The one thing I love about tearing down a neglected old abode is the excitement of designing a new home to take it's place. The old memories be it good or bad are wiped clean with a few swift passes of the backhoe blade, and in it's place the opportunity to start new. That was exactly what was done on a hot summer afternoon in beautiful Tsawwassen.
The builders came to me with a set of drawings in the hope that I could help them make their mark. I started with the exterior finishes and colours to inspire me for the interior space.
By choosing to bring the outside in and the inside out it gave the home a warm inviting appeal. The exterior stone was used on the fireplace den and soft greens and creams on the walls were the perfect companion to the darker more eye catching hues outside.
I chose Benjamin Moore's Natural Linen as the main level colour. The space felt open and large thanks to the oversize windows and the vault in the huge custom kitchen.
The Kitchen was the real Heart of this home featuring Solid Maple cabinetry stained with Custom colours-certainly not your everyday builders special!
The cabinetry throughout the rest of the home was also solid maple, but what really sets them apart is the interior construction being solid Birch. Ash Hill Cabinetry is one of the best in the business and to date is the only cabinet maker I use. The master vanity was spectacular.
To view the full gallery of this beautiful home please visit http://www.emilyhagermandesign.com/ and click on the gallery link. The home sold after it's first open house -even without staging. By adding the small details where they counted these builders knew how to present their product the best way...hiring a Designer!