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

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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MDF chair-rail moulding (1-2″ wide)
– 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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Step 2:
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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Step 3:
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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