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Touring a show home decorated by a professional interior designer is one of the best ways to experience how a home functions in real life. You can see how furniture fits in each room, how the layout flows, and be inspired to use spaces in whole new ways. But have you ever wondered how the interior designer creates such welcoming spaces? We connected with our Brookfield Residential team behind the new Asher show home at The Orchards to discover how this show homes was designed.
Asher is a thoughtfully designed three-bedroom floor plan that maximizes every part of its 1,640 square feet. The open concept layout allows your main level to seamlessly flow together giving you plenty of space for entertaining and room to spread out. Best of all, two living areas give you endless possibilities for use – gather as a family in the great room and use the flex room as a study or let the adults relax and chat after dinner in one space and let the kids run wild in the other. This home can meet the needs of even the biggest and most active families.
When designing the Asher show home, our team first imagined the family who would call this particular show home their home – a husband and wife with a teenage daughter and young son. Their style embodies timeless elegance without the stuffiness as reflected with warm tones and pops of colour. The design balances classic shapes and the vintage appeal of traditional décor with contemporary and transitional furnishings. The Rustic Contemporary exterior gives you a taste of the design you’ll experience inside.
Our team envisioned the homeowners had moved back to the city to be closer to family, meaning there needs to be plenty of space for everyone. Whether it’s for game night or Sunday dinner, the whole family fits comfortably. Come in through the front door and you’re instantly greeted by warm wood-toned luxury vinyl plank flooring laid in a herringbone pattern. The pattern instantly draws your eye the full length of the space to the large window at the other end of the home.
The flex room has been staged with plenty of seating making it the perfect spot for the next round of Scrabble or catching up while the kids play. The space flows into the kitchen with its dark green cabinetry and gold cabinet pulls. The kitchen island is not only eye-catching with the waterfall quartz countertop, but functional with plenty of seating and counter space for appetizers and drinks.
At the back end of the home is the great room which can be used however best suits your family. Our team envisioned this space to be a comfortable and inviting gathering place where everyone could relax and unwind. This was done by layering materials like the rich velvet of the pillows and the chunky knit blanket draped across the back of the couch. The space is warmed up with dark wood tones and a fireplace with a stained maple mantle and mosaic tile.
When the fun has ended and the guests have gone, head upstairs to the spacious bedrooms where everyone has their own retreat. Our team wanted to elevate the primary bedroom in more than one way; the room features a vaulted ceiling and rich, plush fabrics with luxe finishes. The sanctuary is complete with a sitting area to make perfect use of the room’s extra space. By using a tufted ottoman and comfortable velvet chairs, it naturally draws people in and helps them get cozy.
Show homes in The Orchards typically have secondary bedrooms styled for younger children. Our team wanted to show how these spaces are designed to grow with the kids well into their teens. In the teenage daughter’s room, you’ll find crisp whites and soft pinks complemented with natural textures like the macramé wall hangings. The little brother is interested in all things nautical: sailors, sailboats, and pirates. The space has been designed in a way that features his interests without being too childish, perfectly capturing how these spaces were designed to evolve.