Lumar Interiors » Blog http://www.lumarinteriors.com Wed, 05 Nov 2014 02:05:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 The Devil is in the Details – at High Point Furniture Market, that is. http://www.lumarinteriors.com/devil-details-high-point-furniture-market/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=devil-details-high-point-furniture-market http://www.lumarinteriors.com/devil-details-high-point-furniture-market/#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 02:05:25 +0000 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/?p=4793 If you can manage to focus on the design details in the midst of High Point Furniture Market’s sensory overload, you will see many a beautiful thing. As experienced decorators we have a trained eye to spot the unique finishes, the beautiful hardware, the fine lines of a piece of furniture.  This is probably one

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If you can manage to focus on the design details in the midst of High Point Furniture Market’s sensory overload, you will see many a beautiful thing.

As experienced decorators we have a trained eye to spot the unique finishes, the beautiful hardware, the fine lines of a piece of furniture.  This is probably one of the reasons High Point Market has opened up to decorators and designers over the past few years.  Furniture, lighting and accessories have become more sophisticated and the consumer has too.  Hence, the need of the designer to bring the two together.

This fall market was brim full of eye candy.  And the devil was working overtime to draw you in to each showroom and show off its details.

The beautiful pulls and handles on casegoods was definitely a big story this fall.

caracole furniture designer

Mother of Pearl pulls on this Caracole Furniture piece

Worlds away furniture

Graphic gold leaf handles on this Worlds Away Piece

Bernhardt Furniture designer

Sophisticated ‘love knot’ pulls on this Bernhardt night stand

The hardware on the piece below reminds me of some of the heavy duty hardware that you might find on a women’s bag.

john richard furniture hardware

Stunning hardware on a beautiful 2 tone piece from John Richard

 

Jonathan Charles fine english furniture

Handcrafted wood pulls on this fine Jonathan Charles piece

The other detail that seemed prominent in many showrooms was the use of not only 2 tones of wood (we’ve seen that now for a couple of seasons) but a banded effect on furniture – a modern inlay if you will.

Moore councill fine furniture

Stunning 2-tone wood piece from Moore Councill

 

moore council furniture

2 tones also on the inside!

 

lexington furniture

Gold banding on the bookcases from Lexington Furniture

 

Lexington desk

Gold banding on this amazing desk

 

stanley furniture

The outlined X and O detail in this Stanley piece

 

caracole furniture designer

Combination of dark wood and linen front with stunning door pulls from Caracole

 

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Beautiful 2 tone piece and gorgeous hardware by Worlds Away

bernhardt nailhead trim

Nailhead trim creating an outlined effect on this Bernhardt piece

 

It was great to see these details live and in person.  Some of these suppliers we already dealt with; others are new to us at Lumar.  Though we love to design classic spaces that stand the test of time, finding pieces that are beautiful and a little unique adds so much value to our clients.  Definitely well worth 5 days of endlessly  walking the market.

Looking for someone to help you design a beautiful and uniquely you space?  Give Lumar Interiors a call or contactus@lumarinteriors.com

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Decorating the bedroom headboard wall http://www.lumarinteriors.com/decorating-bedroom-headboard-wall/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=decorating-bedroom-headboard-wall http://www.lumarinteriors.com/decorating-bedroom-headboard-wall/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:18:26 +0000 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/?p=4524 We seem to be on a roll with custom bedrooms this past year.  They are one of our favourite spaces to design. They involve lots of soft furnishings like bedding, drapery and upholstery where you can really go to town with custom details (which we love, of course).  But they also allow us to add

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We seem to be on a roll with custom bedrooms this past year.  They are one of our favourite spaces to design.

They involve lots of soft furnishings like bedding, drapery and upholstery where you can really go to town with custom details (which we love, of course).  But they also allow us to add beautiful wood pieces and gorgeous jewellery!  ( we mean the lamps, chandeliers, art, mirrors….) Visit our Pinterest boards to see all kinds of great ideas.

