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Art Inspired Small Space – Before and After
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Inspiring Office Space: Before and After
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My Five Favs: Ways to add WOW
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The anatomy of our gallery wall

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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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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The anatomy of our gallery wall

One of my favourite things in our home is the gallery wall in our dining room. It certainly gets a lot of attention! When we moved into our new home 5 years ago (that flew by!) we had a fair amount of framed art that we had collected from a variety of sources. I loved the idea of grouping it all together to balance out our space and showcase some great family shots.

Our dining room sits across from our open concept kitchen that boasts all glass uppers and a fairly busy glass tile backsplash. I don’t recommend accent walls often, but in this case it works. We needed to create a heavy background for all the different frames to sit on.

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