Friday, August 11, 2017

Project Montgomery Modern Bar in Etobicoke: Design & Build

We are super thrilled to release the pix of our latest project where we completed the Design & Build of this Ultra Modern wet bar and walk-in wine cellar in our client's beautiful Etobicoke home. Our clients wanted a very modern wet bar with clean lines and contemporary finishes. Dhiraj designed this bar keeping that in mind and adding details such as the floating box shelves, glass door and much more really turn this space into an entertainment room for our lovely clients.

modern bar in basement
Project Montgomery

before after bar
bar design
Design & Build by Wilde North Interiors

wet bar and wine cellar

This beautiful stainless steel panel embossed with a tree bark design was chosen for the front of the bar. We even managed to find matching drawer pulls for the inside of the bar.

stainless steel panels

A stunning thick matte black foot rail was sourced to match the matte black sink and faucet.

rust tiles

The floor is tiled with a unique 24 x 24 tile with hints of rust and metallic finishes. Larger tiles are harder to install but lead to less grout lines  - best to call in the experts.

silgranit sink and faucet

Matte black silgranit under counter sink and matching hardware/footrail

floating box shelves

Double box floating shelves backed with antique mirror and integrated LED lighting

maple butcher counter tops

Maple butcher block counter tops were stained in 'ebony'. And touch screen control panels for the multi color LED lights on bar front and back under counter.

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Recessed LED lighting on bar front and back to highlight the steel panels.

wine cooler in bar

luxury drawer pulls

 The drawer handles were carefully chosen to match the design of the bar front.

under counter wine cooler

Screw less face plates used for all switches with touch screen control panels to control multi color LED lights

under counter beverage cooler

Appliances include under counter beverage in the center, with under counter wine cooler and slim dishwasher.

Modern bar in etobicoke

modern wet bar builder

See more pics of this stunning bar on our website where we reveal the makeover we gave the walk in wine cellar. Our client is a trained sommelier and wanted custom 'label forward' wine shelving which we installed in the walk in wine cellar.

Special thanks to the key people who helped us make this project come to life: Interior Improvements with Peygran Leveling System for the tile work. 2B Wired Inc for the electricals, Brendan Coutinho from BHC painting for paint, Kurt Judd for his tireless hours assisting us on this build and Ana Sofa of Real Media Inc for the amazing photography. It truly does take a village.....

Follow along on INSTAGRAM the progress we are making on Project Jopling and Project Nova Scotia where we are building some more sexy modern bars for new clients. 

For those of you waiting to see pics of the Interior Design we completed at Project William Luck and Project Tapestry Lane, we hopefully should be able to shoot it next week and publish soon after. We are so grateful for the work coming our way and more so for the wonderful clients we get to work with. And a huge Thank You to you for following along on our blog and supporting our creative endeavors.

Dhiraj & Lynda

Friday, July 14, 2017

Interior Design & Remodel - Project Rainpark in Mississauga

We're always thrilled with reveals but more so with Project Rainpark as this basement truly has the Wilde North stamp all over it. From design to spec to build, this detached home basement in the much sought after Churchill Meadows area in Mississauga was everything this young family wanted, and so much more.

The basement was zoned for a Home Theater Area, Lounge area with linear fireplace, Custom wet bar and Guest space with integrated Murphy bed. A contemporary 3 pc washroom was an integral part of the build as was optimization of space for storage. The key to making a large basement space cozy is to zone out the space creating dedicated functions for each zone. 
unfinished basement in mississauga
BEFORE - Unfinished basement in Mississauga
Our clients were open to new design ideas and so the first thing we did was specify an all white space. White is a beautiful fresh color that brings a pristine look and feel to a space. We then went with beautiful wood look laminate flooring that had a lot of character/movement to balance the white walls. Add tall 5.5" modern step reveal baseboards with complimentary casing and top it all of with matte black hardware.

The entire space was grounded with this mammoth fireplace feature that we painted black (baseboard included) and treated with 1/2'' wrap around reveal beads for architectural interest. It acts as an anchor to the room and a dramatic focal point. A circular LED ceiling fixture was chosen to break up the straight lines and to add mood lighting to the grouping of chairs. Add one quirky cactus to the mix and it completes this fun family room for our young clients. 

Modern basement in misssissauga

modern fireplace feature

Contemporary basement in mississauga

Family room in basement

The flat TV was mounted flush with the wall. This was made possible by recessing  the articulated bracket within the wall cavity. Placing the TV on an interior wall allowed us to recess the Media Cabinet into the wall allowing access to and hiding all of the wires behind the wall.

