The Millcroft Master Bedroom

The Millcroft Master Bedroom

A Little R&R … &R (Rest, Relaxation, Romance) — The Millcroft Master Bedroom The open floor plan in the Millcroft family home fosters “together time” with the couple’s two boys, but there’s nary a nook or cranny for quiet time or couple time. The master bedroom redesign provides a peaceful retreat with practical details to ensure a good night’s sleep. Sometimes it takes deep discussions and poring over pictures and...

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The Millcroft Master Bath

The Millcroft Master Bath

  An Open & Closed Space — The Millcroft Master Bath   The couple seldom used their massive tub, nor was the man of the house able to use the water closet because its placement was so dysfunctional. This New Traditional design includes an airier layout and more privacy. Perhaps with her diminutive frame Goldilocks could find something “just right” in the cramped, poorly laid-out master bathroom my clients had coped with for...

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Masculine Edged Millcroft Main Bath

Masculine Edged Millcroft Main Bath

This modern masculine redesign of  a Millcroft Main Bath for 2 teenage boys has given the family more than a great looking bathroom.  It has changed how they interact everyday for the better. The original washroom had a single sink with both an awkward layout and inadequate storage. The limiting factor was that we couldn’t expand the size of the room and the ideal request was to give both young men separate zones....

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Emerald Inspired Design Choices

Emerald Inspired Design Choices

      Home interiors are influenced by many sources but maybe none as influential as Pantone and their Colour of the Year. For 2013 Pantone has selected Emerald #17-5641 as the Colour of the Year.           Unlike the recent choice of Tango Tangerine, Emerald crosses into a greater range of palettes and styles. And, I feel that the richness the colour Emerald offers will be popular across...

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Morrison Heights Residence – Lower Level Renovation

Morrison Heights Residence – Lower Level Renovation

These wonderful clients, in Oakville, are a blended family who love to entertain often. Whether watching a game or hosting formal dinner parties this layout was not working on many levels. The entire space really felt cramped yet the room itself is quite large. Guests would end up congregating inside of the kitchen area because the traffic flow was cut off between the doorway and the table. The bar area faced the wall and ended up becoming more...

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Yin Yang Bath Renovation

Yin Yang Bath Renovation

Additional angle. Enter from the master bedroom via the closet. Added light to the bedroom but maintained privacy with this custom designed door. The wall between the sink area and the toilet was removed to open up the room and add much needed light. During our initial design consultation it was revealed that additional storage was preferred over separate sinks. The drawer below the sink actually pulls out allowing for full...

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Design Ingenuity + Luck + Professional Painters = Dream Kitchen

Design Ingenuity + Luck + Professional Painters = Dream Kitchen

We have been working with this wonderful client family for almost 10 years. For the most part we worked one room at a time, as we created this blended family’s comfortably chic home. When they are not globetrotting they are entertaining and the kitchen didn’t reflect their aesthetic. We had been putting off redoing it because of the perceived budget. However, since the rest of the lower level was being completely gutted and renovated...

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Ridley Blvd, Toronto Residence – Global View

Ridley Blvd, Toronto Residence – Global View

    Dated and well-loved Toronto family room needed an update. The sectional shape was always awkward for this room. Everyone had to crawl over it to get in and out. Like many family rooms, this one had become a bit of a dumping zone. The organised clutter was purged. We took a tour of the rest of the home and found almost all of the artwork and accessories used in the finished project. Many times clients don’t realise...

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Glenbrook Avenue Main Bath

Glenbrook Avenue Main Bath

This dated main bath was causing my clients bath time chaos. Without enough storage Mom & Dad were not happy. And bad lighting meant the kids and guests were not happy either.           White and blue are a classic design combination and we felt done in this fresh way made this room work for the children and family guests. The dark blue glass tile is a fun accent but will look classic for years. The colourful accessories...

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Facing a Brick Wall… Literally

Facing a Brick Wall… Literally

Whether you live in an older city neighborhood or a new subdivision chances are your dining room or bedroom windows could be overlooking a brick wall. This is a design dilemma that can be a challenge. It is critical to think through the complete room design and list all of the details before purchasing or making a window treatment decision. Let’s look at some details that will help you create a great solution that also meets your whole room...

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