An Oasis in the Prairies

September 29, 2015
by The Finished Space

Nestled in the heart of charming Saskatoon, this spectacular 4,000 square-foot Hospital Home Lottery grand prize show home is a shining illustration of trimwork at its finest.

Valentino Homes, alongside celebrity designers Curtis Elmy and Trevor Ciona, of Atmosphere Interior Design, have created a stunning retreat in the Prairies.

“For the latest Hospital Home Lottery, we were initially inspired by our choice in the Pretty Simple interior doors,” said Curtis. “They are modern, but still with the heavy trim that really makes them a feature. We tend to paint doors something other than white, but we felt the doors had such beautiful detailing that even in white they would be exquisite. It does have some sharper, crisp lines and for this reason we chose to compliment it with the softer lines of the Fashion Forward Collection.”

While touring the home – either in person or through photos – you immediately begin to appreciate Curtis and Trevor’s flair for mixing design styles, especially through the use of interior finishings.

“Trevor and I love mixing modern and traditional design styles, and creating architectural details with mouldings is a great way to achieve this,” explained Curtis. “Our work has been described as being luxurious and elegant, but still very comfortable. The layering and texture that simple applied mouldings add play a very key role in our interiors.”

Atmosphere Interior Design has created a stunning retreat in the Prairies with Metrie Then & Now Finishing Collections. Photography: Elaine Mark/D & M Images.

This mixing of styles is particularly evident in the home’s den. The design duo flawlessly paired the exaggerated convex lines of the Metrie Fashion Forward Scene II chair rail and panel mould, with the clean lines of the Very Square Scene II architrave, which are above a pair of Pretty Simple glass interior doors and Scene I baseboard. All of which works together to help create a bold, yet harmonious space full of architectural detail and presence.

“In the den, we needed the walls to have depth and with a dark wall color, the substantial chair rail and mouldings really pop off the walls and allows subtle shadows that really make this room a little jewel box of this home,” said Curtis.  “Painting the crown and casing black is a dramatic choice but it was necessary to help compliment the ceiling which was covered in a bold wall-covering.”

Atmosphere Interior Design has created a stunning retreat in the Prairies with Metrie Then & Now Finishing Collections. Photography: Elaine Mark/D & M Images.

The fusion of styles is harmoniously carried throughout the home into the laundry room where a Pretty Simple solid interior door was painted grey to match the trim. This unique styling is continued into the master bedroom, which features a striking geometric design on the ceiling made out of Fashion Forward chair rail and panel moulding.

Atmosphere Interior Design has created a stunning retreat in the Prairies with Metrie Then & Now Finishing Collections. Photography: Elaine Mark/D & M Images.

“As designers we are always looking for new ideas, new techniques and new formulas to keep our spaces fresh and fashion forward, and thinking of trim details just keep us evolving because the options are endless,” said Curtis. “We also try not to stick within certain Collections because we feel they are all versatile and compatible with each other in some way. New homes can lack character and we feel it’s pivotal to add crown, detailed baseboards and various applied mouldings to really make a home feel finished.”

This home is a truly finished space.

Click here to learn more about viewings and how to purchase lottery tickets for a chance to win this one-of-a-kind house.

Photography: Elaine Mark/D & M Images

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