Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Creating a Bold Statement in Canadian Home Trends Magazine

Time is flying by this week at House of Design with new projects on the go and tons of projects in the finishing touches stage. We had the pleasure of doing another photo shoot this week for a bathroom renovation we did for one of our clients. While we don't have any pictures of that one yet, we do have some goodies for you to look at to keep you entertained.


Back in September of last year we introduced you to a new project we were working on here. It was a full house decorating project where we talked about taking a boring new build into the 21st century with show stopping formal rooms with the use of texture and colour ( dark colours, like a black, high gloss painted ceiling! ). You can see the amazing results in the Spring 2013 issue of Canadian Home Trends Magazine! But don't worry, we have a few pictures of it to share with you here to hold you over until you go pick up your own copy.

Lush velvets and silks create an instant air of luxury within the space. Getting rid of the builder's beige walls and stark white ceiling help to instantly intensify the drama in the space and create a bold statement. The walls are painted in a matte finish dark charcoal and the ceiling is done in the same colour but with a high gloss finish. Contrasted with the white mouldings, eyes are instantly drawn up, into and around the space. Using colour and shape to create focal points, this show stopping space has proven to be an amazing room to entertain in. Talk about a dramatic sensory overload! It's projects like this where the homeowner's trust and faith in our ability that make the end results really worth while. I mean, it's not every day that a client will get on board with painting the walls AND ceiling an intense deep charcoal, but what an outcome!



From the tufting on the sofa and chairs to the dramatic puddling of the drapes, this space just exudes drama. Grass cloth, bamboo and wool textures create visual interest without the use of overbearing patterns.


Go pick up your Spring issue of Canadian Home Trends magazine today for more great advice on creating a bold statement for your living space!





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