New Build in Brant County
This country home was a pleasure to work on. The clients engaged me to select the flooring, finishes, colour scheme, door styles, cabinetry, lighting and many other details handled masterfully by the builder and his team. Selecting the flooring for a house at times full of four generations of family, friends and pets, in a rural setting, where comings and goings from the fields, woods and pond would be a challenge. The selections had to be substantial for the scale of the main living areas, casual but elegant to fit with the design of the home, and practical on a day to day basis. Ease of cleaning was a must, a long life in terms of wear and tear, and it needed to look wonderful for the next 20 years from a design standpoint. We landed on a porcelain which mimics the look of slate without shaling or the need of applying a sealant every year or two. (This was selected for the entry, mud and laundry rooms). The autumn palette fits with the surrounding landscape and hides dust, dirt and pet hair. The transition into the main living areas was met with engineered walnut, which has a beautiful patina in matte finish within the medium brown tones, again, designed to camouflage dust, and look wonderful.
The overall palette for the home was selected to reflect the outdoors, and the relaxed, informal lifestyle of the owners. It also serves as a backdrop for the selection of upholstery fabrics and furnishings as phase two of the build. Many options are open to coordinate and compliment the relatively natural tones. The Shaker Style 4-Panel doors selected were stain grade for the main floor, paint grade for the lower level. Coffered ceiling beams, built-in countertops, bench seats, stairs, structural beams and mantel in the Three Season room, and the interior doors were all stained in a dark walnut brown custom stain to enhance the flow of the home.
Attention to every detail is key to achieving a successful and balanced aesthetic, a unified whole - in short - a beautiful home.