A Luxuriously, Ornate & Cozy Dwelling By Spaces By Jacflash

Spaces by Jacflash has transformed this old rental home from a neglected, drab space into a luxuriously, ornate and cozy dwelling.

These are the 5 key features that make this room oh-so-special.

1.Wall MouldingIn our previous blog post on DIY wall moulding,we touched on how wall moulding and wainscotting can dramatically change a bland space into an architecturally appealing room. We decided to frame the back wall with this moulding which pairs perfectly with the freshly white painted brick.

2. FurWe decided to add some faux fur to give the space a cozy and luxurious vibe.

3. Organic elements  A quick way to liven up a space is by using organic elements. We incorporated a birds of paradise plant, tiny cactus, beautiful roses and an orchid.  We also incorporated stacked wood into our bookshelf under our monochromatic library of books.

4. Striking furniture – You would be amazed at where you can find the most intriguing furniture from kijiji to an antique store basement- the stranger the place, the better the find! Most of our pieces in this space are one of a kind and specially selected.

5. An Eye-catching Accessory – Our main attraction in the room is the gorgeous ornate framed mirror.  The ornate details in the frame really tie the space together expressing the style as vintage-chic. The gold pairs great with our gold office style floor lamp and marble top gold side table. You can find these frames hiding in antique stores but once restored, they can really tie a room together.

Here are some photos of the space- Let us know what you think of this space on our twitter @spacesxjacflash !

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Cultivated & Masculine Design

One of the most loved styles of design in a space is where a rustically organic style harmonizes seamlessly with modern features. Spaces By Jacflash often caters to male clients who love this more masculine style, as it gives off an effortlessly refined, yet weathered and lived in look that is much desired. A masculine space should be relatively relaxed, so in using these organic elements, a monochromatic colour scheme and a touch of drama to the space, it gives every man the living space he can relate to. Features such as exposed wood, brick or concrete are always a plus but can be easily added or imitated if not already existing in the space. Other unexpected elements to use are live edge wood features like a headboard or table with a dark accent wall.

Spaces By Jacflash recently designed a Yorkville condo in which used a barnboard headboard and live edge coffee table coincide with a matching media shelving unit.

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Below are both inspiration photos we love and projects we have done in this style. Tell us what you think of the classic and contemporary style that achieves this masculine and unconventional charm.

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Trending Tuesday: Swings

There is a new trend that brings ultimate comfort and lounging indoors: hammocks and swings create eye-catching loungers to any room.  Spaces by Jacflash has recently designed a couple of spaces with hanging swings that truly brings a WOW factor to both spaces.

A recent space we designed is the Queen St. boutique, Untitled & Co.. We created a Mongolian wool bench, with gold chain hardware to accessorize the space in harmony with the rest of the store. You may have seen photos of this striking swing on the Instagram accounts of many of Untitled & Co’s customer’s.

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Another hanging swing we used, is at one of the trendiest boutique office spaces in the city, #Paid. We used a white knitted hammock that looks perfect in the lounge area of the office. In this space, we really wanted to utilize the raw exposed materials in the building like the brick walls and shelving unit filled with wood logs to create a cozy, organic vibe, and this swing really brought this semblance to life.

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Other hammock inspiration we love…

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Until next Trending Tuesday… xoxo the Spaces by Jacflash team.

Spaces by Jacflash How To- Wall Moulding

Applying wall moulding to your space is a great way to incorporate line and shape into your room, and brings with it a classy and sophisticated feel. We recently adding panels to a small room in a house we are working on and here’s how we did it:

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– nails
– mitre saw (45 degrees)
– measuring tape
– pencil
– wood filler
paintable caulking and gun
– stud/metal finder
Step 1:
Planning out your design. You need to know exactly where each panel will go and ensure that each box is visually appealing.  We first measured the wall to see the width of it and divided it by the number of panels, giving space in between each panel approximately 6″ and 2′ off the ground and 1′ down from the ceiling. You need to know how many pieces you need to cut and of what size before you begin.
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Measure how long each piece of chair rail needs to be with a pencil then using a 45 degree angle to cut your chair-rail (using a mitre saw helps). Cutting in opposite directions on every other piece to form a 90 degree angle.
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Apply caulking on the back of each piece and carefully stick it to the wall to form your perfect rectangle panel. For extra support (we found that some of the pieces of wood were a bit curved therefore making it harder to stick to the wall) use a stud/metal finder to see where to hammer in a nail or two for extra support.
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Step 4:
Fill the holes and uneven edges with wood filler and smooth with a damp finger.
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Step 5:
Wait at least 24 hours to dry, sand over any bumpy edges and paint over!
Enjoy your new sophisticated space.

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Trending Tuesday: Pendants

Pendant lights have been a staple in household design for centuries and is still the number one statement piece used in modern décor today. We use pendants to not only add additional lighting to our spaces, but also to create a decorative focal point to any room.

In a recent project we designed for a bright condo located in Yorkville, we used an industrial pendant to balance masculine and modern features in the space.

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We chose this pendant because of its industrial style and the matte black colour complimented the wainscoting on the room’s feature wall.

Additional elements of organic wood texture, a monochromatic colour scheme, metal hardware and the feature wall all tie space together.

We used a glass pendant in another room to both contrast and compliment the organic raw wood texture used in this custom barn board headboard we designed and had made, order here.

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Another example of combining contrasting elements with the use of pendants was in the kitchen of a Trump Hotel residence we designed. We used an industrial washed pendant to contrast with the sleek and modern kitchen.

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In this living room we used this one of a kind spider pendant as a statement piece. The modern silver bulbs balance with the industrial art in the background.

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One of our favourite ways to accent our pendants is by combining a modern fixture with a ceiling medallion. Ceiling medallions have been around since the 1800’s and paired with the right fixture, it becomes an unforgettable statement piece.

We love this feathered ceiling medallion that is on sale at Jacflash.

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Below is an inspiration board pairing medallions and pendants, which liven up any cookie cutter room.

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Until next trending Tuesday!

xoxo Spaces by Jacflash