This young family recruited Hay Design to help redesign the main living spaces in their home. They wanted to see a major change, without majorly disrupting their life. Thankfully the overall layout was functional, so our team was able to help them refresh their space with updated finishes and new furniture.
The design elements were heavily inspired by the clients beloved art collection. It features bold colours and shapes, which we incorporated in a more subtle way to keep the overall look relaxing and welcoming. New hardwood flooring replaced dated carpeting and 12”x12” tiling, and fresh neutral paint gave new life to the walls. Removing heavy draperies and choosing light filtering roller shades made a huge difference to the overall feel of the rooms and are a much more appropriate look for their contemporary aesthetic.
In addition to changing the look of the space, additional storage was a main functional requirement. To achieve this, we incorporated a combination of storage furniture and custom millwork. Bespoke cabinetry was specifically designed for the family room to make the most of the space surrounding the fireplace, and to fit perfectly under the windows. Choosing casual furniture that worked for kids and adults alike was key, and having the flexibility to entertain extended family with extendable furniture and the option to easily rearrange the main living and dining room was crucial.
A fundamental part of the planning for this project was to have these changes completed in stages, so that the clients could continue living in their home while the main floor was updated. With young kids, this was great as they were able to keep most of their routines intact. This project is also a testament to the fact that you do not always have to make grand structural changes to your space to get a big transformation.
Would you live through a big main floor renovation in your space?!