Believe it or not, our small southwestern Ontario town is home to a pretty impressive design scene, in my opinion at least. Sharing a little home inspiration straight from Chatham-Kent, Ontario today!
I mentioned a couple of months ago how Chris and I had started a little side project taking photos for local businesses. We mostly focus on interiors for builders and home improvement companies, and have also done quite a bit of product photography for local makers. We’ve even done a few shoots that could be considered more “lifestyle” photos, like the Children’s Process Art Studio we have in town, Wild Child Imagination Studio, and a try-on even for a local dress rental company that ships all across Canada, Status Dress Rentals. I absolutely love doing these shoots for local businesses. I find it to be fun and also super challenging, but overall just so rewarding. It has been exciting to be so well-received in our little community and to see that there’s such a need for this styling and photography service.
I always knew that there was a lot of great design work being done in Chatham-Kent, but I’d only seen hints of evidence of it here and there, in grainy cell phone photos, or in the homes of friends. It’s been so neat to see all the work that’s being done first-hand and to capture it and bring it into the light.
Of course, all of that was before this whole pandemic thing and we aren’t currently visiting any homes right now, but we’re excited to get back at it!…one day…. eventually. 🙂
Chatham-Kent, Ontario Interiors
I’ve been so inspired by what we’ve seen so far, so I thought I’d send a little bit of that inspiration your way today. Here are a few of my favourites from the interiors that we’ve shot so far. Maybe you’ll find a few ideas that you’ll want to use in your own home!
This white kitchen by a local company called Oak Barrel Cabinetry was just huge! It’s one of those spaces that I don’t think you could make look cluttered even if you tried because there was just so. much. space. in this room.
I love the big, buffet-style counter at the back that would be perfect for setting out all kinds of dishes during a holiday get-together, and the conversation-style seating at the far end of the island with the stools facing each other.
Have you ever seen a fresher, cleaner looking kitchen?
Check out those glass inserts on the sliding drawers in this pantry. Just brilliant. Everything is held in place, but you can actually see what you have.
We shot this light and airy traditional space for a local interior design company called Comfortable Dwelling.
I really felt like there was so much to be learned from this room when it comes to pulling together a space in a really cohesive way. My favourite parts of this space are they way they added little hits of the same blue throughout and the way the circular motif is repeated in the ottoman, the light fixture, and the round mirror over the desk. It’s just so polished.
This next kitchen is probably my favourite kitchen of all-time and you’ll see why.
Navy blue and white cabinetry together in one kitchen! And if that isn’t enough, they went with gold hardware as well! And if that wasn’t enough, the lights the home owners chose for over their open shelving are the exact style of light I’m hoping to use for our living room built ins!
This kitchen is also by Oak Barrel. I’m a big fan 🙂
Obviously if you’ve seen our master bathroom, or our mudroom, then you know that I have a bit of a thing for dramatic dark grey cabinetry. A whole room done in that color can get pretty dark though so I love how Oak Barrel used the grey for just the island in this kitchen and paired it with the light tone wood cabinetry elsewhere. You don’t often see shiny chrome hardware in a kitchen and I think that’s really eye-catching as well.
And that stone on the island! It really makes a statement on its own, but then when you add in the waterfall edge, that really takes it over the top.
Pretty amazing, right? Such a stylish little place we live in. Can’t wait to see what homes we get to visit next as soon as the world opens back up again!
Hope you enjoyed your little tour! Which of these spaces was your favourite?
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