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
Picture ledges are so amazingly versatile. With a little creative outside the box thinking, you can come up with so many different uses. And considering they’re as little as $10 at IKEA, sounds like a pretty good deal to me!
There’s of course the standard way to use the picture ledges to help create a gallery wall. This is such a great way to do a gallery wall, since you don’t need to make a million holes in the wall. Plus if you’re at all like me, you won’t have to worry about changing pieces. Since you aren’t actually hanging each piece individually, it’s super simple to switch things around when you get tired of the current arrangement...Read More
Large open concept spaces are very common and popular right now. But many people struggle with how to design such large open concept spaces. Many people have ideas of how to design a space, and they think they’re set in stone and must be followed. Which is one of the biggest reasons I think people struggle with so much space.
I had a client who needed help designing their second home located in Palm Springs, California. The heart of the home was a large open concept room in the middle of the house...Read More