Client Reveal: #TheDuchessOnTheDrive

Hello everyone and happy 2019! It’s a new year, we have a new website AND today we get to share a new project that we’re SO excited about….

Introducing: #TheDuchessOnTheDrive!!

minimalist kitchen

We began working on this project in the summer when Revive Developments brought us on board to help the new homeowners revitalize this dated home that had great bones and was located in a fabulous neighbourhood! We immediately clicked with our clients D & L and LOVED their style and willingness to have a bit of fun. They were completely onboard when it came to injecting some personality into their home. We really appreciate when we get to work with clients who already have great taste and who trust us to help them get the most out of their renovation. And with that being said, you can probably imagine how excited we are to share this transformation!

Let’s start with the kitchen - here’s what we were working with before….

The original kitchen felt a bit dark and dated considering how bright and spacious the home is. We were fortunate to have a great space to work with but wanted to update the style and make a few functional changes…

First, a note on function. We made a few layout changes with the sink and stovetop that allowed us to add a concealed hood fan (you’re right, there wasn’t one at all before!). We added custom wine storage, open shelving and hid the microwave to keep it clean and simple. And of course, we did our best to utilize the space to maximize storage and functional flow, placing key drawers and pantries in the best locations for easy access.

To keep the project on budget we decided to use IKEA for the kitchen cabinetry but keep the look fresh and modern using KITCH doors and panels in Rift White Oak and Fenix Verde Comodoro. The green makes such a statement so we opted for minimal hardware to allow some of the other features to really stand out.

The Angela lights from Mitzi were the perfect complement to the sleek and minimalist style we were going for in this space and because we only opted to use a very slight amount of brass in this room, the lights really stand out in the best way.

D & L have so much storage so rather than continue upper cabinets throughout the whole kitchen, we opted for a few open shelves to add a bit of visual rest from all of the cabinetry but also as the perfect place for some decor displays!

We are THRILLED with how this kitchen turned out, just take a look for yourselves…

modern kitchen, green kitchen

DETAILS: Cabinetry - KITCH in Rift White Oak and Fenix Verde Comodoro // Lighting - Mitzi Angela Pendant in Brass // Faux Eucalyptus - Afloral

green and oak modern kitchen
modern green kitchen
brizo black and brass faucet
modern green kitchen
kitchen shelf styling
kitchen shelf styling
modern kitchen, green and oak kitchen
kitchen shelf styling
modern kitchen, green kitchen
kitchen shelf styling
modern kitchen
modern kitchen, hexagon backsplash
hexagonal kitchen backsplash
minimalist green kitchen
modern kitchen design
brass pendant light
brass pendants in kitchen
modern kitchen, green kitchen
minimalist kitchen

Next up, let’s take a look at the ensuite. This space saw another dramatic transformation from a dated space that felt overly cluttered and disorganized to a sleek modern room with a dramatic showstopper of a shower!

Before, this room felt cluttered, busy and overwhelming. The tiled ceiling and open vanity were just a bit too much. Plus, the attached bedroom was completely open to the ensuite which affected the storage potential and function of both spaces.

Our first order of business was to build a wall to help create a bit of division for both spaces and allow the clients more opportunity for storage on both sides. Then we transformed the space using a great combination of neutral tiles, wooden accents and modern fixtures.

Again, to stay on budget, we utilized a standard Godmorgon vanity with Kitch panels in Rift White Oak. A sleek quartz countertop contrasts beautifully with the matte black faucets from Delta’s Trinsic line. One of our absolute favourite elements of the vanity area - the dropped wall sconces from Hudson Valley Lighting that look spectacular hovering in front of the mirror. The texture of the globes adds that perfect amount of interest and surprise.

D & L were a little divided on going dark in the shower, but are we ever glad they did, because the matte black tile absolutely pops! Tying into the touch of brass in the lighting, we opted for a Champagne Bronze Delta shower head, which stands out beautifully against the black tile.

The last few touches…a beautiful wired brass pendant from Mitzi installed above their tub and some simple matte black accessories in the same Delta Trinsic line…classic and minimal.

bathroom with floating vanity, oak

DETAILS: Vanity - IKEA Godmorgon with KITCH Rift White Oak // Faucets - Delta Trinsic Single handle in matte black // Shower Fixtures - Delta Trinsic Shower Kit in Champagne bronze// Vanity Pendant Lighting - Hudson Valley Rousseau Sconces // Pendant Above Tub - Mitzi Jasmine Pendant in brass // Hook - Delta Trinsic Robe Hook in matte black

hanging pendant over bathroom mirror
delta trinsic black faucet
bathroom design oak vanity and black fixtures
modern bathroom, floating vanity
brass hanging pendants above bathroom vanity
black subway tile in shower
black subway tile in shower, delta trinsic brass shower fixture
shower with black subway tile
scandinavian decor
brass pendant above tub
brass modern pendant fixture
bathroom styling
delta trinsic black robe hook
bathroom with black subway tile
shower with black subway tile

The last room we helped with is the smallest space, and yet packs in the most personality! We don’t have any before photos of this space as the back entry area of this house got a bit of a layout revamp but these photos show the small space we were working with.

laundry room before
laundry room before photo

Truth be told, wallpaper wasn’t in the original plans but we were so excited when D & L made the suggestion and had no fear of going bold and fun! When they loved Milton and King’s Birds of Paradise print as much as we did, we knew this space would be special!

With some black accents to anchor the room and some beautiful brass hardware and lighting, we think the laundry will speak for itself!

wallpapered laundry room

DETAILS: Light - Troy Lighting Allure Flush mount // Wallpaper - Milton and King Birds of Paradise in Grey // Paint Color - Benjamin Moore’s Mount Saint Anne // Faucet - Delta Trinsic Bar Faucet in matte black// Cabinet Pulls - Anthropologie Alister Pulls

milton and king wallpaper, birds wallpaper grey
wallpapered laundry room
wallpapered laundry room
art deco cabinet pulls
brass flushmount light fixture
laundry room with bird wallpaper
delta trinsic faucet
wallpapered laundry room
wallpapered laundry room
wallpapered laundry room

Contracting: Revive Developments

Photography: Tracey Jazmin

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