Friday, May 14, 2010

Kate and Gordies Stunning Home

For todays post I'm going to share Kate and Gordies stunning home with you.  This home is absolutely beautiful if I do say so myself... and I do say. 

I've been working with Kate for a year, pre-construction - the blueprint and planning stage, during construction- all those endless decisions and finally the fun part... post construction- filling the house with beautiful furniture, accessories and window treatments.

It's not completely finished however it is done enough to start sharing some photos.

Lets start at the beginning.... of this beautiful waterfront home.

The framing has just been completed at this stage.  On this particular day Kate and I were at the house reviewing all the finishes we selected. 

Fast forward a couple of months.  This is a slightly different angle of the great room and the view as you enter the home from the front door.  As you can see the drywall is now completed and construction debris and necessities have engulfed the room.

I posted a blog early in December which showed our fabric selection and furniture choices. This is what we were working with ... and now we see it really come to life in the home now that all the furniture is placed.

I took this photo on Thursday when I stopped by to drop off bedding.  I decided it was time to get some pictures.  I've been dying to blog on this home. 

A slightly closer view of the main seating area.  This is a huge open space room... with an amazing view everywhere you look inside and outside.

And closer still.... let's look around at additional views of this room.

The fireplace wall just after the framing was completed.

A little further along...  All those boxes are the bamboo hardwood flooring and the cabinets are destined for the kitchen and custom built-in cabinets.

Here we see the built- in cabinet is almost complete, the fireplace still needs tile and the coffee table has made its debut.  It's looking good... not done yet though.

It's certainly done now!  OMG it is so beautiful.  I hope these pictures do this room justice even though they are kind of small.

A closer look at the built in cabinets next to the fireplace.

Although it's not clearly visible the fireplace entertainment wall is clad in a honed marble tile which is a perfect match to the wall colour.  In case, you're wondering BM Edgecomb Grey is on the walls throughout the main floor.

This view is the dining area next to the front entry.  On this day the electricians were on site working on the ceiling lighting which is why you see the scaffolding. 

This is the view now.  This area will become the diningroom however that furniture has yet to arrive.  And my clients are just deciding about the drapes.  For now the windows have pleated shades which take up very little room when closed fully.

I just had to show you a close up of the diningroom light fixture.  Next up the kitchen.

The kitchen wall early on....

The cabinet builder is just working on placing the perimeter cabinets. 

A little later and the double islands were going into their places.  Yes ... that's right double islands, one for practical use and the other the bar/entertaining island.  I did mention this great room area was huge, didn't I?


I was actually on site this day to choose the kitchen cabinet hardware.  I brought this hardware sample board with me and we choose the series on the left for the kitchen. 

The kitchen and the entertaining island is now completely ready for Kate and Gordie and their guests. 


This is a close up of the second working island.  On it is Kates lovely collection of colourful Fiestaware.  We were comtemplating and laying an arrangement that will be hung as an art piece in the diningroom.

In this view, I'm showing the wall for the Fiestaware is just to the right of this image looking from the living area.

Originally we were going to tile the backsplash in a blue glass tile but after Kate saw the this tile from my Oasis Kitchen and Bath project she wanted it in her kitchen too.  I have to tell you that Gordie and his family have done most of the surface tile and flooring installations throughout this house.  One of his last projects is the kitchen backsplash which if you've noticed has not been completed yet.  He has had a very long To Do list in his off work days.

The view over the sectional sofa to the kitchen.  The doorway to the left (seen just over the sofa) leads to the sunroom/den.

At this point the tile flooring has just been laid.

Now it's a very cozy light and airy sunroom for them to enjoy and kick back with a glass of wine or two :)

Or to browse through a magazine... The latest editions of Style at Home and Canadian House and Home.  I don't know about you but I'm thinking when this home is complete it will be worthy of either of these magazines.

As I said the home is not quite finished but I thought you would enjoy a tour of the progress to date.  I can't wait to share the rest of this house with you on a later post.  As well, One Grafton St should be ready for the final photos in another week or so.  Final touches are going on right now.

Thanks for reading.  Have a great weekend!


Grace said...

Gorgeous. What a fabulous house. I love the backsplash tile they selected and the coloured details on the cushions in the family room and I could go on and on.

DesignTies said...

Well I'm officially jealous -- I want a gorgeous home with gorgeous views and gorgeous rooms too!!! Kate & Gordie are soooo lucky!!! And you're so lucky to have been able to work on such a wonderful house. You've really done a fabulous job. And yes, it's most definitely magazine-worthy!!

Have a great weekend :-)


AB HOME Interiors said...

Susan what great and beautiful home! You have a fabulous job!

A Room For Everyone said...

A gorgeous home..the windows are magnificent. I love the kitchen too and the backsplash, just beautiful..Rachaelxx

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, wow, it came out beautifully! I love that backsplash, too, excellent choice! I love "real" interior design blogs, not just magazine pictures (though truly that's a lot of what I post, but I'm just not as talented!), your newest follower, for sure! XO!

The Zhush said...

Your photos are amazing, and so is your attention to detail here! Yes, stunning pretty much sums up this home!!!

Ideezine said...


Thanks for the generosity of sharing your projects with us in blog land. Great projects take time and skill to keep things moving towards completion. How lucky you are to live your dream and help others achieve theirs also know as passion in processes. Great post!


Maria Killam said...

Wow that is so beautiful, you are very talented!

Donna @ dh designs said...

Susan - this is beautiful! All of the colours and textures are stunning! It is most definitely a magazine worthy home!

Amazing job!

Sharon said...

The view is stunning. And you did a great job with the design. Of course it is magazine worthy;)
The fiestaware artwall will look great. thx for sharing!

Anonymous said...

How absolutely georgeous is this house!!!!! OMG! it's truly breathtaking. Susan you should be so proud of your work and the homeowners proud to call this "home". Congrats on a stunning home.