It’s a wonderful privilege to be granted entry into the intimate process of the interior design of a family home and one that we relish whether it’s breathing new life into a well-loved home or starting afresh in uncharted territory. In the case of this Moore Park residence though, which was the manifestation of a particular family’s dreams, we had the opportunity to go through the entire journey with them from start to finish. This seamless process has been yet another example of a successful collaboration with our real estate partners at The Penzo Team as well as our design + build Partners at Urban Blueprint.
From the sale of the family’s two condos at record prices in their respective buildings, The Penzo Team went on to help our clients find their ideal home in Moore Park. With Urban Blueprint by their side, our clients were able to explore the possibility of purchasing an older home, which would require renovation but would ultimately result in the exact look, feel and layout that they desired.
With a complete gut renovation, Urban Blueprint took a charming but dated home and brought it into 2023. From there, Homekin stepped in to iron out all the interior decor elements armed with the clients’ visions of a contemporary but comfortable space. To achieve the desired look, we meticulously layered diverse elements, textiles and textures. Fueled by the couple’s affinity for green, we elevated the family room with two sumptuous velvet armchairs in a mossy hue, serving as the focal point against a graphic black and white striped area rug. Complementing this, cognac leather took center stage with a tufted sofa.
Although the family room is ample in square footage, the strategic placement of two arched mirrors flanking the fireplace amplifies the sense of space, reflecting natural light streaming in from the bay window. The absence of built-ins was also addressed with media cabinets below the mirror, enhancing both functionality and aesthetics. The selection of a console table behind the sofa further demonstrates our intentional choices, providing a platform for table lamps, candlesticks, and towering floral arrangements that contribute to the illusion of heightened verticality.
Living Room Before & After
In the adjacent kitchen and dining area, to create a sense of flow, we tied in the cognac of the tufted sofa in the form of a custom-upholstered banquette but this time in wipe-down vinyl, with additional built-in storage below the seat, offering practicality for family life with young children. Though the kitchen is simple and clean with its white cabinetry and off-white countertops, we added a sense of opulence with brass hardware, plumbing fixtures and a set of black leather and brass stools for impact.
Kitchen Before & After:
Dining Before & After:
Transitioning to the bathrooms, a timeless black and white palette prevails, elevated to new heights with the brass hardware and fixtures. Benjamin Moore's Wrought Iron paint adorns railings, the fireplace, and interior doors, infusing these spaces with definition and impactful contrast against the pristine white walls.
Every facet of this home story is a testament to our collaborative relationship with our real estate and design + build partners, resulting in a home that exudes the essence of this family’s lifestyle, aspirations and aesthetics. As the curtain closes on this chapter, we’re proud to not only celebrate another completed project but more importantly, the creation of a home that will be loved and filled with memories for years to come.