Retro Meets Modern Apartment Kitchen

Spaces by Jacflash gave a major makeover to a small kitchen that was stuck in the 90s, with maple cabinets, laminate counters, and a dusty rose ceramic tile backsplash. We transformed it into an open, airy space with a ‘modern-meets-retro’ vibe to connect with the concept of the previously done living room. This warm white colour pallet, consisting of bright white cabinets, a bone refrigerator and creamy backsplash gives a very clean, fresh look. By adding chrome details it adds a touch of sparkle to enhance a sense of femininity.

The retro off white Caloric fridge was our jumping off point. Its tall but slim frame gave us the option of adding more storage in between the oven. Taking away the upper hanging cabinets above the sink made the entire room open concept, and reducing the bar-top to a level island gave so much more space for entertaining. Adding a microwave above the oven with a built in hood also gave us much more counter space, which was one of our client’s main requests.

Using quartz is a great way to get a high end marble look, for a fraction of the price. Using quartz is also much more resistant material, and will not stain or chip as easily as a natural stone. These Ikea cabinets were a huge cost saver. The style we chose has a built in finger channel which reduced the need for hardware. Splurging on items like the fridge, counter and lighting, make this kitchen look more extravagant without the price tag of a custom kitchen. The light was a modern take on a retro inspired Sputnik light, that also fit perfectly in this galley style layout. It has a dramatic presence from both the entrance and dining room. The chrome finish ties in with the new sink faucet, and handles on the fridge. 

 

Continuing the concept of eclectic style was a challenge in such a small space, but keeping the main pieces white and bright allowed us to get playful with accessories like the sage green clock, the linen towels, small rag rug, and wooden cutting boards. Luckily our client already had a beautiful wooden table, so we paired it with some Mid-Century inspired dining chairs in a salt and pepper fabric and chrome legs to in the dining room and kitchen.

To see the entire transformation process check out our Youtube video below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVfjUlD3ZBY&t=0s&list=PLL9fL2JyEo4Y98X1maEtXy2n3lJHODz2Y&index=10

 

Globe and Mail Feature

Spaces by Jacflash is thrilled to be featured in the Globe and Mail for our design of @jusreign’s downtown condo.

Spaces by Jacflash transforms a once dated and claustrophobic living space into an open, airy and alluring haven

Spaces by Jacflash transformed this once claustrophobic, dated dining room into an open and airy, gorgeous living space.

We removed a dated plate rail that had made the the ceilings feel very low. We also removed the stair wall, exposed the brick and hid a bulkhead by transforming it into a feature to accentuate our new crown moulding.

Spaces by Jacflash custom designed these modern, matte black windows, manufactured by @futurezona and added some Parisian style moulding to give the room additional glamour and character.

Installing wide plank, white oak floors, a large patina mirror and a custom slatted stair guard to elongate the ceilings all make the space feel more open and grande. The french style panels are one of our favourite aspects of the space as we love that it adds architectural interest to the room and makes the space feel classic. The patina mirror was inserted into one of the panels to accentuate the mouldings and to make them look original, adding to the Parisian loft feel we were going for.

For lighting, we used a large crystal chandelier that we contrasted with brand new modern pendants in both the hall and living area. These two pendants are completely different styles, but they are both dark to match the new windows and to add a more masculine touch to the space.

 We also painted the exposed brick white to contrast with the sleek stairs.

The overall concept of this space was to combine and craft together various styles of design, including Parisian, classic, modern and industrial to create an alluring and refined space.

For inquiries on creating or refreshing a space with the @spacesbyjacflash team, please contact jaclyn@jacflash.net

04/25/18 Fitness by Jacflash’s Women’s Power Yoga Workshop with Kay Ghajar and Crystal Healer Miriam

On Wednesday, April 25th 7-9pm at 165 Geay Ave, Fitness by Jacflash hosted a night that was not only an inspiring experience, but an incredible total body workout!

Sponsors include:
The Good Soy
Boho Bars
Bend Skincare
Health Priority Natural Products
SafaRoma Tea

 

Fitness by Jacflash’s Power Yoga Women’s Workshop with Yoga Instructor Kay Ghajar and Crystal Healer.

 

Yoga mats are provided for use for the evening by The Local Lululemon.

