Broken Can Be Beautiful: Spaces by Jacflash Experiments With Kintsugi

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Kintsugi (金継ぎ, きんつぎ, “golden joinery”), also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い, きんつくろい, “golden repair”), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered goldsilver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

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The Japanese believe when something has suffered damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful. It’s time we rethink our philosophy on aging.

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We adore the idea of filling in the cracks on concrete floor.

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and cracked tile.

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Stronger and more beautiful, like this piece of Kintsugi pottery

 

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and this kintsugi coffee table.

We are not only in love with look of kintsugi, but also what it represents, that imperfection is a form of freedom and it’s metaphor for life where “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places”. -Ernest Hemmingway

Spaces by Jacflash Is Bringing The Indoors Out This Summer With Urban Barn!

Spaces by Jacflash is bringing the indoors out this Summer. We’ve teamed up with Urban Barn to transform a backyard space into an extension of our home.

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For this project, we are using Urban Barn’s indoor furniture, to bring the comfort of the indoors out.

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We have incorporated rugs, throws and pillows and focused on cool, soothing colours.

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The Chateau Dining Table’s shabby chic style compliments the Aimee dining arm chair’s classic silhouette.

We layered Urban Barn’s Heirloom Rug with their Vares Rug. The muted colour palettes and the aged look of both rugs create a warm and comforting vibe in the outdoor space.

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Bringing a mirror outdoors increases light and space to every backyard setting. The intricate detailing on Urban Barn’s Presley Floor Mirror adds a glamorous touch. Urban Barn offers endless vases and planters, layering different textures, sizes and colours, adds incredible character to the space.

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We chose Urban Barn’s Element Chandelier in dark grey to add a dramatic element to the seating area.

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To transform our table setting we decided to do a floral table runner. We used a lot of larger greenery, layering it on the base of the table and filling it all in with Eucalyptus. We then filled in any gaps in the table and added Baby’s Breath to add a lighter colour and texture. To top off the table setting I chose flowers with a lot of whites, creams and grey tones such as dusty rose.

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Because the theme of our backyard is bringing the indoors out, I decided to fill the entire space with plants, flowers and as much greenery as possible so that you are still reminded that it is outdoors.

For each table setting I started off with Urban Barn’s Sandy Beach Placemat, which I love because it gives the whole space a beachy, casual and laid back vibe. I used the Moon Struck Dishware Set, the Hammered Five Piece Cutlery Set, I love the hammered texture because it adds a modern edge to the rest of the table. I also chose the Diamant Glassware and I love how dramatic it makes the rest of the table.

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To finish of the table I purchased a grey linen fabric at the fabric store, cut it to the size that I wanted, wet it a little bit and threw it in the dryer to give it a more natural, wrinkled look.

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The backyard design that Spaces by Jacflash assembled with Urban Barn creates a fun and elegant atmosphere to this outdoor space.

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Photos by Evens Belleus, video by Ekaterina Shumakova.

#Paid Office by Spaces by Jacflash

Spaces by Jacflash has made over the #Paid office. The main wall of the space was painted half black so as to mimic the feel of a half wall moulding, the lounge area was created into a cozy conference area or the perfect waiting or work space. It includes a wall mounted fireplace, bean bag chairs and endless natural elements. A hammock sits nearby a “get money” neon sign and a meeting and eating nook is perfect for lunch breaks.
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For more info on refreshing or creating your space with the Spaces by Jacflash team contact jaclyn@jacflash.net!
 Photos by Evans Belleus

2016 Spring Interior Trends

Spring has almost sprung but Winter just won’t seem to die off in Toronto this year. The long winter has gotten us all dreaming about the approaching, budding months and the all new trends and colours that come with it. Spaces by Jacflash has put together a few of the upcoming design crazes for you to stay ahead of the curve with.

Two-Toned Kitchen Cabinets

Don’t get us wrong, monochromatic kitchens are fabulous but mixing the cabinets and island cabinet colours can be a charming touch to any space.

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Statement Powder Rooms

Some may argue that the ensuite is the most imperative restroom in the house, but a powder room is what your guests see, so why wouldn’t you want that room to be as memorable and glamorous as your own? A small washroom with a big design concept can make a big impact. Here are a few of our favourite statement powder rooms and tips to a great powder room makeover:

  • A great wallcovering or paint colour
  • Dramatic mirror with beveled edge, patina or an ornate design
  • Crown molding
  • New hardware in a matte brushed copper
  • Striking tile

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Black And White Trends

Monochromatic design has always been a Spaces by Jacflash favourite, how can you go wrong with a clean and striking space where everything matches!

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Marble And Iron

Marble is an iconic material to use in any home, but pairing it with iron or black can make it look even more eye-catching.

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An original or remodel, classic or contemporary, fireplaces will always be iconic and never go out of style.

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Succulents

Everyone knows that flowers and plants can bring life and vigor to a space, but succulents and terrariums are a 2016 trend that are not only fresh, but also alluring to the eye.

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Lavish Hardware

Adding new pulls and hardware to a space can be an inexpensive but dramatic change. Spaces by Jacflash’s favourite features of the moment are acrylic pulls and/or the use of brushed brass tones.  Larger than usual pulls can also be incredibly impactful.

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Neutral Chic

Some people are just naturally drawn to the allure of shabby chic decor but what really seems to be booming this year are neutral-chic designs. Try veering away from the harsh chevron patterns and strong metallics we used so often in previous seasons and move towards matte metals, stones, organic materials and colours like soft dusty pastels.

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What trends will you pick up this year?! Tweet us @spacesxjacflash

For inquiries on making over your space with the Spaces by Jacflash team contact jaclyn@jacflash.net.

A Once Drab And Disorderly Hallway Turned Into An Elegant Entrance By Spaces By Jacflash!

Hallways need love too!
Spaces by Jacflash turned a once drab, disorderly hallway into an elegant and luxurious foyer by combining organic elements such as a custom, raw barn beam bench, a charcoal, grasscloth wall covering and a live orchid flower, with industrial and sophisticated features such as a cement planter, a bevelled edge, patina mirror and a wrought iron, glass ball wall sconce.
 Spaces by Jacflash is a full-scope luxury firm, offering architectural planning, interior design, and decor. We do everything from designing homes, condos, and commercial spaces to staging, merchandising, closet organization, design and more.
For inquiries on creating your space with the Spaces by Jacflash team, please email jaclyn@jacflash.net and stay tuned for more of our favourite projects by Spaces by Jacflash!
Photos by Evens Belleus