Every one of our projects are so unique in their own way which keeps our work fresh and interesting every time! Like all of our projects, our Artois Ave project, was so original to the clients. When working with someone who knows what they like, it allows us to extend our portfolio and push some boundaries. The challenge with this particular space was to keep as much of the architectural integrity as possible. There are elements kept that were non-negotiable, which meant we had to work around them and ultimately make them either blend in or stand out.
We added modern lines that contrast the older features of the home. Walnut, black accents, and bright whites carry throughout the kitchen, to the living room, and to the master en-suite. The custom lighting throughout also creates a continuity that eases you from one room to the next.
The two-toned kitchen was a full gut project featuring matte black Dekton countertops, a custom hood vent wrapped in a Calacatta style porcelain tile, and a buffet to store our client’s antique dinnerware and teacup collection. We opted to omit any upper cabinets which allowed for the kitchen to be flooded with natural light and to create a feature wall where the custom hood was placed.
A screen that was original to the home can be found adjacent to the modern kitchen. It was painted and relocated to divide the open living room and dining room and looks like it could totally be a new design element that was added during the renovations.
We added drama to an otherwise untouched powder room by painting the walls in a deep navy. The original vanity, toilet, and light fixture are pulled together simply by using the right paint colour!
The master en-suite was the next project to tackle. We kept the original pharmacy, lighting, windows, and everything else is new. The same three finishes were key elements in this space as well; walnut, matte black, and white. We used matte black plumbing fixtures, tiles, and black metals to compose the frame of the shower.
Overall we must say this project definitely pushed our design boundaries, but we’re so happy they did. We were able to explore new possibilities and finishes due to our clients certainty of their design aesthetic. It was a wonderful collaboration between us and the client !