Wednesday, November 9, 2011

DECORATING THE CONDO...PART 4 ~ HIGH / MEDIUM/ LOW....

You can stop holding your collective breath....the reveal is finally here. If you are new to this blog, a quick recap is in order. We bought a condo in Toronto for my two daughters and husband to share. Those details are here.  This process started in July and was finally completed 2 weeks ago, due to the fact that I live in Ottawa and the logistics of going back and forth were often hampered. 

I set out to decorate the condo on a budget, using high (H), medium (M), low (L), previously owned (PO) and DIY furnishings and accessories. Of course my decorative choices and their attached symbols are all relative to this particular project only. The priority, was that the condo had to be comfortable and easily maintained...nothing fussy. 
As with all my projects, for myself or clients, the colour scheme is chosen after careful consideration of either meaningful, existing colours or newly purchased items....for example, artwork, area rugs, favourite colour schemes etc. In this case, the starting off point was this sofa from ELTE (H).

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The brown leather chair from LA-Z-Boy (H), the antique washstand (PO), lamp on washstand (PO), the area rug (PO),  floor lamp from IKEA (L) and round table from West Elm (M) almost complete the major purchases for the living room.


The large sample is the colour used throughout the main area...BM turret CC-604 / to the left, feature walls in the dining room...BM mortar CC-574 /  black BM chalkboard paint on one wall in kitchen / remainder of walls in kitchen...BM ivory white CC-130 / bathrooms...BM bradstreet beige HC-48 (post here) and all trim and doors...BM white dove OC-17

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In the dining room a Canadiana pine harvest table (PO) takes centre stage with 4 white Klismos dining chairs from West Elm (M). A white bench from IKEA (L), now in one of the bedrooms, is used as extra  seating when needed. 

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I knew I was going to use this antique wash stand (PO), but I wasn't sure where.

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In Decorating the condo...Part 2, I spoke about other purchases and DIY projects. This blue suede chair from West Elm (M) was an essential colour pick-me-up and fit perfectly on a tiny wall.

So are you ready for the reveal?

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I searched for a coffee table for this space for a long time, but continued to come back to this marble topped, open legged beauty from West Elm (H). The higher end purchases are items I knew we could use elsewhere. Pillows are from MODECOR and the artwork are pictures taken from a 2012 Tom Thompson calendar that we framed in IKEA, Ribba frames (L, DIY)

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Completed dining room. The extra leaves have been added to the table. The IKEA expedit bookcase (L) was the perfect solution for an array of mostly art books,  antique china belonging to my grandmother, wine bottles, napkins etc. I love how the darker wall allows the bookcase and contents to pop!

See this post Decorating the Condo...Part 3...for additional information on the unique, one-of-a-kind dining room pendants (M).

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I found the perfect spot for the antique washstand.

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This sunroom is directly adjacent to the living room and can be walled of with glass sliding doors. The area carpet (PO), gate-leg table, and 'ghost chair' IKEA (L), Lamp West Elm (M), original artwork in IKEA Ribba frame (L)  MODECOR (DIY)...  see here for how to. What isn't shown on the opposite wall is a white Murphy Bed, which turns this room from a sunny office to a bedroom when needed.

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One of the walls in the kitchen was painted in chalkboard paint. the mostly white kitchen needed a focal point, it's a super handy way to leave messages and shopping lists...and there was no need for a piece of artwork...bonus!

That's it gang. Loved every second of the hunt,  repurposing some of our existing furniture, rugs and antiques and shopping in Toronto was a blast. The girls and my husband are extremely comfy in their new digs...as am I when I come to visit.  





10 Comments:

At November 9, 2011 at 3:22 PM , Blogger charlene said...

Great job missy! Hard to do it from a distance. Love the wire basket light fixture.

 
At November 9, 2011 at 4:00 PM , Blogger Kelly @ JAX does design said...

I LOVE IT! The living room is so bright & cheerful with the artwork above the sofa and your beautiful cushions :-) The harvest table in the dining room is gorgeous, and it's so nicely complemented by the white klismos chairs and basket chandelier.

Can you come over and style all the shelves in my house, please?!

 
At November 9, 2011 at 4:29 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

It's perfect Maureen! It all looks so cozy, warm and styled. Love the dining room and your original fixture. Now, you can sit back and enjoy!

 
At November 9, 2011 at 4:48 PM , Blogger Solace Interiors said...

So full of character! Lucky clients you have...

 
At November 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM , Blogger Sonya Kinkade said...

I love it Maureen! The collection of furniture, artwork and accessories are such an eclectic mix of contemporary, modern, vintage & traditional and you accomplished this with ease....BRAVO my friend!

 
At November 10, 2011 at 12:32 AM , Blogger arrielle_p said...

So beautiful! I got a lot of decor inspiration. What a delightful room. I love how you have decorated your condo. :)

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At November 10, 2011 at 9:39 AM , Blogger Donna @ dh designs said...

Lady - you rocked it! Great combination of styles. I love repurposing items for non-traditional uses, like your washstand. It adds just the right amount of vintage to the room. And those fabulous pillows from MODECOR are to die for! Great results, as usual!

