Juxtaposing Victorian and Modern

One of our biggest projects yet is located on one of the residential side streets near Bloor and Ossington. This semi-detached home was built over 100 years ago, but over time and many different renovations, Spaces by Jacflash felt like it lacked the original character it deserves.

We love the idea of marrying two completely different styles to create a new aesthetic. For this living and dining room, we are installing panels with appliques and large moldings to the walls, and sleek modern furniture pieces. Here are some precedent pictures that really inspired us.

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A common flaw of older homes are the small divided rooms and lack of natural lighting. We intended to solve these issues by opening the wall that separated the dining room and hallway and also added 2 modern windows on either side of the existing large arch way between living and dining.

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We are so happy with how it is progressing downstairs. The windows we are adding will be matte black metal with no bevel on the glass. Here are some images of example windows; our order is currently in production.

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To create texture and interest to the walls, we are installing large panels with embellished corners throughout both living and dining room spaces. To solve the problem of a bulk head in the dining room, we had to get creative and make this eye sore beautiful. Instead of trying to hide it, we decided to make it part of a recessed ceiling, where we will have intricate moldings, pot lights and a ceiling medallion for the chandelier. Here are the drawings which illustrate the moldings that will be installed over the next couple of weeks.

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A feature wall in the dining room will be an antiqued mirror installed behind one of the moldings. This large panel is centered between a window and the arch to the kitchen, as you can see in the drawing below! We wanted a wow factor that would also make the room feel larger. One of our favourite parts about having the mirror on this wall, is that the reflection will mainly be of our new modern windows.

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In this home, the first thing you see when you walk in are these main living areas. It takes just a few seconds for someone to form an opinion as soon as they walk through the front door. What does your space say about you? We wanted this space to speak to the owners of the home; a juxtaposition of styles that work together to create something new and beautiful.

 

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