Trendy furnishings and a wide range of recent colours give a Victorian-era farmhouse an up to date, youthful glow.
The younger couple (each medical doctors) who personal this late 1800s red-brick farmhouse in Cobourg, Ontario, knew precisely what was occurring. Their various furnishings, collected over time, felt flat of their residence, which has lovely architectural element and character. They wanted a mode surgeon, stat! Enter Tiffany Piotrowski, chief designer of Tiffany Leigh Design, who describes the overhaul as “a superb old style adorning challenge.”
“We selected a mint inexperienced (kitty-approved) velvet couch as a result of the colour felt playful and enjoyable, but refined with its twisted legs,” says designer Tiffany Piotrowski (pictured). “Mushy colours and corals and a busier rug deliver the whole lot collectively. We wished it quiet and serene with a little bit of quirkiness.” Good day poof duo! In the meantime, a set of botanical prints in a grid sample anchors the couch and attracts the attention as much as the excessive ceilings.
DESIGN, Tiffany Piotrowski, Tiffany Leigh Design. BANK, Penny & Firm. ART, Studio McGee. SIDE TABLE, OTTOMANS, CB2. LAMP, CHAIR, MEAT, LD Store. CUSHIONS, Good stroll.
“We wished to honor the character of the house however make it livable and thrilling for a younger household.”
Go old fashioned
The TV-free entrance room is devoted to the pleasures of analog life: listening to information, having fun with cocktails with mates and stress-free on weekends as a pair. Tiffany introduced in two cupboards (one not proven) to flank the fireside; they home the couple’s in depth document assortment. A brand new brass sconce anchors the cupboard seen right here, shining a lightweight on a composition of lovely issues. “We like dried flowers as a result of they’re maintenance-free,” says Tiffany.
Room with a view
Hallways do not at all times get the love they deserve. “We wished to deal with this one thoughtfully and intentionally, as a result of it is form of grand,” says Tiffany. The Windsor-style black couch, up to date traditional runner, and stool with a vase topped with dried flowers are a profitable vignette. Considered by means of the gorgeous arch with its ornate mouldings, it’s notably photo-worthy. “The little hanging wicker basket is for keys or mail. It provides a bit of heat and is an sudden contact to the area,” notes the designer.
With its black and inexperienced tones, the fireside and painted wall have been already sharply current. As a splendidly quirky characteristic – a fire is not usually discovered on the finish of a hallway – the eye-catching spot simply wanted some skilled styling. “We went with the extra trendy paintings to create a little bit of rigidity in opposition to the house’s unique conventional particulars,” says Tiffany, referring to the intriguing black-and-white line drawing. A classic chair and pottery present homely heat
and character to the scene.
BANK, BLAKER, LD Store. Wicker BASKET, H&M residence. runner, Rug & Weaving. ARTWORK, classic choices; Heirloom printing home.
“We created a stunning and serene retreat within the bed room, with earthy clay tones and splendid bedding.”
With its clay tones and soothing really feel, the couple’s bed room wasn’t at all times such a comfy retreat. The format of the furnishings was difficult, with pipes for a radiator awkwardly operating alongside the wall behind the mattress at plinth top, culminating in a big radiator to the appropriate of the mattress. Due to this, the householders initially slept in a distinct room, although it has the most effective home windows. Tiffany’s artistic resolution was to mount an upholstered headboard on the wall above the tubes and add small-scale nightstands to suit the area. Now it is an ideal (and splendidly heat!) retreat.
Layered & Luxurious
Do not be shy about bedding, says Tiffany, who advises utilizing two and even three duvets if you should! So as to add some top, the dive-in-me mattress she styled for the couple has layers of plush bedding and piles of pillows. “We like layers to make a mattress really feel completed,” says the designer. “You in all probability do not make your mattress like this each day, however occasionally, when you’ve got firm or need to spoil your self, it is good to go all out.”
By the bay
Excessive curtains and double barrel chairs with charming wicker particulars are elegantly tucked away in a single nook of the room. “We actually wished to make the most of the bay window to create a spot for morning espresso or studying a e book,” says Tiffany. A woven bench on the foot of the mattress can be a intelligent ending element.
Amended BED, Tiffany Leigh design. NIGHTSTANDS, West Elm. SEATS, Crate and barrel. CARPET, BENCH, ARTWORK, LD Store. DUVET COVER, Maison Tess. Blue Bhujodi THROW, Collective Co. throw pillows, Carpet and cloth. redoubts, Rejuvenation.
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