set in the picturesque community of bearspaw, alberta, this expansive family home recently underwent a complete renovation. the mandate? convert a tired and awkward interior into a bright and contemporary space fit for this dynamic family of 5 (plus two new pets!).
clean lines and rustic textures are used throughout - capturing the flavor of this modern farmhouse. an eclectic mix of fixtures and furniture here and there keep things funky and functional...
finishing touches continue to take shape through the spring, but these initial shots are worth sharing now... as we're pretty excited to properly introduce you to this stunning project. ;)
welcome to bearspaw...!
another of our recently completed projects for 2014 sits nestled in the quaint community of glendale.... and while we wait for the furniture and decoration to take shape this spring - a few early snaps are shared below!
a personal favorite (in terms of era), this 1960's bungalow had limited space, but lots of character, and was renovated throughout to serve this growing family for years to come. classic and creative design details are married with thoughtful storage solutions to maximize the space at hand, and still offer an intimate and inviting home for all to enjoy...
a full gallery will be in the works this spring - but until then... here are a few quick shots to get you acquainted ;)
designed in collaboration with tracy wharton of wharton interiors - this fun project let us pool our talents together (yet again!) and create this beautiful new medical office. teaming up with another creative soul is a rewarding venture, and we have found ourselves working together a lot over the past couple of years... a successful pairing that always makes the most of our varied design knowledge and cohesive style preferences :)
our mandate this time was to design a new office space for one of calgary's noted podiatrist's & his dedicated team. tracy and i were set to work to completely transform the tired and poorly laid out offices that were before us! reisinger design took the existing plans and revised the layout to better suit the day to day functions of this busy office - addressing the need for a clean and contemporary reception area, as well as functional storage & administration requirements throughout. from there, tracy used her keen eye for colour & texture to transform this once drab office environment into a warm and inviting space... a gentle palette of finishes & furnishings to welcome you in and flow through the office with interest and ease...!
this time, our design collective was tasked with converting a tired & drab office space into a bright and inviting oasis for the doctors, patients and staff over at vita diagnostics. by reorganizing the interior space we were able to maximize the views and create an inviting experience for all. then layered with a serene & tactile palette of finishes, furnishings and art - this space is sure to make your stay a comfortable & pleasant one.
welcome to vita diagnostics!
soft spoken in nature, yet steadfast in their preferences, these clients had a simple mandate: to update the tired 60's kitchen and powder room on the main floor - and refresh the original hardwood to a striking new stain. a simple palette of serene whites and rich ebony are complimented with soft grays & greens throughout. fresh and modern fixtures completed the look - resulting in this simply sublime space that perfectly mirrors the clients tastes and preferences!
in partnership with the talented guys over at willowbrook homes - this renovation was completed spring 2017 and will now be enjoyed by the homeowners for many years to come!
welcome to riverdale!
this project was a downsize for some very dear clients - and what started as a potential cosmetic upgrade quickly evolved to a brand new kitchen & more extensive overhaul throughout... this was meant to be the last move they'd need to make - and we ultimately wanted to do it right.
the design is comprised of warm woods, muted tones, and comfortable furnishings throughout - as such, paliswood is an immediately inviting space. like a warm hug... or perhaps an equally good book & a cup of tea...it instantly makes one feel at home :)
the new kitchen and family room hi light the feel of the home beautifully - where we incorporated many of the homeowners existing antiques and art with some new furnishings & fixtures; resulting in a fresh take on a familiar feel.
as hoped - we captured the look & feel of their previous home, but made it a distinctly new space for them to enjoy in the years ahead...
majuba hill: entry
majuba hill: kitchen
majuba hill: kitchen hood
majuba hill: kitchen island
majuba hill: powder room
majuba hill: ensuite
majuba hill: master vanity
majuba hill: guest bath
when we began designing the interior for kelvin grove, one of the first things we began designing around was an appliance long admired by the homeowner - a lacanche range.
