Monday, April 1, 2013

A Glimpse Into Project Bedford Park

It's has been a busy Winter at House of Design and the Spring is shaping out to be even busier. This week we're going to introduce you another new project we have on the go. This project is not about ripping out the entire house and starting from scratch, it's about working with pieces the clients have and jazzing up the space to suit this young couple and their adorable baby's growing needs.

Project Bedford Park:
The scoop on the scope of work....
The Foyer
First of all, how many of you have a foyer that looks like this? I'm guessing a big number of you use your foyer for throwing keys, and allowing boots and jackets to call "home, well guess what...
That's about to change!

What I'd love to do is change the flooring and create a beautiful tile design in this space, however the clients have decided to live with the travertine stone because they're major concern is the dust and debris they'd have to live with, even temporarily. The foyer is really an introduction to the house we we decided to glam up this space. We've designed a ridiculously gorgeous tufted bench for entry seating with lush accent cushions full of texture and pattern, I'm getting excited just thinking about it.

Needless to say, the house is getting a fresh coat of paint to take it from a basic traditional home into a more contemporary space that feels fresh, open and much cleaner, YES paint can do all that! 
This is The Powder Room
A brand new vanity will find a new home here. But thats not it...this powder room will now feature new dramatic tone on tone with painted wainscotting - in a light grey, might I add

The Family Room

The clients love this room and use it more than any other space in their home so naturally this is our main area of concentration. We're keeping this sectional as is (it's almost brand new) however, we're removing the boring pillows it came with and flooding the sofa with colour and texture (client wants nothing to do with pattern). This is the best way to make a ready made sofa look custom. 
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We're adding a brand new custom wall unit will to help turn the unused fireplace wall into a focal point. We're building out around the fireplace and adding a wall mounted TV as well as plenty of storage will transform this room  into a functional family space. With toys hidden away within the storage unit, the family will be able to enjoy the more adult looking space. 

We're also incorporating things like a new tufted coffee table/ottoman, new lustrous silk drapery panels - two tone side by side,  a custom wall of art and a dramatic area rug. 


The Outdated Kitchen

I'm crossing my fingers and toes that our new kitchen quote gets approved. Client had no original intention to redo it but they deserve better, right? I think so!
 We'll keep you updated on the kitchen....oh do I have some serious plans for this kitchen. 

So please be sure to check back for more updates on Project Bedford Park and everything else we have going on here at House of Design. If any of this inspires you to start your dream design makeover or renovation, please don't hesitate to contact us to get the wheels turning today!

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