This home had a major renovation completed prior to being purchased by our client. While the home had been updated significantly, our client found herself surrounded by builder grade finishes and basic white walls. With a love of vintage guiding our design choices, we developed decor and furnishing plans to take this home from builder basic to vintage fabulous. Part I features the main floor where we updated the living room, dining room, kitchen, and entry way with decor and furnishings. In the living room, built-in shelving was added by C.W. Custom Carpentry. We re-designed the powder room adding a vintage sink for a pop of colour. Photos by Rosielle & Co. Photoshoot flowers by Riverwood Gardens. Interior decor and design: WISEMAN + CROMWELL. More sources and credits listed on the photos.
Vintage Haven Part II
Part II of this home features the principal bedroom. A full wall of modern wainscotting was added to this large bedroom to help return it a style that fit the home's age. The wainscotting and marble sconces help to frame the bed and modern artwork the client asked us to include in the design. Black accents throughout keep the calm and airy colours grounded and the traditional shapes of the vintage furniture in line with the modern accents. Photos by Rosielle & Co. Photoshoot flowers by Riverwood Gardens. Interior decor and design: WISEMAN + CROMWELL. Wainscotting: C.W. Custom Carpentry.
Balfour Manor is named after its spectacular backyard which is quite manor like. The starter home is perfect for the homeowners who were looking to WISEMAN + CROMWELL to help meld their styles of "modern and world (African/Japan) influences" and "traditional" together. The space was originally split 50/50 as a kitchen and dining room. The kitchen was so small that the appliances had to be mini-sized. By removing a wall and sticking to a traditional galley style layout, the new design creates open sight lines making the space feel bigger and brighter. We staged the dining area with a small, mid-century modern card table and traditional wood bench, painted black. Photos by Rosielle & Co. Interior Design: WISEMAN + CROMWELL. Vintage furniture: WISEMAN + CROMWELL. More sources and credits listed on the photos.
I got the amazing opportunity to work on this incredible home located in Gatineau Park. This uniquely built home was in dire need of a renovation. Having been built by an architect who still lives down the street, the home's original features had been replaced over the years and it had lost its original mid-century cabin-in-the-woods feel. One of my biggest projects to date, I planned a new layout on the main floor to make the kitchen the central gathering space of the home. The only bathroom in the house kept its footprint but was updated with functional storage and a sleek curbless shower. A blend of vintage mid-century and modern furniture were used throughout the house. Photos by Rosielle & Co. Flowers: Riverwood Gardens. Interior Design: WISEMAN + CROMWELL. Vintage furniture: WISEMAN + CROMWELL. More sources and credits listed on the photos.
This is one of my favourite projects ever. We tackled a "bigger is better" 80s reno and went minimal without losing the functional aspects of this bathroom. The result is a dreamy spa oasis that makes one feel like they are in the clouds. Photos by Rosielle & Co. Teak shelf handmade by Craft Collective in Wakefield. Vanity - sourced from our vintage friends at Vanier Moderns. Vintage rug, brass candlesticks, candles - WISEMAN + CROMWELL. Artwork - client's own. Flowers - Riverwood Gardens. Wall tiles: chosen by client from Eurotile & Stone. Floor tiles: Cera Gres. Hardware - client's choice. Contractor: three six five developments.
This kitchen had good bones to start but needed a facelift to match the homeowners modern style. By painting the cabinets, replacing the countertops and removing some upper cabinetry we were able to give it a modern look without taking the traditional farmhouse style away from the 100 yr old home. Photos by Rosielle & Co. Steel floating shelf - Revol'd in Arnprior, backsplash tiles - Eurotile & Stone, decor and accessories - WISEMAN + CROMWELL and client's own, flowers - Riverwood Gardens. This project was very much a collaboration with our client Daria Kourilina. Contractor: three six five developments.