However, the process is half the fun!  And unfortunately many people stop at the obvious pieces:  the furniture and bedding.   We love to make the headboard wall really work magic like a magazine picture.  All the details are taken into consideration.

We often do an elevation drawing like the one below.  Not only does it help the client visualize what the finished look will be but also helps us in our sourcing.  In this particular case, we probably played around with a few versions of this before we decided on this one. This drawing clarified the exact height to make the headboard and the size of mirrors to look for.  It was all done in proportion to the client’s existing lamps and the new bedside chests that we had spec’d.

custom upholstered headboard

 

This is what the above translated to…

custom headboard design Richmond Hill

Lumar Interiors

 

On the next project, the electrical for the sconces were already in place before we entered the picture.  So we had to find ones that filled the space properly.  In this case, the existing headboard was lower so we opted for art work above it to create some drama and fill in the space.   Stay tuned for the ‘after’.

custom bedroom

 

In the picture below, we love the way the dramatic art of the chandelier sets off this pretty simple room.

headboard wall

Via Home Design Note

 

Dying to do chinoiserie panels on either side of a bed like the picture below.  They are just perfect for a bedroom.  Don’t you think?

headboard wall

Design via marieagneau.blogspot.com

 

And you definitely can’t go wrong with a classic sunburst over a headboard.  The perfect exclamation point!

custom bedroom decor

via Whitehaveninteriors.blogspot

 

Or, simply wallpaper the headboard wall to create an impactful focal point.

King City bedroom decor

Design by Lumar Interiors

 

So if you are looking for some great ideas on how to take your bedroom walls from nice to fabulous, give us a call or contactus@lumarinteriors.com

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Decorating 2-storey high walls http://www.lumarinteriors.com/decorating-2-storey-high-walls/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=decorating-2-storey-high-walls http://www.lumarinteriors.com/decorating-2-storey-high-walls/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:41:57 +0000 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/?p=4525 Rooms with high ceilings or open to above can be quite the challenge to decorate.  We love the grandeur it gives to a space but want it to feel warm and dressed at the same time.     Large pieces of art is sometimes not enough.  To really ground the living room above, we hung

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Rooms with high ceilings or open to above can be quite the challenge to decorate.  We love the grandeur it gives to a space but want it to feel warm and dressed at the same time.

 

living room luxury decor

 

Large pieces of art is sometimes not enough.  To really ground the living room above, we hung a beautiful wooden screen on the wall behind the sofa.

living room decoration

Lumar Interiors

 

The screen was about 7′ by 7′ and filled the space beautifully.  You can see it is hinged so it can be used as a floor screen too.

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Decorative Crafts hand painted screen

 

For a softer, less colourful look you can also find more tone-on-tone versions of this chinoiserie feel.

Decorative Crafts screen

Decorative Crafts hand painted screen

Other times you can do something with the walls themselves to have them feel less cavernous.

You can apply picture mouldings and wallpaper inside.  In this case in our Aurora classic project we used a linen wallpaper for a warm rich texture.

 

picture moulding panels

Lumar Interiors

 

You can see it again here in the stairwell.  And the grouping of art also fills the space in beautifully.

 

staircase moulding

Lumar Interiors

 

In this stunning craftsman style staircase, the wall panelling adds interest and the large art mirrors the large windows beside them.

stairwell design

Interiors by Studio M

 

Whether you are using a large screen or groupings of art to fill your walls or whether you are using mouldings and panelling to add interest and warmth, proportion is key in creating balance.

So if you need some help, contactus@lumarinteriors.com.  We’d love to help.

