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What is TimberWood Towns? Well if you have been following us on Facebook or Instagram – you have seen this amazing project that we have spent the last 6 weeks of our lives working on…It’s been a while since we have posted anything new but we hope this makes the wait worth while…..

TimberWood Towns is a new townhome community here in Ottawa and we had the amazing opportunity to design the sales center, the model and select all of the finishes top to bottom – it was an incredible experience, we learned a lot and created something beautiful!

It was a full 6 weeks – of selecting all the finishes for this project from flooring to paint to plumbing and lighting and everything in between. When you work with such a tight timeline you learn a lot about working together as a team, you also learn a lot about working with items that are in stock! We wouldn’t have been able to get this done without the pure magic of online shopping! Stores like Wayfair, Amazon, and Bouclair really came to the rescue! We have some amazing ‘friends’ at Urban Barn and they really pulled though with large and small purchases for this project! And of course, Home Sense (to our US readers, this gem is coming to the States soon and you will love it!)

Let us breakdown what we did in the space to create this industrial farmhouse look…

 

Reclaimed Wood Accents:

The look at TimberWood Towns is industrial farmhouse.  We mixed a lot of great texture in the finishes but also the furniture and accessories.  We found so many amazing pieces that really pulled this whole look together.  Our construction team found an old barn (a little over an hour’s drive out of the city) which is where we found all of this reclaimed barn wood for the accent wall in the den and to create these beams (which are included in every one of these townhomes, what a great architectural feature!)

 

Creating contrast:

A big part of this look was to create contrast so that the wood was a highlight but the the white walls and lighter furniture pieces really added to the feel.  You can definitely get contrast with colour but you can also get contrast with textures.  We needed to balance out the hard and rough texture of the wood with some softer elements – like these white linen chairs, leather sofa and lots of pillows. We added some rope texture to the space too – the pouf, the rope on the large clock and even some photo frames with a rope accent. Another great texture in this space is the cowhide ottoman.

Lighting :

We all know that lighting can totally transform the look of any home and this project was no exception! We needed some great lighting that would really help set the tone of this industrial farmhouse look – we found some amazing pendant for the kitchens (that’s right, we have 2 kitchens in this sales center) and bathroom. We used aged bronze finishes for the lighting as they really add a rustic touch to the space.

 

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TimberWood Towns Shopping list:

If you like this industrial farmhouse look – you are in luck! We have a list of the items we purchased for this beautiful showroom.

We love this Porter Wing Back from Wayfair – it adds some real presence to the living room and the nailheads bring some ‘bling’ into the room


Porter Wingback Chair

 

In the bedroom, we wanted to have a touch of a traditional rug but we didn’t want it to look stuffy.  We love the vintage finish on this cream and navy blue area rug.


Abbeville Dark Blue/Cream Area Rug Rug Size: 8′ x 10′

 

The lighting in the industrial Farmhouse look plays a huge role and these kitchen pendants with the cage detail in the aged bronze finish bring that rustic accent to the kitchen.

 


Hampton 1-Light Pendant

 

The choice of sofa is really important – it’s the largest piece in the room and it really sets the tone for the look.  We love this Dumont Sofa in Redu Bark distressed leather from Urban Barn.  Urban Barn is one of our favourite places to shop. Check them out – we are sure you will, too!

We added some great natural wood accent chairs off the kitchen – we love the simplicity of the design.  They would be great as dining chairs, or an accent chair in a corner (like we did here) or a bedroom.

 

The bedroom area was a smaller space so we needed to find a bed that embraced the look but one that was also pretty streamlined – we found this Braswell Queen Panel bed on Wayfair and it is perfect! It has a metal detail that compliments the light fixture, the nailheads add a nice finish and detail and the upholstered panel adds some softness.

Braswell Queen Upholstered Panel Bed

 

We love to work with natural materials and these Scandinavian Trunk Side tables from Bouclair add that authentic natural touch – we used them as simple side tables for the wingback chair and in the den with the swivel chairs.  These are the real deal and they weigh a ton! But we love the way they look!

 

With the wood accents and the darker floors, we need a rug that would be a good counter balance.  This Olga Rug from Wayfair – was the perfect rug for this space! Of course, the size was right but the tones were light and fresh yet still warm and the design has a handmade look without the price tag.

 


Olga Gray Area Rug Rug Size: 8′ x 10′

 

The den space – the room with that amazing reclaimed barn wood wall – needed some seating.  We really wanted to find chairs that would add some contrast to the accent wall.  We love these swivel chairs in this clean warm white linen.


Sevan Swivel Barrel Chair Upholstery: Natural

 

We needed some elements on that amazing reclaimed wood wall but we still wanted to show it off – Maddie has these great metal bookcases at her place (in white, of course) so she came up with the idea of these simple and super affordable metal shelves but in black for this den space! Off to IKEA we went! We styled the bookcase with a series of books and decor items – this bookcase allowed us to accessories the space without covering the wall.

 

 

We added even more of a rustic touch with the lighting in the bathroom and in the upgraded kitchen space.  We love these pendants in the russet finish from Wayfair – They are a great blend of pretty and industrial.

 


Mercury Row Dorota 3-Light Globe Pendant

and for an extra industrial style to these pendants, we added these vintage candelabra bulbs.

