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 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

Jacflash Outfit of the Day:

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White fringe knit $75, available here

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Fringe bottom black stretch denim $95, available here

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Leyla ankle bootie $95, available here

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Winter Neutrals

When the weather outside is dark and dreary it doesn’t mean that your outfit has to be too. Embracing a neutral wardrobe doesn’t mean you are matching with the drab weather, these colours are a great base for any outfit and can be paired with multiple layers or with colour added in though accessories. You don’t need a lot of colour to make a statement; layering different colours like nudes with greys actually compliment each other to look subtly chic.  Neutrals can be worn all year round and are timeless- so purchasing your staple items in a neutral colour is crucial.  Colourless and simple are not words to stray from but to be embraced for a timeless and classic look.

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White Destroyed Denim 

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Feminine Fitted Trench 

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Slim Fit Beige Tee

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Side Vent Sleeveless Long Knit 

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Welt Pocket Button Jacket

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Front Crop Turtleneck Sweater 

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Off the Shoulder Tie Sweater 

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Uneven Hem V – Knit Sweater 

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Fur Gold Chain Bag

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