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When you think about it, interior design has a profound effect on our lives. The things you choose to surround yourself with speak volumes about what is important to you. We hope you enjoy our ongoing commentary on design, and life.

Monthly Makeover
Each month we post a “Before” and “After” picture that features a room from a recent project. These will range from single rooms that just needed a facelift to full scale renovations.

20161006_134649

Paris on the Bay…

MoreSeptember 9, 2016
angled ceiling, griffin, modern living room, interior design, large chandelier, charcoal, green

This very unique home is slowly being transformed from dated to exquisite…

MoreJuly 1, 2016
IMG_6011

This tone-on-tone living and dining room creates a very relaxing atmosphere is this month’s makeover.

MoreApril 1, 2016
family room, rustic, barn door, stone fireplace

Small changes for big impact in this month’s makeover…

MoreMarch 1, 2016
download (1)

After months of interviews and meetings, the Burlington Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists […]

MoreFebruary 2, 2016
family room, blue, orange, retro, interior design, ombre, poufs, are rug, light fixture, media cabinet, fireplace, union jack

This family room went from bare to brilliant…

MoreFebruary 1, 2016
Family Room After

A space meant for the whole family to enjoy, this great room was ready for […]

MoreJuly 6, 2015
barnard and speziale, newspaper, design, home

Old World European meets Modern Glam.

MoreJuly 2, 2015
Hamilton Interiors Spring 2014

After over 29 years in the industry, Jan & Morley have developed a truly unique synergy and we are thrilled to have been featured in the spring edition of Hamilton Magazine’s Interiors.

MoreApril 11, 2015
Cropped bookcase

Finishing your Project with the Right Touches

MoreNovember 3, 2014
3D printed prototyle

In the not- too-distant future, our homes might be filled with beautiful 3D printed furnishings and objects.

MoreOctober 27, 2014
suzani 4

We’ve all heard the expression “what goes around, comes around”. Have you ever wondered how […]

MoreOctober 14, 2014
Gold cabinetry hardware

Gold is back in full force.

MoreOctober 2, 2014
After

From dark and dreary to light and bright!

MoreSeptember 30, 2014
cottage bedrooms

Keeping it simple for these cottage guest rooms

MoreSeptember 2, 2014
cottage dining room

Lakeside living at its finest in cottage country…

MoreAugust 1, 2014
Cover

West of the City magazine features one of our recent projects – a beach-side cottage on lake Huron.

MoreJuly 15, 2014
Master bath

From dark and dated to fresh and elegant. See this month’s master ensuite makeover…

MoreJune 4, 2014
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Relaxed Elegance

MoreMay 5, 2014
DSC_1288

Refined and restful Master Bedroom

MoreApril 21, 2014
After

Simply refreshed…

MoreApril 14, 2014
Guest Bath After Snipet

Updating the Look

MoreMarch 31, 2014
BlogThumbnails

A bachelor pad foyer gets a makeover and really makes a statement.

MoreMarch 24, 2014
After

Resort-style living in the Sunshine State…

MoreMarch 17, 2014
SONY DSC

Boutique Master Bedroom

MoreMarch 10, 2014
After

Creating the right backdrop.

MoreMarch 3, 2014
close up after laundry

It’s all in the details…

MoreFebruary 24, 2014
SONY DSC

Bring new life into this dated bedroom

MoreFebruary 17, 2014
Copy of afterdin1

Historic charm meets new construction.

MoreFebruary 10, 2014
After

What was old is new again!

MoreFebruary 3, 2014
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

A great place to cozy up on a cold winter’s day

MoreJanuary 27, 2014
SONY DSC

Timeless Elegance

MoreJanuary 20, 2014
Copy of STEF 072

Stunning 18 foot vaulted and tray ceiling, cathedral windows, and embroidered linens make a BIG […]

MoreJanuary 6, 2014
Living Room After Snipet

A dated condo by the ocean gets a complete overhaul…

MoreNovember 25, 2013
After

See our newest bathroom makeover… from ruby to refined.

