Spaces by Jacflash Spruces Up An Outdated Kitchen and Dining Room!

Spaces by Jacflash transformed this once run-down, dated kitchen and dining room into a modern and luxurious space, while making sure to uphold our client’s vision and appreciation for traditionalism.

We wanted to make this once-cluttered kitchen with a poor use of space more functional, while maximizing every corner of the room to create the illusion of a larger area. Our client wanted a clean, conventional and striking aesthetic. We chose a custom shaker-style millwork and created a built-in wall unit for additional storage in the dining area. We painted the walls Benjamin Moore's 'Simply White' to complement the cabinetry, countertop and backsplash. This served a dual purpose of highlighting key pieces in the space while created an open, airy feel as well.

To add additional flare to the space, we combined modern, clean pulls on the cupboards with more traditional cup handles for the drawers, all in brushed nickel. Updating all of the fixtures and appliances in the space contributed to the overall rejuvenation we were hoping to achieve for our client!

We swapped out all of the existing lighting and replaced it with new, flush pot lights and linear LED under-cabinet lighting to highlight the cabinetry finishes, the herringbone backsplash and the striking veining in the countertops.

A small but impactful design decision was to remove the existing wall between the kitchen and dining area. This created functionality and seamless flow between rooms for our client, in addition to a visually larger, more open space.

The dining table we chose was a classic round tulip table. We surrounded this with four San Francisco dining chairs from Kare Toronto. These pieces fit in the space perfectly, with the soft velvet material and colour of the chairs bringing a necessary warmth to the space. Finally, we lit the dining area with a modern take on a classic fixture, to make the space more intimate and unite the traditional and modern pieces throughout.


Trending Tuesday: Pendants

Pendant lights have been a staple in household design for centuries and is still the number one statement piece used in modern décor today. We use pendants to not only add additional lighting to our spaces, but also to create a decorative focal point to any room. In a recent project we designed for a bright condo located in Yorkville, we used an industrial pendant to balance masculine and modern features in the space.

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We chose this pendant because of its industrial style and the matte black colour complimented the wainscoting on the room’s feature wall.

Additional elements of organic wood texture, a monochromatic colour scheme, metal hardware and the feature wall all tie space together.

We used a glass pendant in another room to both contrast and compliment the organic raw wood texture used in this custom barn board headboard we designed and had made, order here.

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Another example of combining contrasting elements with the use of pendants was in the kitchen of a Trump Hotel residence we designed. We used an industrial washed pendant to contrast with the sleek and modern kitchen.

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In this living room we used this one of a kind spider pendant as a statement piece. The modern silver bulbs balance with the industrial art in the background.

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One of our favourite ways to accent our pendants is by combining a modern fixture with a ceiling medallion. Ceiling medallions have been around since the 1800's and paired with the right fixture, it becomes an unforgettable statement piece.

We love this feathered ceiling medallion that is on sale at Jacflash.

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Below is an inspiration board pairing medallions and pendants, which liven up any cookie cutter room.

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Until next trending Tuesday!

xoxo Spaces by Jacflash