A little country in the city! Interior designers shape environments for a variety of situations. They design apartments, townhomes, mid-size homes, and mansions for singles, couples, and families. But what happens when there is an unoccupied house with no client to represent? How can a designer develop a home with personality and style identity with no one to interview? LeAnne Bunnell of elle design in Calgary, Alberta
Vancouver, BC – April 15, 2014. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 6,661 residential sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in March, up 16.8 per cent from March 2013. Total sales dollar volume was $3.7 billion, an increase of 21.5 per cent compared to a year ago. The average MLS® residential price in the province rose to $562,316, up 4 per cent from the same period last year.
Though you might not spend long stretches of time in your foyer, you do interact with it every time you enter your home. And because it’s the first room guests will see when they visit, it also provides you with the opportunity to make a good impression when someone walks in your front door. Ready to create a foyer that sets the tone for your home, and provides household members and guests with a welcoming transition from the outside in?
When homeowners in Kingsway, just west of Toronto, Ontario, tired of the current look of their home’s main living areas, they desperately wanted a makeover without the hefty price tag of a renovation. Dark, wood paneling coupled with furniture and accents with heavy finishes, were no longer a reflection of the homeowners’ extroverted personalities and entertaining styles. So they enlisted Mississauga, Ontario-based interior designer Elizabeth Metcalfe to maintain the integrity of the building, and modernize the interiors on a budget.