Step into the Light

There is little we find more liberating than fixing atmosphere in erstwhile gloomy spaces.Whether correcting cruddy basements and suffusing them with renewed energy, bringing lackluster living rooms up to speed via careful decoration or reviving an anathema of a kids room (such as the one showcased here) with paint, décor and smart storage, we love letting the light flood in.So let's be frank. The top floor of this semi open concept loft desperately needed attention. For all it was the upper floor in a modern, duplex apartment, it felt like an undeveloped basement in an older home, with little in its favour other than potential.In our favour, however, set on the loft's ground floor, was a large, windowless storeroom into which we secreted a bedroom, effectively removing the need for Mom and Pop to share sleeping quarters with their young son.Aye, with a little jiggery pokery - and the insertion of an opaque 'window' - we created a lovely parental nest which we'll reveal in a future epistle.But back to today. And first things first- a monolithic clear out. Some elements were dispatched to storage, some to charity outlets and the remainder dotted around the loft's further reaches.The space gutted, we were surprised with what we found, a more than amply proportioned bedroom with square footage sufficient for a little boy to grow. Whodathunkit From that space to thisOur next job was instructing Dave, our painter, to obliterate the darkly toned ceiling and wall areas using purest matte white.For this job, his deft hands employed a domestic spray machine from Canadian Tire, a device that made short shrift of the awkwardly shaped ceilings and associated open pipework.Windows and trim, thereafter, were sanded and revived with durable satin and, upon completion, we specified neat roller blinds to baffle light.To further lift, we tore away the old flooring and opted for slick Karndean () as an easy fit, easy care replacement.Karndean, for the record, is flexible tile flooring (think upscale linoleum) that easily adheres to smooth surfaces and comes in a host of finishes.What's more, it's virtually indestructible so it'll last and last making it ideal for application in a busy home.While the completed room appears vibrant, look closer and observe that it's essentially a white project. Colour, however, is abundant, courtesy of rugs, and ornamentation whilst further detailing arrives via artwork and bedding featuring jauntily coloured stylized cars.Bedding is past stock from Dwell Studio () but check out their website for currently available options.Storage (in any bedroom) is important and for this project we specified a large unit with an open centre for display and room within for toys and clothes.Try the Tempo book case from Structube () and, for affordable trundle beds, try the Greyson Platform by VivRae at For standout kid friendly artworks and accessories, we love The Modern Shop - . Final detailing comes courtesy of floor rugs (visit for options) a jaunty lamp (check out for a host of illuminating ideas) and a wicker floor chair - Ikea have similar models so pop into the big blue and yellow and prepare to rock. Literally.We relish our professional wheelhouse, a decorative calling that allows us to make ordinary homes extraordinary. As with any good room transformation, however, organisation is key.This in mind - and before rushing in - take a breath. To fail to plan is to plan to fail, right Aren't the best transformations those which result from stealthy 'mood boarding' and preparationPrecisely.And these days it couldn't be simpler - photo gathering sites such as Pinterest, Houzz and Instagram - offer guidance, so jump online and dive into a world of inspiration.Or of course join us again, next week, as our own decorative journey continues, apace...

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