This year, interior trends have seen us waving goodbye to cooler metals and, instead, embracing warmer metallic tones, such as gold, copper and brass, into our homes – especially into our bathrooms. Brushed brass and unlacquered brass, in particular, are subtle options that aren’t too glitzy and are perfect for a subtly sophisticated aesthetic.
When it comes to easy and quick transformations in your home, changing your light fixture is the way to go! Good lighting goes beyond just natural and ambient light. Choosing the right fixture based on its design and purpose will influence and set the mood of your space. It is certainly a great option in elevating the design of your home to give it a new look and feel.
Whether it be a new kitchen where your family will gather for special events, a spa-like ensuite where you can relax and rejuvenate, or your custom dream home, your project is likely something that you have been thinking about for some time now.
Astro donates Kitchen to aid mental health recovery at The Royal Ottawa
Having celebrated 20 years of business last year, Astro Design Centre wanted to give back to the community. When the opportunity to donate a new kitchen to the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre came up, Astro couldn’t pass it up. We looked forward to an opportunity to renovate the hospital’s existing tired and dated Occupational Therapy kitchen, where various programs at the hospital come to develop life skills, social skills and vocational skills for both in and out patients, who are referred to as clients. It was our hope that this bright and fun kitchen can become an uplifting and inspiring place for patients to gather, cook, interact and heal.
Beautiful woods, metal finishes and antiqued surfaces create an elegant transitional style in this eat-in kitchen
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These Ottawa homeowners wanted to make their kitchen a hub for hanging out as a family and for entertaining, but their kitchen was closed off from the rest of the house and didn’t feel inviting. “And like most family households, they needed a place for everything,” says designer Nathan Kyle of Astro Design Center. This meant being strategic about every inch of storage. In the course of a complete remodel, he opened the kitchen to the family room and placed a long, hardworking island in the center. Now it’s a welcoming room where everyone loves to spend time.
A family of five had evolved from two parents with small children, to five adults plus significant others, who often visited together for meals and conversation, and need to an update to their most used space.
When discussing a vision with the collaborating designers, the goals were to open the Kitchen to the Eating Area as well as Family Room beyond, add seating for informal entertaining and update the aesthetic to something more modern and elegant.
Interior Designer, Marina Medina met her clients as they came in to the Astro showroom looking to change and update their kitchen. The client’s original U-shaped kitchen was short on storage, counter space and in need of a facelift. They were really hoping for an island but saw no way of fitting it into the space without doing a major costly expansion. Enter, Astro...
A client with an extensive background in the visual arts came in looking for guidance in streamlining her vision. From early meetings it became evident that this couple is looking for a warm and inviting contemporary space with an eclectic industrial vibe where they can enjoy their retirement and host company. Through a process of multiple meetings, the designer helped the couple to define their vision for their space, to finalize the layout and to narrow down the aesthetic which would elicit a sense of comfort and excitement at the same time.
"The backstory: For this new-construction home, the key to lasting design was keeping the look fresh and current without time-stamping it through popular materials." Houzz
“The kitchen and entire home were dreamt up to have soft modern farmhouse feel,” designer Dean Large of Astro Design Centre says. “We wanted the space to have a sense of permanence, which we reflected in the materials. We didn’t want the space to ever feel as though it was built at a certain point in time.”