Design Project: A Florentine-Inspired Kitchen
When I lived in England for three years, I realized much later that part of the reason I loved the landscape was the fact that it was so green — my favourite colour. Myriad different shades of green at every turn await, while out on a walk or country drive, and I found this palette both beautiful and relaxing wherever I went. I have always loved the colour green so it’s not surprising that England had this effect on me.
Last summer, some clients asked me to oversee the interior design of their main floor extension, which included a dream kitchen, breakfast area and family room. One of my clients had recently returned from a medical conference in Florence and had fallen in love with the patina and palette of this beautiful Italian city. At her request, I incorporated in the kitchen the colours and architectural shapes of the photographs she took on her trip and carried this palette and design throughout the main floor.
Need to find a Design Style? You might be wearing it.
In my nearly two decades as an interior designer, I have noticed something interesting when I meet with new clients: I can often size up their design taste by their taste in clothing.
BEFORE/AFTER: Moroccan Tea Room
When my Moroccan clients asked me to furnish their two-bedroom, two-storey Griffintown condo last year and wanted to include a Moroccan tea room in the mezzanine between the two bedrooms, I was hooked. After all, I’ve never been to Morocco and this was the next…
Breakdown of Hiring a Designer
Today, I’m going to demystify the interior design/renovation process. How does this whole thing work? After you have found an interior designer – typically through word of mouth or on the Internet – and have agreed to meet, this is generally what you can expect:…
BEFORE/AFTER: Moroccan Tea Room Inspiration
How many interior designers get the opportunity to re-interpret something as exotic as a Moroccan tea room? It doesn’t happen too often in my line of work, but I love being asked to create something I’ve never done before. So as soon as I heard…
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