 
At November 15, 2011 at 4:37 AM , Blogger OR DESIGN glassworks. Distinctive Custom Architectural glasswork said...

Wonderful design, Maureen! So well put-together, down to the details: colour blocks of books on shelves LOVE!; the end (k, you must know what that thing is called!?!) of the ceiling light fixture directly at 12 o'clock; how you so cleverly displayed your Grandmother's china; your colourful pillows gracing the sofa... oh - and love the chalkboard wall - wonderful! The condo is comfortable and fun and an amazing blend of special items that together, beautifully, create a lovely environment for you and your beloved family! Congrats!!! ;) Enjoy!

 
At November 30, 2011 at 10:52 AM , Blogger TLC_Designs said...

MAUREEN I LOVE IT! The space really came together and it looks wonderful. So inviting, warm and just the right touch of eclectic. I'm sure your family will be very happy here. Thanks so much for sharing the journey.

*Tania @ Passport2Design.com

 
At December 11, 2012 at 7:24 PM , Blogger Torontocondo said...

If you are in consideration of buying a condominium, but holding back due to a lack of information, it is always beneficial to know the facts before committing to what might be the biggest purchase in one's life, for many.

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Maureen at Modecor Muses: DECORATING THE CONDO...PART 4 ~ HIGH / MEDIUM/ LOW....

DECORATING THE CONDO...PART 4 ~ HIGH / MEDIUM/ LOW....

You can stop holding your collective breath....the reveal is finally here. If you are new to this blog, a quick recap is in order. We bought a condo in Toronto for my two daughters and husband to share. Those details are here.  This process started in July and was finally completed 2 weeks ago, due to the fact that I live in Ottawa and the logistics of going back and forth were often hampered. 

I set out to decorate the condo on a budget, using high (H), medium (M), low (L), previously owned (PO) and DIY furnishings and accessories. Of course my decorative choices and their attached symbols are all relative to this particular project only. The priority, was that the condo had to be comfortable and easily maintained...nothing fussy. 
As with all my projects, for myself or clients, the colour scheme is chosen after careful consideration of either meaningful, existing colours or newly purchased items....for example, artwork, area rugs, favourite colour schemes etc. In this case, the starting off point was this sofa from ELTE (H).

MODECOR

The brown leather chair from LA-Z-Boy (H), the antique washstand (PO), lamp on washstand (PO), the area rug (PO),  floor lamp from IKEA (L) and round table from West Elm (M) almost complete the major purchases for the living room.


The large sample is the colour used throughout the main area...BM turret CC-604 / to the left, feature walls in the dining room...BM mortar CC-574 /  black BM chalkboard paint on one wall in kitchen / remainder of walls in kitchen...BM ivory white CC-130 / bathrooms...BM bradstreet beige HC-48 (post here) and all trim and doors...BM white dove OC-17

MODECOR

In the dining room a Canadiana pine harvest table (PO) takes centre stage with 4 white Klismos dining chairs from West Elm (M). A white bench from IKEA (L), now in one of the bedrooms, is used as extra  seating when needed. 

MODECOR

I knew I was going to use this antique wash stand (PO), but I wasn't sure where.

MODECOR

In Decorating the condo...Part 2, I spoke about other purchases and DIY projects. This blue suede chair from West Elm (M) was an essential colour pick-me-up and fit perfectly on a tiny wall.

So are you ready for the reveal?

MODECOR

I searched for a coffee table for this space for a long time, but continued to come back to this marble topped, open legged beauty from West Elm (H). The higher end purchases are items I knew we could use elsewhere. Pillows are from MODECOR and the artwork are pictures taken from a 2012 Tom Thompson calendar that we framed in IKEA, Ribba frames (L, DIY)

MODECOR

Completed dining room. The extra leaves have been added to the table. The IKEA expedit bookcase (L) was the perfect solution for an array of mostly art books,  antique china belonging to my grandmother, wine bottles, napkins etc. I love how the darker wall allows the bookcase and contents to pop!

See this post Decorating the Condo...Part 3...for additional information on the unique, one-of-a-kind dining room pendants (M).

MODECOR


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MODECOR

I found the perfect spot for the antique washstand.

MODECOR 

MODECOR

This sunroom is directly adjacent to the living room and can be walled of with glass sliding doors. The area carpet (PO), gate-leg table, and 'ghost chair' IKEA (L), Lamp West Elm (M), original artwork in IKEA Ribba frame (L)  MODECOR (DIY)...  see here for how to. What isn't shown on the opposite wall is a white Murphy Bed, which turns this room from a sunny office to a bedroom when needed.

MODECOR

One of the walls in the kitchen was painted in chalkboard paint. the mostly white kitchen needed a focal point, it's a super handy way to leave messages and shopping lists...and there was no need for a piece of artwork...bonus!

That's it gang. Loved every second of the hunt,  repurposing some of our existing furniture, rugs and antiques and shopping in Toronto was a blast. The girls and my husband are extremely comfy in their new digs...as am I when I come to visit.