Leeland Way is complete! This home leans contemporary, but has enough warmth and traditional elements that it can be considered transitional interior design style.
This was a new build, that I designed last year. The clients came to me, in a little bit of a rush. They were busy working professionals, with two young kids, contracting their own new build. Exterior walls were framed already, and they were starting to order some big-ticket items. They quickly realized how much time was involved in the design decisions when building. They needed my help to really bring their design vision to life, and make the important design decisions that elevate a new build.
I got started on the design for the main floor right away. The clients already had their house plan and drawings. It was a beautiful 2 story open concept, and open-to-below plan, with an office and playroom near the front of the home. I’ll share some of the main floor plan below.
They already had their appliances and exterior elements ordered, so I designed with those in mind. The client’s request was for the home to feel open and airy, but cozy at the same time.
Walking into this home, you’re immediately greeted by a contemporary metal staircase (partially built by the client!) with open risers. This design element can feel very harsh and uber contemporary, so warming up the rest of the home was a must.
To the right of the front door is the study, and we leaned into the contemporary feel of the custom staircase in here, with selecting an architecturally shaped desk, accented with a black boucle chair in the corner. The black and white sputnik inspired light fixture keeps with the lighting scheme in the home, but also helps to distinguish the space from the other rooms. I wanted this to give this room a little more edge.
A white kitchen was desired, but I encouraged them to go with a “greige” cabinet instead to bring in some warmth. Gossamer Veil by Sherwin Williams ended up being the perfect colour. We used two different island tops to add interest, a dark suede charcoal on the perimeter and thicker glossy marble-like quartz on the island.
Oversized pendant lights helped to define the space. My favourite thing about the kitchen is the hidden pantry door. This was one of the client’s main wishes!
The brushed nickel bridge faucet works perfectly with the varied knob and bin pull kitchen hardware that we used.
We carried the same vertical shiplap from the island into the built-in dining nook, and the same cabinet colour was continued into the wet bar off the living room.
The flooring throughout the home is an engineered English plank hardwood, called Kensington by Beckham Brothers. This white oak warmed up the Pure White by Sherwin Williams walls and trim.
The 42” inch propane fireplace was made the star of the show with a marble mantle and built-ins.
Off the living room is a powder room and mudroom. The mudroom cabinets were done in Sherwin Williams Mount Etna, and my favourite tile floor by Olympia was used here in a herringbone pattern.
This home is a dream, and as always, I’m SO happy with the end result!
Many of the sourcing and design details are below!
Kitchen cabinet colour: Gossamer Veil by Sherwin Williams
Mudroom cabinet colour: Mount Etna by Sherwin Williams
Walls, trim, ceilings and doors: Pure White by Sherwin Williams
Hardwood Flooring: Beckham Brothers, English Plank in Kensington
Mudroom Tile: Olympia, Bricco in Grigio
Cabinet Hardware: Richelieu – Metal knob 8789, Transitional Pull 8716
Faucets: Riobel Traditional
Pendants: Hinkley – Winnie
Flush Mount: Modern Komfort – Cosmo Large Flush Mount