2020 in Review

While 2020 was anything but expected, we ended up having a successful year at our firm. We found that many clients decided to re-route their vacation money back into their homes, making smart investment choices for the future. Below are some of our favourite projects that wrapped up last year.

glass aspen house

Our clients moved into their completed dream home weeks before the pandemic arrived in Canada; we are so glad we were able to get them in before the lockdown happened. This was a big project that took a few years, but we were so happy to be along for the ride.

Not only were the clients fabulous to work with, but they had great design style too! These clients wanted a warm and neutral home but did not want it to feel stark and cold like some modern minimalist homes can be. They enlisted the help of AMR Design when they realized they needed another set of eyes on this project.

This project won the TKDA (Tomato Kitchen Design Awards 2020) New Build Kitchen of 2020!

rustic farmhouse bungalow

This beautiful home was finished up on our final day of work for 2020, so it still counts! These returning clients had us complete their basement renovation a number of years ago and last year they contacted us to design their main floor.

We chose rustic elements to complement their basement renovation – which included a handmade live edge bar countertop as well as a custom made live edge and epoxy dining table that pairs well with the beautiful dark green cabinetry. We had custom furniture made and added in pops of colour in the throw pillows and area rug. The bespoke fireplace was created using multi-coloured Ann Sacks tiles with a copper pencil tile that will patina over time.

We can’t wait to share professional photos of this one once it is safe to schedule again!

traditional transformation

This project, which we collaborated on with Quadrant Construction, wrapped up earlier in the year. It was a more traditional style kitchen renovation, but we fell in love with the materials used in this project. The custom hood fan cover was created to match the custom cherry cabinets (created by Waygood’s Kitchens Inc) so nothing takes away visually from the stunning kitchen backsplash – a onyx prima stone with glass pencil tile. We also opened up space to the dining area and enlarged the island into a previous kitchen eating nook (but we kept a small gateleg table and two chairs in the nook for morning coffee and bird watching).

The panelled appliances throughout add to the cohesive and traditional look we wanted to achieve. The stunning hammered coffered trough sink is the perfect place for food prep or keeping wine or oysters cold during a dinner party. One of our favourite elements of this kitchen has to be the feature glass art from Flux Glass on the side of the fridge panel. It can be seen from the front entry so it really creates an impact when you first enter the home!

Which of these projects is your favourite? We cannot wait to see what 2021 has in store for our firm. Happy New Year!

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