94 Shaughnessy Crescent

Serenity Now

Faced with a space that had potential architecturally but hadn’t quite hit the mark, we were excited to find a way to truly make it sing. Vaulted ceilings throughout created amazing shapes and shadows, but strong colonial detailing was competing with the style.

We stripped it all away — oak colonial railings, pillars, archways — and let the soaring ceilings become the focal point.

The kitchen renovation was inspired by clean-lined European designs and a desire for the home to be a serene oasis. Cabinet hardware and door profiles were eliminated, emphasizing the linear quality of the cabinetry. The light wood cabinetry adds interest and warmth, while the white cabinetry mixed with light countertops creates an airiness.

Details make the difference: such as the unique wood niche in the island that connects with the upper cabinets and reinforces the room’s horizontal lines, or the creation of a human scale by limiting the height of the pantry wall and adding the island pendants to ”lower” the ceiling height and create a sense of intimacy even in a large space.