ORC WEEK FOUR: CREATING UNIQUE SPACES FOR FAMILIES TO THRIVE

ORC WEEK FOUR: CREATING UNIQUE SPACES FOR FAMILIES TO THRIVE

Welcome back- I am so excited to be taking part in the One Room Challenge, where Linda from Calling It Home challenges designers, decor enthusiasts, and DIYers to complete a room in six short weeks. I have done this a few times. Check out my home gym and my laundry room here.  

I have been tackling two [yes, two!] kitchens, for two lovely women, who live next door to each other, who are using the same builder, and hired the same designer!!! How much fun is that?! 

Week four is a pretty hard week in the challenge- as you are close, but not close enough!!!! Here is the update this week:

HOUSE ONE- GETTING CLOSE

As you can see, house one, my more modern house is getting pretty close. We were bold [and a little edgy] with the contrast of the herringbone backsplash with a JUST GOSH DARN GORGEOUS AND BOLD Cambria quartz counter with some pretty dramatic and gorgeous veining.

And look at the hardware- loving how the circular pulls look on the drawers!!!

HOUSE TWO- CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MORE

Just look at this yummy counter we've got going on. It's elegant and understated, and just the perfect fit for this house [the more traditional house]. There was a small issue with the counter island, so the counter was brought back for a re-do- which means this kitchen will be a significant race to the finish line… 

Designing two spaces, for two unique families has been so much fun for me. If you've been following me for a while now, you know how important it is for me to help families thrive at home through strategic interior design. It is so much more than counters and backsplash for me- it really is about setting the stage for lasting memories, and facilitating a place where families can be their most authentic selves. 

Come back next Thursday for more!!!! 

Cheers to designing your beautiful life,

Lisa

 

ORC WEEK THREE: MILLWORK AND WHICH ONE WILL FINISH FIRST?

ORC WEEK THREE: MILLWORK AND WHICH ONE WILL FINISH FIRST?

Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy! I've got some fun progress to share. I'm excited to be taking part in the One Room Challenge, a really fun six-week blogging experience where designers and design enthusiasts "compete" so to speak to the finish line [side note, we're all winners] to complete a room in six short weeks. I've done this mad dash a few times. Check out my home gym and my laundry room here.  

I'm designing two kitchens for two fabulous families, who happen to be neighbours, using the same builder, same designer, at the same time, and are my friends!!! You can catch up on week one here, and week two here

Helping families thrive at home through strategic interior design is such a passion of mine. And so much family time happens in the kitchen which is why I wanted to share these spaces with you on the blog. Here's the update for this week.

HOUSE ONE- MILLWORK

SO EXCITED- in this house, which is the more modern of the two, we went with grey custom cabinets with a modern double step bevel profile on the doors. Hidden under all this plastic is a beautiful navy blue island which I cannot wait to reveal. 

Counters are in, and I must say they are spectacular- come back next week to see them! But as you can see, since they are down that means the backsplash can go up. And boy is she a beauty. 

HOUSE TWO- MILLWORK

JUST LOOK AT THIS BEAUTY- This kitchen is classic in grey and white, and to suit its more traditional design we used a bevel profile on the cabinets. The counters going in this home go in on Monday and the backsplash we have planned is going to be just incroyable. Come back next week to see the progress.

It's going to be interesting to see which kitchen finishes first. They will be days apart from finishing- and very very close to the six week deadline. Very curious to see if we can pull off TWO KITCHENS for this challenge!  

Until next week!!! And go check out what all the other linking participants are doing here.  

ORC WEEK TWO: 2 NEIGHBOURS, 2 STYLES, 1 DESIGNER

ORC WEEK TWO: 2 NEIGHBOURS, 2 STYLES, 1 DESIGNER

Welcome back to another round of the ORC- the One Room Challenge, where designers / bloggers / design enthusiasts are challenged by Linda at Calling It Home to complete a space in six short weeks! You can see past rooms I have completed as part of this challenge here and here

Last week I shared a bit of the plans for TWO kitchens I have underway. That's right, TWO!!!  And today I want to share the story of how I came to design two kitchens for two lovely women.

I've been running Lisa Canning Interiors for ten years now- and I have been blessed with some incredible clients along the way. But this project is a first for me as I get to design for neighbours! These two clients are using the same builder, in mirror image houses, building at the exact same time. Which means when I do a site visit, it's two clients, back to back! 

What even more fun, is that they have basically opposite styles- and I get to tell the story of their personal style through the products I select. 

Here are a few of the pieces we know we are using to give you a sense of how an item that has the same function can have a radically different look.

HOUSE ONE FAUCET- DELTA TRINSIC

For house one, we are keeping things modern- lots of grey and navy blue, and really simple sleek lines. This faucet, the Trinsic faucet by Delta is one of my favourites as I just love its really simple shape and form. 

HOUSE TWO FAUCET- DELTA CASSIDY

For house two, we are keeping things a bit more traditional- hence the selection of the Cassidy faucet by Delta. Note the similarity in form to the Trinsic above- but then when you add the slight curves and ridges it gives it a bit more of a traditional nod.

HOUSE ONE CABINET HARDWARE- SLIM AND SLEEK

House one is getting these really lovely long and lean cabinet pulls.

HOUSE TWO CABINET HARDWARE- ELEGANT AND REFINED

House two will get some lovely, refined pulls. Again, note the added texture and curved form in contrast to the minimal, sleek one above. 

And for those of you who love a good under construction photo you can see above it is quite fun- under total construction at the moment. But as you can see, the houses are basically mirror opposites in a lot of ways, although of course lots of differences. Tun in next week for millwork updates and more fun. And go and look at what everyone else is doing for the ORC here. What fun : ) 

 

ORC WEEK ONE: A TALE OF TWO HOUSES

ORC WEEK ONE: A TALE OF TWO HOUSES

Hello hello and welcome. If you are new here, very happy to have you on my corner of the internet. My name is Lisa Canning, I'm a mom of six and I have worked for the last ten years both in front of the camera and behind the scenes on design television shows like Marriage Under Construction and Buying and Selling with the Property Brothers and I run my design company where I specialize in two-hour design consultations in Toronto, Canada. I am excited to be linking up to this year's spring One Room Challenge!  The One Room Challenge is this great blogging event hosted by Linda at Calling It Home, where designers, bloggers, DIYers, home enthusiasts are challenged to renovate, design, and style up a space in six short weeks. You read that right, six short weeks! You can see past rooms that I have completed as part of this challenge here and here, and see all the fun people who are linking up for this event here.  

For this season of the ORC I have a really fun project- I'm currently providing design consulting services for two lovely families, who live next door to each other, who have mirror image custom homes, in totally opposite styles!!!! As you can see from my images below, the first house has a more modern vibe, and the second house will have more traditional design elements. 

Join me over the next six weeks where I'll be sharing progress from both houses. Designing homes that help families to thrive at home makes me so happy- excited to have you along for the ride.  Come back every Thursday for new updates : )