In Design:
Sunnyridge

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This basement offered us a wonderful blank slate.  It was clean, well built, and the windows were perfect!  And our down to earth clients had a simple list: a Family Room to fit their young family, a Bedroom for the grandparents, a beautiful bathroom, with lots of storage area still accessible. So we got to work creating an interesting space that offered all of these functions.

In The Beginning 

We wanted to create an open Family Room that still felt differentiated from the rest of the basement.  We also had a pesky post that needed to be incorporated somehow.  So we designed a symmetrical pilaster on the other side of the space, creating a grand entrance to the Family Area, all while hiding a structural post that normally would have stuck out like a sore thumb.  The client also asked for a fireplace feature, so in keeping with the more modern look we opted for floating shelves instead of traditional built ins on either side. This wall creates an interesting focal point for the room and continues the clean lines of the overall design.

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Seems Easy Enough

The main floor of the home featured clean lines and a more contemporary aesthetic, so we wanted to create the same look in the lower level.  We repeated the same of type of flooring throughout the space, and also used the same paint colours that the homeowners have on the main floor.

The Look

Once our design team had all the architecture and infrastructure taken care of we moved on to the look and feel.

 

Manhattan meets the Hamptons ended up being a beautiful balance between dark and light with just the right amount of glamour. 

Nailed It!

Think marble, matte black, brass, walnut wood and painted white brick - all with a simple off-white backdrop. 

 

We suggested long textural draperies, coffered ceilings and a simple white painted fireplace detail paired with a marble slab surround.  A match made in design heaven!

Almost There

As we nail down the design elements we model up the cabinetry, the materials and the details further.  We start to consider lighting elements, wall treatments and the placement of future furniture. 

Plumbing fixtures get selected to be in keeping with the overall theme - in this case, the ever popular matte black - and the final decisions about use of space are reviewed to ensure the space will function well AND be beautiful.