 

 

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Lumar Interiors Designer Inventory Clearance Event http://www.lumarinteriors.com/lumar-interiors-designer-inventory-clearance-event/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lumar-interiors-designer-inventory-clearance-event http://www.lumarinteriors.com/lumar-interiors-designer-inventory-clearance-event/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:53:30 +0000 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/?p=4695 The difference between nice and ‘wow’ in most interior design projects is the finishing touches.  The accessories, art, mirrors and pillows make the story come to life.  And home is where the story begins. Lumar Interiors is off to High Point Market this fall. We are so excited and looking forward to seeing all that

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The difference between nice and ‘wow’ in most interior design projects is the finishing touches.  The accessories, art, mirrors and pillows make the story come to life.  And home is where the story begins.

Lumar Interiors is off to High Point Market this fall. We are so excited and looking forward to seeing all that is new in the home decor world.  We’ll be seeing some of our current suppliers at the market and looking for new ones too!  So….we need to clear our current inventory of beautiful finds that we have accumulated over the past year.  We have pieces from Christopher Guy, Chelsea House, Stanley Furniture, Leftbank Art, Uttermost, Kravet Furniture, Global Views….. and more.  You won’t want to miss this 2 day event – September 26, and 27!  Everything will be 20-70% off!

SALE 20-70% OFF

Furniture, Accessories
& Lighting

Sept. 26 & 27

10am to 5pm

556 Edward Ave Unit #83
Richmond Hill ON L4C 9Y5

 

If you are looking for a beautiful lamp to add to a console table:

Left Bank Art Chelsea House Lamp

 

Or some unique table top accessories:

design accessories

 

Or, some blue and white porcelain, mirrors and more lamps!  A couple of gorgeous cocktail tables too!

 

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Or even a couple of stunning red chairs….

red custom chairs

 

We’ll also have a small selection of items where we will take best offers!  So, yes, we really want to clear our studio showroom!  So please stop by for a coffee and have a look around.

You never know what you’ll find to add to the story in your home:)

 

Lumar Interiors Designer Inventory Clearance sale

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When beauty meets function in interior design http://www.lumarinteriors.com/beauty-meets-function-interior-design/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=beauty-meets-function-interior-design http://www.lumarinteriors.com/beauty-meets-function-interior-design/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:49:03 +0000 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/?p=4558 Whether designing a highly utilitarian room like a bathroom or a showpiece space like a living room, you know you’ve hit the sweet spot when beauty meets function. A well-designed space brings these two elements together and illicits great feelings.  The down-filled sumptuous sofa in the living room will likely draw people in to sit

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Whether designing a highly utilitarian room like a bathroom or a showpiece space like a living room, you know you’ve hit the sweet spot when beauty meets function.

A well-designed space brings these two elements together and illicits great feelings.  The down-filled sumptuous sofa in the living room will likely draw people in to sit and relax.  And the beautiful decorative drain you installed in your bathroom, not only does the job of making the water disappear from your shower floor, but it allows for a seamless look on your marble mosaic floor that you went to great lengths to choose.  Alas, beauty meets function.

 

 

We’ve recently discovered a wonderful manufacturer of bathroom fixtures that embodies this perfectly.  California Faucets, a California based company produces all-American made, quality crafted, and beautifully designed bathroom faucets, drains, and shower systems.  In fact, you can design your own faucets!  You can combine different handles and faucets and choose from over 30 finishes:  designer heaven!   They use solid brass construction and ceramic disc valves with lifetime warranties in their faucets.  So not only are they gorgeous but you know you can depend on them for proper function.  (Have you ever bought a ready-made vanity that included the faucet and counter?  Notice how inexpensive it was?  That’s because it is what it is…when that faucet fails you, there is no fixing it.  Throw it out and start over.  Trust me – I know from experience.)

Check out their virtual faucet creator here and design your own faucet!  We have a new project starting next week in Newmarket, Ontario whereby the client needs to renovate a bathroom on the upper flat of a century home.  The home was bought by a builder and turned into multiple condo dwellings.  It’s historical features are beautiful preserved.  I’m thinking one of these faucets will be perfect here.   I’ll combine this raised neck faucet with delicately curved lever handles in a weathered antique brass finish.  I have a feeling she’ll like the oil-rubbed bronze, but this is so much more interesting.  Don’t you think?  Go ahead and play around yourself – 30 finishes to choose from!

