So many of you had the chance to come see this beauty in person but for those who didn’t, I am SO excited to share all the finished photos and design/decor details with you RIGHT HERE! The Eleanor was built on the largest infill lot we have had the chance to get our hands on thus far…39ft wide by 125ft long! Those of you who are familiar with the infill life here in Saskatoon know that a common infill lot size is 25ft x 125ft. Obviously, the extra 14ft of width we had on The Eleanor lot gave us a ton more options with the floorpan!
Can you ever really go wrong with a white and black house?!?! Our answer is NO lol. From the get-go of designing this home we knew we wanted it to have that “classic feel” when you saw it from the outside AND also as you walked through the inside. The black windows make such an impact on the front and the circle window on the top is simply my favorite! This home was sided in James Hardie product using both board and baton, wainscoting, and horizontal siding. The stone selection was called Castle Rock Osceola. We used a charcoal grey mortar to make the stones pop! House numbers have become a bit of an obsession of mine over the past year so finding something unique was key. I sourced the ones used here from Etsy – Link https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/894418381/metal-house-number-sign-address-sign?ref=yr_purchases
ENTRY / LIVING ROOM DESIGN
The living room in this home was really ALL ABOUT THOSE WINDOWS! The natural light that flooded this house still blows me away. In order to support this 20ft wall of windows we had to build a warm wall on the inside to allow for insulation. With so many windows this wall was basically just one piece of lumber so we wanted to make sure we could get it properly insulated! What appears as stone on the tall fireplace is actually TILE that looks exactly like stone. By using tile we were able to create the exact look of what we were after for a fraction of the cost of using actual stone. We went with chunkier then normal grout lines to create an even more realistic look. Our mantle and railing was built out of a cherry wood species and stained in a color called Putty. A special thank you to our staging partner, International Furniture Warehouse who allowed us to use the most stunning and comfortable pieces to show this space off!
DINING / KITCHEN DESIGN
Separate but cohesive spaces make these two rooms the perfect pair! We incorporated lots of extra little details in both rooms. In the dining room we added wainscoting detail to the bottom portion of the wall. With all of our trim work we always do a spray finish to create a flawless look. The wainscoting was sprayed in Benjamin Moore’s color, Simply White while the top wall portion was painted in Benjamin Moore’s Classic Grey. These two colors work great together as they both have excellent warmth to their coloring. In the kitchen we went with a darker grey cabinet called Dusk and paired it with the same Cherry used on our living room mantle and railing. Although the waterfall quartz island was defiantly a pricey design feature – it makes the perfect statement in this massive kitchen!
LAUNDRY / MUDROOM DESIGN
This may be my favorite laundry room to date! The functionality of the cabinetry paired with the shelving, sink, and dry racks is unbeatable. Linking the dry racks here because I know you guys will want to get these for your house! They’re the best for those items that can’t go in the dryer. I love that they fold up into the wall when you aren’t using them and don’t take up ANY floor space in our sacred laundry room where extra space is always needed https://www.potterybarn.ca/galvanized-modular-wall-system-drying-rack
The mudroom was home to several seating, storage, and hanging spots! We used two tall towers in Superior Cabinet’s MDF Dusk line. Both towers allow for hanging jackets and include adjustable shelves for cleaning supplies, baskets, or whatever your heart desires! The built-ins on the opposite wall are intended to be the “drop zone” for the keys, purse, etc. We added vertical shiplap and painted the entire room in Benjamin Moore’s color, Amherst Grey to give this space a “moody” vibe!
OTHER FAVORITE SPOTS
Each room had it’s very own design and special touches. A few note worthy design elements that we frequently get questions on:
What color is the ceiling in the master bedroom? This was painted in Benjamin Moore’s color, Soot. It is a very deep navy blue!
Where did you source all your furniture for staging? All of the larger furniture pieces you see are from our friends at International Furniture Warehouse in Saskatoon!
Where did you get your curtains? The curtains are all from CB2!