As a local business, Great Floors loves participating in projects that empower other local businesses and provide services to the communities that support us. Each Dream Home we take part in is an opportunity to work with some of London’s (and Canada’s!) most established and innovative designers, and this year we were thrilled to work with our dear friend and colleague Jillian Summers of Upstaging Limited. Jillian specializes in design and staging for home sale, and her depth of experience in working with builders, homeowners, and realtors has shaped her timeless and versatile style.
For this year’s Dream It Win It lottery Jillian developed and executed three incredible designs, each in a completely different style. Grand Prize Option #1, The Jefferson Industrial Dream Home, is chock full of some of our best and newest products.
The sleek, industrial look of this dream home is achieved by emphasizing clean lines, and employing a sophisticated deep, neutral colour palette. Jillian grounded this home’s open gallery quality by allowing textures, light, and natural materials to become points of interest. By using the same tile throughout the main kitchen and living area, Ceragres’ Gesso in “Velvet Black”, Jillian created a strong foundation for the kitchen’s features. She included exposed brick and natural wood textures to accent the clean and stark lines of the cabinetry and appliances, which allows the uniquely beautiful accent lights to elevate and warm the space.
In the shared and basement bathrooms of this design, the entire home’s emphasis on geometry comes through in the tile work. The basement shower is a focal point, with Ceragres’ Forma “Hex” tiles in black and white placed carefully to produce the effect of floating particles or bubbles – this visual lightness lifts the room. The shared bathroom also plays with contrast in a softer way, and Jillian unified this herringbone pattern by choosing textured and marbled tiles to temper the starkness of black and white. The gorgeous tile that made this design possible is Ceragres’ “White Experience” in “Apuano” and “Pulpis”.