A Beautiful Kitchen and Family Room Makeover

I know I have been promising to share this amazing kitchen and family room reveal since Christmas time, so here it is finally and I think you'll agree it really did turn out beautifully!

We were lucky with this beautiful home as it had great bones already to work with. So we started with painting the walls a warm blue grey colour that would really make the white cabinets pop. We used hits of grey and black in the furniture and accessories as accent colours. Check out the old window frame turned into a clip board for photos, that we had Mango Reclaimed create this for us.  We also stained the butcher block island in warm rich tone to make it stand out against the lovely new countertops.

We added a white beveled edge subway tile and decided to add a marble mosaic herringbone feature wall behind the stove for some interest and drama. I  also added a new custom hood fan that not only looks beautiful but is also very functional as well. The countertops are made by LG and they are absolutely stunning, they have the look of a warm marble but are scratch and stain resistant perfect for a family five! One of the other show stoppers in this kitchen is the bridge faucet-it is simply amazing!

Lighting was also key in this home and we went for it! I fell in love with these lights the instant I saw them... I think they just tie everything together. We added antique brass pendants over the island and a smaller one over the kitchen sink. Over the family dining table we went rustic elegance and this understated chandlier just says it all. In the hallways we went for oversized pendants finished in  a detailed matte black. We also painted out the inside of the front door and the garden door a soft charcoal black.

I also had my client paint out her fireplace and some of her existing furniture with van gogh chalk based paint from Mango Reclaimed in Whitby. I think she did an amazing job and it really pulls the look together. We added custom draperies, new lamps, a rustic mirror over the fireplace and some custom throw pillows to tie it all together!

I hope you enjoyed this reveal as much as I enjoyed working on it and sharing it with you! As always I'd love to hear what you think so feel free to email us or comment on our blog.

We have some gorgeous new reveals coming soon.. so stay tuned and check back frequently for new photos and blogs!!

Urban Barn mini workshop & How to update your space

Recently I was invited to Urban Barn in Whitby to host a mini workshop on colour and how you can bring it to your space through the use of accessories and throw pillows. I must say I really enjoyed meeting all of the ladies and gentlemen who attended and I hope they found it informative!

With Fall now settled in and winter on its way, I always love adding warmth, coziness and colour to my space. Its that time of year when we spend more time indoors, we often host family functions and get togethers like thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

You can easily update your space with some throw pillows and fun cozy accessories. I like to mix metals and add little unexpected touches here and there. As I've said before everything doesn't need to match but it should flow and have a consistent feel and style. Everything should work together and above all it should be filled with items, colours and textures you love! Winter is a great season to add in warm colours such as mustard yellow, deep reds like aubergine and warm brass accents. Also textures such as a nice hand knitted throw or even some faux fur done in the right way, adds a little something special.

I am loving Urban Barn's mustard accents right now and their grey plaid wool throws and they have the cutest fox toss cushions. They also have some great gold accents which you will see in some of the photos below. Don't be afraid to mix in a little gold or brass with your silver and nickel, its ok to do it and it adds some depth and personality!

If you would like some help updating your space for the upcoming winter and holiday season, we still have some space available for a couple of consultations but they are going quickly, so give us a call or an email to book yours!