Client Reveal: #TheOliverEscape

Hello friends and happy thursday! This summer has been a busy one with so many renovation projects on the go so while we've been a bit quiet on the blog and over on social media, it's for a good reason. 

Today we're so excited because one of our renovation projects is ready for it's closeup and today we're sharing the reveal of the condo renovation we've affectionately dubbed #TheOliverEscape. 

Over the past few months you've seen us tease this dramatic renovation on our instagram stories so now we can FINALLY share the full condo reveal! This project was a pretty involved renovation with flooring changes throughout the space, a dramatic paint change, a kitchen renovation and a few decor changes as well. We're thrilled with how this beautiful space turned out so without further ado, take a look at #TheOliverEscape

Let's start with the front entry....

This front entryway is a smaller space (as many front entryways are) so we wanted to keep this area bright and fresh. The bold patterned tile floor is the first thing you see when you walk into the space and we love the impact it has! Simple brass flushmount fixtures were an update to a dated boring fixture and this light repeats in the hallway, tying into the brass used in the kitchen. We didn't have a ton of space for storage as the door seen here leads to the laundry space so we opted for modern walnut wall hooks from local company Oliver Apt and a custom wooden shelf for a bit of hanging and small storage for keys, etc. We had this shelf custom made by Edmonton's Forge and Fell and we love how it turned out! 

front entry with patterned tile floor
round mirror and small ledge shelf
walnut wall hooks, storage for a small front entry


wooden narrow shelf walnut

The next space we tackled was the kitchen....

To save a bit of cost on the renovation, rather than a full kitchen tear apart and renovation we decided to reface the kitchen using custom Kitch fronts. Since the cabinet boxes were in great shape all we did was replace the fronts with dramatic matte black doors and upgrade the finishing touches. We decided to go all out with the dramatic transformation, painting the walls Onyx by BM, as well as bringing in dark, nearly black countertops (they're Caesarstone's Raven btw) and a black herringbone backsplash. For small but impactful pops of contrast we brought in touches of walnut (shelf and counter stools) and brass (lighting, faucet and handles). 

We love that our client wasn't afraid to go BOLD in this small space. Oftentimes clients will fear that going dark will make a space feel cramped or smaller but as you can see, it's quite the opposite effect, with the depth of the walls drawing the space out and creating a very rich and luxurious finished space. 

matte black kitchen with walnut shelf
matte black kitchen
matte black kitchen
matte black kitchen
black herringbone backsplash, kitchen
black modern kitchen
modern black kitchen


black kitchen with brass accents
modern black kitchen

As we move into the living room, we helped by adding a bit more personality and texture with the finishing touches. We took the black wall colour all the way through the space to elongate the feeling of the living room and draw the eye outward. We brought in a textured carpet and some custom cushions from Tonic to add a bit of interest and softness. A few small accessories and personal touches were all this space needed to feel complete! 

Tip: Rich hued colors and warm woods (such as walnut) look fabulous paired with black walls, just see for yourself...

eclectic living room
eclectic living room with black wall


eclectic living room
black wall, walnut furniture interior design
mid century modern, eclectic living room
eclectic neutral living room
black living room with eames chair
eclectic modern living room
eclectic living room, modern living room with black walls

And lastly, let's take a peek at the bedroom, where we continued the black paint colour for another dramatic transformation. This gorgeous light fixture really steals the show so the rest of the space is a bit more serene and simple, allowing the light to take centre stage. We love these walnut side tables (how great do black and walnut look together?!!) and the softness of the curtains with the brass rod are clean and simple. The other showstopper in this room has to be the custom made Barn door (made again by our friends at Forge and Fell)! We love how simple the stained slab door is, adding the perfect amount of warmth. Plus, the large black hardware keeps it modern and sleek!

modern living room with black paint
jungalow light pendant, tassel light fixture
modern bedroom black wall and walnut side table
modern bedroom with black wall


modern bedroom design, black wall and walnut bedside table
modern bedroom with black wall
modern bedroom design
modern wooden barn door

So there you have it, the much anticipated reveal of #TheOliverEscape! What do you think of this dramatic space?!

Renovations by Revive Developments

Photos by Tracey Jazmin Photo