the whole scheme did not fall flat. Dimensional tile, leathered counters, smooth and textured cabinetry all create visual interest without taking away from the overall calm and serene feel of the home.
It was such fun to take part in the amazing transformation of this 90's era kitchen.
Our clients, a busy family of five plus sweet pooch, were after a modern and classic look for their dated and dysfunctional kitchen. A re-invention of the floor plan and the introduction of timeless shaker cabinetry, honed counters and a stunning dry stack backsplash brought this space bang up to date.
Our clients approached us to re-design their basement shower room for their adult children, who were living at home between studying or travelling.
As our clients are well travelled we opted to go with a dash of moorish inspiration with the tile detail, and balanced the budget with a big box vanity and sink.
They love the results, as do their children. We're not sure when they will be moving out now!