A version of this article originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of OUR HOMES Oakville Burlington Mississauga, p.28. Find local businesses in our Oakville directory.
Who says downsizing means compromising quality? This couple moved out of their much-loved farmhouse and into a Streetsville townhouse that satisfied their wishlist and more. Their new home is defined by a light and bright approach to interior design, with enough amenities to entertain and accommodate family gatherings.
An ivory key, Spanish-point sideboard inspired the dining room décor, and a sparkling chandelier by
Lando Lighting glistens above the room. The homeowners originally sought out a round dining table, but with the advice of Debi Barnes from Kennedy Galleries, they decided on an oval table that expands to accommodate guests.
Sparkling features and mirrors surround the home, giving each room a touch of elegance. The kitchen features crystal cabinet knobs by My Back Shed, for a little added sparkle, and tufted chairs adorned with crystals add glamour to the dining room.
The living room blends old and new, incorporating side tables from their previous home into the Streetsville home’s charming design. Their couch pairs the need for a comfortable high-traffic piece, with style that adds glamour to the room. The homeowners’ love for original art is shown throughout the home, one piece in the living room features the Clevadon Pier, reminiscent of their childhood memories in England.
Upstairs, the master bedroom marries beauty and function with an upholstered headboard among its peachy toned walls. The homeowner had key pieces she loved, “so we put our energy into building on and improving with new elements and updating her favourite pieces,” says Barnes, including a restored armchair and repainted armoire.
Down the hall from the master, a den where the homeowner designed and built a custom wall-to-wall bookcase is home to the couple’s cherished book collection.
This homeowner made the right choice, saying, “I always feel like a house tells me how it wants to be decorated,” because this house clearly knew what it was talking about.