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Current Projects: Mudroom, Powder Room & More

The month of May typically sees a bit of a slow down for new inquiries and that’s ok by me just now as we have plenty of projects on the go.  Here’s a round up of what we’ve been working on at CCD!

Project: Small Living & Dining Room Redesign

Our Burlington clients hired us to create a new layout for their main floor living areas & assist with choosing finishes for updating their kitchen; sourcing furniture and paint colours for a well put together interior design palette.


The size of the rooms we were hired to redesign were not overly large.  Sometimes the smaller the space, the more challenging it can be to tick all the boxes on our clients wishlists.  However, we came up with a couple of great options for them, ’cause that’s what we do! See below.

Living Room and Dining Room Interior Re-design Layout

Second option for a slightly different layout

Furniture options with Moodboard:

Elevations for Custom Cabinetry Built In Design

Elevation of custom built in design


Interior Design finishes: paint colour for walls/cabinetry/accent wall;  countertops; fabrics & fireplace surround

A great idea that my assistant suggested was to NOT do an area rug in the dining room.

The reason being, because it is such a small space, adding an area rug would draw your eye to the floor and your attention to the bit of hardwood around it. Thus, making the small space feel smaller. No rug = more open look with less clutter.

Wallpapered Powder Room

We are also working on 4 rooms for a wonderful client in Oakville, Ontario.  We re-designed their living, dining & family room, and a bedroom.  (all due for installs of custom furniture in August) Stay tuned for more on that soon!

They also asked if I could choose a new paint colour for their powder room.

My response, “How about wallpaper?!!”

Wallpaper adds drama & high impact to a small space like a powder room.

The ledge behind the toilet couldn’t be wallpapered, so I recommended a custom piece of granite. This granite is ‘Black Pearl’.  Not only does it tie in nicely with the wallpaper, it also finishes off that otherwise awkward space beautifully. Accessories & pro photos coming soon!


With mirror & light fixture. (See the bare ledge behind the toilet before the granite piece went in)

Repeat Business

When clients hire me back to work with them again, it’s one of the biggest compliments I can get! The funny thing is, when I return to a home that we’ve designed, it feels like I’m coming home.

3000 square foot Contemporary Basement Design – photo credit Stephani Buchman Photography

These clients called me back to re-design their laundry/mudroom.  We are going to take down all the walls, add custom cabinetry and try to add in an area for folding laundry.


Current laundry and mudroom

I’m really excited about this project for a few reasons.

1 – I love working with these Campbleville clients

2 – They have great taste!  Below is just a couple of their inspirational photos.

Mudroom Bench Seat and cubbies. Design by Yiango

This photo below is more to show my clients preference for adding a pop of fun colour!


I’ve also started to get serious about my Instagram, finally!  We are thoughtfully curating a gorgeous feed of our projects.  Below is how my feed looks..what do you think so far?

We are just getting warmed up! If you like what you see, follow me here.


On my Facebook page last week I did, a Sofa Series where I shared videos of beautiful sofas from my design centre with pricing.  I included the retail costs as well as the cost to my clients with my designer discounts.

Silva Loveseat: Straight arm; chrome nailheads; tufted back; legs with dark wood & chrome castors
Retail price starting at $3924 My Designer Price starting at $3335.

I try to do regular series, so why not follow my Creating Contrast Designs facebook page?!  You can do that here.

So that was my week!  Thanks for popping by. Claire Jefford xoxox



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