I never thought to do that...

We "Sais" the "Je ne sais quoi" that gives a home its spark. Here’s a few less than obvious trends you may not have thought of.

Double Trouble Islands

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This functional and beautiful use of two kitchen islands is displayed in this kitchen from our recent project in Aurora. It provides extra storage, seating and counter space, & makes use of the generous kitchen layout.

A Touch of Wallpaper

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Patterns and bold design are often found in pillows, throws and rugs but often neglected on our walls. Inject a little extra interest with a wallpaper piece, used as a feature wall, to fill a niche, or an entire room. Even your washer and dryer should have a little pizazz.

All Brass All the Time


Chrome and brushed nickel are not the only finishes. Brass, especially, is an elegant way to feature your piping and plumbing.

Moulding Walls

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Wall mouldings bring three-dimensional texture and depth to something as vast and plain as your walls. It’s a subtle, yet creative way to transform a wall into a low-relief sculpture.

Mix it Up - Fabrics & Textures

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A collage of textures and fabrics bring life to your sofa and chairs. Sometimes the details can bring a room together and make it feel like home. Mix leathers, velvets, furs, rattan, canvas & cotton for a more dimensioned look.

Shiplap Walls


Shiplap panels are peel and stick planks with a real wood veneer for a wood-look textured wall that’s easy to clean. Available in a variety of colours and appearances, such as a more notched and grainy rustic wood or a smoother white wood as pictured here. A simple way to create an excellent feature wall in any room, including the bathroom! We love the Wallplanks brand.

Industrial Sliders

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Inside outside, outside inside. These industrial sliders are more than sliding doors. They disappear into the wall, or fold for a dramatic entrance / exit to your room. With a black frame and grid, its industrial design turns a door into a bold art piece.

Colour of the Year

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Benjamin Moore’s colour of the year, Metropolitan AF-690 is a cool grey. It’s neutrality is a great canvas for some of the other bolder choices listed here.

Flat Finish Paint

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It’s not just the paint colour to be considered, but the paint finish. “Flat”, which is an ultra matte finish, is a minor, yet modern “finish” to the room. No one does flat better than Farrow & Ball, with their Estate Emulsions finish, featured above.

Slab Porcelain Walls

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Tiles have been increasing in size, but they have gone beyond the usual tile sizes to a large slab for a grand and luxurious appearance with minimal grout lines. For feature walls, showers, fireplaces & more.

The above ideas you might not have thought of, but will bring that extra piece of finish and style to your home.

But now…..you’ve thought of them.