Burkebrook Condo

This was a hugely important project for us. Not due to scale, budget, timelines, or any unforeseen challenges. This was just a particularly special client making a very big move. She had lived in her previous home for 67 years! This was going to be a big move with big changes. At first she didn’t want to bring any of her existing furniture, saying she was ready for a new start. When we looked around though, we saw a treasure trove of beautiful, quality pieces that could be repurposed, refreshed or re-upholstered, allowing her to see and use them in a new way. We certainly added plenty of new items and together the result is an elegant and timeless space that feels fresh, light and absolutely delightful! The living room was in desperate need of a focal point, so we brought in this free-standing gas fireplace with mantel. We flanked it with a pair of scoop arm chairs in a luxurious pale turquoise velvet to complement her pair of show-wood antique chairs that we had re-upholstered in a vivid pattern of blues and greens. We knew that the gorgeous carved secretary with the leaded glass doors needed to stay. Although we saved it from its original job of storing books and papers, to displaying her lovely china plates. Hints of glossy black in the extra narrow cocktail table and shapely lamp ground the depth of colour in the new framed canvas. A fun swirly geometric fabric in the toss pillows plays off the luxurious area rug. We continued the accents of soft blues into the adjoining den and repurposed her china cabinet as a stunning library piece by simply updating the hardware. The master bedroom is the simplest take on minimalist French Provincial design. Pale toned oak paired with the most luxurious bed linens for a quiet and serene retreat. In the guest bedroom we updated her former master bedroom’s British Colonial poster bed with mirrored nightstands and more fabulous bedding in crisp white banded linen and a fun ikat print.

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