Contemporary Condo, Westboro
Polanco Home Furniture & Interior Decor Solutions is excited to showcase this contemporary condominium project completed in the Westboro area of Ottawa. Our client worked with Mandy Renfrew from Polanco on her previous home, and when she decided to downsize to a condo, she asked for our help again. We provided colour consulting, design & remodelling services in collaboration with Villeneuve Interiors to assist with the interior design updates. Dennis Villeneuve was able to contribute his expertise in creating designs to upgrade the client’s kitchen. As a space for entertaining was a priority for our client, we focused on renovating her kitchen to accommodate more seating for guests. She wanted to maintain the open concept layout of the home, allowing for free and open conversation within the space. Our goal was to maintain the contemporary style of her last home, carrying over some of the design features and colour palette to her new condo.
The colour palette we selected was neutral tones with vibrant accent colours. Various shades of grey and white were selected throughout the home to complement the furniture and personal style of our client. The neutral colours helped open up the space, allowing the open concept condo to appear larger. Pops of colour in bright orange, pistachio green and turquoise blue were added throughout the space, to introduce some personality to the overall design, complementing the client’s artwork.
In the kitchen, Dennis Villeneuve upgraded floor tile, all counter tops and introduced a crisp white subway tile backsplash. In order to accommodate more seating in the kitchen area, Dennis replaced the existing rectangular island with a beautiful, large crescent shaped quartz counter. We added six counter height Cathy stools in white leather from Marcantonio Designs, allowing comfortable seating for guests. Creating seating at the larger counter allowed our client’s guests to engage in conversation together while she prepared a delicious meal.
Next to the kitchen was a large support pillar originally painted in a burgundy colour. We created a solution to tie the pillar into the design of the home and make it more visually appealing by adding stunning mosaic grey tiles around the pillar. Our client was looking to create a nook with a table and chair beside the pillar. We incorporated the contemporary Cassandra chair in Pistachio green leather by Marcantonio Designs. We carried pops of orange throughout the home by installing an orange mirror from Renwil and adding stunning fixtures from Feiss lighting.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a bright North facing living space with lots of windows providing the perfect area to relax with guests and enjoy the view. We selected the elegant Loft sofa in a textured grey fabric, along with two Emerson chairs from Marcantonio Designs. A grey Urban carpet from Woven Reflections grounded the living space and was placed under a Loft ottoman in a matching fabric. The Emerson chairs, upholstered in bright white leather complement the fabric pieces.
In the master bedroom we continued the neutral colour scheme with accents in turquoise blue, one of our client’s favourite colours. With it’s clean lines and low profile, our Mason tufted headboard suited the contemporary space perfectly. Two custom Tranquil bed side tables from Handstone Furniture, painted in Chantily Lace from Benjamin Moore, offer additional storage. We added unique design features to maximize the client’s storage by customizing the tables with an extra wide dimension, deep drawers and adding custom chrome hardware. Light blue glass lamps from Surya, a turquoise Yasmin carpet from Jaipur and bright colour toss cushions in fabrics from Robert Allen Design create vibrance and personality in the master bedroom.
It was very important to maintain the style of our client’s previous home in her new Westboro condo, enabling her to entertain friends and family in a space that is her own. Custom furniture and decor solutions were selected by Mandy at Polanco along with the remodelling by Villeneuve Interiors to create a functional and elegant new home. Contact us today to inquire about our design services!