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Calgary interior design firm Reena Sotropa In House Design Group (formerly known as Corea Sotropa Interior Design)  is widely known and recognized for casually elegant interiors that effortlessly blend classic elements with youthful energy.  Contact us for all your interior design needs.

If you have ever found yourself with more bodies than seats in a room, you are not alone!  A common conundrum with a  simple, space saving and inexpensive fix – enter: the ottoman.

Also known as a footstool or pouf, the ottoman can easily be utilized as additional seating.

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Sometimes a space is too small to accommodate full size chairs.  These bold printed ottomans are tucked away under the side table when not in use, but still add to the overall aesthetic of the room.

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“Poufs” are a fun and funky way to add some texture and colour and yes, extra seating, into a room.  Kids especially love these low to the ground seating option.  Check out the whole room.

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These stools add architectural interest and dramatic flair to the room without being obtrusive.

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These beauties were custom ordered with the same lux velvet fabric as the throw pillows, lending an air of sophistication to the space.

As you can see from these few quick examples, extra seating can come in so many shapes and sizes and can be completely customized without breaking the bank.  Have fun with shapes and patterns and keep your extra guests comfy!

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Riverdale-Residence

Calgary interior design firm Reena Sotropa In House Design Group (formerly known as Corea Sotropa Interior Design)  is widely known and recognized for casually elegant interiors that effortlessly blend classic elements with youthful energy.  Contact us for all your interior design needs.

 

Thanks to Mother Nature, what started as a request for a small re-fresh became a massive reno in this Riverdale home,  Thankfully, none of the pieces on the second floor were damaged by the Calgary flood in 2016 but since the rest of the home was being redone, our lovely clients decided to give the master suite a fresh new look.

As with the main floor reno,  many of the beautiful existing pieces of furniture in the bedroom were simply re-finished or re-upholstered to create a whole new look.

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We created a sitting area within the bedroom including a TV as a space to read and relax. The sofa was an old hand-me down piece from our client’s mum. Principal designer Reena Sotropa convinced them to keep it and made it over with new paint and upholstery.  Now it is a favourite place to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book. One entire wall of the bedroom is covered in custom drapery. We choose a soft geometric print linen for a graphic pop  within the space.

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We re-upholstered the existing headboard in a sumptuous pearl grey velvet and chose a soft pattern for the bedding.  We added a few accent pillows in a soft blush pink for a simple, clean look.  The nightstands were originally a dark brown wood, so we repainted them a soft French grey and added new hardware.  Stunning!

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The bench was re-upholstered in the same soft grey velvet as the headboard.  The make-up vanity is the perfect place to showcase the client’s gorgeous collection of antique silver compacts.

Our clients have fallen back in love with their bedroom. Amidst all the hustle and bustle of everyday life they love having a sanctuary space to retreat to.

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Now that spring is FINALLY in the air (hope we didn’t just jinx it!) we thought it would be a great time to show off one of our past outdoor projects.

These clients approached Reena for help with the exterior design and furnishing of their 1400 square foot penthouse rooftop patio in the downtown Calgary neighbourhood of Eau Claire. We seldom get to flex our design muscle on such an immense, outdoor blank slate (and rarely do we need to factor high wind speeds into our plans!) so we were very excited to take on the task.

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First – a shout out to our location.  We had an incredible view from every vantage point!

These clients love to entertain and of course the patio is a prime draw in the summer.  A unique challenge with this project was creating intimate conversation spaces.  We were able to create smaller intimate spaces with the use of custom designed planters and built-ins dividing the vast square footage.

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AddOur biggest challenges with this project came courtesy of mother nature.  Wind speeds at this height can reach approximately  50 – 70 kms on a normal day! In the interest of safety, we had all planters, built-ins and furniture weighted with gravel or concrete to ensure nothing would blow off the top of the building.  Obviously, being a rooftop, the sun exposure is just about constant – so while we love the look of lush greenery in an outdoor space,  for practical reasons we chose high quality faux grasses and succulents.

Sit back & relax

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The space transformed from a vast expanse into a casual, yet luxurious area for entertaining and relaxing.  Looking back on this project and those stunning vistas has us waiting impatiently for summer!

Reena Sotropa In House Design Group  is widely known and recognized for casually elegant interiors that effortlessly blend classic elements with youthful energy.  Contact us for all your interior design needs!

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