This project was definitely one for the books…actually, it was even one for the magazines! This unique space was featured on the cover of the February issue of Avenue Magazine, alongside our beautiful client Jill Carlsen from The Upside. We were thrilled to work together with Jill to bring her vision to life throughout the home.

This young family of five enlisted our firm to design the interiors, breathing life into their new custom home in the NW neighborhood of Rosemont designed by one of our favourite Calgary architects, Suzanne Devonshire Baker and built by, Manor House.

Today we’re going to take a peek at the living room, the kitchen and the nook:


The inspiration for this living room was deeply rooted in this breathtaking Creative Matters area rug which Reena and Jill found on one of their outings to HPR Gallery, a local favourite rug supplier. The foundational elements of this room were kept quite neutral. The custom-made Kravet furniture added just the right amount of colour by bridging the gap between the neutral whites and the bright tones of the rug.

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Not only is this kitchen nook aesthetically pleasing and fun, it also aces the efficiency test! The built-in window bench doubles as a seating area and storage space. This nook has become one of the main family hang-outs for playing games and crafting.

Jill’s eye for design extends far beyond fashion! When we proposed the iconic Saarinen Table by Knoll paired with the gorgeous Eames Chairs featured above she knew a winning combination when she saw one! These classic pieces are not just easy on the eyes, they’re also incredibly durable (double win).

We know you’re checking it out (and we don’t blame you)…that stunning brass chandelier from Jonathan Adler is the focal point of this nook. #Swoon! 

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In comparison to the nook and the living room, the kitchen’s tones are relatively neutral. One of the features that we adore in the kitchen is the open shelving which boasts Jill’s extraordinary collection of Saskatchewan-based pottery.

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We opted for a grey stain on the island to connect the millwork found in adjacent spaces and to add warmth to the kitchen space. Take a close look, the majority of the appliances are paneled and integrated into the millwork to keep the appearance consistent!

Finishing touches that we wanted to highlight include the gorgeous custom-made Hammersmith hood fan and the backsplash which is a beveled subway tile from Ann Sacks.

This custom home is equal parts classic, modern, and entertaining and we are so proud to show it off to you! Follow along on Instagram with our tag #IHRosemont to check out some snippets from this project.