MoreNovember 11, 2013
basement3 029

Bringing character and comfort to an over-sized basement

MoreOctober 28, 2013
After

Luxury meets function in this Master ensuite

MoreOctober 21, 2013
West Of The City Magazine - Sept/Oct 2013

Traditional meets contemporary in a harmony of water, sky and shoreline.

MoreOctober 21, 2013
Copy of _MG_6506 Bedroom Seating

Nordic style Master Retreat

MoreOctober 10, 2013
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Bringing life to this out-dated living room.

MoreSeptember 30, 2013
After

Refined Elegance with a Restricted Budget

MoreSeptember 23, 2013
Copper

From the desk of Jan Speziale

MoreSeptember 20, 2013
After2

Cozy Den

MoreSeptember 16, 2013
After

Re-thinking function and design of this kitchen makeover

MoreSeptember 9, 2013
houseandhome

Easy Embellishments to polish up your space.

MoreSeptember 6, 2013
After

Bleak and blank to warm and welcoming in this week’s lower level family room makeover.

MoreAugust 26, 2013
B821278634Z.1_20130612164220_000_G7M10FFJM.2_Content

From dark and dated to bright and airy, see Morley Barnard’s new house on the water.

MoreAugust 21, 2013
After

Luxury & Comfort in this week’s Master bedroom

MoreAugust 19, 2013
Master Bedroom

Time to bust the misconceptions on hiring an Interior Designer…

MoreAugust 8, 2013
After

See how the B&S team take an outdated living room into the new century.

MoreJuly 29, 2013
After

An alternate furniture layout creates better flow and function!

MoreJuly 8, 2013
After

This master bath becomes a refuge for relaxation

MoreJune 24, 2013
After

This client had just purchased some new furniture and drapery for their family room but […]

MoreJune 17, 2013
After

We were able to add sophistication to this space without compromising on comfort for everyday living. Have a look at the before and after…

MoreJune 10, 2013
salter_res.

The much anticipated warm weather has finally arrived! Take a look at the trends in outdoor spaces that have all the amenities of everyday living.

MoreJune 4, 2013
clark_kitchen_after

B&S creates a refreshed and rejuvenated kitchen to serve a growing family for years to come.

MoreJune 3, 2013
PortDoverMasterThumbnail

This historic Victorian home had a long vacant space that begged to be a spacious Master Bedroom/Sitting area

MoreMay 27, 2013
after-5

The B&S team deliver some much needed wow to this Burlington Hallway.

MoreMay 21, 2013
MM_BurlingtonDining2Thumbnail

A lakeside condo dining room with stunning views gets a makeover.

MoreMay 13, 2013
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

A long, narrow hallway forces us to get creative. Take a look at the before and after…

MoreMay 6, 2013
The kitchen after!

Sometimes a small and inexpensive change can make a big difference – this kitchen shines with a fresh coat of paint!

MoreApril 29, 2013
OakvilleThumbnail

The B&S design team gives a living room some desperately needed colour and a focal point. Take a look at the results…

MoreApril 22, 2013
photo_1__2_

Jan Speziale shares some observations and photos from a recent vacation to Southeast Asia.

MoreApril 17, 2013
after_1

Do you have a dated bathroom that needs some attention? Take a look at our overhaul of this one in Burlington.

MoreApril 16, 2013
ColourThumb

Everyone at Barnard & Speziale is so excited to use vibrant, more saturated colours for our clients again.

MoreApril 16, 2013
FloridaThumbnail

A new design direction with a modern take on British West Indies leads this extensive makeover.

MoreApril 8, 2013
BurlKitchenThumb2

Another Condo construction challenge overcome with this kitchen refresh.

