To get you inspired on this Friday, Astro’s Interior Designer, Marina Medina shares her top 7 light fixtures from Visual Comfort & Co. They offer quality home lighting that are as beautiful as they are timeless. The best part is these lights are now on special during our Holiday Lighting event. See the light?
This article originally appeared in Ottawa Citizen & has been excerpted from Ottawa Citizen.
Some are fun, funky or futuristic; others are sleek, elaborate or invisible. Whatever the style, the options for range hood vents are so varied that the choice can be daunting.
“It is the most difficult decision out of all the appliances,” says Jay Armstrong, store manager at Corbeil Appliances at Pinecrest Shopping Centre. “They’re all cosmetically different. They all have different features. It’s a very personal choice.”
Inspired by some of the entries in last fall’s Housing Design Awards, we polled area builders, designers and kitchen specialists for their take on what’s often referred to as the focal point of the kitchen.
This article originally appeared in Ottawa at Home magazine & has been excerpted from Ottawa at Home.
THE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: HOME ACCESSORIES
The holiday season is here! We’ve added more home accessories this year that will make for thoughtful and elegant gifts. We’ve got our favourite holiday recommendations below to browse through and gather more ideas for everyone on your list!
"The Kitchen in this 1940s Ottawa cottage was big enough for only one person to use and not suitable for the family now living there. “Before, this kitchen was about the size of a bathroom and was lackluster,” says interior designer Nathan Kyle of Astro Design Centre. Kyle began the design process by learning how the family likes to function in the kitchen when working together, then set up the layout accordingly. He took down a wall and incorporated into the kitchen a side entry hallway that had been a waste of space. He also added luxe elements that suit the family’s love of eclectic and contemporary style. Rich wood finishes and a lively backsplash provide a beautiful backdrop for a display of intricate pieces they brought to Canada from Iran and create a timeless look." - Becky Harris, Houzz
Craftsman Meets Contemporary Style
If you’re like these homeowners and want to mix two different styles together, you’re in luck. With the help of a designer, achieving that harmonious blend between two styles is possible! With this cottage kitchen & bath project, our designer used the Craftsman style architecture of the home and planned to blend it with the desired contemporary spaces. These two styles, while quite different in theory, compliment each other beautifully in décor and design.
The Fun In Picking Patterns For Your Home
So often when designing a space it is easiest to pick the safest options. Well I have some news for everyone, safe is BORING! We need to stop it! I don’t think anyone would or want to be described as a boring person. So then why are we designing our homes to be that way?