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Finishing Corner

 

FINISHING CORNER – YOUR PERSONAL SPACE

No matter how inspirational the design is, if a residential space does not feel like home, then the interior project has fallen short. We work with each client to explore the elements of living that create both pride and comfort. The right colour palettes, the right materials and the right logic in a journey through a living space from a statement of occasion in a room designed for entertaining to the cosiness of a family room or bedroom. And whatever mood is being created, the importance of practicality a usable space is always top of mind. From grandeur to modesty, form always follows function.

We understand that design is more than just aesthetics; it is a multi-faceted process that is influenced by many factors.
By carefully curating sub-contractors proposals, acting as a single repository of information and maintaining open communication amongst various parties we ensure a continuity of design that truly reflects the clients goals.

Darker colors make a room feel smaller and cramped, while light-colored walls do the opposite. The use of lighting can add to or subtract from the overall colors of a room or from only those surfaces the light is meant to enhance. The illusion of space is defined by light reflected off of the surfaces of the walls. Some types of lighting help with this illusion by further illuminating the walls. In addition, directional lighting, such as a track light, can soften the wall colors. There is also recessed can lighting, which has a soft, downward glow that illuminates the floors, not walls. This is opposed to lights hung from the center of the room, which provide ambient illumination, or wall lighting. In both cases, this can affect how light or dark a colored section can appear.

The lighting in a home changes the mood of a room just as it does the perceived size of a room. Placement and type are important aspects of interior design, and they work in conjunction with color selections, room size, availability of natural light and furniture selection. The elements that come together when the right lighting is achieved transform a room into a seamless combination of functionality and style.

The lighting in a room either provides illumination for the entirety of the room, or it highlights very specific elements. Track lighting is the perfect example of positional lighting. Hung from the ceiling, the adjustable necks and lamps can be pointed at specific elements, such as a wall painting, the vase of flowers on an entryway table or the bar top or kitchen island. Consider mounting them on the walls, also. Special picture and mirror frames also have built-in lighting to highlight specific areas on a wall. Recessed lighting can be used in floors and ceilings to create vertical beams of light as opposed to an overall glow from central light fixtures hanging from a ceiling.