No items found.
No items found.

Portland Estates

Residential Design

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.

Project Details

+ Renovation

+ Architectural designs

+ Interior styling

+ Interior finish selections

+ Custom cabinetry and millwork designs

+ Lighting/plumbing specification


Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

No items found.
No items found.