Transformed Foyer! Before and After

Hello Everyone I have been slacking with the update of Casa C Facelift.

Here you can see some of the before photos, It was really dark and gloomy.  The paint alone was just to dark for this area with not much natural light coming in. I knew we needed to lighten the walls up first and go from there with the rest of the design.

 

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Going along with the traditional, classic theme of the living room design, I decided to add some texture with some wall paper.  We purchased the wall paper from Benjamin Moore.  I loved all the details that went into these wall coverings.  Covering the tan paint with this light fresh classical wallpaper really changed the entire look of this foyer.  Floral prints with hues of sparkle helped transform this entry from gloomy to bright and airy.

An updated console table with golden/brass trim we found from Bombay in Cambridge, which is now closing!!  Even though that store isn’t my personal style it had great selection for the more traditional, classic home owner.  The mirror was a great find and deal from Home sense we had originally placed this over the fireplace however playing around with it i knew it was meant for the foyer.  Layering of a few books with the statue sculpture contributes to the classic feel of the design.  Simple symmetry comes into play, I love the clean look that symmetrical styling can do to a space.

We replaced the dated chandelier with a smaller scale brighter piece and filled the vases with a touch of floral.  I chose my mother’s wedding flower which ads that much more of a special touch to the design of her home.

Here is the after…

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What do you think?  A lot more welcoming, fresh and airy.

Lilly Cordeiro

Elle Cee Design

 

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Designer Feature

Hello Everyone I hope your week is going fantastic!! So this week I wanted to do a little Interior Designer Feature and to shine some light on a fabulous local designer from Cambridge, ON- Jodi Ball from JODI BALL DESIGN.  She truly is an inspiration and has the great gift and eye for design and decorating.

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I first met Jodi when she was working as a Mortgage Agent for Dominion Lending Centers in an office I used to work at.  When she started to work there she took over her space and did a total re decorating job on her in house office.  She had painters come in and brought in all her own office furniture and accessories, it was definitely the best looking office in the building!  From there on I had always heard that her house was absolutely stunning, but had never actually seen it and all the detailing she had put into it.  Jodi then began to realize that she may have a designer eye and huge gift for this industry.  She was even getting free samples in the mail of paint decks and materials.  If this wasn’t a sign she should be designing I don’t know what is.

Others started to take notice of her amazing gift and she was featured in “Our Homes Magazine”.  Jodi purchased an older century home with her husband DT Galt, and they revamped the entire home right down to the studs.  Expanded the size and value of the home with an addition on the back side of the house.   The colors she chose and exterior finishes are exquisite and very complimentary.  As soon as you step foot on her front porch you can already tell that this house will be stunning.  The gorgeous grand architectural features from large moldings, window casings and door trims.

The interior is truly decorated to a T, there isn’t one aspect that she has missed.  Any decorative material/surface you can think of to add into a home she has included.  From custom wall paneling, wainscoting, tray ceilings, Large Crown Moldings the list goes on.  I am so excited to share with you her beautiful home designed by her.  Of course the designer in her is now ready for a new project, and after all her hard work they have now decided that they want to sell and Renovate another home for her and her family.  The home is listed with my brother in law Cliff Rego and his team, you can follow him on FB or twitter @cliffregoteam MLS®#: 1492402 for more details.

Here is her house tour 🙂 Enjoy!

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I told you it was stunning 🙂  I hope you enjoyed this weeks blog posting.

Again such a great job by Jodi Ball Design, I wish her nothing but continued success with her business and new personal projects going forward.

 

ELLE CEE DESIGN

Lilly Cordeiro