GRIMSBY ESTATE SERIES: PART ONE
EXTERIOR + FOYER
GRIMSBY ESTATE SERIES Ι LOCATION: GRIMSBY, ON Ι INTERIOR DESIGN: WARM HOMES Ι SHOP THE LOOK
With GTA real estate prices soaring, causing many people to be priced out of the core of Toronto and its surrounding cities, people are looking to country living.
And there is plenty of choice! One choice is sitting on the border of Hamilton and Niagara region-the beautiful town of Grimsby, ON.
Known for its abundance of quant shops and cafes, with easy access to highways and soon-to-be expanded commuter options (like the proposed GO train station), Grimsby and its surroundings have seen a steady amount of demand for many pre-construction developments
Enter this stunning farmhouse project on the Grimsby,ON escarpment. Built by local builder named Warm Homes for a young family, this space is transitional in design with many modern farmhouse elements.
In the first part of the series, we will be focusing on the design elements of the front porch, foyer and home office. If we were to describe it in three words, they would be: open, fresh, and inviting. So, let’s get right into it!
Modern black-framed windows bring the outside in and the inside out. The front porch has a stunning oversized vertical window with never ending views. A great design choice, black-framed windows add a sleek design element that are now more popular than ever (and a modern farmhouse staple!)
The front porch of this home features a contemporary, sleek design. In the centre is a stunning matte-black vertical vinyl, while the rest of the exterior is in a stark white to contrast.
The family decided to have an oversized front barn door. It is finished with a warm wood, that is reused for the roof of the exterior sitting/entertaining area.
Surrounded by lush greens and open fields, the home’s exterior is sleek and contemporary. But still fits perfectly into the beautiful nature it surrounds.
The big backyard has a stunning wrap-around porch, with an entertainment area, complete with an outdoor stone fireplace and seating area. This is the best place to absorb the endless surroundings with a cup of tea (or a nice glass of wine from one of the many local vineyards).
A long outdoor dining table completes the space. The look and finish of the porch decor is definitely a more traditional design, with warm tones meant to blend right into the nature it surrounds.
Although the material of the exterior is sleek and modern, the contrast of the traditional porch decor and exterior materials marries well together.
The front foyer is modern and minimal, but with warm inviting vibes thanks to the warm wood tone of the front door and gold accents with light-wooden flooring. A modern black and gold l console table (we have a similar look in our curated mood board below), is accented with a sleek gold mirror and minimal decor items. Botanical elements are smartly placed in every room, and here, a plant is featured in a matte clay pot, one of the hottest decor trends today.
The choice to omit a rug was an interesting one. It definitely keeps the space feeling contemporary. A transitional staircase is seen, with wood-stained stairs and rail linings to match the flooring, and modern rod iron spindles to finish.
Tucked in next to the foyer lies the wall of a contemporary home office. There is a beautiful glass-front, with matte black framing to match the homes exterior windows.
The office itself has a oversized window. With the amount of natural light coming into the room, the use of black decor and furnishings feels inviting, with a kick of dramatic flair.
The space is lined with a brown and white cowhide textured rug. The shades of the rug tie in many of the design elements of the room, like the rolling chair, pillows and rattan basket nearby.
A built in desk goes from the window wall to right near the glass wall. The floating shelf above is a great compliment to the wood tabletop.
A textured black pendant light finishes the space and marries the black and brown elements of the office together. is installed coupled with spotlights.
There are so many decor pieces that stand out, but our favourite is definitely that black skull!
INSPIRED DESIGN BOARD
Check out our custom design board, with pieces inspired by this series. And shop the inspired looks
Part two of this series will feature the family room. Follow us on @two7east for more of Canadian interiors design and the latest trends in new builds and GTA’s pre-construction sites and models.