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  • Alyssa Wieske

Belvenia Project Reveal Part II

I know I promised the second part of this home a few weeks ago. (You might have noticed the site looks a little different, which was taking up all my free time!) I'm finally just getting a chance to sit down to put it together, and am so excited to share these rooms with you. Incase you missed the first part of the reveal, you can see it here.

the formal dining

Ok, let's not waste any more time! The first room up is the formal dining. The base of this space was really great, and all we did construction wise was paint out the cool grey walls to be a warm off white. It made the perfect backdrop to layer in the new furniture and accents.

We had custom linen window treatments made by Q Design. I love how impactful drapery is in elevating a room. Not only does it draw your eye up in the space, but it also adds an extra layer to soften the room. Since this was the formal dining room, we sourced slipcovered chairs that would be comfortable to sit in over long family get togethers.

We used a large area rug under the dining table to ground the room, and also make it feel more inviting. We made sure to source one in a deep coloured pattern and a low pile so it would hold up to to any crumbs and spills. The large metal cabinet on the side wall offered additional storage for dishes, and allowed us to layer in some accents. To soften the black metal finish of the cabinet, we chose pieces with neutral tones and organic texture to pair with it.

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the kitchen before

The kitchen has such a fun before and after. I love the challenge of using existing pieces and making changes that will have a big impact. The existing space was in great condition, and fairly new so the homeowner were not looking for a complete gut, but just some ways to add some character and interest.

the kitchen afters

Ok, I'll start with what was kept from the existing kitchen. All the appliances and their locations, and all the lower cabinets. We had the uppers removed, and had the island painted a soft grey green.

On the ceiling, we had rough sawn wood beams installed. They ran into the bulkhead that was already there to make it feel more intentional. It gives so much character to the space, and draws attention to the high ceilings.

We designed two wood cabinets in a deep walnut tone, and Clean Cut Design built them out perfectly. Don't miss the brass rod detail on the shelves! All the hardware was also replaced with soft brass knobs and pulls, which tied into the new faucet and light fixtures over the island.

By removing the upper cabinets, we were able to make space for a large custom venthood that became a focal point in the kitchen. It was built out with curved supports and decorative trim, and finished in an off white plaster. The soft texture is a beautiful feature in the space, while not competing with the other details in the room.

For the eat in dining, we wanted the space to be inviting and durable for everyday life. We sourced all wood dining chairs that could be easily wiped down, and used deeper tones that tied into the kitchen cabinets.

The view of the eat in dining table is the site line when you first walk into the home. The backdrop is the large patio doors overlooking the backyard. To frame the view, and make the space feel more elevated, we sourced custom linen drapes from Q Design. They feel subtle in the room, but add just enough detail. The linear pendant over the table has a really beautiful shape and complements the shape of the island lighting.

This was such a fun project to be a part of, and was a pleasure seeing it all come together!


Photography by Cameron St.



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