Feminine Flair

Feminine Flair

Cornwall, Ontario • New Construction


About the Project

Downsizing to perfect proportions!

New beginnings are sometimes not always planned, as was the case for this client, however as the saying goes (or at least partially) when a door opens you might as well walk right in! In an unexpected change of course this client opted to build a new home in a new subdivision in the city.

With a dizzying array of decisions to be made, I was selected to help navigate this new construction, create a plan and come up with a design vision to make the new home comfortable and comforting, and a reflection of her personality; petite, graceful and welcoming.

Starting with a blank slate can sometimes be more challenging than doing a renovation with at least some parameters, but it’s also really exciting creating something from nothing!! Our client was gracious to give us carte blanche with the caveat that we find a way to include a few traditional and cherished heirloom pieces into the spaces. And that’s exactly what we did.


What They Wanted

  • A home that is comfortable and comforting
  • A place where family and grandkids can visit freely
  • Perfectly curated interior
  • Comfortable seating
  • Soft colour palette
  • Updated furnishings
  • Drapery & Window Shades
  • Easy clean fabrics and surfaces
  • A little bit of luxury

What We Did

  • Documented and measured existing furniture to be re-used
  • Prepared new construction as-built in our software
  • Developed furniture layouts to maximize seating in small spaces
  • Developed lighting & electrical plan to maximize lighting and enhance certain areas.
  • Selected and specified lighting throughout
  • Selected and coordinated all hard finishes for main floor and basement; wood, tile, carpet, cabinetry, countertops, mouldings, hardware, etc.
  • Specified custom furnishings for living room; upholstery, case goods, rug
  • Coordinated all fabrics and trims for furnishings, drapery and bedding
  • Designed drapery and window coverings
  • Developed paint colour palette
  • Selected and specified all accessories and art
  • Created and presented concept boards to support our design intent
  • Coordinated with contractor and trades for implementation
  • Procurement, project management, installations, styling

What They Got

  • A bright, warm and welcoming home for friends and family to comfortably visit
  • A home layered with personality and a bit of feminine flair
  • Perfectly scaled and proportioned furniture throughout that can be lived in
  • A beautiful functional kitchen with easy clean surfaces
  • A well-layered lighting scene
  • A transitional approach that includes a few cherished heirloom furniture pieces
  • Beautiful custom drapery with functional motorized window shades
  • …and a perfect little doll house ♥


See the before pictures and learn about the process of this amazing transformation here.