admittedly a first for this designer, the lacanche offered just the right amount of french flavor to get us started... a statement piece with instant appeal! and while it is available in a wide array of colors and finishes - it was classic black and brass for us (no surprise there!). thinking back, i don't know what we would have done without it's s grace, weight, detail and character to build upon, all of which have become the heart of this bon maison.
after enjoying their new home for not near a month, the homeowners graciously welcomed us back over the holidays to take part in a photo shoot for the french barn, the local supplier (and specialists!) of lacanche here in calgary. my full gallery for kelvin grove will be up this spring - but 'til then, i wanted to share a few snaps... both a sneak peek of the completed project, and a behind the scenes look of the shoot in action ;)
it's often remarked that a kitchen is the heart of the home, and i think it's fair to say this beauty of a range has found a perfect home at the heart of kelvin grove. j'adore!
killarney, part 1
this infill project - completed with a a talented team of architects and builders - is located in killarney... and is the first half of this design duo! filled with warm woods and a classic palette of black, white, and shades of grey; then layered with fresh and fun fixtures throughout... this side holds it's own - and presents itself with a more classic appeal - creating a perfect counterpoint to it's sister half (the funkier of the duo) - due to be complete january 2017.
welcome to killarney, part I ;)
nestled in the foothills just west of calgary lies the charming little hamlet of bragg creek... rich in both characterand community, it is here that i was fortunate to be introduced to this equally charming family - who were seeking some very practical improvements to their cherished acreage. situated on a lovely lot, their home had "good bones" one would say... with a generally good layout and generously sized rooms throughout. but it was not without a few pain points! with a wish list in hand, we set out to create some better functioning spaces - with the added bonus of getting a sweet little face-lift for the rest of the house along the way :)
the biggest part of the renovation happened to be at the primary point of entry for this busy young family: the mudroom (or lack thereof?!), where they needed a better functioning space that was to include the family laundry area, storage for all the coats/shoes/and sports equipment that inevitably needed to be controlled here, as well as providing overflow pantry space from the adjacent kitchen, and also as well, a dedicated homework room/craft area and family charging station/message central...?! all in just under 300 square feet!?! challenge accepted ;)
on top of all that, their list included a complete master suite refresh, fresh paint throughout (goodbye oak trim! hello wonderful white!), new hardwood stain, new carpet and some new light fixtures here and there! all things considered, we were able to refresh the whole home on a relatively modest budget ;)
but nowhere did we see the effects of this modesty more than in the kitchen. never part of the original scope - it slowly became apparent that with all the action going on around it - we couldn'tnotspruce it up too?! by completely refacing the existing cabinets, utilizing a few key changes/updates to the cabinets as they were, and surrounding everything with fresh finishes and fixtures - we were able to create a pretty impressive transformation?! resulting in a space that now looks and works as good as all of the new changes going on around it :)
completed with the talented and true guys over at willowbrook homes, this recent renovation offers just the right mix of rustic charm and modern sensibilities.... creating a home for this family of four that they could truly live in - and couldn't live without!
located in a desirable inner city neighborhood, this side of the project was strictly designed and staged to sell; funky fixtures and a clean aesthetic create an easy and accessible modern style for potential buyers...! combined with the quality finishing and workmanship of our talented team of architects and builders - it's no wonder this unit was but a flash on the market ;)
welcome to killarney, part II
this renovation, completed in 2013, faces picturesque lake bonaventure in calgary, alberta - and was designed with one thing in mind: the view!
for the clients, purchasing this home was all about location - as the house itself was in need of a makeover to suit it's surroundings - from the exterior it lacked any real architectural style, and the inside felt dark and confined...
but with some clever space planning and a few dramatic new roof lines - we were able to completely change the look and feel of this home - inside and out! large open living spaces now offer unobstructed views throughout, and a soft palette of finishes create a calm, relaxed energy... a winning combination for lakeside living!
welcome to lake bonaventure!
the crew is busy putting the finishing touches on the roof (and what a roof it is!)... siding and paint are soon to follow! stay tuned :)
a history of renovations had left this lakefront home lacking any real architectural character...