Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Featured on Designer Spotlight Discern Living

We have been featured on the "DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT" series by Discern Living which is a one stop destination for Home Decor and Interior Design. Absolutely ecstatic with this feature where we share with you our heritage design practices, favorite museums and the designers we admire the most. A special Thank you to Priyanka Badlani and the Discern Living Team for this feature on their site. Here is an excerpt from the article and you can view the complete interview HERE.

What heritage design principle do you carry along in your current practice? 

When we design or decorate homes, we often use vintage elements to bring character and a bit of history to a room. Sometimes, the client will show us an exquisite bowl that belonged to her grandmother and we will find a way to integrate it into the grand plan. At the Fenwick Residence, for example, we salvaged the client's old hardwood floor boards and turned them into the counter top for her home bar. This way, the clients can still hold on to memories that are sentimental to them. Other times, we visit antique markets at Brimfield and Aberfoyle to find furniture, lighting, and accessories that fit the period of the home, and the overall design scheme. 

When designing a room, what is the most important factor that you like to keep in mind?

The most important factor when designing a room is telling the client's story, likes and interests through the ART. At the Fenwick Residence, our client's love for gardening was brought into the living room, through vintage botanical plates that we framed and mounted. At the Berryman Residence, we mounted a series of macro black and white photographs to display the family's love for sports and music. Rather than just putting up a pretty painting we will take it one step further and curate the displays to show off the client's personality and dreams.

See the entire interview on the Discern Living site. Discern Living is a discovery based platform that simplifies your shopping experience for furniture and home decor. Based in India if you are looking for design solutions for your home do check out their vast range of products.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

How to use Grey in Interior Decor

Delighted to share with you that we were invited to give our Top 3 Tips on "How to use grey in Interior Decor" and our post was published on the Discern Living website, a one stop destination for Home Decor & Interior Design. The cover pic featured our work from the Berryman project completed in Mississauga and we couldn't be more happier.

See an excerpt from the post here below and head over to the link to see the other tips on using grey in paint colors, furniture and accessories. The color grey is still very popular and is popping up not just in living rooms and bedrooms but nurseries too. It can be injected not just on walls but in art and accessories too.

Tip 1: How would you use grey in a home?  
Grey is one of the most popular neutral colours for a home. The palette offers a variety of shades and tones, ranging from a cool, bluish grey to a warm taupe-like grey. Introducing grey into your home is fairly easy when it is paired with lighter colours like blush pink, mint green or white. Try injecting these punches of colour through the artwork, cushions, drapery and rugs.

As pink is one of the Pantone colours of 2016 (Rose Quartz, to be more precise), it is already having its moment in the spotlight. While it may seem like a difficult colour to bring into the home due to its reputation as an overtly girly shade, it works very well when paired with grey. A great example of this pairing is seen below, where the pink and peach is used sparingly in the wall decor, rugs and cushions, helping to turn this space into a light-filled, cosy corner.

See Tips 2 & 3 on the Discern Living site HERE.

Thank you so much to Priyanka and the team at Discern Living for inviting us to share our expertise and be a part of the Discern Living vision.

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