May 25 2016

Underground Living

 

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We’ve been designing basements for years, but it’s no longer just a spill off, secondary place to go. Basements are now a valuable extension of living space where homeowners are maximizing every square foot. With the latest technology, and design we are creating underground living areas that feel and function like any other room in your home. In fact, we are making them more like a retreat; with a full gym, home spa, a wine cellar and even a place to meet clients if you’re an entrepreneur.

We are currently designing a modern, multifunctional basement for a professional couple with rambunctious kids. Follow the progress on social media using the hashtag #Creekside.

             

Designing a basement takes an extra set of skills to ensure we maximize every aspect; such as lighting, storage, function and style. We put a lot of effort into the creative planning and drawings so every detail is considered before the renovation has even begun. 

We are now booking for the Fall. Give us a call if you would like to discuss your next project!

Alison

February 26 2016

Creative Trip Miami

I visited Miami recently to meet with fellow blog tour designers and hear talks on design/business strategies. The #1 takeaway from that day was how fearless you have to be when owning your own business. But one of the biggest reasons for my trip was to take a few days to explore Art Basel, which has been on my wish list for a few years. It’s one of the most important art events of the year for art collectors and dreamers alike. Art Basel is filled with artists, hipsters, serious collectors and designers alike…it’s really something to see in person. I toured Elle Decor’s Modern Life Concept House, went to a swanky after party, roamed outdoor night galleries, went to a museum, had cocktails on a yacht with my friends and ate some amazing food.

There are so many ways to tap into your creative spirit. Mine is being surrounded by art, artists, creative thinkers, walking through a perfectly curated gallery, to streets filled with graffiti – they are all equally compelling for me. I have friends who love being in nature or cooking to trigger a creative thought. I think the lesson for me is to find time to do it more often.

Here’s a photo journal of sorts of some of my moments in Miami.

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Alison

October 22 2015

It’s Personal

IMG_7678I took this picture and posted it to my Instagram page when I was at my cottage a week ago. My friend Meredith Heron saw it and told me I need to get it printed on a large canvas and hang it in my dining room. I was hesitant since it’s not the best quality, but decided if printed on canvas it will look cool. She said the fact I took the photo and it’s of the lake I love makes it personal. That sealed the deal.

The conversation led to a bunch of other ideas, like painting the walls a green/black or chalky grey colour and maybe use one her gorgeous fabrics from her JF Fabrics line to replace my existing drapery…the ideas were texted back and forth late into the night.

It all started with a photo.

Alison