Based in Salem, Ontario and led by Sophia Reay, LemonTree + Co. Interiors showcases her passion for refreshing modern design with vintage finds. A childhood spent travelling with her family through Africa and Europe showed her the real meaning of home as a feeling of belonging that goes beyond a physical structure. Sophia now brings this emotion of home into graceful interiors that reflect a unique personality and individual style. In this post, she shares some highlights and tips from her own home.
FREE FLOWING FOYER
This is the family’s main entrance into the home, so I knew I needed a large drop zone to accommodate groceries, sample boards, briefcases, keys, et cetera. Large, pull-out drawers give each of us a spot to dump our things. The floating cabinet allows room to kick shoes underneath and clear of the heavy-duty traffic area.
FUNCTIONAL AND TASTEFUL
I’ve spent a lot of time cooking in kitchens that were dysfunctional, so the layout and function were my primary focus. Full height, half depth cabinetry is ideal for pantry and dish storage, but it can also overwhelm a space with the amount of cabinetry. The niche not only breaks up the wall, but creates a bonus countertop area. It’s an ideal spot to leave the toaster as well as daily-use dishes and snacks.
CLEAN AND CLASSIC
Our laundry room and pantry are across from the kitchen. I wanted them to seem like a continuation of the kitchen, so I used the same materials. Clean, simple and classic was the foundation of the design for this house. I knew that I could layer in colour and interest through the accessories, but wanted the fixed pieces like flooring, tile and cabinetry to stay within the theme of black, white and wood.
I used Caesarstone to add a hard top to these filing cabinets, and have a durable surface to set my samples and drawings on. The office continues the theme of the house with its clean and classic selections.
ENSUITE MEETS CONCRETE
A skylight fills this small room with natural light. A ‘top down/bottom up’ blind allows the light to come in through the top of the window, but offers privacy where it’s needed. Two sinks are always better than one, even if you rarely get ready at the same time. If space is at a premium, then one trough sink and two faucets will do the job nicely. I used Caesarstone not only as the countertop but also as a threshold into the barrier-free shower.
ENSUITE MEETS CONCRETE
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