MoreApril 1, 2013
AldersotGreatRoomThumb2

This great room needed some help to reinvent the soft butter yellow walls and stained amber pear colour unit. View the transformation…

MoreMarch 25, 2013
TOFamilyRoomThumb

B&S deliver sophisticated comfort on this makeover. Check out the before…

MoreMarch 18, 2013
GrimsbyGirlsThumb

Spring has sprung! Soft purple walls set the backdrop for injections of blue and bright pink!

MoreMarch 11, 2013
InvidiataCover

B&S contributes to the Summer issue What’s Hot section with a timeless cabinet suggestion.

MoreMarch 4, 2013
OakvilleMasterThumb

An injection of warmth and serenity for the B&S makeover. Check the before and after…

MoreMarch 4, 2013
TorontoDenThumb

B&S injects its’ signature style and attention to detail in this Toronto condo transformation. View the results…

MoreFebruary 25, 2013
TheSpecThumb

The Hamilton Spectator’s Valentine’s Edition featured Jan Speziale’s den! Read what she had to say to Kathy Renwald about colour and design in her own home…

MoreFebruary 19, 2013
MM_GrimsbyThumb

Hand-painted tiles really elevate this kitchen makeover! View the transformation…

MoreFebruary 19, 2013
MM_BurlingtonLivingRoomThumbnail2

Empty nesters choose an update over a move. Take a look at the living room transformation.

MoreFebruary 11, 2013
AldershotFoyerThumbnail2

Mouldings and new architectural details transformed this home’s underwhelming foyer. Take a look at the impact B&S introduced to the new space…

MoreFebruary 4, 2013
hamilton_interiors_fall_2012_cover

Alison Knapp joins 12 other local designers for a tips and tricks feature in Hamilton Interiors Magazine.

MoreJanuary 31, 2013
MM_OakvilleLivigRoomThumbnail

Careful consideration of all elements including the area rug really pull this room together. Take a look at the full room and the space before our transformation…

MoreJanuary 28, 2013
DesignResoultionsThumbnail

Take a look at four of our suggested design resolutions for 2013…

MoreJanuary 25, 2013
MM_AncasterLivingRoomThumbnail2

The Barnard & Speziale team turn this tired and dated space into a cosy den that complements the home’s other rooms.

MoreJanuary 21, 2013
MM_BurlingtonDiningThumbnail2

This dining room transformation turned dark and drab into light and fab! Take a look…

MoreJanuary 14, 2013
AncasterFamilyRoomThumbnail

Dark wood and dated tile get an update as well as adding a few new pieces of furniture, art and accessories in this Makeover Monday.

MoreOctober 30, 2012
Fall2012Thumbnails

Another exhausting trek to High Point market has come and gone. Read on for what we think are the major trends and themes from this market.

MoreOctober 23, 2012
HamiltonFrontFoyerThumbnails

This Century old home was not lacking in charm and spaciousness, but was definetely in need of some updating. Take a look at our transformation!

MoreSeptember 24, 2012
ohob_summer_cover_2012__620x800_

Just on the edge of Old Oakville, tucked along one of the town’s most exclusive streets, is an Italian inspired estate whose old-style façade belies the contemporary masterpiece within.

MoreSeptember 17, 2012
MM_OakvilleDiningThumbnails

An Oakville townhouse dining room adds some rich colour, beautifully inlayed furniture pieces, silks and velvets.

MoreSeptember 10, 2012
MM_BurlingtonKitchenThumbnails

This builder basic, stark white kitchen at a Burlington condo was destined for a redo!

MoreAugust 27, 2012
MM_BurlingtonHallwayThumbnails

We took the existing long and uninteresting hallway and turned it into a multifunctional walk way from one end of the condo to the other. Take a look…

MoreAugust 20, 2012
MM_PortDoverThumbnails

An inexpensive makeover to a past clients new rental unit proves even small changes can make a big difference!

MoreJuly 30, 2012
BlogThumbnails

This extremely dark and out of date kitchen of a Cambridge home was in need of a facelift.

