Design Focus: Country Style

A rural country home, where you’re surrounded by towering trees instead of buildings, is truly the perfect antidote for the hectic city life. For the modern day individual, a space of refuge provides the solace needed to maintain balance and even a level of sanity. Even on a quiet street, a country style home can [...]

Design Focus: Bungalow Style

The bungalow - a traditionally picturesque home known for it’s simple design enriched with fluid layouts and distinguishing charm.  The humble beginnings of the bungalow came from warm tropic Gujarati bungalao region in Southern Asia.  The humid climate and warm breezes in the scenic area was peppered with low thatched houses that allowed for air [...]

Design Focus: European Style

European culture is probably best described as a series of overlapping cultures. It is viewed as a cradle for many cultural innovations and movements; priding itself with being a melting pot of vibrancy and life. This flare is not lost on architectural design styles. With all the regions contributing to the European lifestyle, there’s never [...]

Design Focus: Beach House Style

When​ ​we​ ​think​ ​of​ ​Beach​ ​House,​ ​specific​ ​words​ ​come​ ​to​ ​mind.​ ​Words​ ​like​ ​open​ ​space,​ ​seaside inspired​ ​colours,​ ​airy​ ​fabrics​ ​and​ ​oversized​ ​cushions​ ​are ​associated​ ​with​ ​what​ ​we​ ​think​ ​these homes ​look​ ​like. As​ ​with​ ​many​ ​decorating​ ​styles​ ​this​ ​sprang​ ​from​ ​practicality.​ Originating​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Atlantic​ ​coast,​ ​these homes​ ​took​ ​advantage​ ​of​ ​the​ ​climate​ ​with​ [...]

Design Focus: Classical Style

​Classical​ ​civilizations,​ ​originating​ ​from​ ​ancient​ ​Greece​ ​and​ ​Rome set​ ​the​ ​foundation​ ​for​ ​Western​ ​aesthetics.​ ​This​ ​has​ ​defined​ ​our​ ​tastes​ ​in​ ​music,​ ​art​ ​and architecture​ ​to​ ​this​ ​day.​ Canada ​is​ ​certainly no​ ​exception. Classical​ ​style​ ​influences​ ​many​ ​of​ ​the​ ​previous​ ​featured​ ​styles.​ T​​he​ ​Colonial​ ​Revival,​ ​Greek Revival,​ ​Neo​ ​Classical,​ ​Southern​ ​Colonial​ ​styles​ ​are​ ​all​ ​derived​ ​from​ [...]