“We had to figure out how to bring more light into the apartment,” Mona adds. Heavy traditional draperies were covering up large mid-century modern-style windows. The team then added track lighting, flushmounts, and baseboard fixtures wherever possible, as electrical wiring for recessed lights was not an option in each location. The parquet floors also appeared dingy, but it was too expensive to replace them and not worthwhile to refinish them. Instead, they were painted black to provide a simple, neutral backdrop for contemporary furniture. Crown molding was also removed for a more modern and simplified feel. In terms of layout, the master suite was reconfigured to create more closet space and additional privacy. What was once a closet became a very small but working nursery for a toddler.
Marcella DiLonardo is a freelance lifestyle photographer and her husband, Justin Jones, works in insurance — together they have the lifestyle blog Hey Modest Marce. They recently swapped the city life of Toronto for the more slowly-paced country life of Fonthill, Ontario (outside of Niagara). The couple had fallen in love with this home when they first saw the listing last spring, but it was just out of their budget. As luck would have it, it was still on the market by the summer, when the couple had saved more for their down payment, and they were able to make an offer. Their first home just happened to be their dream home. The house, although in the country, is still close to markets, and they’re lucky enough to have a hiking trail at the back of the property that they hike every weekend. The downtown, which Marcella admits is a little different from what she would have referred to as the downtown area in Toronto, is just a few steps away, as is an apple orchard. If the description of the outside sounds charming, the inside is equally so.
When Emily Sells and her husband James moved into their elegant two-bedroom apartment in Paris, France, they set up the large spare room as Emily’s creative studio. She’s been running her stationery and design company, Ever After Press, out of this space since they moved in 2.5 years ago. The stately fireplace, balcony access, gorgeous architectural moldings and high ceilings made it a dream environment where she could create her lovely designs. When Emily and James found out they were expecting their first child, they knew the studio would have to share the space with the nursery.
Paige in conjunction with Todd‘s kitchen, before plus after. The kitchen hadn‘t been modernized since the 1980s also there was a plenty of yellow moving on. Paige in conjunction with Todd’s kitchen, before. look of the consuming district cut off from the relax of the kitchen. Paige as well Todd’s kitchen, during the modernization. The wall dividing the rooms was torn elsewhere via the Hoopers to give the kitchen course. Paige with Todd’s kitchen, later. The depth that the furniture, tone palette also openness has maked is unreal when compared to the previously shots.Paige with Todd’s kitchen, after. Tearing down the window wall in conjunction with reconfiguring the labor district not solely visually unlocked the kitchen, but also opened up additional prep with seating room.