Friday, January 31, 2014

If You Were A Fabric, What Would YOU Look Like?

  “We shape our homes and then our homes shape us.” – Winston Churchill

Your home is your personal space. It is where you feel safe and a place where you feel comfort. It's where you create lasting memories and entertain for the ones you love. The space you live in reflects YOUR personality . So shouldn't it be BEAUTIFUL and STYLISH like you are?!

When you look at a beautifully designed space your eyes are drawn to points of interest; TEXTURES, COLOURS, and PATTERNS. Most of these amazing points of interest are brought through FABRICS, and can be the easiest way to create the personality that your home deserves. If you were a fabric what would YOU look like?

Fabrics can be brought into a room through throw pillows, upholstered furniture, window treatments and wall treatments. Picture textured sofas with geometric, floral or solid patterned throw pillows...and a contrast trim detail of course! Would you prefer dramatic heavy drapery, or light, airy fabric blinds? What about your bedding?  Do you want soft and relaxing linen or a sexy, sleek silk?  The options are ENDLESS. Imagine chevron, herringbone, toiles, and paisley. Different thickness, feels, and colours that entice your senses.

At A Room In Mind we have incredible fabric suppliers that meet the needs of all our clients fabulous personalities and lifestyles. We have access to thousands of different patterns and collections. Add character to your home by using fabrics that you will love to look at and touch everyday, and be proud to show guests a home that is an extension of YOU.  It is your home after all, you deserve to show it off.

Do you have a room in mind?

Monday, January 13, 2014


A MUST SEE! A Room In Mind has completed another incredible transformation. Located in a stunning neighborhood in Oakville, this space was transformed into a stylish and cozy hideaway for this busy young couple.

The clients, Heather and Peter are young doctors living an extremely busy lifestyle. When they aren't working long hours at the hospital, they enjoy travelling around the world. This does not leave a lot of time left in their schedules for decorating! The main level of their home, specifically the living room and piano room, were areas where they were craving BIG CHANGE. Heather and Peter love to entertain and had just recently renovated their backyard into an incredible place to throw social events. Now it was time to invest in these other spaces....they were dying to be FUNCTIONAL AND STYLISH!

The living room was overwhelmed by large furniture pieces; some of which were Peter's favourite items. The colour scheme and patterns were dated and dark. Heather was looking for something NEW, BRIGHT, and FRESH! The compromise was met by keeping the existing sofa but balancing the size with the right sized toss cushions, area rug, and new complimenting furniture pieces. A cozy chaise lounge and two subtle animal print patterned arm chairs truly pulled the space together. All three pieces were customized with details that balanced WEIGHT, COLOUR AND STYLE. The walls were brightened with a soft neutral, and pops of COLOUR were brought in with bold throw pillows and incredible abstract art. The transformation was night and day! The living room is now the perfect place to entertain, and is equally a perfect space to  read or enjoy a quiet glass of wine after a long day of work. 

The piano room had similar dillemas. Heather feared that the space lacked character, seating, and was to dark. The clients felt the room missed the opportunity of being used to it's full potential. ARIM thoughtfully planned the changes around the client's love for music. The stunning grand piano became the focus, the walls were toned down to a coordinating soft neutral, and seating was added by using two custom lounge chairs. The fabric on the chairs and drapery were so unique, giving them a tasteful amount of SPARKLE.  Music inspired artwork, a touch of COLOUR in the toss cushions, and a new silk rug added the subtle touches to give this room a brand new feel. This created another perfect space for Heather and Peter to entertain and relax with music.

This project was smooth and successful! ARIM listened to the specific needs of the client and was able to create the dream spaces that they were looking for!

This is what we strive for at A Room In Mind...creating a BEAUTIFUL, QUALITY space that reflects the client's lifestyle and personality. Be sure to check out more pictures on our facebook page!