This won best master bathroom spa retreat design in Canadian Home Trends Magazine. I call this design style urban contemporary with a hint of French décor. I chose a vanity with a European feel and paired it with a traditional faucet. To recreate this look, start with a multicolored tile in a herringbone pattern and select coordinating fixtures, furniture, finishes and paint colors.”
When it comes to selecting wallpaper for your foyer/entrance way anything goes. My clients wanted a wallpaper in their front entrance that not only was neutral but went with their heritage home. This wallpaper by Farrow & Ball called Hornbeam was perfect. Painting the coordinating paint colour below gave it that designed look that my clients loved.
Most designer can see an entire room completed by looking into a blank room with nothing in it. However, for homeowners its difficult to see where all your ideas, planning and money are going. This app I found is a tool I use to create a visual for the room I design and give clients an idea of what it will look like. For the most part it reasure the clients and that most imporant part of my design.
I’m excited about this colour of the year from Benjamin Moore it’s definitely a colour I can use in my design and I like the dramatic but warm tone of this colour. https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/color-collections/color-trends-2017
We all have a piece of furniture that could use a makeover, but when do we know it deserves to be reupholstered or not. I usually ask clients a few questions to see if the piece of furniture is worth the makeover.
1. How long have you had the furniture? 2. What did you pay for the furniture when you purchased it? And 3. Is it comfortable? The other important fact is how much will it cost for fabric and labour and in my design advice if the work is half or less than what you paid for it in the first place then go for it and do the work. Better to reuse than buy again.
If you ask a few designers how they start designing for clients homes you would get a few different answers but where I start is always with FABRIC. It’s the inspiration for the entire room. After the fabric is selected for furniture, draperies and accessories then everything else comes together from paint and flooring then counter tops and furniture.