The Custom Media cabinetry in the Home theater zone was flanked with these modern sculptural black & gold sconces with a pop of color in the aqua rug. Dead space was turned into a deep niche where we sourced these dramatic black wings and mounted them 4'' off the wall. We angled them inwards as if they were really on an Angel's back. Pictures just do not do justice to this beautiful feature we created in the home theater zone.
Home Theater in basement

wood wings sculpture

Built in home theater

flush mount tv

fireplace build out in basement

The bar was treated with a vaulted ceiling, a feature we added post design to balance an out of place HVAC duct. Three rows of pot lights align beautifully with the trio of niches. The bar front was treated with stunning encaustic tiles and lit up with uncounter strip LED lights. And the hand polished hardwood counter tops were stained a deep ebony color. We added a mini fridge, undercounter sink, and much storage behind the L-shaped counter. The curated art in the niches are gold and black feathers, a theme that was repeated from the over-sized niche in the Home Theater Area. A separate glass shelved niche to the side holds glassware and accessories.

custom home bar with cement tiles in basement

encaustic tiles on bar front

contemporary bar in basement

custom wet bar in basement

wrought iron feathers
The client's idea for a Murphy bed was integrated into the wall here making it look like custom cabinetry. More dead space was turned into storage cabinets at the back wall. Modern sconces which are a copy of the ones in the Home Theater area, albeit in White and Silver, were chosen for additional lighting. Repetition is key to keeping a space cohesive.
murphy bed in basement

fold out bed in basement
A contemporary 3 pc washroom was added with modern grey tiles, white floating vanity and a sleek black mirror. More storage was added with recessed cabinetry and shaker style doors. A tiled shampoo niche was added inside the shower stall.
contemporary washroom in basement

This remodel was an absolute pleasure for us pulling everything together and making it a cohesive space. Huge thanks to our lovely clients for trusting our design ideas. Work has started on Project Montgomery where we are building a custom bar and walk-in wine cellar in the basement. Interior Design work at Project Tapestry Lane and Project William Luck are underway and we can't wait to shoot it. Follow our daily updates on INSTAGRAM where we share with you behind the scene pics.

Head over to our website to see the video of this project:

Or to see the Portfolio of our other work here:

Dhiraj & Lynda

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Project Tapestry Lane: Kitchen Revamp

Hey Guys, hope everyone is having a great summer. We have been crazy busy with the multiple projects we are juggling from custom bars to interior decor taking us from Etobicoke to New Market and further. Absolutely grateful for the creative projects coming our way and more grateful for the amazing clients we get to work with.

Though I would give you a sneak peek of what's going down at our Project Tapestry lane in New Market. Our client wanted a revamp of the kitchen & master washroom and the full service Interior Design & Decor for the Living, Dining and Master bedroom. 

Here we are sharing with you progress of the kitchen where we gave the entire space a face-lift without major construction work. The client had lived in this dark kitchen for 10 years and was ready for a change. Since the kitchen was part of an open plan living room we had to treat the two spaces as one. 

First up we decided to professionally refinish the cabinetry to a beautiful white "Chantilly lace", our favorite white Benjamin Moore paint color. Then we changed the hardware - all door and drawer handles to a sleek pewter option. This small change made such a big difference to the doors, taking them for dated to modern.

To continue with the light and bright look we chose these beautiful quartz slabs for the counter tops and back splash giving the kitchen a seamless and glamorous look. A new sink, faucet and lighting was added to complete the look. 
floor plan
Project Tapestry Lane

kitchen makeover

kitchen reno

painting kitchen cabinets

benjamin moore
Picking the perfect hardware and paint color for the cabinetry

cabinet refinishing
Getting the right 'white' is critical to the design

from dark to white
All cabinetry was professionally re-finished

kitchen counter tops
Removing the old counter tops

installing kitchen counter tops
Fitting the new quartz counter tops that match the one piece slap back splash

kitchen before and after
Under counter lights were added
kitchen remodel
the finished kitchen

wilde north interiors
what a difference!
Sorry for the poor cell phone pics but we will be professionally shooting this home soon and can't wait to show you what we have done with the other rooms. What was once a dark and dreary space has now turned into a bright and stylish home for our lovely client.

Follow progress on our Instagram for daily updates

And check out more of our work on our website

Big hugs
Dhiraj & Lynda

Friday, June 30, 2017

Project Harmattan: Design Center

Hi Guys, have we been busier than bees! Sorry for the long absence but truly we have been having a manic few months juggling multiple projects at the same time. All of our corporate experience helps us out here as timing and follow up is everything. While Dhiraj is working on 3 custom home bars in Etobicoke, I am busy wrapping up the interior decor for 2 residences in New Market. We are nearing the finish line on a couple of them and are excited to shoot them and show you the 'after' photos.
Project Harmattan
We wanted to share with you some of the progress we are making on our multiple projects. Here is Project Harmattan where we are helping our young clients to pick finishes for their new build home. Work starts soon on the build and we spent quite a bit of time picking the perfect palette for each room from the foyer to the laundry room. We picked coordinating flooring, tiles, hardware, washroom fittings, ceiling finishes, lighting plan and so much more.
Design Center
Our clients wanted a custom home with a coordinated look and feel and that is where we come in. With the palettes we have picked each room will flow into the next giving the entire home a very cohesive look. 
design center choices

floor plan layout
interior designer brampton

Planning is everything and taking a designer in with you to the Design center helps to save on costly mistakes and also makes the process a smooth and timely one. Our clients were extremely happy with the help they received from us and can't wait for building to start.

If you like what you see then head to our Instagram for live updates on the other projects:


Dhiraj & Lynda

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