 

 

And, yes, we can get the beautiful Fleur StyleDrain in the same finish for her new shower.  (It’s shown here in a polished brass)

 

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Fleur StyleDrain by California Faucets

 

I’m sure you’ll agree with why California Faucets received the 2013 Interior Design Magazine, “Best of Year” Award in the Bath Accessories and Hardware Category.  They deliver on both the beauty and function aspect of design.

 

luxury design

 

Lumar Interiors quite agrees with Coco:  your home is your haven and that’s where true luxury belongs – in the comfort of your own home.

For help in designing the luxurious space of your dreams, contactus@lumarinteriors.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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King City High Design Student – An Architect in the Making http://www.lumarinteriors.com/king-city-high-design-student-architect-making/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=king-city-high-design-student-architect-making http://www.lumarinteriors.com/king-city-high-design-student-architect-making/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:57:45 +0000 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/?p=4536 Over the years we’ve had many students do their co-op placement at our studio.  Local high schools in Thornhill, Richmond Hill and King City have called on us to help their students earn co-op credits in their respective design programs. We always say actually working in the interior design or decorating industry is the best

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Over the years we’ve had many students do their co-op placement at our studio.  Local high schools in Thornhill, Richmond Hill and King City have called on us to help their students earn co-op credits in their respective design programs.

We always say actually working in the interior design or decorating industry is the best way to determine whether you will really like field.  On the outside, many jobs look glamorous or fun and perhaps, our industry has that reputation due to HGTV.  They make it look easy and what fun!  I wouldn’t trade my field of choice for any other but I’m not sure people are aware of what goes on in the background….A LOT of work!

Rhea, our summer student, has been an absolute delight to have with us – such a sharp girl!  She is thinking of going into architecture but wanted to explore the interior design world too.  I’m going to have her tell you a little bit about herself in her own words:

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Our design student Rhea tackling our paint chip situation

She says,

My name is Rhea Mazgaonkar.  I am 16 years old and about to enter my senior year at King City Secondary School.  I have been working at Lumar Interiors for the past month as a placement for my Summer Co-operative Education Program, because I wanted to gain insight into an interior decorator’s roles and responsibilities.

I come from a family of architects, contractors, painters and interior designers.  Because of this, I’ve always had an idea of what craftspeople do from a very young age.  This eventually influenced my decision of becoming an architect like my grandfather.  This young interest helped me gain hands-on skills: from a 3rd grader in beginner art classes to painting murals on bedroom walls. 

Being at Lumar Interiors, I was able to perform a variety of tasks such as ordering memo samples, answering calls, organizing fabrics and so on…Fortunately, I was able to assist Luisa and Marisa with fabric, furniture, and artwork selection for their clients.  I was also given the opportunity to meet clients at their homes.  I’ve learned many decorating essentials from the importance of gaining a client’s trust and respect to the difference between velvet and suede!

My experience at Lumar Interiors has been incredible.  After a month’s worth of absorbing the dedication and determination of these lovely women, I am beginning to consider applying to Ryerson’s Interior Design program after high school.  I thank them for giving me the opportunity to learn and grow at Lumar Interiors. (expect big presents).

Is she a doll or what?  We have been so blessed with such wonderful young students and are happy to share the business of design with them.  I highly recommend other designers and decorators take on co-op students – its a win-win for all.

design student

We wish Rhea all the best in her future endeavours – her positive, bright personality combined with her amazing creative skills will take her very far in any field she decides on.

 

 

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Blue is the new black! http://www.lumarinteriors.com/blue-new-black/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=blue-new-black http://www.lumarinteriors.com/blue-new-black/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:38:41 +0000 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/?p=4482 We’ve been seeing soft blues and acquas for a few years now.  I think that was to get us ready for what’s happening now! Blues are definitely hot right now.   Usually considered a classic in traditional decor, it is now being used in fresh new ways.   Soft spa blues still strong in bathrooms.

