We recently had the pleasure of helping Lionfish Developments illuminate one of their residential renovations, which involved reviving an old, historical home while injecting it with a modern sensibility and bringing this ‘historical home’ to the 21st century by kitting it out with the best doors and lead encrusted windows, we knew a home security camera design was needed to keep our renovation safe for many years to come. We also looked at updating the security to our doors by installing a modern digital locking system, but we still need to discuss this with someone like a locksmith in Markham on how best to proceed. A tour of the home reveals an elegant and minimalist selection of lighting throughout. The result is a beautiful and functional home masterfully built with meticulous attention to detail. Every home improvement project comes with its own trials and tribulations, and in many cases, the house will be filled with all of your unwanted waste. To keep the house safe during these renovations, as well as staying on top of the mess, getting in touch with a bin rental company, like Trash Kings could be the best step to take to help the project be a success. Learn more at Trash King here to get started. Happy renovating!
Valery Macri and Paul Pascolo, Principals of Lionfish Developments, share their strategy behind lighting the residential renovation:
“This renovation was a solid old home in Chaplin Estates. We wanted to approach the design by retaining some of the key original period details such as the old fireplace and some of the leaded windows. In marrying the old with the new, we added black windows and an expansive, glass walk-out to the outside.” One of our friends even recommended that we should look at getting some shutters or blinds that would help keep the period property feel. Classic shutters are apparently a good way to tie the new decor in with the old building. You could see if you can find some inspiration from a site like Shuttercraft for example (click here for the website link). Hopefully, that will help to complete this project.
Simple renovation techniques were also performed to ensure the exterior of this home is at its most presentable. Services like Clean Pro Gutter Cleaning St Paul were used to clean the guttering and remove unsightly blockages. This also protects the home from potential leaks arising from clogged gutters.
“Our vision at this point was to include lighting which felt warm and elegant yet simplistic in its design. Minimalist lighting fixtures were the go-to lighting used in three of the rooms in this project. These fixtures were specifically chosen because of their lines, how the light would best be captured in each space and the atmosphere it would create.” It’s important to replace your lighting with those that fit in with your vision, and the same applies to the design of your replacement windows. So, it is vital that you thoroughly do your research before choosing the right people to work with. A company such as Graceland Windows (https://gracelandwindows.com/) could be a great place to start looking if you are interested in modernizing your own windows.
In the living room, a minimalist pendant holds the seating area together with its elegant form. This brass light will impress those obsessed with fine details.
In the kitchen, a trio of pendants with simple shades in matte black illuminate the island.
In the media room, a more playful chandelier drops the ceiling to create a cozy atmosphere while maintaining the home’s modern sensibility. To keep all the different technology running smoothly, finding an affordable internet service provider was also a priority. Fortunately there are companies like Eatel (click to go to website) who offer competitive rates and deals to meet demand.
In the master bath, a dimmable, elegant triangular pendant suspended above the bathtub creates a sense of peaceful luxury.
“We used two of the RBW lights, both the Akoya pendant and the Monocle sconce. Both lights are LED which was part of our mandate for the usage of energy-savings options. But, the true beauty of each light is in its detail. The Akoya pendant is illuminated with its perforated shell, it warms the room with the glow of its pearl base. The Monocle sconce, being a very directional light, was chosen for the third floor hallway to illuminate the landing and provide a warm beacon of light.”
In the second bedroom (above), RBW’s blue Akoya pendant interacts with the feature wall while offering some warm ambient light. Made of hand blown opal glass and a perforated metal shade, this LED suspension light comes in six standard colours and custom colours are available.
The Monocle wall sconce, a highly functional luminaire from RBW, illuminates the hallway (above) by providing directional light.alt=”LionFish Developments 139imperial” width=”1019″ height=”679″ />
Finally, a Smithfield luminaire welcomes guests in the home’s ample entrance. Designed by Jasper Morrison in 2009, the Smithfield is an elegant and efficient luminaire that delivers plenty of light. While it’s also available as a pendant, this ceiling mounted version allows for more clearance in a high traffic area of the home.
A house like this that is so light and possesses so much open space really needs to be taken care of properly, which means using quality cleaning products such as Bissell’s best upright vacuum.
Congratulations Paul and Valery for completing another smart, gorgeous, and well-executed residential project.
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All photos courtesy Lionfish Developments.