Laura's Urban Lakeside Townhouse - Reveal and Minted Art

Laura's cozy living room

Well the art is hung and we are finally ready to give you a peek into my client and friend Laura's, newly decorated living room and dining room space.

There are still a few final touches waiting to happen but we are really happy with the space and couldn't wait to share it.

It was perfect timing when the opportunity to collaborate with Minted came up recently! It was a total coincidence that Laura had already chosen a bunch of art she loved and wanted to purchase for this room. So working with Minted on this collaboration was meant to be.

Laura said her shopping experience on Minted was super easy. She liked how you could narrow the search for pieces of art by colour, style and even shape. Scroll down to see photos of the art wall.

Built-in bookcases - Ikea hack

The other main part of this project was designing a wall of "built-in's" to add some much needed storage, display space and interest to a builder basic room. Using Billy bookcases, trim and moulding we were able to achieve a built-in look for a small price. There is nothing better than a good ol' Ikea hack to get the look at a better price point, right?

Here is her art wall ...

Laura was starting fresh in this new space and also needed new furniture. We fell for this leather sofa from West Elm. It's perfect for her space and because the leather has a nice aged, worn look she thought it would be perfect for her pets.

Laura loves to travel and so a vintage globe looks just right perched on a shelf.

As an animal lover including whimsical accessories like these hedgehog planters is fitting and keeps the space playful and down to earth just like the homeowner.

The wall above was empty when we began. We had Laura's contractor customize these Ikea Billy bookcases as built-in's. The marble top table is one of my favorite pieces. Isn't it pretty? The chairs were existing and work well (and are super comfy) until she is ready to swap them out for something new.

Here are the pieces we used for her "built-in's".

Minted asked me to share a review of my shopping experience and in return they provided me with art for Laura's wall. I have a couple of pieces that I chose for my home as well which I will share in another post. I have to say that I would definitely purchase art from Minted. The framed art they provided was framed very well and ready to hang with appropriate hardware installed. It was very nice quality and we are thrilled with the pieces we chose.

Toronto artist Robert Wu has stunning marbling art. You should definitely get to know his work.

  • Art Wall: Minted and larger print via Studio Robert Wu.
  • Sofa, coffee table, rug, brass mirror, capiz pendant: West Elm
  • Pillows: Homesense

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