Contemporary and warm home will have you California dreamin’

Ottawa home transformed with Polanco furniture and accessories

Polanco Home Furniture & Interior Decor Solutions was brought in to design and decorate a custom-built home in St. Claire Gardens, located in Ottawa’s West end. This gorgeous 3,000 square foot home boasted 9ft ceilings – and was completely empty, giving Polanco’s design expert Mandy Renfrew a blank canvas to style (her favourite).
When you walked in, you would immediately feel calm, swept away in the casual elegance of the home, dreaming of warmer days. Mandy knew that the homes furniture and accessories needed to match that feeling.
On the open-concept main floor, Mandy was able to match the existing high-end finishes, including the quartz countertops, Iripina kitchen, and 74” gas fireplace with Polanco furniture and decor that complimented its existing warm, natural sophistication.
A perfectly fitting dining room table that comfortably seats 6 sat in between the kitchen and the living area, not only breaking up the room, but also emphasizing the homes space and its ability to host guests with ease.  The kitchens pale grey cupboards, white quartz backsplash, and gold finishings were accentuated with the light-coloured dining room chairs. The incredible amount of natural light truly complimented Mandy’s choice for a warm, neutral colour palette.

When you made your way to the living room, you were immediately drawn to the floor-to-ceiling marble wall and fireplace. To allow for this gorgeous centerpiece to remain the room’s main focus, Mandy chose a large light grey L-shaped sectional, soft white and cream coloured toss cushions, and a bronze chair to compliment the open concept room.

All bedroom furniture followed the home’s natural colour palette alternating cream and dark coloured furniture. Bedding was kept crisp and white, and all fixtures were accentuated by the light of the day.

For Mandy, contemporary homes of this design are a true dream come true to style. The stunning result left the owner of the home with this to say about her whole experience:

“What an experience it was to work with Polanco & Mandy to furnish my home. If I could select 5++++ I would have. From planning, to delivery, setup and post-delivery the service was outstanding. The quality of the product is great and combined with the attention to detail and service I would say this is the best experience I have ever had furnishing a home. The real differentiator is that they have the client’s best interest at heart. This was demonstrated when I mistakenly selected a sofa that would not work in our space and Polanco remediated it immediately. Mandy identified that it would not work, took the product back and then helped me select one that would. Simply put: the complete service is exceptional.”

If you are interested in decorating a space in your home (or your entire home with Polanco furniture), we’d love to help you. Contact Mandy Refrew ( to get started.