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  • Alyssa Wieske

Aurora Residence Reveal

I’ve been sharing behind the scenes of this project over the last year and this fall we were able style and photograph it. We really didn’t make any changes to the layout, but I love how much difference finishes and accents can make in a space!

– THE FOYER BEFORE –

The existing entrance had some really great wall details, however, the beige on beige paint and tiles felt a little dated. We didn’t want to change anything too drastically, but just make some strategic changes that would have a big impact.

– THE FOYER AFTER –

We painted out the walls and trim in Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore, and it right away made the space feel so much more elegant. (I guess replacing the old tile with hardwood helped too!) For the furnishings, we used pieces that would keep the space feeling light and airy. Both the rug and console table are available through our shop, and I’ve shared the links below!



– THE EAT IN KITCHEN BEFORE –

The kitchen continued the beige tones, and the dark cabinetry and countertop made the space feel dark. Similar to the foyer, we didn’t want to make any structural changes, but instead update the finishes and fixtures.

The dining nook was a great space with a lot of natural light. The main changes we wanted to address here was the pendant light over the table, and making the patio door feel more like a feature.

– THE EAT IN KITCHEN AFTER –

When redesigning this space, we kept all the outside millwork white to keep it feeling open and airy. We added some contrast with the island to ground the space and give some visual interest.


This space had a lot of doorways and openings. By painting the trim, cabinets and walls the same white we were able to make it feel a lot less choppy.

Our client loved the view the large patio doors gave into their backyard, and wanted to use a light fixture that wouldn’t block it. I love how this fixture adds a modern detail to the dining nook, and keeps the space feeling open.

We added in some light grey window treatments to soften the space, and make the patio doors feel like more of a focal point.

– THE LIVING ROOM BEFORE –

The fireplace in the living room felt a bit awkward with small window above it. The mantel was also asking to be updated, and overall the room just needed some love.

– THE LIVING ROOM AFTER –

By removing the window over the fireplace, it made room for the TV. This also allowed us to fit in two open shelve on either side to give the room more depth and interest.

Seeing these curtains go up made the biggest change in this space! If you are wondering if you should go with curtains in a room, the answer is probably yes!

Our client purchased these lounge chairs, but we have the identical ones on our shop!


– THE MASTER BEDROOM BEFORE –

This was a good space if you just look past the wall colour and carpet. It made for the perfect base to work off of!

– THE MASTER BEDROOM AFTER –

We continued the white walls and wood flooring upstairs, and this space felt so much brighter!

We added in some warm tones with the are rug, wood dresser and night tables, and bedding. Its my favourite way to make an overall white and airy space still feel inviting.

Thank you for following along! If you have any question about any of these space, you can leave a comment below.

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