Beach Update

This turn of the century home needed to work better for a busy family and support a home based entrepreneur’s business. A cohesive, eclectic look was achieved blending the client’s own keepsakes with new, functional and funky items. Storage was improved and sight lines to the powder room were diminished by building a tall pantry to store and charge electronic devices. The kitchen was re-organized and made more functional with a new tea station and pantry. A large living room was divided to allow a study and work area while maintaining a beautiful overall look suitable for entertaining. The large dining room was updated and will accommodate large gatherings.

Beach Update

The challenge was to deal with an asymmetrical room which needed to accommodate guests in a formal setting and a family’s day to day comfort. A mix of old and new furnishings allow for an eclectic feel, and bring focus to the client’s collections.

The Wolf range is centred in this view with glass cabinets and a concealed range hood, allowing for more storage above. Drawers provide organized storage for tools and pans.

The existing kitchen needed to be re organized to provide maximum function with an aesthetically upscale look as it was also combined with the dining room. A large bar allows for family gathering and maximum counter space.

A dark foyer is brightened and updated with new rug, paint, and trim. Existing slate floor is accented with a chalk painted antique table, providing storage. Trim and stair railing are painted a tinted grey, as an accent to the clean white walls.

A new built in buffet was created in the dining room providing much needed storage. A pop of colour was added to an otherwise neutral palette.

A new breakfast and wine bar was created where the old fridge had been. Keeping a side wall allowed for a large magnet board to organize this family’s activities, conveniently located, yet out of sight from visitors.

The existing fireplace needed a cost effective refresh, and was given a coat of dark grey paint, along with a new timber mantle. A new, energy efficient gas insert allows for better use of the fireplace.

An under used hall spaced was re purposed to house a built in for storage. A charging station was integrated large enough for both computers, tablets and phones. Cupboards and drawers above and below allow for better organization and keep clutter behind closed doors.

An under used hall spaced was re purposed to house a built in for storage. A charging station was integrated large enough for both computers, tablets and phones. Cupboards and drawers above and below allow for better organization and keep clutter behind closed doors.

A niche in the wall allowed for much needed pantry space. A vintage door, painted in chalk paint, pays homage to the eclectic, modern farmhouse feel. Sliding barn doors keep door swings out of the way in this high traffic area.

A small powder room was updated with hex tile and a rustic vanity to give an industrial playful feel. The gold walls pay homage to the heritage feel. Simplifying the finishes in the space helps to make it feel more spacious.

Lisa Robazza specializes in creating stunning and inspiring interiors you will love.  She provides her interior design services in the North and Central Okanagan, including Kelowna, West Kelowna, Vernon, Lake Country, Coldstream, Salmon Arm, Lumby, Fintry, Peachland, Summerland, Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos and surrounding communities.