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Riverview Lakeside Cottage: Design Inspired By Nature

Posted by Astro on Sep 15, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The history:

In 1995, the clients started camping on the Thousand Islands and they simply fell in love with the breathtaking views and the stunning scenery of that place. In 2011, they bought the first property and built their original cottage, which sits atop a rocky lakeside cleft with a gorgeous view of the St. Laurence River.

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Topics: bathroom designs, Inspirations, home, Kitchen Makeover, kitchen idaes, kitchen designer

Choosing Your Light Fixtures

Posted by Astro Blogger on Jun 19, 2020 2:46:23 PM

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.

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Topics: Inspirations, home, lighting, design consultation, remote design consultation

What to consider before a design consultation?

Posted by Caitlin Poirier on Apr 2, 2020 4:51:47 PM

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. 

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Topics: home, Home Design, design consultation, remote design consultation, astro blog

Friday Favourites: Visual Comfort & Co Lighting

Posted by Marina Medina, Astro Designer on Nov 11, 2016 11:13:09 AM

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?

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Topics: home, Home Design, lighting

Popping the hood: Range vents run the gamut from invisible to funky

Posted by Ottawa Citizen on Mar 28, 2016 4:48:46 PM

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.

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Topics: Kitchen Style, home, Home Design

Before & After: A Refined Classic Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Astro Blogger on Mar 22, 2016 11:26:55 AM

The Before

Kitchen & Bath Designer, Julia Enriquez met her clients as they came in to the Astro showroom looking to change and update their kitchen.  They were ready for a fresh start and to take on the challenge of remodeling.  As an award-winning Kitchen & Bath specialist, with countless years of experience under her belt, Julia was the perfect fit for the project.

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Topics: kitchen design, kitchen remodel, kitchen cabinetry, design, home, KITCHEN MAKOVER

From the Runway to Your Home

Posted by Dean Large, Astro Designer on Apr 25, 2014 1:04:00 PM

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Topics: Trends, Style, design, home