When a Toronto Dr. and mother of twins living in the GTA, asked for a bedroom makeover, we knew she needed a getaway from her busy life. With two 8-year-olds, there is not much time for relaxation. This oasis for her and her husband is going to be glamorous, but durable.
This large master suite is almost 14′ x 23′ so there is a ton of room for changes, but we wanted to keep the layout simple, and have a large dressing area because of her very full walk-in closet.
One of the most challenging components to this room was working with her existing furniture pieces – which just so happen to be 2 huge custom made armoires, that don’t particularly match.
Armoire #1 & #2:
We came up with a design that would unite her home’s eclectic style of traditional/boho/glam/beige to a sophisticated, put-together master bedroom. Hopefully to withstand the challenge of growing children and changing styles.
The biggest change we made was to paint all baseboards, crown moldings, and doors a glossy black. This allows us to emphasize the scale of the room and ground the white airy walls. All new gold hardware, fixtures and accents give some sparkle and extravagance to an otherwise monochrome palette.
There is no need to go over the top with art that will break the bank in a bedroom, just go with a few pieces that inspires and delights you time and time again. For this client, we chose to blow-up some of her favourite family shots and a simple painting from a local HouseEleven artist.
Don’t overlook curtains! They are one of the key factors of you getting a good night’s sleep. This room has two very large windows that overlook a pool and beautiful pergola, so during the day when the curtains are open. We don’t want to distract from the hard-to-find Toronto backyard. That’s why we chose a light cool toned grey. But don’t be fooled, these curtains will black out any light on those lazy Sunday mornings to sleep in.
Choosing a bed is a big commitment, which is no wonder why our client has had a difficult time choosing which bed works for her and her husband. We gave her these 4 completely different options, that could all work in her space.
The bedding will be simple and easy to manage – sometimes too many accent pillows can be overwhelming. That being said, don’t forget to take advantage of the opportunity for texture, especially in a monochromatically schemed room like this one. A key factor for bedding is to make sure it is comfortable, but also durable and easy to wash.
We are currently in the process of painting and ordering the finishing touches. We will be posting pictures and videos of the staging and putting together process, stay tuned… we cannot wait to unveil this room to our lovely client and to you!
Spaces By Jacflash recently transformed a large loft in Toronto’s Art + Design District. We combined a collection of grey tones to create a more up-to-date feel, mixed it with brass and crystal for touch of glam, along with white fur and cowhide for a sense of luxury.
We purchased a velvet, deep grey bed frame, paired it with two metallic, velvet accent pillows, with a velvet quilted bed throw. We chose high-gloss, white, lacquer-finished bedside tables, as they complimented the white wardrobe with brass and acrylic pulls and paired the nightstands with geometric, crystal clear table lamps. The sleeping area of the room was made complete with a crystal chandelier and tropical themed photos from one of our own independent Houseleven photographers.
This once simple and dull PAX wardrobe from IKEA has now been transformed into a sophisticated wardrobe by merely making the addition of custom, acrylic and brass finished door pulls from Lux Holdups.
The concept of the large ottoman was inspired by a classic representation of a luxurious walk-in closet. The round, dark grey, suede ottoman from Restoration Hardware highlights the bed frame, and this original, silver spotted, light grey cowhide compliments the metallic in the throw pillows. We loved mixing a variation of textures and materials, so as to create a space that is anything but repetitive or bland.
Spaces by Jacflash wasn’t going to allow an empty space by such beautiful, large windows go to waste! We placed a tropical plant on the left side to give the room some life, then on the right, added a small seating nook that is perfect for lounging or reading a good book. We chose a chair that was clean, but that still had interesting textures and CB2’s brass framed, graphite, velvet chair did the job well done. We then threw on a white, faux fur to amplify comfort and added a soft, plush foot stool (we especially love the pleat and brass features on this ottoman!), as well as an acrylic nesting table set. The objective of nesting tables are to minimize clutter while maximizing the space of a room. The transparency of the acrylic nesting tables gives the illusion of “flotation” when it comes to the accessories atop. We chose a simple, industrial, brass floor lamp to give it a masculine touch and purchased long, dark grey curtains, with gold rods to match. We finally finished off the area with a shag rug and fireplace to cozy the room up, how perfect for Toronto’s painfully harsh winters?
More Info: Spaces By Jacflash offers architectural planning, interior design, and decor. We do everything from designing homes, condos, and commercial spaces to staging, merchandising, closet organization, design and more.
What we love about the new year is that it pushes you to expand your creativity and do things outside of your comfort zone- the excitement of redesigning your life, your wardrobe and especially your home in the newest and hottest trends!
Here are just a few of 2017’s interior design trends to look forward to:
We love this light grey & white geometric carpet that flows down the stairs- the gold rods give it an uber elegant touch too!
These 2D geometric tiles are unreal and eye-catching. Have you ever seen a floor so fabulous?
This front foyer is from the infamous Kris Jenner’s home in Calabasas, California. The black and white tiling is effortlessly timeless, as it has been used in design throughout the years. This pattern was popular in the 1930’s (specifically in diners) but today it is often used in foyers and kitchens.
These geometric accessories are economical and eye catching- try placing yours atop a set of books on your bookcase or on a coffee table!
Tip: Rugs, throw pillows, table lamps and other accessories can be easy and inexpensive ways to bring this geometric trend into your home! Visit society6.com – to find more geometric inspiration.