MoreJuly 25, 2012
MM_OakvilleLivingRoomThumbnail

Past clients with a new home in Oakville and lots of space called us in to help. Take a look at the results…

MoreJuly 23, 2012
MM_BurlingtonLivingRoomThumbnails

This family room makeover started with the need for a storage system for TV and audio equipment.

MoreJuly 16, 2012
BlogThumbnails

This Makeover Monday proves what a statement a dark paint colour can make in creating huge impact on this open plan main level.

MoreJuly 9, 2012
BlogThumbnails

A family room with mismatched flooring, dated fireplace and cabinetry that didn’t meet the standards of this home gets an update!

MoreJune 18, 2012
BlogThumbnails

We took this conventional, traditional space and turned it into a stunning more contemporary feature.

MoreJune 11, 2012
BlogThumbnails

Every Monday, we are going to be featuring on our blog a makeover project or room that one of our Barnard Speziale designers has recently completed. Enojy our first entry!

MoreMay 14, 2012
BlogThumbnails

Recently we have noticed a new type of clientele in the market for interior design services – Zoomers!

MoreApril 25, 2012
west_cover

West magazine interviews Barnard & Speziale partner Jan Speziale on current trends in master bath design.

MoreFebruary 21, 2012
BlogThumbnails

Trends from Industrial Home Furnishings Market

MoreNovember 11, 2011
FallSeasonThumbnail

Interior design tips and ideas for the fall season.

MoreSeptember 29, 2011
Interiors_Spring_2011

Hamilton Interiors profiles the home of Lino Losani – an Italian villa built for fabulous entertaining!

MoreMay 1, 2011
ColourTrend2011Thumbnail

We take a look at the trending colours for 2011…

MoreApril 18, 2011
hamfall2010cover

Barnard & Speziale Partner Alison Knapp creates a crisp Condo in the clouds.

MoreOctober 17, 2010
covermar2010

West of the City profiles the renovation Dr. Pat Smith and her partner Elaine Burgess’ home in Dundas Ontario.

MoreMarch 10, 2010
BackToBasicsThumbnail

B&S partner Jan Speziale investigates the materials, styles and colours permeating our current design era.

MoreFebruary 1, 2010
OFC_WestSept09

Jan Speziale discusses the elements that make up the perfect guest suite.

MoreSeptember 27, 2009
CAD_SeptOct09_Cover43-1

Canadian Architecture and Design profiles the home of Barnard & Speziale Partner Jan Speziale.

MoreSeptember 22, 2009
CAD_MayJune09_Cover

This 13,000-squarefoot Georgian-inspired residence sets an imposing tone, reminiscent of a traditional English country house in its stately lines, tall elegant windows and grand rooftop cupola

MoreJune 10, 2009
INT_SPRING09_OFC-1

Interiors Magazine profiles a luxurious cottage by Barnard & Speziale on Muskoka’s Lake Rosseau.

MoreMay 17, 2009
20161006_134649

Paris on the Bay…

MoreSeptember 9, 2016
angled ceiling, griffin, modern living room, interior design, large chandelier, charcoal, green

This very unique home is slowly being transformed from dated to exquisite…

MoreJuly 1, 2016
IMG_6011

This tone-on-tone living and dining room creates a very relaxing atmosphere is this month’s makeover.

MoreApril 1, 2016
family room, rustic, barn door, stone fireplace

Small changes for big impact in this month’s makeover…

MoreMarch 1, 2016
download (1)

After months of interviews and meetings, the Burlington Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists […]

MoreFebruary 2, 2016
family room, blue, orange, retro, interior design, ombre, poufs, are rug, light fixture, media cabinet, fireplace, union jack

This family room went from bare to brilliant…

MoreFebruary 1, 2016
Family Room After

A space meant for the whole family to enjoy, this great room was ready for […]

MoreJuly 6, 2015
barnard and speziale, newspaper, design, home

Old World European meets Modern Glam.

