Designer Jenna Holland In A Floor Length Orange Dress Standing In A Newley Renovated Modern Bright White Kitchen

Designing For A Couple With A Baby On The Way Is Truly Special.


Home is where the most precious memories are made. I was beyond honoured when Laura approached me to design her and her husband Sam’s upcoming remodel. 


This home used to be owned by Laura’s grandparents and the property/home’s footprint were incredible. The bones were there, but the layout needed work.


The clients already had a great idea of what was going to work, but needed guidance on the elements and finishes.

The cramped dated kitchen became the new laundry room, with the perfect space for their first (fur) baby’s kennel. The existing kitchen sink under the window was my jumping off point for the space and I started with the plumbing fixtures.


A Franke brand fireclay farmhouse sink was the perfect choice to add character, and was juxtaposed with a contemporary Riobel faucet.

Farmhouse Sink In Laundry Room

A Laundry Room Is The Perfect Place To Have Fun With Design.


It’s usually an enclosed space that you don’t spend a lot of time in, so coloured cabinets are a great choice.


Blue is a colour that I love to incorporate because it’s commonly found in nature, which I find very calming. Krypton by Sherwin Williams was the perfect choice. It can almost appear grey at first but it offers the perfect amount of powder blue.


A Mcgee and Co sconce above the window added a little more charm, and the fixture’s black and white pallet was echoed in the Olympia Bricco herringbone tile floor.

Walk Way From Laundry Room To Home Office
Built In Window Bench In The Added Modern Office Space

Off The Laundry Room We Created A Workspace And A Built-In Window Seat.


The cabinet colour I chose there is my go-to “greige”: Gossamer Veil by Sherwin Williams, and we continued that colour into the mudroom cabinets and built-in bench.


The clients had taken down, and opened up a couple walls to create the perfect open concept kitchen/dining and family room.

Designer Jenna Holland In A Floor Length Orange Dress Standing In A Newley Renovated Modern Bright White Kitchen

In The Kitchen, We Kept Everything Classic And Bright.


White cabinets, a custom range hood, and just the right amount of contrast with a white oak wood island. This wood was continued in the open shelving and in the ceiling-to-counter cabinets.


We also included three brushed nickel sconces over the new kitchen window, to add interest and curve to the mostly black and white space.

Two Winnie tapered shade pendants filled the space over the island perfectly, and the black and white pallet was continued with the Richelieu hardware.


The existing laundry room was now turned into an expansive pantry and the door was painted in Krypton, the same colour as the new laundry room cabinets.


To maintain a little of the home’s charm, the client incorporated a credenza of her grandparents and painted it black.


She also kept the medallion from an existing ceiling light in her new dining room.

The flooring throughout is a luxury vinyl plank by Beckham Brothers called Soho Chic. The colour is very forgiving and the luxury vinyl plank flooring is a great choice for their growing family and dog.


The walls throughout were painted Pure White by Sherwin Williams.



This home is a great example of clients knowing what they want, but also being open to the help of a designer. Their new home is going to be filled with so much love as their little family grows.


Contractor: Marcus Hodgson

Images: Coastal Light Media