One of our favourite parts of the design process is touring our clients homes. Exploring their current furniture, home décor and artwork gives us insight into their personality and can often inspire aspects of the design concept.
When we come across “treasure”, such as family heirlooms, one-of-a-kind furniture or sentimental artwork, we often find ourselves drawn to give it new life in an updated space.
If a sentimental item feels contradictory to the overall design goal, we may suggest an alternate location or have it refinished to better compliment the vision. For those clients with a fresh slate, who may not have acquired meaningful décor pieces, we will help them curate a style based on their interests and lifestyle.
When we spotted an antique credenza in a clients basement we knew it deserved a spot front and centre in their new open concept dining area. Styled with a selection of new and existing décor, we opted to embrace the natural wood finish and original brass hardware.
No longer tucked away, this cherished heirloom is now a focal point which provides functional storage for table ware and linens.
When mixing new and existing pieces, look for complimentary finishes and materials such as warm wood and aged metals.