I have been wanting to share the finished details from this space for some time now. Trying to coordinate schedules to arrange a photo shoot proved more difficult than I had anticipated. Who would have thought that my good friend - who has three ACTIVE teenage boys, a full-time job outside of the home, a cottage that is always beckoning, and an adorable dog, could possibly be busy? Huh. Anyway, thank you, thank you my friend, for not only giving me this fantastic opportunity, but for being amazing clients and for letting me use your sunken family room as my "guinea pig" project.
Here are some BEFORE photos:
This is day one of construction. The wall to wall carpeting has been removed and the corner fireplace is about to experience a timely demise.
This large expanse of empty wall will soon be home to two new picture windows and (oh, and did I mention that FOUR men live in this house?) a VERY large flat-screen TV.
The small bookcase in this shot will shortly make way for a beautiful wall of built-in cabinetry.
And now, what we've all been waiting for, some AFTER shots:
The family's beautiful (and cozy) sectional that is now the perfect spot for movie night. Even the dog has his own favourite pillow.
We love the inverted pleat drapes sewn by Tonic Living in Toronto.
Here is said dog, Jack, enjoying his chance to show everyone who the REAL boss of this family really is...
Here you'll notice one of the two picture windows that were added (check out the gorgeous leaded mullions), as well as some of the beautiful custom wainscoting (we mimicked the shaker profile on the front of the built-in cabinetry and carried it around the perimeter of the room to add some visual interest and to brighten the space).
And finally, here is an image of the built-in cabinetry. The bottom cabinets are perfect to house media equipment, while the open upper shelves are a great place to display books, family photos, and memorabilia. A gorgeous 6" crown detail finishes the top of the cabinet and carries around the rest of the room for continuity.
Here are a list of sources and products that were used/featured in this design:
- General Contracting by Chaplin Home Improvements
- Cabinetry by Kitchen Prolzl
- Hardwood flooring by Kentwood
- Coffee Table by Woodcraft
- Sectional by La-Z-Boy
- Custom drapes and pillow by Tonic Living
- Custom throw pillows sewn by Lisa Sinclair Sewing
- Additional fabric for pillows from Designer Fabrics
- Throw from West Elm
- Chair from Sklar Peppler
- Wall paint is "Drab" by Farrow and Ball
- Trim Colour is "Opaline" by Benjamin Moore
- Accessories by Home Sense
Thanks for stopping by.