Friday, July 14, 2017

Interior Design & Remodel - Project Rainpark in Mississauga

We're always thrilled with reveals but more so with Project Rainpark as this basement truly has the Wilde North stamp all over it. From design to spec to build, this detached home basement in the much sought after Churchill Meadows area in Mississauga was everything this young family wanted, and so much more.

The basement was zoned for a Home Theater Area, Lounge area with linear fireplace, Custom wet bar and Guest space with integrated Murphy bed. A contemporary 3 pc washroom was an integral part of the build as was optimization of space for storage. The key to making a large basement space cozy is to zone out the space creating dedicated functions for each zone. 
unfinished basement in mississauga
BEFORE - Unfinished basement in Mississauga
Our clients were open to new design ideas and so the first thing we did was specify an all white space. White is a beautiful fresh color that brings a pristine look and feel to a space. We then went with beautiful wood look laminate flooring that had a lot of character/movement to balance the white walls. Add tall 5.5" modern step reveal baseboards with complimentary casing and top it all of with matte black hardware.

The entire space was grounded with this mammoth fireplace feature that we painted black (baseboard included) and treated with 1/2'' wrap around reveal beads for architectural interest. It acts as an anchor to the room and a dramatic focal point. A circular LED ceiling fixture was chosen to break up the straight lines and to add mood lighting to the grouping of chairs. Add one quirky cactus to the mix and it completes this fun family room for our young clients. 

Modern basement in misssissauga

modern fireplace feature

Contemporary basement in mississauga

Family room in basement

The flat TV was mounted flush with the wall. This was made possible by recessing  the articulated bracket within the wall cavity. Placing the TV on an interior wall allowed us to recess the Media Cabinet into the wall allowing access to and hiding all of the wires behind the wall.

The Custom Media cabinetry in the Home theater zone was flanked with these modern sculptural black & gold sconces with a pop of color in the aqua rug. Dead space was turned into a deep niche where we sourced these dramatic black wings and mounted them 4'' off the wall. We angled them inwards as if they were really on an Angel's back. Pictures just do not do justice to this beautiful feature we created in the home theater zone.
Home Theater in basement

wood wings sculpture

Built in home theater

flush mount tv

fireplace build out in basement

The bar was treated with a vaulted ceiling, a feature we added post design to balance an out of place HVAC duct. Three rows of pot lights align beautifully with the trio of niches. The bar front was treated with stunning encaustic tiles and lit up with uncounter strip LED lights. And the hand polished hardwood counter tops were stained a deep ebony color. We added a mini fridge, undercounter sink, and much storage behind the L-shaped counter. The curated art in the niches are gold and black feathers, a theme that was repeated from the over-sized niche in the Home Theater Area. A separate glass shelved niche to the side holds glassware and accessories.

custom home bar with cement tiles in basement

encaustic tiles on bar front

contemporary bar in basement

custom wet bar in basement

wrought iron feathers
The client's idea for a Murphy bed was integrated into the wall here making it look like custom cabinetry. More dead space was turned into storage cabinets at the back wall. Modern sconces which are a copy of the ones in the Home Theater area, albeit in White and Silver, were chosen for additional lighting. Repetition is key to keeping a space cohesive.
murphy bed in basement

fold out bed in basement
A contemporary 3 pc washroom was added with modern grey tiles, white floating vanity and a sleek black mirror. More storage was added with recessed cabinetry and shaker style doors. A tiled shampoo niche was added inside the shower stall.
contemporary washroom in basement

This remodel was an absolute pleasure for us pulling everything together and making it a cohesive space. Huge thanks to our lovely clients for trusting our design ideas. Work has started on Project Montgomery where we are building a custom bar and walk-in wine cellar in the basement. Interior Design work at Project Tapestry Lane and Project William Luck are underway and we can't wait to shoot it. Follow our daily updates on INSTAGRAM where we share with you behind the scene pics.

Head over to our website to see the video of this project:

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Dhiraj & Lynda

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Project Tapestry Lane: Kitchen Revamp

Hey Guys, hope everyone is having a great summer. We have been crazy busy with the multiple projects we are juggling from custom bars to interior decor taking us from Etobicoke to New Market and further. Absolutely grateful for the creative projects coming our way and more grateful for the amazing clients we get to work with.

Though I would give you a sneak peek of what's going down at our Project Tapestry lane in New Market. Our client wanted a revamp of the kitchen & master washroom and the full service Interior Design & Decor for the Living, Dining and Master bedroom. 

Here we are sharing with you progress of the kitchen where we gave the entire space a face-lift without major construction work. The client had lived in this dark kitchen for 10 years and was ready for a change. Since the kitchen was part of an open plan living room we had to treat the two spaces as one. 

