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Basement Bar & Poker Room Design

We are nearing the end of the series in my clients contemporary basement design, I hope you have enjoyed it so far!  In the final two posts, I take you on a tour of the main living space in this spectacular basement.  Today, I am focusing on the modern custom white bar cabinetry with it’s colourful & bold backsplash as well as the moody, yet oh so sexy poker area

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Hidden Bookcase Door Reveals a Secret Room!

We are more than half way through my clients basement reveal series and I hope you are enjoying all of my posts on this truly spectacular renovation project.  Today’s post is dedicated to a room that you could easily miss altogether if you were not aware that it existed within this basement.

I was so excited when my clients asked me to incorporate a bookcase with a built in door  that lead to a ‘secret’ room.  

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Interior Design Show Toronto- Best & Worst

Last Friday was Trade day at the Interior Design Show in Toronto & as always, there was so much to see!  This year I thought it would be fun to compile my Best & Worst Finds from the show, I can’t love everything right?

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Home Theatre Concession & Games Room

What theatre would be complete without a concession stand?  When designing this area in the contemporary basement design, the idea was to 

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This Home Cinema VS Going to the Movies

When you think about a Home Movie Cinema, it’s likely that grand visions of custom finishes, beautiful acoustic panels, soft carpeting and cosy seating come to mind.  Not to mention, a large screen with an amazing audio and visual set up so one can fully appreciate the experience, right? Well, in this Home Theatre Interior Design, I promise you all that AND MORE!

But first, I want to show you

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Home Gym Design

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a fantastic Christmas. We spent most of the holidays at my parents cottage home on the lake, just north of Toronto.  This year was different to what we are typically use to because of the unusually warm weather, but you won’t hear me complaining!

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Christmas Decorating Inspiration

I understand that decorating your home for the holidays can be an overwhelming task, but don’t worry because I’ve got you covered this year!  We are right in the middle of our ’25 Days Of Christmas’ at Creating Contrast Designs Facebook page and if you don’t ‘like’ us on facebook, you are missing out.

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Contemporary Bathroom Design with Sauna

When you hear the term ‘Contemporary Bathroom’, you might think cold, sterile and uninviting, but I can guarantee you that with our latest project, this is not the case at all.

My clients and I have been working together over the past year on their 3000 square foot modern basement renovation just outside my home town of Burlington Ontario and I’m excited to say that it is now completed!  I wanted to share with you

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Don’t Hire a Designer that Doesn’t Have This….

WELCOME, COLOUR ME HAPPY READERS!

When someone is looking to hire an Interior Design Professional to help them with a renovation or decorating project, it is likely because:

1. They do not have the time to do it themselves
2. They do not know how to pull all the elements of the design together for a cohesive look
3. They cannot visualise the layout or the end result to understand how fabulous their space can be

By hiring a decorator or designer, you free up your own time and leave it to the experienced professional to ensure all of the undertones in your finishes and furnishings will work flawlessly in your home.  So, the first two of the three points listed above are covered, but what about the visulaization aspect?

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The Shocking Truth about Shopping with an Interior Decorator

Have you ever second guessed your choices while shopping for your home decor to the point where you get so frustrated that you walk out the store with nothing and just give up?  I think it is safe to say that we have all been there, but there is a solution!  Hiring an interior design professional to shop with you or for you can make this task stressfree and give you a happier home and life.

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