MoreJuly 2, 2015
Hamilton Interiors Spring 2014

After over 29 years in the industry, Jan & Morley have developed a truly unique synergy and we are thrilled to have been featured in the spring edition of Hamilton Magazine’s Interiors.

MoreApril 11, 2015
Cropped bookcase

Finishing your Project with the Right Touches

MoreNovember 3, 2014
3D printed prototyle

In the not- too-distant future, our homes might be filled with beautiful 3D printed furnishings and objects.

MoreOctober 27, 2014
suzani 4

We’ve all heard the expression “what goes around, comes around”. Have you ever wondered how […]

MoreOctober 14, 2014
Gold cabinetry hardware

Gold is back in full force.

MoreOctober 2, 2014
After

From dark and dreary to light and bright!

MoreSeptember 30, 2014
cottage bedrooms

Keeping it simple for these cottage guest rooms

MoreSeptember 2, 2014
cottage dining room

Lakeside living at its finest in cottage country…

MoreAugust 1, 2014
Cover

West of the City magazine features one of our recent projects – a beach-side cottage on lake Huron.

MoreJuly 15, 2014
Master bath

From dark and dated to fresh and elegant. See this month’s master ensuite makeover…

MoreJune 4, 2014
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Relaxed Elegance

MoreMay 5, 2014
DSC_1288

Refined and restful Master Bedroom

MoreApril 21, 2014
After

Simply refreshed…

MoreApril 14, 2014
Guest Bath After Snipet

Updating the Look

MoreMarch 31, 2014
BlogThumbnails

A bachelor pad foyer gets a makeover and really makes a statement.

MoreMarch 24, 2014
After

Resort-style living in the Sunshine State…

MoreMarch 17, 2014
SONY DSC

Boutique Master Bedroom

MoreMarch 10, 2014
After

Creating the right backdrop.

MoreMarch 3, 2014
close up after laundry

It’s all in the details…

MoreFebruary 24, 2014
SONY DSC

Bring new life into this dated bedroom

MoreFebruary 17, 2014
Copy of afterdin1

Historic charm meets new construction.

MoreFebruary 10, 2014
After

What was old is new again!

MoreFebruary 3, 2014
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

A great place to cozy up on a cold winter’s day

MoreJanuary 27, 2014
SONY DSC

Timeless Elegance

MoreJanuary 20, 2014
Copy of STEF 072

Stunning 18 foot vaulted and tray ceiling, cathedral windows, and embroidered linens make a BIG […]

MoreJanuary 6, 2014
Living Room After Snipet

A dated condo by the ocean gets a complete overhaul…

MoreNovember 25, 2013
After

See our newest bathroom makeover… from ruby to refined.

MoreNovember 11, 2013
basement3 029

Bringing character and comfort to an over-sized basement

MoreOctober 28, 2013
After

Luxury meets function in this Master ensuite

MoreOctober 21, 2013
West Of The City Magazine - Sept/Oct 2013

Traditional meets contemporary in a harmony of water, sky and shoreline.

MoreOctober 21, 2013
Copy of _MG_6506 Bedroom Seating

Nordic style Master Retreat

MoreOctober 10, 2013
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Bringing life to this out-dated living room.

MoreSeptember 30, 2013
After

Refined Elegance with a Restricted Budget

MoreSeptember 23, 2013
Copper

From the desk of Jan Speziale

MoreSeptember 20, 2013
After2

Cozy Den

MoreSeptember 16, 2013
After

Re-thinking function and design of this kitchen makeover

MoreSeptember 9, 2013
houseandhome

Easy Embellishments to polish up your space.

MoreSeptember 6, 2013
After

Bleak and blank to warm and welcoming in this week’s lower level family room makeover.

MoreAugust 26, 2013
B821278634Z.1_20130612164220_000_G7M10FFJM.2_Content

From dark and dated to bright and airy, see Morley Barnard’s new house on the water.