First up we decided to professionally refinish the cabinetry to a beautiful white "Chantilly lace", our favorite white Benjamin Moore paint color. Then we changed the hardware - all door and drawer handles to a sleek pewter option. This small change made such a big difference to the doors, taking them for dated to modern.

To continue with the light and bright look we chose these beautiful quartz slabs for the counter tops and back splash giving the kitchen a seamless and glamorous look. A new sink, faucet and lighting was added to complete the look. 
floor plan
Project Tapestry Lane

kitchen makeover

kitchen reno

painting kitchen cabinets

benjamin moore
Picking the perfect hardware and paint color for the cabinetry

cabinet refinishing
Getting the right 'white' is critical to the design

from dark to white
All cabinetry was professionally re-finished

kitchen counter tops
Removing the old counter tops

installing kitchen counter tops
Fitting the new quartz counter tops that match the one piece slap back splash

kitchen before and after
Under counter lights were added
kitchen remodel
the finished kitchen

wilde north interiors
what a difference!
Sorry for the poor cell phone pics but we will be professionally shooting this home soon and can't wait to show you what we have done with the other rooms. What was once a dark and dreary space has now turned into a bright and stylish home for our lovely client.

Follow progress on our Instagram for daily updates

And check out more of our work on our website

Big hugs
Dhiraj & Lynda

Friday, June 30, 2017

Project Harmattan: Design Center

Hi Guys, have we been busier than bees! Sorry for the long absence but truly we have been having a manic few months juggling multiple projects at the same time. All of our corporate experience helps us out here as timing and follow up is everything. While Dhiraj is working on 3 custom home bars in Etobicoke, I am busy wrapping up the interior decor for 2 residences in New Market. We are nearing the finish line on a couple of them and are excited to shoot them and show you the 'after' photos.
Project Harmattan
We wanted to share with you some of the progress we are making on our multiple projects. Here is Project Harmattan where we are helping our young clients to pick finishes for their new build home. Work starts soon on the build and we spent quite a bit of time picking the perfect palette for each room from the foyer to the laundry room. We picked coordinating flooring, tiles, hardware, washroom fittings, ceiling finishes, lighting plan and so much more.
Design Center
Our clients wanted a custom home with a coordinated look and feel and that is where we come in. With the palettes we have picked each room will flow into the next giving the entire home a very cohesive look. 
design center choices

floor plan layout
interior designer brampton

Planning is everything and taking a designer in with you to the Design center helps to save on costly mistakes and also makes the process a smooth and timely one. Our clients were extremely happy with the help they received from us and can't wait for building to start.

If you like what you see then head to our Instagram for live updates on the other projects:


Dhiraj & Lynda

Monday, March 13, 2017

National Home Show 2017 Toronto

Just back from attending the National Home Show 2017 at the Enercare center Toronto and came home armed with a suite of great contacts for materials and supplies. Here we share with you some of the highlights of the show and what impressed us the most.

First up was this gorgeous kitchen which was our absolute favorite. The clean lines, flat doors (no handles) and layered islands made this contemporary kitchen really stand out. My favorite was the stainless steel clad island - cleaning is a piece of cake with this! We liked how they combined three islands in different materials, heights and finishes yet kept it looking cohesive. All cabinetry was automatic and we liked that as the flat surfaces devoid of handles just added to the overall look.

National Home Show Toronto

contemporary kitchen

Dhiraj checking out hardware for washrooms, we have 4 projects we are working on right now and we saw some great options here.
bathroom shower
Another fabulous booth was this beautiful space designed by Glen and Jamie of Peloso Alexander Interiors. They combined the Benjamin Moore 'shadow' color of the year so well with the curved velvet furniture. Velvet is so back! Would you believe that marble effect behind the bookshelf below is a wallpaper! yes its a wallpaper. Such a great option when you have a tight budget.
peloso alexander interiors

marble wallpaper


living room in neutrals

neutral bedroom

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Soapstone sinks. Soapstone counters. Dhiraj was very impressed with this option for future bars he is designing. Its a softer matt material which feels warmer than granite.
soapstone sink

soap stone counters

One of my favorites is cabinet hardware and we spotted some luxurious finishes here. Of course I veer towards gold and champagne tones the most but also spotted some great lucite and jade options too.

drawer pulls

brass drawer pulls
Always on the lookout for vanities and these options here  provided us with many ideas including all the sink options - crystal anyone?!

muti vanities

crystal sink


tiny sink
World's tiniest sink?!
Its always great attending these shows as we come away inspired and recharged for our oncoming projects. Follow us on INSTAGRAM for sneak peeks and behind the scenes footage. Soon to release the Rainpark project finished pics so stay tuned for more!

If you liked this post then check out the pics from last year's Home Show

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