Feeling like you’re camping out in someone else’s house is not a great way to feel about your forever home. Young professionals, Kendra and Matt, knew their home had good bones and plenty of possibilities. But they knew they needed a professional to help them discover their own design-language and to transition the style choices made by previous owners into their own.
We kept the renovation sustainable for the planet and Kendra and Matt’s pocketbook by re-homing what didn’t work and keeping the best of the original architecture, finishes, hardware, and cabinetry. By large-sizing tile and light fixtures, we made what was old and dated feel young and relevant. To keep the look mature and grounded, we repeated a soft neutral colour palette and subtle diamond motif throughout.
From the start, I knew my role would be to nurture Kendra and Matt’s design aesthetic. I’m thankful to Kendra and Matt for trusting me to create a language of finishes, millwork, lighting, fittings, and colours to express their youthful yet timeless design style. And I’m most especially grateful for the kindness, patience, and appreciation they showed me and the whole trades team throughout the project.
I was very fortunate to be able to bring on board Ricky Banman, owner of Kardia Fine Cabinetry. Ricky proved himself to be an organized, reliable, respectful and cheerful general contractor for this project. He brought with him as excellent team of like-minded trades people. While we did have a few pandemic-induced hiccups, I think everyone is feeling quite pleased with this beautiful home!
This is how the home looked before the we started…