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 : )