Designers are privy to how well homes function (or not) simply by listening to their clients. We love open concept living …until it comes to working from home. Sound travels easily in open spaces making it hard to concentrate, or get on a video call. So the once highly desired open concept has given way to the ‘flexible’ concept. But, how do we make rooms more private for work during the day, and open the rest of the time?
We want our outdoor shelters (or rooms), to be multi-functional. Not only are we moving our dining rooms from the inside —out, we’re also setting up living rooms, kitchens and bars so we can enjoy as much time outside as possible. By creating these outdoor rooms we’re not just increasing the function of the home and how we use it, we are doing it in style.
Getting out in fresh air and shaking off too much indoor, screen time should be important to everyone. We’re designed to endure different temperatures and weather systems, however, our patio and deck decor may not be as resilient. Here are some tips on how to choose the best outdoor decor.
Think of how many times you go into your kitchen these days. Feeling inspired? We talked to clients who worked with us to create our favourite kitchens and asked them to share their favourite thing about their kitchen and a crowd-pleasing recipe. Enjoy!
It’s time. We’ve stayed neutral long enough. Let’s punch up our visitor’s first impression of our home and make a statement. It’s time to add colour, but where do we start? We’ve narrowed it dow to the top 3 front door colours for 2020.
Porcelain tile companies have done an amazing job copying everything from natural stone, to patterned wood flooring. Now, texture also follows the pattern on the tile for an authentic tactile experience.
The change from one metal finish, generally chrome to warmer metals has been happening over the last few years. This has been driven by an overall change in colour palettes for residential design, namely grey based colours.
A great part about being in the Canadian design industry is taking in all the new and creative concepts and products presented once a year in Toronto during the Interior Design Show.
It’s a matter of personal taste whether a particular style movement or décor piece has staying power. That means while we may love it today, and find an instant attraction to it, will it be around for a while?
The kitchen is the second most expensive room to renovate per square foot, after the bathroom. However, if a full makeover isn’t in the plans, here are five easy ways to update your kitchen.