Our Portland Estates project started with one of our most-asked questions: "How do I make my dated suburban home functional for modern living?" Generous in square footage but low on character, we formulated a plan to update the main level of this home and improve its functionality.
Phase 1 started with the main living space. With an efficiency update required, we redesigned the windows to a new modern style that kick-started the modern aesthetic. A new kitchen provides much-needed functionality for this busy young family. A new eat-in kitchen nook was added for casual dining and family activities. This phase of the project also included a complete revamp of the laundry and powder rooms, providing much more functional storage and light to this dark corner of the home.
The goal of phase 2 was to update the remaining areas of this level (formal living room and dining room) without introducing any construction. Previously unused to their potential and furnished with hand-me-downs, we approached these spaces with a high/low mix of furniture and decor to establish continuity in the styling of this home. A new custom-made oak dining table is heirloom quality and will be passed onto their children in the future, while budget-friendly accent pieces complete the look. While the controversial stucco ceiling remains, we embraced its charm and leaned into the look, even slightly referencing it through the textiles throughout.
+ Architectural designs
+ Interior styling
+ Interior finish selections
+ Custom cabinetry and millwork designs
+ Lighting/plumbing specification
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia