Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sneak Peek: Project Gold

As this short week comes to an end, we've had some major progress with renovations and interior overhauls here at House of Design. We thought we'd introduce you to another project we're working on.

Project: Gold
(if you follow us on Instagram, which we suggest you do, you may already be following along)

So....What we're doing?

A main floor makeover including custom mouldings, wainscotting and builtins for the office, family room and foyer. We are revamping this family space to give it a more posh and luxurious feel.

What did it look like before we started?

This is actually a picture we took before ordering all new custom furniture. We wanted to show the homeowner what two club chairs would look like in the window alcove. They originally had an oversized sofa in their place. 

What it looked like when some of the architectural features were being installed...

The Foyer

The Dining Room
While we're not decorating the living & dining room just YET, we are painting the entire main floor and adding some much need paneling. 

What pretty things will be going into the space?

A mix of lustrous deep and pale purples contrasted with neutral grays is going to give this family of six a brand new love for their house and much more usable space.
 Soft velvets accented with bold patterns with straight lines will help create emphasis in this luxurious but comfortable family room. We're also bringing in custom pieces tailored for the client's needs and wants will make this family room the new central hub for the Golds!

What features are we giving this space to make it function better for the client?
A full custom wall unit in the family room will help create space for both storage and display. A wall mounted TV and built in fireplace will make this wall unit a great place for the family to gather around.

Besides the pretty we've also increased the functionality of this unused room by turning it into a home office. A custom double desk adds lots of work space for the family while a custom wall unit will maximize storage without taking away from any square footage of the room (this built in wall unit sits above their foyer closet, we found the extra space for it behind a wall)! But wait, there's more! There's a sneak peek at some finishes in this photo as well. Dark grey grass cloth wall paper acts as a focal point behind the desks while coffered ceilings with recessed lighting and accent painted recessed panels create drama and elegance!


So as you can see, everything is coming along smoothly with Project Gold. A lot of the finishing touches will be going in within the next few weeks so be sure to check back and see how it's coming along.

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 requirements. We design, decorate and renovate from small scale to large scale residential builds.

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