Welcome to our 2nd Rewind Wednesday!!
We’re digging into our archives and re-playing some of our favourite posts! Not only does sharing archived posts mean that we get a wee mid-week break from blogging, it also means that our visitors get a chance to read a post they may have missed.
So… last week Kelly shared her Black with White Stripes post… this week it’s my turn! :-)
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CondoMania Part III
I can't tell you how excited I am to share this transformation with our readers!
If you've been following my CondoMania posts (Part I and Part II) you'll know that I've been working with my first client, Kate, to transform a loft-style condo into an urban-contemporary space. My first big project for Kate's condo was the fantastic transformation of her kitchen from blonde maple to sleek black... what a difference!
Here is the original fireplace. I love the reclaimed brick wall set on either side of the 17 foot tall fireplace, and I think the brown multi slate on the fireplace facade is great too. But the two of them together just didn't work.
What could I do to make this wall the feature that it was meant to be?
Inspiration came (yay!) from a gas fireplace display at a local home trade show... the company had their fireplace inserts mounted in a wall of beautiful wood. Very sleek and contemporary! And I knew right away that it would be a wonderful solution for Kate's fireplace. My blog-partner Kelly helped me take the idea to the next level by suggesting that I incorporate stainless steel in the overall design. Together we came across these inspiration photos (photo #2 comes from the program Rate My Space, Episode 102; unfortunately photo #1 & #3 can't be referenced.
That's where Bob Scott and his team at Finecraft Cabinetry came in. Bob and I worked together on the creation of the fireplace mantle for my little bungalow and I loved his work, so I knew he'd be able to take my idea for Kate's fireplace and make it happen! By the way, Bob is a skilled cabinet maker and can do soooo much more then fireplaces. Be sure to check out his site (link above).
Using lovely fir stained in a beautiful dark brown/black, Bob and his carpenter Tyler made a masterpiece!!
Check it out...
As you can imagine, Kate simply loves the final result!
The impact of the new fireplace is unmistakeable... it demands your attention the moment you walk into the room! Imagine how wonderful it will look when we hang a dramatic piece of art in the nook over the mantle!!
Now comes the real fun stuff :-)
The walls are being painted this week... I'm making some simple light and airy curtains for the 16 foot tall windows (behind the sofa)... light fixtures for the dining room and kitchen need to be sourced... Kate needs a dining table and chairs (thinking of "ghost" chairs)... accessories around the room...
Lots to share in future posts!!
Thanks for dropping by... I hope you like our handiwork!!
Victoria from Edin Interiors
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Now comes the fun stuff!
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