There's minimalist design, then there's just plain sparse, then there's what this basement was originally. But on the plus side, there was lots of space for me to do cartwheels! Half of the large open basement was designated as the TV area, with the only big sceen TV in the house, complete with another large leather sofa, two reclining leather chairs, two matching leather footstools, and two side tables. Obviously by the time it acme to furnishing the house, my parents were exhausted from designing the house itself and building it, that they weren't too creative or original when it came to selecting the finishing touches for the inside...Read More
This is by far my favourite design that I’ve done to date, and that I lovingly refer to as my masterpiece. With countertops as far as the eye can see, storage space for days, and all those modern city comforts, there is no room for improvement with this gorgeous kitchen. The original kitchen was pretty lackluster, but now this kitchen is a complete showstopper.
There wasn't anything wrong with the original kitchen per se; it was just starting to show its 13-year age with its black appliances, 45 degree angled island, and pine coloured cabinetry. But other than its appearance, there were some other issues with this design of the kitchen...Read More
This large upper deck has been refurnished and refurnished a couple of times, but never fully utilized to its full potential for the space. Outdoor living is so important (especially when our outdoor season is so short here (and you want to be able to enjoy it as much as possible, which is why it's nice to be able to simply extend your living space for that short window of time. Originally this deck only had four Muskoka chairs. Five years later we moved those weathered Muskoka chaors down to the lower patio, and added a ful set of new wooden furniture complete with eight chairs, four side tables, and four footrests...Read More
The original design of this space was definitely sparse when we moved into the house, with just one large leather sofa, two large matching chairs, and a lot of tables (two consoles tables, two open side tables and two closed storage side tables). There was nothing special about this main gathering space for the home, except for a couple of architectural features. The first of which being the large fireplace that was custom built with the stone from the property. The second feature that is truly unique to this house is the wood elevator. I've never seen anything like it in any other house before, but it's quite handy...Read More
With the start of October, we are well into the start of Fall. Which means the leaves starting to change colours, cooler nights, warmer sweaters, lattes in the park, and sipping hot chocolate curled up in bed with a good book. But the start of a new season also means new colour trends to mix into your home and fashion designs. Without fail, Pantone’s got us covered with their ten new colours for Fall.
"The desire for tranquility, strength, and optimism have inspired a Fall colour palette that is led by the Blue family. Along with anchoring earth tones, exuberant pops of vibrant colours also appear throughout the collections...Read More