These are just some of the amazing pieces we used in this project – we love to mix styles but also price points. when you mix styles and price points, you end up with final product that is truly one of a kind. We love how all of these items come together in a cohesive and unique way…

 

Let us know which piece is your favourite, we can’t decide!

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Wall decor is a way to really pull the look of a room together.  I personally love art and I could not image a home (or a world) without it!  Wall decor is a way to not just pull a room together but it’s a great way to show off your style and taste.  One wall decor trend that I am loving right now – and we are staring to see if everywhere is the wall decor with baskets.

Let’s talk about this wall decor trend using baskets and woven bowls – we are seeing a lot of this in modern farmhouse but it can be used in other styles of home decor too.  It’s a great way to really bring something a bit different into your space without spending a lot time installing or money for purchasing. 

 

Not sure what I’m talking about?  Read further….

Wall Decor Baskets with Texture:

This is a great look for anyone looking to add some great texture to their space.  Baskets have that great natural texture.  Texture is such a great element to bring into a space.  I love to see a really clean and crisp wall with the basket wall decor – it’s really great contrast and so interesting!

 

Wall Decor Baskets with Contrast:

Just because you are decorating a wall with baskets doesn’t mean they all have to look the same. Look for baskets with some interesting pattern and colour to add even more interest to your wall decor. This image is a great example of a basket display wall with looks of texture and contrast – the black and white blended with the natural tones is a great look and against the deep grey wall paint, spectacular!

 

 

Wall Decor Baskets as wall filler:

Ever have those little corners in your home that need a little wall decor but you never seem to find the right piece or a standard art frame wouldn’t fit? This is another reason to give this basket wall decor a try – you can really make it your own in terms of colour, pattern, texture and how it is arranged.  This little wall space looks great with the baskets and bowls on display.

 

Wall Decor Baskets in Different Sizes:

This bedroom by Summer of Simplestylings.com did such an incredible job in her bedroom with this wall decor basket display.  I love the tones but I love the mix of the different size of baskets – it’s so interesting and you really notice the differences in each of these baskets.  This adds some great wall decor but the natural material of the baskets adds some real warmth to the space!

 

Wall Decor Baskets with Colour:

If you like this look but colour is more your speed you can absolutely add some pops of colour to your basket wall decor display.  I love the mix of these bright colours on the wall in this house.  It really stands out nicely against the white wall.

 

 

Wall Decor Baskets in Any Room:

A lot of the images that we have seen (and shown in this post) have the wall decor baskets on display in entry ways and hall ways but they really can be used in any room.  Try using these baskets and bowls on display as the main art feature in a room – you can really ‘customize’ the size by adding more baskets of all shapes and sizes!

Basket wall displays are a great way to add some great texture, colour, contrast and ‘custom’ art to your space – plus it’s easy and inexpensive DIY project for your home.  What do you think of this trend?

 

 

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I love the look of Industrial Lighting! There is a certain authenticity to it and a simplicity, too! I love how Industrial lighting transforms the look of a space and it adds instant cool factor! Plus you can really merge it with so many other styles – it’s pretty versatile!

I have to share with you this amazing Industrial light fixture – we installed in my brother’s house – it’s fantastic! When I first showed it to him, he had his doubts but then he realized that he trusts me and I would never lead him astray. And of course, he’s getting tons of compliments….

 

So this light fixture is basically so black electrical wire that you ‘swag’ on the ceiling and you add you bulbs – that’s it! You can play around with the placement of the small hooks on the ceiling and the length of the hanging wire.  And the light comes in different sizes too (more wires and therefore more bulbs in the larger version). We played around with some vintage light bulbs – it’s hard to tell in this photo but we have 3 different shapes of vintage bulbs and we installed them at random (which is bit tougher than you would think as we naturally opt for a pattern). The vintage bulbs really add more character to the industrial look.

If you love this Industrial Light fixture as much as we do – you can buy one for under $100! Click HERE

Here are some more of our favourite Industrial Light Fixtures for under $100.00

This Industrial Pendant light with rope detail is simple yet still interesting. This would add a great industrial touch to a kitchen island.

So this is just like my brother’s light fixture in his living room.  He doesn’t have a dining light fixture which is why we did a WOW statement light fixture in his living room.  This unique piece would be amazing in a living room, dining room or even a bedroom. I love it with the vintage bulbs!

 

We are seeing some great merging of Industrial with mid century modern designThis sputnik light fixture in the gunmetal finish with vintage bulbs works well in a modern space or an Industrial one. This looks amazing in a dining room.

This looks like Industrial lighting you might see on a construction site or old warehouse – well that’s the idea! This 5 pendant chandelier with vintage bulbs adds character and a ‘loft look’ to any space.

This is my absolute hands-down favourite Industrial Pendant light – it’s perfect and so transitional! I love the simplicity of this fixture – you can appreciate the glass but also the vintage light bulb. Love how these look over a kitchen island (and the price is incredible!)

Simple, metal sphere with one vintage bulb is a perfect example of industrial lighting! This would add a ton of rustic and industrial character to a kitchen . This pendant is a great example of industrial lighting.

Industrial lighting can really add so much character to your home decor and it works with so many different styles.

Lighting fixtures totally transform the look of any room….

 

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