The Vacation Reno: Crisp Design Meets Timeless Character

The Vacation Reno: Crisp Design Meets Timeless Character

Today’s Before & After reveal started as a new build vacation property for our clients, a lovely couple from Calgary.

We came into the project after their home had been built and finished. If you aren’t familiar with new builds, it’s worth mentioning that builders will often have you make selections quickly—in one day even. (Gasp, you should! This normally takes us weeks.)

This was the case for our clients, and after it all came to life, well, there were a few regrets… which is why they called us in!

PROJECT GOALS

• Transform the backsplash from blah to fun and creative

• Get some lighting with personality in there

• Maximise privacy (their home sits along a public path)

• Introduce a clean, simple and practical design

• Create elegant (though not fragile) aesthetic throughout

MATERIALS PALETTE

flat lay of tiles, fabrics, patterns in blues and warm browns

After we provided the couple with two options, our clients chose this monochromatic blue scheme—which I confess, we also loved. The palette is cool and refreshing yet made warmer and more welcoming with earthy browns.

And then it was time to bring this space to life…

BEFORE & AFTER: LIVING ROOM

before: living room in calgary with wood floors and great lighting
BEFORE


after: contemporary design meets a fresh feel in this living room
AFTER

A crisp and balanced palette… not to mention a cosy sofa.

cool refreshing design, leather ottomans, cosy couch, living room reveal in calgary

Drapery add height to the room while leather ottomans (instead of tall chairs) keep it feeling spacious and open.

Making a calgary open concept space feel bright and open

Cohesive design allows the living room to feel like a unique space and yet flow effortlessly into the dining room.

BEFORE & AFTER: DINING ROOM

before, dining area in an open concept floor plan in calgary
BEFORE

after, calgary dining room feels organic, inviting, creative, and soothing
AFTER

There’s that creative light fixture our clients had been imagining!

after: branched lighting fixture, hanging mirror, fabulous chairs, marble table

Simple, stylish seating. Thin, elegant marble table. Mirror to make the space feel larger. A recipe for family memories.

after, calgary coffee and reading nook with gallery wall - simply luxury

Cozy coffee and/or reading nook = simple luxury.

BEFORE & AFTER: KITCHEN

before, bland boring kitchen gets a transformation
BEFORE

after, kitchen reveal, counter to ceiling backsplash, incredible pendant lights, countertop seating, modern contemporary
AFTER

after, kitchen reveal, counter to ceiling backsplash, incredible pendant lights, countertop seating, modern contemporary

Fabulous pendants and a soothing backsplash of mosaic penny tiles.

after, kitchen reveal, counter to ceiling backsplash made from mosaic blue and gray penny tiles

after, kitchen reveal, counter to ceiling backsplash made from mosaic blue and gray penny tiles

after, kitchen reveal, two-toned counter and cabinetry, amazing gold and gray pendant lights

Flows perfectly into the rest of the space.

after, kitchen and dining reveal in calgary

Let’s take one last look at the whole space…

after, full first floor makeover in calgary - kitchen, dining, living room gets fresh, modern and contemporary

Timeless character, refreshing yet soothing color, and much more elegant and spacious!

The best design projects are the ones that make our clients feel luxuriously at home and living life exactly how they want to live.

That was the case for this project, and I’m happy to share that our clients will be making it their permanent home in the not-too-distant future. Doesn’t that just warm the heart?

If you have any questions about your own project, don’t hesitate to contact us here. We can’t wait to create the home that will inspire your best life.

XxLeAnne

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