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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Polo Home (Family Room)

The family room looks out onto the sun room that I had just painted. This room was also in need of some updating, decluttering and some TLC!

This room had a lot of stuff. I worked hard with this couple to declutter.

The back of the room.

Looking to the side where you go into the sunroom.

More stuff!
I decided that we need to change the colour to brighten the room up and it needed some better and more elegant lighting.
The book shelves are now painted and staged and makes the room look less heavy.

(There is currently an electric fire in front of the wood burning fire which will be removed when the house goes on the market in the spring).

The back of the room has also been decluttered. Tea cups and glassware are now displayed.
The sofa has been removed from the back of the room to the side.

A contemporary striped rug in a choc brown, wheat and blue colours was the jumping off point for this room. The wheat colour was added to the wall, the choc brown ties in with the sofa's and the blue is a great colour for the cushions and decorative objects.

The blinds have gone and blue faux silk drapes with wheat striped coloured sheers now adorn the windows.

The sofa and chair above have been given a new lease of life with the co-ordinating soft furnishings.
I love how this room came together and there is nothing like your clients phoning you up saying "I can't believe it, I feel like I have a room from a magazine!"

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Polo Home (Sun Room)

This is a home I am currently working on, this room shows some pretty drastic changes in the before and after shots!
It was a dark room but had lots of potential.
It also ended up gathering clutter, so I emptied it out and set to work.

This whole room was painted with a brush only, sadly I could not use a roller on it!
Luckily I am working with a handy homeowner who added some paneling to cover the corrugated green plastic.

Wow what a change, bright airy and begging to be used for a morning coffee and a read of your favourite book!

I used the original table and added some inexpensive wicker chairs. The fabric was a find in their linen closet. Perfect for adding that beach type feel so I used it and made some cushions.

I re-purposed this wicker sofa from the hallway, added a slip cover, throw and some cushions. I also got a great end of season bargain find with beautiful pale blue garden stool.

Accents like the jars and shells complete the space and add that fresh breezy beach feel!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Woodcroft Home (Basement)

I wanted to share the last renovation I did on this home, this being the main basement room.
I have tried to find some pictures of what it first looked like but could not find any. The walls were white and there was a thin industrial green carpet on the floor.

It was turned into a bar for many years so lived it's life in darker colours.
Now we see it coming out as a family and gathering area but in a lighter more relaxed way.
The design and colours have been influenced from some basement rooms that Candice Olson had completed.

The wall going down the stairs now holds a couple of cool art pieces.

The three pictures above show the one end of the room which is the TV/media area for relaxing on the sofa's and watching your favourite movie.

The back of the room holds a high bar table and 4 stools and then to the side a work surface for drinks and nibbles!

The colour scheme for this basement is a creamy yellow on the walls with an accent white/lavender wall which house this great display of lights. (The inspiration for this came from a funky Indian restaurant on the West Island of Montreal).

The carpeting is a beautiful thick silver grey carpet, plus don't skimp on the under pad essential if you are doing carpeting in a basement!

To compliment the creamy yellow walls are blue accents in vases and bowls and to finish it off cool vinyl silver grey wall decals in a "perles de Lune" pattern.