The client’s love of the outdoors and the birds that visit their expansive garden were the inspiration for this home.
This home has a very traditional layout, with walls (and doors) separating the many rooms on the main floor. To create a larger space for entertaining, we removed the wall and door separating the dining room and kitchen. We married the rooms together with colour, fabrics and finishings. Then as a surprise for the client, we painted a Trompe l’oeil mural of a window looking out to the sky on the peaked portion of the wall. This feature makes it appear like a sunroom, even in the middle of winter.
The embroidered fabric used as the drapery in the dining room was the jumping-off point for the colours used throughout the home. As a calming backdrop, we used a soft mauve/grey called ‘Heaven’ on the walls in the kitchen, hallway and dining room. This allowed us to inject the stronger colours, like the deep blue, yellow and green found in the embroidered fabric as accents.