Saturday, January 11, 2014


Happy New Year!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season filled with family and friends.

I have been so excited to share some photos of a completed project with you! I LOVED every minute of this project - in no small part due to the lovely family I was working with. A sweet and gracious friend, her uber handy husband (all of the custom millwork was completed by him on evenings and weekends), and their two adorable daughters contributed to making this project a truly great experience.

Here are the items that were on the family's wish list: 
  • a light and airy living space 
  • suitable for entertaining, yet also conducive to curling up with a good book 
  • clean and linear 
  • updated, yet maintaining some traditional design elements
  • a neutral colour palette (specifically, "We're tired of taupe!") 

And here is what we came up with: 

The natural light in this room adds warmth to this already inviting space. 

Working with tonal fabrics allowed us to have some fun with pattern and texture. 

A "pop" of raspberry red adds a refreshing element to the space and draws the eye into the room. 

The side tables are by Bernhardt through Union Lighting

The table lamps are from Decorium, and decorative accents are from Indigo and West Elm

I love to add personal touches wherever possible, so in this space, I found and framed 
vintage maps of the family's countries of origin - Finland, Italy, 
England, and Canada. They are a great conversation piece. 

The gorgeous coffee table made from reclaimed wood with a cast iron base is from Pottery Barn

Floor lamps are from Pottery Barn and the cozy occasional chairs are from Decor-Rest

The great texture of this Samar Ottoman from Crate and Barrel can double as a side table or as a stool. and grey. One of my favourite colour combinations. 

The stunning area rug is custom and available through APT carpets

Thanks again to my wonderful clients for letting me design this space for you! 

Stay warm and dry everyone! 


1 comment:

  1. Simply stunning! I love every inch of this space you created. I particularly love the pop of raspberry!
    You are great at what you do Kerry!