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PEOPLE // Barrie // Home Stars

September 20, 2018 | PHOTOGRAPHY BY BONNIE FOX

Fall 2018 // Every project is possible when you reach out to the right person for the job.

A version of this article originally appeared in the Fall 2018 issue of  OUR HOMES Barrie Orillia Midland Innisfil, p.64. Find local businesses in our Barrie directory. 
 

Plan your project in Barrie-Orillia-Midland-Innisfil, find inspiration and then make the call.
VANESSA ROGERSON
 
Cabneato transforms kitchens while utilizing existing cabinetry, adding options and making it feel brand new. When you invite Cabneato into your home one of our designers will bring a showroom on wheels. Choose from high quality samples from the comfort of your own kitchen. From start to finish, every step of your kitchen’s journey is carefully planned and executed to fit your needs.
 
 
AT HOME
Neighbourhood: Quaint Shanty Bay. Kitchen Style: Open concept with a contemporary look, combined with a mid-century modern feel. Gas or Electric Stove: Gas. Latest Home Project: New laundry cabinets and counters and new vanity in the third bath, all by Cabneato.
 
AT WORK
Company Motto: Transform your kitchen today! Current Project: We are refacing a full kitchen and three vanities in a Barrie home. Most Popular Cabinet Colour: The majority of Cabneato clients are going with white for their kitchen cabinets. Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace is popular. Granite or Quartz: A variety of both.

DARCIE EDGAR
 
Darcie Edgar Designs is an interior decorating and design company located in Barrie and serving Simcoe County and the surrounding area. Services range from colour consultations and space planning to 3-D conceptual renderings and furnishings, fabrics and finishes. “We create simple, beautiful livable spaces that reflect your personal style,” says Darcie. “Our number one goal is a happy client.”
 
AT HOME
Neighbourhood: Cartwright Park. Style: Transitional. Favorite Room: Open concept living space/kitchen. Current Project: Whole home accessorizing.
 
AT WORK
Current Project: Condo in Tottenham. Design Inspiration: Farmhouse style. Colour Palette: Soft warm greys, creams, whites, black. Where to Splurge: Soft furnishings with custom pillows and wood furnishings.

CÉLESTE PILON, KIM STOVOLD & ERIN TRIBE
 
Total Living Concepts is a full-service design-renovation company specializing in kitchens, bathrooms and home renovations. Their full scope of services includes every aspect of the renovation process from initial client meetings, design and construction to completion. “Since 1993 we have worked hard to establish a loyal client base with our award-winning design solutions.”
 
FALL ACTIVITY:
Céleste: Biking through our local rail trails to take in the amazing fall colours. Kim: Our weather as of late has proven to be perfect fall golfing weather. Erin: Trail running in preparation for the cross-country ski season.
 
AT WORK
Current Project: Renovation number two for a past client that includes the kitchen and basement. Next Project: Main floor reconfigure from top to bottom, including a designer kitchen. Design Trend: White oak mixed with black and warm metals (golds, champagne bronze). Popular Cabinet Colours: White and grey continue to be a leading choice, however we can see the trend shifting to a warmer palette. Clients Want: An informative one-stop shop to streamline the renovation process.

JEREMY DESOTA
 
A company passionate about providing customers an alternative building solution that breaks through the current contractor stereotype. EthoEnergy builds and renovates unique, healthy, high performance and sustainable homes. “We work on the basis of building relationships with our clients and providing value that lasts a lifetime, Jeremy says.”
 
AT HOME
Neighbourhood: Tollendale Mills. Style: Modern to Transitional. Energy Source: The sun (panels to be installed shortly). Fall Project: Wasaga Beach passive home.
 
AT WORK
Current Project: Lakefront property. Company Philosophy: Building stronger communities through sustainable design and the building framework/process. Inspiration: To see someone in a home that reflects them, helps them feel unique and provides long-term sustainability. It means making a difference for the next generation. Goal: To build self-sustaining communities.

CHRIS WAGG
 
Wagg’s Painting has the services you need to transform the look, feel and mood of your home. Their award-winning team of professional painters takes great pride in their work. “We treat your home with the care and respect it deserves,” says Chris.
 
AT HOME
Neighbourhood: Kingswood Subdivision in Barrie’s south end. Most-Used Room: Kitchen. Meal Specialties: A great steak on the barbecue and chicken cacciatore. To-do: Fence repair.
 
AT WORK
Current Project: Whole house – top-to-bottom – for clients on vacation. Future Project: Beautiful townhome in Friday Harbour. Most Important Tool: Yellow tray arm. Success Secret: Happy clients.
 
 
 

MARGARET GRAINGER
 
Granite Homes offers craftsman-inspired designs, featuring freehold townhomes, semi-detached and single-detached homes nestled in a quite enclave, located in picturesque Midland.
 
AT HOME
Neighbourhood: Wasaga Beach. Favourite Room: Family room. Hosting Thanksgiving? Yes. Favourite Thanksgiving Side Dish: Sweet potatoes.
 
AT WORK
Neighbourhood: The Grove in Midland. How many Lots: 49. What’s Standard: Granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms with under-mount sinks. Popular Upgrade: Potlights.
 
 
 
 
 

A SHOWCASE OF HOMES TOUR:
 
For 21 years, the Showcase of Homes Tour has been a fall tradition, raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe – a community supported volunteer-based organization committed to the healthy development of children in need and their families through the provision of quality mentoring programs. This year they are happy to acknowledge community florists and stagers.
 
Four of the local businesses that have decorated this year’s homes (clockwise from top left):
JAIME CROUCH Splash Events Inc.
PAULA MERIDIS & EMILEY STEVENS Saturday Afternoons Home Store
LEANNE GEORGE Fresh by Leanne
 
THE TOUR
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Number of Homes: Six homes, one loft. Where are the Homes? Located throughout North Simcoe. Ticket Price: $40 EARLY BIRD price until September 14th. $45 regular price. Tickets Available At: Arbour’s Flower Shoppe, Tripp’s Paint and Decorating Shoppe and RE/MAX Georgian Bay Realty Ltd., Brokerage. Complimentary Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Restaurant Sainte Marie at Sainte Marie Among the Hurons, Hwy. 12., Midland.

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