This iconic, tropical print was originally a wallpaper by Don Loper in 1942 called Martiniquefrom the historic Beverly Hills Hotel. The wall covering makes an enormous statement in any room and today, this print has been converted into everything from bedsheets, throw pillows, accent chairs and more. It’s no surprise people are still going bananas over the banana leaf print!
Tip: Martinique wallpaper + gold accents + fur = tropical chic. Thank us later 😉
This emerald green headboard paired beside a tiny gold accent table and gold rope pendant lighting gives this space an alluring, yet cozy semblance.
These green bar stool chairs stand out with the clean, grey tones that surround them. They are definitely the focal point of the room!
These ornate, gold mirrors lined up along this green stair wall transform the staircase into an eye catching pathway to the second floor. The white half-mouldings and the black & white stair runner brings everything together to make the space feel complete.
An emerald green, tufted, velvet chaise is as elegant as you can get!
Tip: Green – specifically emerald green in this case – is so rich in colour and is especially charming when paired with gold accents and navy blue. Can you say vintage glam?!
This photo was taken in a hotel in Venice, Italy called Hotel Ai Reali. In their suites, they welcome their guests with a luxurious, tufted, navy blue headboard paired with traditional, gold details.
The Milo Club Chair by Lawson-Fenning features a polished brass frame and blue pin-striped velvet upholstery. What a combo!
The Winfrey mid century modern bar chair adds the perfect amount of punch to an exquisite bar. (ottiu.com)
Tip: Try choosing navy blue over black! Navy blue is a great alternative because – like black – navy blue gives you a sense of sophistication and elegance without feeling too harsh.
Marble & Brass Combination
Step it up a notch by inserting brass rods on each vertical crease of marble tiles. Experimentally awesome!
What a unique addition to a once typical marble island!
Who doesn’t love using marble in bathrooms? Take it a step further by creating a captivating contrast and add some brass features!
Or try out the same marble and brass combo in your kitchen.
This is a well-loved coffee shop called Sorry Coffee Co. attached to the Kit + Acestorein Yorkville, Toronto (and designed by our good friends at MGBA Inc!). We love their use of marble and rose gold throughout the space.
Tip: Though the marble & brass combo has been a trend since 2015, it has continued to rise. Check out websites like westelm.com, etsy.com, urbanoutfitters.com – to find endless marble & brass lamps, coasters, trays, dish ware, plant pots, and more!
Bring the laid back feel of a beach home to your own dining room! These sisal chairs give the space a coastal feel.
Texture can be brought into your space from light fixtures too!
Fur is commonly used to add texture to room. It makes the space glamorous as well as cozy and warm. This is called Golden Island Fox Fur Blanket from Overland Sheepskin Co.. Looking for an animal friendly option? Try one ofRestoration Hardware’s Faux Fur throws.
This bedroom brings in countless textures- from fur pillows, mirrored furniture, a woven, feathered pendant and even grass cloth wall coverings- creating an invitingly homey, yet captivating space.
Tip: Texture not only adds character to each space, but it also creates dimension to a room.
Organic and quirky light fixtures are super easy to find and can add a rustic/industrial look to your home.
The thin clear strings holding up this pendant gives the viewer an illusion that the fixture is floating. This unconventional pendant will be the talking piece of your home!
Tip: There are endless eccentric and original light fixtures available these days. Rather than sticking to what seems practical- try something new and eye catching to make your space exceptional!
Trends can either be intimidating or exciting for homeowners, but there are functional ways to use these fun & bold trends- designers like us are crushing over the 2017 trends and we can’t wait to inspire!
We all admire a beautiful, spacious bathroom. But who says small bathrooms can’t be transformed into the dream bathroom you’ve always wanted? It can be challenging, but check out our top 5 simple tips and tricks to upgrade your bathroom’s aesthetics and also make it appear larger than it truly is.
1. White/Neutral Colours
White tiles, walls and fixtures, along with a neutral palette, can make a room feel light and spacious. Marble tiles have always been a timeless favourite.
Windows are a great source of lighting. Try going for as much natural lighting as you can. Of course we need our privacy, but why not cover windows with a sheer curtain rather than an opaque curtain? Or invest in a frosted glass window or film. A light installation should be located on the ceiling, just above the mirror, and on the sides of the mirror. (see picture below)
3. Go BIG With Mirrors
As it comes with no surprise, mirrors are the most commonly used trick because they give us the illusion of a maximized space. Install a mirror from the vanity sink, all the way up to ceiling, and you’ll notice what a difference it will make.
4. Floating Furniture
This is a trick not a lot of people are aware of- floating furniture and even a floating sink, are great for small spaces because it will eliminate clutter. If you’re worried about storage, mount some floating/recessed shelves to store your extra bathroom essentials!
Glass acts as a transparent wall as it allows the eye to travel from each end of the room. Ditch shower curtains and use glass as a divider; it will give your bathroom a modern and crisp touch.
For more info on upgrading or redesigning your bathroom (or any space!), contact the Spaces by Jacflash team at spacesbyjacflash.net/contact.html
This week the @jacflashtoronto girls and I got to play dress up again with Adamar Diamonds!
Adamar Diamonds travels the world to carefully select each and every piece. They not only work with Italy’s finest designers, but unlike many diamond and jewelry companies, they also manufacture their outstanding products in Italy. With all of this being said, they still maintain a lower price point than retail stores with a private, personal shopping experience and continuously prove their commitment to quality and luxury. How could you want to buy your diamonds anywhere else?
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