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.

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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

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