MoreAugust 21, 2013
After

Luxury & Comfort in this week’s Master bedroom

MoreAugust 19, 2013
Master Bedroom

Time to bust the misconceptions on hiring an Interior Designer…

MoreAugust 8, 2013
After

See how the B&S team take an outdated living room into the new century.

MoreJuly 29, 2013
After

An alternate furniture layout creates better flow and function!

MoreJuly 8, 2013
After

This master bath becomes a refuge for relaxation

MoreJune 24, 2013
After

This client had just purchased some new furniture and drapery for their family room but […]

MoreJune 17, 2013
After

We were able to add sophistication to this space without compromising on comfort for everyday living. Have a look at the before and after…

MoreJune 10, 2013
salter_res.

The much anticipated warm weather has finally arrived! Take a look at the trends in outdoor spaces that have all the amenities of everyday living.

MoreJune 4, 2013
clark_kitchen_after

B&S creates a refreshed and rejuvenated kitchen to serve a growing family for years to come.

MoreJune 3, 2013
PortDoverMasterThumbnail

This historic Victorian home had a long vacant space that begged to be a spacious Master Bedroom/Sitting area

MoreMay 27, 2013
after-5

The B&S team deliver some much needed wow to this Burlington Hallway.

MoreMay 21, 2013
MM_BurlingtonDining2Thumbnail

A lakeside condo dining room with stunning views gets a makeover.

MoreMay 13, 2013
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

A long, narrow hallway forces us to get creative. Take a look at the before and after…

MoreMay 6, 2013
The kitchen after!

Sometimes a small and inexpensive change can make a big difference – this kitchen shines with a fresh coat of paint!

MoreApril 29, 2013
OakvilleThumbnail

The B&S design team gives a living room some desperately needed colour and a focal point. Take a look at the results…

MoreApril 22, 2013
photo_1__2_

Jan Speziale shares some observations and photos from a recent vacation to Southeast Asia.

MoreApril 17, 2013
after_1

Do you have a dated bathroom that needs some attention? Take a look at our overhaul of this one in Burlington.

MoreApril 16, 2013
ColourThumb

Everyone at Barnard & Speziale is so excited to use vibrant, more saturated colours for our clients again.

MoreApril 16, 2013
FloridaThumbnail

A new design direction with a modern take on British West Indies leads this extensive makeover.

MoreApril 8, 2013
BurlKitchenThumb2

Another Condo construction challenge overcome with this kitchen refresh.

MoreApril 1, 2013
AldersotGreatRoomThumb2

This great room needed some help to reinvent the soft butter yellow walls and stained amber pear colour unit. View the transformation…

MoreMarch 25, 2013
TOFamilyRoomThumb

B&S deliver sophisticated comfort on this makeover. Check out the before…

MoreMarch 18, 2013
GrimsbyGirlsThumb

Spring has sprung! Soft purple walls set the backdrop for injections of blue and bright pink!

MoreMarch 11, 2013
InvidiataCover

B&S contributes to the Summer issue What’s Hot section with a timeless cabinet suggestion.

MoreMarch 4, 2013
OakvilleMasterThumb

An injection of warmth and serenity for the B&S makeover. Check the before and after…

MoreMarch 4, 2013
TorontoDenThumb

B&S injects its’ signature style and attention to detail in this Toronto condo transformation. View the results…

MoreFebruary 25, 2013
TheSpecThumb

The Hamilton Spectator’s Valentine’s Edition featured Jan Speziale’s den! Read what she had to say to Kathy Renwald about colour and design in her own home…

MoreFebruary 19, 2013
MM_GrimsbyThumb

Hand-painted tiles really elevate this kitchen makeover! View the transformation…

MoreFebruary 19, 2013
MM_BurlingtonLivingRoomThumbnail2

Empty nesters choose an update over a move. Take a look at the living room transformation.