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We’ve been seeing soft blues and acquas for a few years now.  I think that was to get us ready for what’s happening now!

Blues are definitely hot right now.   Usually considered a classic in traditional decor, it is now being used in fresh new ways.

 

Soft spa blues still strong in bathrooms.

soft blue decor

via Southern Living

Hits of turquoise as accents.

turquoise accents at home

via House of Turquoise

 

Mixing different types of blues – turquoise with true blue.

mixing shades of blue

Via Massucco Warner Miller Design

 

The blue velvet sofa as a classic neutral.

Tommy Smythe blue velvet sofa

Tommy Smythe Design

 

Deep blues enveloping a room for a cocoon like feel.

south shore decorating blog

via southshoredecorating blog

 

Love the mix of blues with gold!

blue and gold

Plum Furniture Design

 

Aerin Lauder’s home layers blue on blue.

aerin lauder

via Architectural Digest

 

 

aerin at home

via online.wsj.com

 

 

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Fresh Colour Combinations in home decor http://www.lumarinteriors.com/fresh-colour-combinations-home-decor/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fresh-colour-combinations-home-decor http://www.lumarinteriors.com/fresh-colour-combinations-home-decor/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:41:09 +0000 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/?p=4458 Whether you love to use lots of colour in your home or want to add it simply as an accent, here are 4 hot colour combos in home decor you can try:   1.  Combine turquoise or acquas with true blues – love the unexpected! via massuccowarnermiller.com   2.  Combine fresh apple greens with purples.

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Whether you love to use lots of colour in your home or want to add it simply as an accent, here are 4 hot colour combos in home decor you can try:

 

1.  Combine turquoise or acquas with true blues – love the unexpected!

colour

via massuccowarnermiller.com

 

2.  Combine fresh apple greens with purples.

Via SplendidSass Blogspot

Via SplendidSassblogspot.com

 

3.  Combining orange and pink – an unusual pair.

orange and pink combined - unheard of (you say)

Via SouthernElegance.tumblr.com

 

4.  Blue and orange – Cool and hot!

Love the orange accents!

Beth Haley Design

 

Need help choosing colours and fabrics contactus@lumarinteriors.com or give us a call.  That’s our specialty!

 

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Bedrooms we’re loving now! http://www.lumarinteriors.com/bedrooms-were-loving-now/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bedrooms-were-loving-now http://www.lumarinteriors.com/bedrooms-were-loving-now/#comments Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:45:03 +0000 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/?p=4420 What is your idea of the perfect bedroom retreat?   Here are a few that have caught our eye lately.   Luisa says, ” I love the feeling of this room…it has a calm, comfortable, relaxing vibe.  I love the colour combination of blue and cream…one of my favourites! Colours remind me of the bedroom I had

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What is your idea of the perfect bedroom retreat?   Here are a few that have caught our eye lately.

 

Luisa says,

” I love the feeling of this room…it has a calm, comfortable, relaxing vibe.  I love the colour combination of blue and cream…one of my favourites! Colours remind me of the bedroom I had as a young teenager. ”

bedroom design by muse interiors

Beachy Bedroom design by Muse Interiors

 

Cindy says,

“…  it has traditional elements but i think its very well done- LOVE the armoire the wood finish makes the room- the lamp is also a personal favorite….. it has that Restoration Hardware look without the “made in china” written all over it ”

 

bedroom design by Urrutia Design

Transitional bedroom design by Urrutia Design

 

And Marisa says,

“I love the bedroom to be simple but elegant in design.  The soft, upholstered headboard here is inviting and not fussy.  The linens are tailored and contemporary feeling.  The classic settee is traditional in its roots and softens the look.  The light fixture is the piece-de-resistance adding some glam and curvey lines to the space.”

 

bedroom design by jan showers 2

Bedroom Design by Jan Showers

 

What do they all have in common?

