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Maximized Master Retreat – Before and After
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Art Inspired Small Space – Before and After
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Luxurious Bedroom Retreat – Before and After
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Inspiring Office Space: Before and After
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Goals for 2016
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Dreamy Drapery: Before and After

Maximized Master Retreat – Before and After

Lisa and I met after she called me in to go over the updates she would like to do in her home. She was very excited to have someone guide her on where to start. Lisa’s current bathrooms were not working for her or her sons, and we determined that these often-used rooms would be the best place to start. I quickly determined her main concerns: taller vanities, easy-to-clean surfaces, restful space, better organization, and a soaker tub.

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Art Inspired Small Space – Before and After

Carol contacted because she wanted to get a head start in decorating her new apartment. It wasn’t going to be ready for a year. She was excited to be downsizing, but also a little anxious. Carol really wanted her space to be cozy, personalized and functional and didn’t know where to start.

During our consultation I discovered that she is a fantastic artist, and I was inspired by all the colours and textures in her original art and photography.

As you can see from the before picture of the model unit of her apartment, we had a clean slate to work with. My goal was to give a neutral, yet texture-filled backdrop for a gallery wall of all of her favourite pieces. I also wanted to maximize every inch in her space by using some clever storage solutions.

Before - Small Apartment - Ottawa Decorator Natalie Cox

This is the model unit of the apartment that Carol was moving into.

 

After doing a floor plan, I determined what pieces were needed to create a cozy conversation area that also served as a place for knitting and television viewing.

After - Art Inspired Small Space - Ottawa Decorator Natalie Cox

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Luxurious Bedroom Retreat – Before and After

I’m so excited to share this beautiful transformation with you! My clients really wanted a luxurious bedroom retreat in their lovely home.

Before - Master Bedroom Retreat - Ottawa Decorator Natalie Cox

Their bedroom was functional, however it wasn’t the retreat they wanted.

 

After - Master Bedroom Retreat - Ottawa Decorator Natalie Cox

A big transformation was achieved even though we kept the existing bed and nightstands. The wall colour is Benjamin Moore’s Wythe Blue, which is a beautiful blue green. To give the room a more traditional feel, we added picture rail moulding to the drywall and painted it out in the trim colour.

 

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Inspiring Office Space: Before and After

I’m so excited to finally be posting photos of one of my favourite projects last year! Initiate is a full-service graphic design agency located in the West End. Prior to moving into this space, the team were working out of their homes and occasionally meeting up at coffee shops. They found they needed a space where they could all be together to collaborate and easily meet with clients.

After almost a year in the space they have grown to a five person team, and business is booming. The fresh colours and casual atmosphere provide an awesome place to be inspired. I love how they have added their own personal touches with artwork and accessories. It was such a pleasure working with these folks and I wish them much success!

After - Modern Office Design - Ottawa Decorator Natalie Cox

When you enter the office, you know you are in the right place.

 

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Goals for 2016

At this time of year (like most of us) I always get inspired to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the new. Although I have to admit I feel that if I don’t accomplish everything in the first month I’m going to lose my momentum. I have to work on that! I did a bit of soul searching and I came up with a vision of how I would like the next year to look professionally and personally.

I also reviewed last years goals and I am quite proud of what I have accomplished and I’m very much looking forward to what the next year has in store with some hard work and dedication. Writing these down and sharing them is really for my own benefit, however I hope it inspires you to write down your goals as well!

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Dreamy Drapery: Before and After

I recently designed a stunning window treatment that combined both style and function for my absolutely wonderful clients. My inspiration for the fabric choices came from the lovely wallpaper installed behind their bed. During the initial consultation, they told me that they wanted as close to complete black out as possible. My treatment combined a padded cornice to minimize light and fully functioning black out drapery panels. I added a contrasting band to the inside of the panels so they could easily find the openings for the bay window panels.

As you can see from the following before picture, they were ready for something new!

Before - Window treatments - Ottawa Decorator Natalie Cox

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