MoreFebruary 11, 2013
AldershotFoyerThumbnail2

Mouldings and new architectural details transformed this home’s underwhelming foyer. Take a look at the impact B&S introduced to the new space…

MoreFebruary 4, 2013
hamilton_interiors_fall_2012_cover

Alison Knapp joins 12 other local designers for a tips and tricks feature in Hamilton Interiors Magazine.

MoreJanuary 31, 2013
MM_OakvilleLivigRoomThumbnail

Careful consideration of all elements including the area rug really pull this room together. Take a look at the full room and the space before our transformation…

MoreJanuary 28, 2013
DesignResoultionsThumbnail

Take a look at four of our suggested design resolutions for 2013…

MoreJanuary 25, 2013
MM_AncasterLivingRoomThumbnail2

The Barnard & Speziale team turn this tired and dated space into a cosy den that complements the home’s other rooms.

MoreJanuary 21, 2013
MM_BurlingtonDiningThumbnail2

This dining room transformation turned dark and drab into light and fab! Take a look…

MoreJanuary 14, 2013
AncasterFamilyRoomThumbnail

Dark wood and dated tile get an update as well as adding a few new pieces of furniture, art and accessories in this Makeover Monday.

MoreOctober 30, 2012
Fall2012Thumbnails

Another exhausting trek to High Point market has come and gone. Read on for what we think are the major trends and themes from this market.

MoreOctober 23, 2012
HamiltonFrontFoyerThumbnails

This Century old home was not lacking in charm and spaciousness, but was definetely in need of some updating. Take a look at our transformation!

MoreSeptember 24, 2012
ohob_summer_cover_2012__620x800_

Just on the edge of Old Oakville, tucked along one of the town’s most exclusive streets, is an Italian inspired estate whose old-style façade belies the contemporary masterpiece within.

MoreSeptember 17, 2012
MM_OakvilleDiningThumbnails

An Oakville townhouse dining room adds some rich colour, beautifully inlayed furniture pieces, silks and velvets.

MoreSeptember 10, 2012
MM_BurlingtonKitchenThumbnails

This builder basic, stark white kitchen at a Burlington condo was destined for a redo!

MoreAugust 27, 2012
MM_BurlingtonHallwayThumbnails

We took the existing long and uninteresting hallway and turned it into a multifunctional walk way from one end of the condo to the other. Take a look…

MoreAugust 20, 2012
MM_PortDoverThumbnails

An inexpensive makeover to a past clients new rental unit proves even small changes can make a big difference!

MoreJuly 30, 2012
BlogThumbnails

This extremely dark and out of date kitchen of a Cambridge home was in need of a facelift.

MoreJuly 25, 2012
MM_OakvilleLivingRoomThumbnail

Past clients with a new home in Oakville and lots of space called us in to help. Take a look at the results…

MoreJuly 23, 2012
MM_BurlingtonLivingRoomThumbnails

This family room makeover started with the need for a storage system for TV and audio equipment.

MoreJuly 16, 2012
BlogThumbnails

This Makeover Monday proves what a statement a dark paint colour can make in creating huge impact on this open plan main level.

MoreJuly 9, 2012
BlogThumbnails

A family room with mismatched flooring, dated fireplace and cabinetry that didn’t meet the standards of this home gets an update!

MoreJune 18, 2012
BlogThumbnails

We took this conventional, traditional space and turned it into a stunning more contemporary feature.

MoreJune 11, 2012
BlogThumbnails

Every Monday, we are going to be featuring on our blog a makeover project or room that one of our Barnard Speziale designers has recently completed. Enojy our first entry!

MoreMay 14, 2012
BlogThumbnails

Recently we have noticed a new type of clientele in the market for interior design services – Zoomers!

MoreApril 25, 2012
west_cover

West magazine interviews Barnard & Speziale partner Jan Speziale on current trends in master bath design.

MoreFebruary 21, 2012