House Tour | Stylin’ Homes
When Kristen and Cassy Bax of Stylin’ Homes first walked through the doors of this Orangeville, Ontario house, they had one mission: create a home that would wow anyone and everyone who walked through the front doors. The homeowners wanted their 2,600 square foot home upgraded from a dark and traditional builder-grade home to a light and modern beauty that better reflected their personal style, with all the functionality necessary for a family of five (including three children under the age of six).
All imagery: Allison Clark Photography
There were many elements to be considered in order to design a home that excited its owners, could host a variety of guests and was suitable for raising a growing family. But Stylin’ Homes was up for the challenge.
The design inspiration for this project started with the kitchen. The goal of the kitchen was to transform what was a dark and dull space into something bright, welcoming and open.
With 24-foot ceilings, Stylin’ Homes had plenty of room to get creative when it came to cabinetry installation. Rather than extending the cabinets to the ceiling, Kristen and Cassy created a custom walnut veneer frame that added depth and dimension to the space, while also providing sleek storage space. Talk about multi-functional design!
From the moment Stylin’ Homes laid eyes on White Attica, they knew it was the one. The white base matched the cabinets perfectly and the subtle grey veining came to life in the bright white space. Originally, White Attica was just going to be used for the countertops. But once the design duo saw how beautifully the cool grey paired with their black, white and walnut color scheme, they extended the quartz up and into the backsplash.
Cassy and Kristen wanted the center island to be the focal point of the kitchen. To make this happen, they opted for a mitered, 5-inch thick waterfall bartop made of White Attica and paired it with a black granite island. The result? An eye-catching centerpiece that is sure to wow every guest who walks through the front door!
“Knowing that Caesarstone could give us the flexibility to make the bartop thick and the ability to have it mitered together made it an obvious shoe-in for the project,” shared Cassy.
When it came to choosing flooring, Kristen and Cassy knew they needed something that would be forgiving against the many bumps and scrapes that come with raising a family. They decided on a dark hardwood with a rustic touch because it was durable and easy to clean, while still in keeping with the home’s modern aesthetic.
This geometrical pendant that hovers above the wood dining table is just one of the many ways Cassy incorporated straight lines throughout this home, maintaining cohesion.
The circular couch gives the space an inclusive and welcoming feel – perfect for a family that loves hosting guests!
When it came to the master bathroom, the clients had one request – they wanted the space to feel less like a bathroom, and more like a spa retreat.
Stylin’ Homes continued with the white finishes to create a sense of cohesion throughout the home. The light and bright color scheme also opens up the space, which was on the smaller side, and keeps the bathroom from feeling overcrowded or tight.
To further that “spa retreat” design, Kristen and Cassy wanted to bring the outdoors inside, so they installed large windows above the tub. Just look at the way green of the forest pops against the white walls inside!
The client was so in love with the White Attica surfacing in the kitchen that they asked to carry the color through to their ensuite vanity. We have to say, they have excellent taste!
One of the most unique features of this renovation can be found in the “man cave,” where Cassy and Kirsten designed a custom display for the owners’ impressive scotch collection. Shares Cassy, “The design inspiration came from boutique hotel wine storage as well as a play on the straight lines that we were already incorporating into the home.”
We can only speak for ourselves, but if we were guests walking through this home, we would most certainly be wowed!
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