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Colourful Home Makeover
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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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Dreamy Drapery: Before and After
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50s Kitchen, revamped: Before and After

Colourful Home Makeover

Melissa came to me when she wanted to decorate her entire townhome. She had recently moved to Ottawa and wanted someone to create a cozy space for her to enjoy in her down time.

I was inspired by Melissa’s great personality and her love of colour. By keeping the larger pieces neutral I was able to inject a ton of colour and pattern in the accent pieces. Check out the makeover below!

Before - Colourful Home Makeover - Ottawa Decorator Natalie Cox

The great room is seen from the front door and needed to set the tone for the feel of the house.

 

After - Colourful Home Makeover - Ottawa Decorator Natalie Cox

The fireplace wall and dining room wall were painted in a dark grey blue, grounding the open space.

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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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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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50s Kitchen, revamped: Before and After

I had the pleasure of helping my Mom and Stepdad with a complete renovation of the main floor of their 50s home. My grandfather built it in 1956. He was a master carpenter and took great pride in designing and building a beautiful and functional home for his family. My Mom moved back into her family home 6 years ago, and while the home functioned wonderfully, it was certainly in need of some updating. We wanted to create an open space for them to entertain family and grandkids with ease, and use a classic palette to breathe some life into the space. Following are some pretty stunning before and after pics!

I will concentrate on the kitchen in this post and I will share their main bathroom transformation in the coming weeks.

After - 50’s kitchen redesign - Ottawa Decorator Natalie Cox

After - 50’s kitchen redesign - Ottawa Decorator Natalie Cox

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