The clients came to Two Birds Design with a disjointed kitchen and oddly placed, over-sized powder room, looking for guidance on enlarging the kitchen and creating better flow from room to room. Like many of their clients, they weren’t sure how long they would be staying in this home so a consideration for resale and appealing to the masses was key. However, they still wanted to have some fun and infuse colour and whimsy into the space.
Two Birds Design opted to keep the flooring, cabinets and counter-tops (all the big ticket items) in classic neutral tones and had fun with items that are easier changed out later like lighting, furniture and accessories. Their assortment of worldly treasures and collections of quirky dishware and tea-pots, paired with the custom-made brass light fixtures and tapestry-like tiled backsplash, gives the kitchen and dining area a sense of playfulness amidst the otherwise conventional white and navy cabinetry.
Two Birds Design continued the fun in the principle bathroom where they stuck with a classic black and white scheme but opted for a bold geometric mirror and brass fixtures. Making use of every inch, they created recessed shelving in the custom shower and vanity area that provides more opportunity to display collectibles as well as storage for everyday bathroom items.
The end result was an eclectic home that reflects the unique charm of the current homeowners while maintaining a classic aesthetic that will stand the test of time.
About Two Birds Design
Two Birds Design is comprised of principle designers, Andi Wheelband and Renée Frostick, joined by associate designer Maggie Burley. With over 10 years experience working in award-winning design firms across Ontario, a partnership was formed to create a boutique interior design business in 2013. Since then, they have had the pleasure of designing incredible homes for wonderful clients across the GTA.
Two Birds Design specialize in creating unique and liveable spaces while providing dedicated and personalized service, unrivalled by larger design firms. With a focus on exceptional quality, creative thinking and attention to detail, they ensure each project is handled with integrity and precision, from the initial planning stages through to construction and implementation. Rather than working in a “signature style” they develop each design based on the distinctive personality and lifestyle of their client.