The #GuilbaultProject involved a complete gut renovation of a two-story house. The original layout of the main and top floor was compartmentalized and small, so we removed walls between the kitchen and living room to create an open-concept space. However, we decided to leave the vestibule as a separate area to add some separation. The client preferred a traditional look with a lot of wood and moldings. They also desired a neutral color palette composed of black and white with accents of brass and wood.

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The kitchen features high-end finishes, including a La Cornue gas Range, custom wood cabinetry, Taj Mahal honed quartzite countertops and backsplash, Buster and Punch brass electrical outlets and light switches, and Water Street Brass hardware. Perrin & Rowe faucet and pot filler also added to the kitchen by providing some warm brass touches.

The door that leads to the basement is situated near the dining room. To make it less noticeable, we created a cleverly concealed door that blends seamlessly into the wall. Moldings and baseboards were added to the door to further disguise it.

In the den, the custom fireplace is the centerpiece. The mantle is made of honed belvedere quartzite and complements the warm colors in the room. The mantle is recessed at an angle, creating a unique contrast to the traditional elements of the space.

Our client had requested an impressive entryway that aligned with the rest of their home's traditional design, featuring dark wood and moldings. We took this request a step further by creating a bespoke diamond pattern on the floor using wood planks and oversized checkerboard tiles to add an extra wow factor to the space. The final result is both dramatic and unique. To complement the angled moldings and staircase, we added angled sconces to the staircase to provide ambiance.

In contrast to the rest of the house, the bathroom was designed in a completely modern way. This bathroom features angular patterns and modern brass accents. To achieve this look, we used black hexagonal tiles on the floor and black stripes on the walls which created an interesting effect. We also used Kohler modern brushed brass hardware and a sleek marble vanity from Restoration Hardware to complete the overall look of the space.

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