Around a year ago this time I had the pleasure of working as Production Designer on HGTV’s For Rent. I love working in television- I started my career in front of the camera, and working behind it is just as thrilling.
This is Amanda’s episode (watch this Season 5 episode here) located in Toronto. This was a typical bland, white box condo, with builder basic finishes. The first thing we did to add personality was vertical painted stripes in white and purple (Sherwin Williams Fashionable Gray SW6275). Using 3M tape to create the stripes was a lengthy process, but yielded beautiful (and inexpensive) results. For Rent was a show where very realistic budgets were used- and using paint to inject pattern or imitate wallpaper was a technique we utilized quite a bit.
This kitchen is a good lesson in working with what you have and making the best of it. It started out bland and basic and became a cute feminine jewel box by changing the knobs and adding a back splash.
This was one of many small spaces I enjoyed working on last year- one of my favourites. Special thanks to mdd Photography for the floral photography above the sofa. Enjoy!
Photos by Kelly Schnurr