Transforming Awkward Spaces

Spaces that are smaller, odd-shaped, large scale, or have other unusual or awkward features can make for challenging redecorating. That’s often the time you really do need to call in a professional. The experience and access to a wide variety of products that an interior decorator brings to your project can be invaluable.

Consider these examples:

The photo above demonstrates how the right scale furniture makes all the difference.  This vacation home’s 6’6” x 7’ landing was transformed into a place to relax and recharge.  The designer selected a mini sectional with a comfortable loveseat and chaise to provide room to stretch out or for snuggling.  A petite desk was nested into a bump-out by the stairs, an etagere and playful trunk with storage for board games and blankets were added, and a soft rug with a blue pattern anchors the furnishing together.

Finding unique pieces is often the key to a transformation, such as with this tunnel-like entryway. Making this fresh and inviting involved bringing in a beautiful, nature-inspired teak and glass console, oversized raku pottery vases, and two generously textured and colourful pieces of artwork. The contemporary geometric pendant light fixture and a unifying area rug complete the look.

Massive Scale:

These clients had a “Grand” vision of classic style for their new custom home. The enormous 24-foot high foyer feels more like a hotel than a home, which meant that each item had to be massive and ornate because typically sized furnishings would have been dwarfed in all that space. The designers chose to custom paint a majestic 90” faux-stone console, install an enormous gold fretwork mirror, and add huge golden black shade buffet lamps. A tufted grey velvet settee and golden artwork provide a seating area, and the custom stair runner and entry rug make add warmth to the space. Due to their size and shape the area rug and stair runner had to be custom designed. An oversized bronze, gold, and crystal chandelier perfectly befit the opulence that the owners wanted.

The designers were faced with a two-storey room featuring a fireplace wall with niches nine feet tall, three feet wide, and three feet deep, making them a challenge to accessorize tastefully. The result is a classic style with a modern twist. Features include teal grasscloth covered walls, high-gloss blue niches, floor-length geometric drapery panels, open French swags, arched Roman shades, a stylishly shaped sofa upholstered in pearl zebra fabric, a posh blue velvet fabric on a settee, swivel chairs with ikat patterned cushions, a German silver credenza, a colourful area rug, an acrylic and glass cocktail table, and a blueberry chest with marble top and custom silver hardware. Just stunning!

Do you need help with an awkward or challenging space in your home?  Contact us to schedule a complimentary design consultation to get that awkward space to start working for you.


Ready to Get Your Project Started?

Saree Parry Design has helped clients in the Greater Ottawa Area create spaces that meet their needs and tastes.
Let us help you with your next big project!

Get In Touch