Kay Ghajar (@kayghajar) has been practicing yoga for almost 10 years. She began exploring different styles of yoga after taking courses in positive psychology, which informed on the benefits of yoga and meditation. After a traumatic life event in university and failed progression through traditional counselling, she started practicing yoga and keeping a gratitude jar, which began her healing process and changed her outlook on life.

Kay received her 200-hour teaching certificate at Power Yoga Canada and will lead us through an amazing Power Yoga session. Her detailed, descriptive instruction and high energy makes the class exciting, comprehendible and achievable for the women in the class who are all at different levels.

Miriam of Viberant Beings will be speaking to us about crystal healing!

Miriam’s spiritual journey began at a young age, as far back as she can remember she has had entities around her delivering messages and wanting to connect.

For over fifteen years she has been working as a child and youth counsellor in a variety of settings such as, shelters, group homes and schools. Her position allows her to advocate for and teach individuals to lead fulfilled lives.



Miriam’s journey as an empath has had its struggles, but with the tools she has learned from reiki she is able to shine a light on the trauma the body holds. Reiki teaches her to transmute and shift energy. Her sessions include tarot and oracle readings and laying crystals on the chakras to help remove any blocks. Miriam provides full body treatment that activate all the senses as she involves instruments and sound healing. She has been trained by a reiki master and was given atonement by her in June 2017.

Miriam will be working with us with a combination of spiritual guidance, pattern shifting, and energy work. She holds space and will guides us to understand and move into a much deeper level and begin our journey into a higher more balanced state of being. She assists individuals to heal painful emotions, find clarity and tap into Universal Intelligence; Creation energy which prevails within us all. Her excitement comes from empowering clients to connect to their innate self-healing, to lay their life foundation actualized from a place of self-love.

Come join us for our next workshop!

 

Spaces by Jacflash: Some of 2017’s Interior Design Trends

New year, new trends!

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:

Geometric Shapes

Gorgeous light grey & white carpet on running along the stair runners
(source: ink361.com)

We love this light grey & white geometric carpet that flows down the stairs- the gold rods give it an uber elegant touch too!

(source: laurauinteriordesign.com)

These 2D geometric tiles are unreal and eye-catching. Have you ever seen a floor so fabulous?

(source: racked.com)

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.

(source: simplesmenteandreia.pt)

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.

Tropical Prints

(source: desiretoinspire.net)
(source: zgallerie.com)
(source: www.architecturaldigest.com)
(source: trendland.com) – Kate Upton and Terry Richardson posing in The Beverly Hills Hotel for Harpers Bazaar May 2012

This iconic, tropical print was originally a wallpaper by Don Loper in 1942 called Martinique from the historic Beverly Hills HotelThe 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 😉

Green

(source: katrinaleechambers.com)

This emerald green headboard paired beside a tiny gold accent table and gold rope pendant lighting gives this space an alluring, yet cozy semblance.

(source: brabbu.com)

These green bar stool chairs stand out with the clean, grey tones that surround them. They are definitely the focal point of the room!

(source: traditionalhome.com)

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.

(source: rainonatinroof.com)

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?!

Navy Blue

(source: christinagreve.com)

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.

(1stdibs.com)

The Milo Club Chair by Lawson-Fenning features a polished brass frame and blue pin-striped velvet upholstery. What a combo!

(source: archiproducts.com)

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

(source: instagram.com)

Step it up a notch by inserting brass rods on each vertical crease of marble tiles. Experimentally awesome!

(source: instagram.com)

What a unique addition to a once typical marble island!

(source: georgiandesign.tumblr.com)

Who doesn’t love using marble in bathrooms? Take it a step further by creating a captivating contrast and add some brass features!

(source: decorpad.com)

Or try out the same marble and brass combo in your kitchen.

(source: blogto.com)

This is a well-loved coffee shop called Sorry Coffee Co. attached to the Kit + Ace store in 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!

Texture

(source: ideasgn.com)

Bring the laid back feel of a beach home to your own dining room! These sisal chairs give the space a coastal feel.

(source: theinteriorsaddict.com)

Texture can be brought into your space from light fixtures too!

(source: overland.com)

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 of Restoration Hardware’s Faux Fur throws.

(source: wordpress.com)

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.

Quirky Lighting

(source: etsy.com)

 

(source: etsy.com)

Organic and quirky light fixtures are super easy to find and can add a rustic/industrial look to your home.

(source: bhs.co.uk)

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!

By: Leyla Kayhan