A chair or bench to sit on, custom bedding,  beautiful lighting, a throw and a pulled together look.

Give Lumar Interiors a call if you want help to achieve this look.

or contactus@lumarinteriors.com

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A full bathroom renovation – the process http://www.lumarinteriors.com/a-full-bathroom-renovation-the-process/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-full-bathroom-renovation-the-process http://www.lumarinteriors.com/a-full-bathroom-renovation-the-process/#comments Sun, 02 Mar 2014 16:06:31 +0000 http://www.lumarinteriors.com/?p=4291 Last week we talked about doing a partial renovation/redecoration of a bathroom.  However, sometimes a full bathroom renovation is wanted or needed. One of the projects we are currently working on is actually a fairly new home where the homeowners really want to move beyond the builders basic finishes and move into a more spa

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Last week we talked about doing a partial renovation/redecoration of a bathroom.  However, sometimes a full bathroom renovation is wanted or needed.

One of the projects we are currently working on is actually a fairly new home where the homeowners really want to move beyond the builders basic finishes and move into a more spa like experience.  They are a busy professional working couple with a little baby and stressed that they wanted a beautiful relaxing room to soothe their days.  The foot print of the space works beautifully.  So we are simply removing the existing finishes/vanities/tub/shower and upgrading.  The vanities will have better storage capability than the builder’s basic and the shower will have a wonderful rain showerhead.  The tub was not of prime importance in terms of function.  They just wanted a free standing tub to look good and be of fair quality but it did not need all the bells and whistles as they are not ‘tub’ people.

Once we understand what the client needs functionally speaking, then we move on to figure out what they envision aesthetically.  We love to see pictures of looks they love so that we know what they really mean.  We used to cut out pictures from magazines for this source of inspiration.  Now we use Pinterest a lot.  Its an electronic scrapbook where we pin pictures from all over the web on various boards.  So when we’re working on bathrooms, for instance, we ask our clients to have a look there and tell us what appeals to them.

For the current project, everything they showed us was white on white and looked something like this:

Bathroom inspiration photo

 

They loved the look of veined calcutta marble.  HOWEVER, the husband was very adamant about not wanting anything requiring any kind of upkeep.  So we found a porcelain tile that resembles it quite beautifully.  We will be placing it brick style across the bathroom as you see in the sketch below.  The room is long and narrow so we will be running it across the narrow side.

 bathroom reno rendering

 

This helped them visualize the floor tile and the wall tile concept.  Then we moved onto choosing some of the other decorative elements – mirrors, lighting, and vanities.

For the vanities we are going with white vanities and a warm light grey for the counter top.  Its from Caesarstone called Alpine Mist.

Caesar stone alpine mist

 

Mirrors and light fixtures are like jewellery in the room.  Functionally speaking, wall sconces either side of the mirror gives the best light in a bathroom.  In this case they will fit and we had a couple to choose from.  As well we had a few mirrors to choose from.  We need two over the vanities and a co-ordinating one over the makeup table.

bathroom reno accessories

 

 

We have chosen a soft greyed down blue-green for the paint colour and are currently looking for a pretty little vanity chair.  I’m thinking an upholstered one would add a little softness in a room full of hard surfaces.  Its also somewhere where we can add our spa blue colour in a very white on white bathroom.  I’m thinking something like this:

vanity chair

She is pretty, no?  Imagine in a soft blue-green colour like this:

bathroom reno spa colour

 

And finally, because of the shape and position of the window in this bathroom we’ll likely keep the covering very simple – probably a Hunter Douglas Silhouette or something like that.  That is still to be determined.  It is one of our go-to choices for bathrooms because it offers full privacy and yet, lets the light in without having to open them.

We can’t wait to finish this job.  It is sure to be a stunner and we look forward to taking some professional pictures to show you the results!

If you need help piecing your bathroom reno together, give Lumar Interiors a call or contactus@lumarinteriors.com.  We would love to help you fulfill your vision.

 

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