Design Break Down!

Happy Monday Everyone!

For a change, I thought it might be fun to break down one of my designs and show you how I pull an entire space together!

A lot of the clients I meet find the selection process overwhelming because of all the choices that need to be made when you're designing. The trick to designing a space is knowing how you want it to look or feel, and then from there we can break down the different options and see what speaks to you! Design is never wrong. Your space can be whatever you want it to be - that's what makes designing fun!

So as an example, I have taken all the individual pieces of a kitchen I designed below to show you what it looks like when I start to plan for a space. I knew I wanted to design a black and white kitchen that had a modern/contemporary feel. I chose classic elements like black quartz countertops, subway tile backsplash, and white shaker cabinets and combined them with modern elements such as the industrial pendant lights, stainless steel plumbing fixtures, and 5 panel black interior doors.

On to the paint: I knew I wanted white paint. Sometimes when different shades of white are used throughout a space, they can come across as looking discoloured when the entire space is finished. I wanted the room to look clean and crisp, so to prevent "clashing whites", I chose one shade of white to be used on the kitchen cabinets, walls, and interior trim - Decorator's White CC-20 by Benjamin Moore!

Here's the concept mood board:



And here's the finished look:

I am really pleased with the end result of this kitchen! It has a modern, yet classic feel and I love how all the finishes came together to create a beautiful look!

What do you think? Want me to do more posts like this one? Comment below!


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