Fireplaces are a great way to create unique statements with tile, drywall or millwork. The choices are endless and whether they incorporate media centres, bookshelves or just a simple clean mantle, this is one area that homeowners can really express their individual tastes.
Serious Coffee has a rotating art gallery along one wall but with orange walls, it was difficult for art to be showcased properly. There was also no proper way to display the changing shows so each artist simply put holes in the wall where needed to hang their art. Add to this poor lighting and Serious Coffee was ready for a makeover.
Originally called in to modernize an outdated kitchen, this Treeline Home project soon expanded to include renovating the dining and living room as well as purchasing select lighting, furniture and accessories to complete the new contemporary west coast aesthetic. We achieved this with the help of new custom Dougas-fir cabinetry designed and built by us.
It all started with a colour consultation that side tracked onto the homeowner’s fireplace. It soon turned into a whole home interior design and renovation.
The homeowner originally wanted to know what I thought of adding a mantle to the painted white brick on his fireplace and I answered honestly by saying I didn’t think it was money well spent due to the outdated look of the fireplace peninsula. The homeowner then admitted he didn’t like the look of the fireplace and wanted to know what I would do to change it. That conversation was the beginning of a complete redesign to this Ash Street home.
For years the homeowner’s of this Stories Beach kitchen had been told that there was no way to increase the size of their teeny tiny kitchen without expanding into the garden and yet when we came to have a look at it only took a few minutes to realize that their underutilized laundry closet was a hidden gem when it came to expanding the usable kitchen space.