Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fall Decor, Design & Renovating


Fall is just around the corner.
The air is crisp, its getting cool and as a result everyone is starting to move back indoors to stay warm, following our fantastic summer season. In my industry, the design world, it's one of the busiest times of the year.


DESIGNING, DECORATING & RENOVATING
is on everyones mind.
If it's not on your mind, and you have any plans of revamping your space for the holidays NOW is the time to get in contact with a design professional. Keep in mind scheduling, consulting, custom finishing and we are well into December.

Don't wanna scare you BUT, what are you waiting for?
 
If you live in Toronto or the GTA  - you're in LUCK
This Thursday kicks off the Fall Home Show at the Better Living Centre and runs until
Sunday, September 23rd.
If you're planning on coming to the show make your way to the Reno & Decor Booth for an oppertunity to meet with Interiors Designers available for free 15 minute design consultations.
 
One of those Designers is moi - I'm super excited to be apart of their guest line-up and have the oppertunity to meet homeowners with design dilemmas. I strongly encourage you bring photos, measurements and / or plans to get the ball rolling because let's face it, 15 minutes is not enough time to get all your questions answered!
 
 
 
 
Speaking of Fall - this season has completly inspired me on a design I'm working on for new clients.
They just moved to Toronto from Boston and have nothing but a futon in their family room. The space is going to be transformed into a blend of rustic elements with sofistacated finishes. This uptown family home is going to be designed for a family who LOVES colour and want to incorporate their cultered roots throughout their space.
 
Here is a look at our fall inspired colour palette....
 
 
 
 


House of Design is a full service Toronto based design firm. We create truly unique spaces catered to each client's specific requirements. We design, decorate and renovate from small scale to large residential builds.
For more information please visit www.ericagelman.com or to book a consultation please contact us at info@ericagelman.com
 
 
 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Surviving September

Miss Me?....Well, I certainly missed my blog. I can't believe the summer has passed by so quickly and we are well into my favourite season - Fall. I haven't been blogging at all this summer so I'm back to share all of the exciting events and amazing projects at House of Design over the last few months.
 
Where do I begin?........
 
From full house additions to kitchen renovations to dining room decor - we've done it all and continue to work our magic throughout September.
 
I'll go more in depth with each of our 'projects on-the go' and recently completed ones but for now here's a sneak peak of  summer design highlights.
 
We began the summer with a full-house decorating project. Brand new built in Vaughan. Our client wanted a mix of show-stopping formal rooms and layed back casual spaces for everyday living, so
this house was going to be ALL about texture, (side note: clients hate too much pattern).
We've got grass cloth wallpaper, wool side chairs, linen pillows and a bamboo rug- that's just the family room. In the more formal rooms we've incorporated custom furniture upholstered in velvet, silk rugs, over sized art and high gloss painted ceilings (in black may I add) - more on that design concept on another blog post. It gets me excited just thinking about it.
 
For now here's a sneak peek......
 
 
 
We've also completed a STUNNING, if I can say so myself, kitchen renovation.  We took a kitchen which was completely falling apart - think duct tape holding the floor together to magazine worthy. OH and when I say magazine worthy, I mean cover of the magazine worthy. The project went off with-out a hitch, literally it was as smooth as butter, which is not something you hear all the time with Renos. But, thanks to my extraordinary team, lead by my hubby aka my General Contractor, my trade coordinator & project manager it was perfect!
 
This may be another project which needs its own blog post.
 
Perhaps, you'd like a teeny tiny sneak peek
 
 
 
 
Speaking of renovating. Back in May we met with client's who were ready to blow up their house, well not exactly their whole house but a majority of it. My Davisville clients had decided that after 7 years of living in their modest home their expanding family would need more space, like an extra 1000 sq/ft. They loved their historic Toronto neighbourhood and both grew up in houses they lived in most of their lives, so naturally wanted the same for their kids. So an overhaul took place and ultimately they lost their home to dozens of contractors, only temporarily though. The extension went pretty smoothly, for the majority of the project. They were all ready to move in last week when all of a sudden...................something major happened...........on the next blog post I'll explain it all!




House of Design by Erica Gelman is a full service Toronto based design firm. We create truly unique spaces catered to each client's specific lifestyle requirements. We design, decorate and renovate from small scale to large residential builds.

For more information please visit www.ericagelman.com or to book a consultation please contact us at  info@ericagelman.com