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When the team at Reena Sotropa In House Design Group were met with the challenge of taking this once-traditional home and transforming it into a light and airy, modern space—they took the reigns with confidence. Against a white canvas, they brought in warmth through touches of walnut and brass and layered in graphic punches—I’d say the goal was achieved. Oh, and can we appreciate this massive kitchen island for a sec? Have a look at the full tour captured by Phil Crozier below.

From Reena Sotropa In House Design Group… Our clients, a young family of five, first got in touch with us to help with the interior design of an addition they were building onto their existing home. Their existing home was rather traditional in its detailing and they were looking for a complete facelift. Their vision was to freshen up the home and make the overall home more bright, open, airy and modern.

The new home addition allowed us to expand the kitchen into a larger space and move the kitchen nook into the previous kitchen location. We loved designing this modern, clean-lined family home as it was a bit of departure from our usual aesthetic. Our client’s vision for the kitchen was a white on white space, however due to the vastness of the room, we thought that such a large expanse of white may feel sterile. We suggested incorporating walnut and brass into the scheme to warm things up and break up the expanse of white. To further punctuate the white millwork, we left the stainless steel appliances exposed rather than integrating them into the millwork.

Within the scope of the home addition our clients built a brand new master bedroom and bathroom. The layout of their master suite really gives new meaning to the idea of “open concept” as both the bedroom and bathroom are completely open onto one another. With this in mind, we needed to keep the finishes and furnishings between both spaces cohesive. The tone for the space was set when our clients fell in love with the most stunning slab of Bianca Gioa marble. The overall palette of the bedroom and bathroom stems from this piece of inspiration. The custom walnut vanity is a showstopper amongst this white on white bathroom interior.

Our clients had asked for a dreamy ‘cloud like’ bedroom space. Taking cue from the organic patterns of the bathroom marble we chose to fully wallpaper the bedroom in a soft water colour inspired Casamance paper. We knew we had no other choice when selecting the lighting for this room than to go with one of George Nelson’s iconic bubble lamps to complete this space.

When it came to tackling the design of the mudroom, we knew the white-on-white palette we had curated for the rest of the house just would not suit. We opted to have all of the custom millwork built in walnut to add warmth to the space. We chose to carry the white walls and floors into the space, as the mudroom was so open onto the rest of the home. However, we had a custom carpet runner made which not only makes the white floors more manageable but adds a fun graphic punch!


Interior Design: Reena Sotropa In House Design Group | Photography: Phil Crozier

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