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 Rachel David’s quirky living room into a sophisticated living space

Spaces by Jacflash amped up our newest client and my good friend Rachel David’s quirky condo into a more sophisticated and put-together living space. (@racheldavid)

We found inspiration from eclectic, traditional spaces. Every piece we chose serves more than one purpose and can live in her home for years.

Our favourite element is the fireplace. This unique built-in has a large mantel and shelving tucked away in the corner, but was originally a dated maple wood. We sanded and painted it —along with the window ledges— white, to brighten and update the room.

The ‘brick’ we used around the fireplace is a porcelain tile that serves to make the mantle look more finished.

With a smaller budget, we had to get creative and use our resources appropriately. Many of the pieces we purchased were inexpensive, and often antiques. We had our first visit to the Hamilton Antique Mall, which is a hidden gem for affordability. The other more modern pieces like the sofa and coffee table were purchased from Ikea.

The plethora of paintings Rachel inherited from her grandmother were a major treat. She had so many to choose from; our role was to curate them in a more effective way. Instead of having the large pieces scattered around her apartment, we created a gallery wall above the couch. This living room looks so bright and colourful, but the only actual source of colour is in the art and accessories, which we love.

Finishing touches like curtains and plants really make this living room feel like it has been put together over time and fits our client’s lifestyle and personality. This project was such a success that Rachel has decided to re-do her kitchen with us next!

 

Photography by @stedyphoto

Jus Reign’s ‘Reignforest’ Reveal by Spaces by Jacflash

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Spaces by jacflash is super excited to reveal youtuber Jus Reign’s Downtown Toronto condo! The theme that Jus Reign requested was “Reign Forest”, so we pulled some of his existing furniture with new pieces, adding organic textures, endless plants and warmer tones throughout the space.

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The problem that a lot of condo residents are facing is trying to make a cookie cutter condo feel like home. We addressed this issue by creating a completely custom and unique space for Jus Reign’s “reignforest” condo.

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To avoid being too thematic with the reignforest vibe, Spaces by Jacflash chose a natural colour palette with organic textures.

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To brighten up an otherwise boring hallway, we added a green vinyl, to introduce the theme to the rest of the space.

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Typically condos come with standard, flush mount lighting, so we’ve swapped out those lights with a matte black pendant and a great alternative to pot lights.

The kitchen was already beautiful, but to add extra seating we added two stools on the island and a rope light pendant above the sink.

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This affordable mid century modern sideboard is perfect for entertaining and storage.

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Jus Reign wanted to use his existing dining room set, so to tie it all together we added a glass globe chandelier pendant.

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A huge existing feature in this condo is the centred fireplace. To showcase this feature, we’ve installed a concrete wallpaper and wood slat barrier wall.

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Again in the living room, he wanted to keep his existing sectional. The main changes we made to this room was with the use of fabric in the throws, pillows and rug. In addition, the coffee table and side tables allow for easy entertaining.

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This feature wall is an affordable, but showcasing TV console.

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It’s amazing what a different textiles make.  White, crisp bedding, a natural coloured jute rug, and hanging sconces, frame the existing furniture. You would not be able to tell you were in a condo by looking at these faux wood beams!

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All this bathroom needed was a few accent pieces. The wood side table and large faux plant wall create a lush oasis.

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Working with Jus Reign was obviously beyond entertaining and we loved everything about this project- the beautiful condo, his unique theme, the freedom he gave us to design and of course, his enthusiasm with not only the process but the final outcome!

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