Sunday, 12 October 2014

Room with a View

How do you begin with a room that's so... uninspiring?

Before - too many columns!
First of all, we had to take care of the bones of the space, which meant opening up walls and adding some architectural details. The room had a lot of potential, as there's a great view of the lake. Once we removed the columns, dated features and mounds of mirror, there was a blank slate to start over with something more up-to-date.

We created distinct spaces for lounging, dining, and cocktailing!  Added in some practical finishes such as durable vinyl plank flooring and a 15 ft long bench, again in vinyl, for lounging and easy clean ups.

I chose neutral colours for the basic finishes and furnishings to evoke a tranquil, almost zen theme, with small pops of colour sprinkled around in the accessories. The inspiration for this room was taken from this  Robert Allen flower print fabric - reflective of the lake, lush trees and flowers that can be seen out of the atrium in the summertime.
Before - kitchen
After - kitchen

Now it seems much more spacious and accommodating for a party - and it's just as beautiful as the view of the flora and fauna outside!