B.J and I met through Social media. Then I visited her store, Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut in Red Deer, and fell in love with both her personality and the chocolate (the sea salted caramels are to die for!). I ended up designing the Valentines’ display in her store (which was so much fun!) and after that the Easter and Spring displays. When B.J asked if I could help with her newly purchased apartment in Red Deer I was thrilled! I know she has excellent taste and is fun to be around (and I was secretly hoping to get paid in chocolate). The first area we were to tackle was the Dining area/Kitchen…
Project Dining nook :
The two bedroom apartment is newly built, quite modern and in a great area of Red Deer. Since B.J was used to a larger kitchen she was missing some storage space, so that was the first issue to address. The dining area needs to seat four people comfortably and B.J has 4 really unique chairs that we both agreed should be used in the new space, but probably re upholstered.
Here are some BEFORE photos of the dining space and views of the kitchen…
Because of the sleek lines we wanted to introduce more femininity and some of B.J’s personality in the space to soften it up. By adding wallpaper to the large empty kitchen wall we are adding interest as well as balance to the space. It is also a great way to add personality. We decided to go with something light and airy and the wallpaper in the picture below was selected. The metallic adds a little “bling” to the space, but the pattern is still geometrical enough not to feel too pretty.
We will be adding cabinetry in the dining nook for extra pantry space, glasses, china and those twice a year appliances that are so great to have. The cabinetry will be sleek and functional and in keep with the rest of the apartment.
The colour scheme we decided on is whites on whites, some feminine lines and natural materials such as linen. this will create a soft, airy and LUX feel and is a nice contrast to the otherwise sleek design. To go with a monochromatic colour scheme and layer different textures is a great way to create a calm and luxurious look.
Inspiration pictures and storage layout suggestion(B.J made it into a collage:) ):
In the next post (Dining Nook phase 2.) I will show you how we used “big-box store” cabinetry and made it look like exclusive built in’s. You will also get to see the wallpaper transformation.