We’ve designed our fair share of show homes over the past few years, but this one is pretty high up on our list of favourites. We were immediately inspired by the open layout, natural light, and warm, rustic wide plank floors. It just felt like a bright, happy space right away and we really wanted it to feel like a beautiful home – designed with attention to detail, but still totally cozy and liveable. We’re still sad we can’t move in!
The colour palette in the kitchen (deep navy blue, crisp white, warm natural wood, and pops of brass) became the jumping off point for the rest of the house. We drew from this palette in every room to create a home where every room has its own personality, but still feels cohesive.
Kitchen highlights: Leather counter stools that pop like WOAH against the cool blue island, sleek pendants courtesy of Schoolhouse, and the floating walnut shelves that frame the stove (and were just begging for Pinterest-worthy styling!)
In keeping with the bright & cozy theme (not an oxymoron, we swear!), we kept the living room conversation-friendly by facing the furniture inward around a coffee table instead of toward the TV. We were inspired by the rustic tile on the fireplace and layered natural materials in this space to keep it feeling earthy and airy.
We went a totally different direction in the den and pulled the dark navy hue from the kitchen cabinets and splashed it onto the walls in here. We can’t decide if this room is better for a late night cocktail or a rainy afternoon with a good book… Hmmm. It’s also tough to pick a favourite element in here, but we think the custom buffalo check curtains steal the show.
The master bedroom is all about calm and cool. The gorgeous walnut spindle headboard against the light walls keeps everything feeling light and airy, and you simply cannot go wring with fluffy white bedding. It seriously works in just about every style. Another insider tip: an open headboard makes a bedroom feel bigger because it creates the illusion of more wall space on the bed wall.
It’s not difficult to spot the standout selection in here, is it? We used the high contrast patterned tile as inspiration for the rest of the space, keeping things simple with a black and white scheme and brass light fixtures.