Designer Spaces Home & Decor

Designer Space: Fresh & Modern


The Designer: Kim Bartley, Principal Designer of Kim Bartley Design, has worked on various projects in the Toronto and Vancouver markets.

The Challenge: Create a sitting area inspired by the Schonbek Bagatelle Pendant from Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre.

The Look: To recreate this look, start with a dark grey backdrop to allow the abstract artwork to stand out. Complement the dark accent wall with modern furniture pieces in a similar tone. Add a dresser that doubles as a credenza with accents in moody blues. Choose a patterned area rug and a sparkly chandelier to help create a fresh, modern space.

Get The Look:

  1. Paint the walls in Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Gray (HC-170) and Wrought Iron (2124-10).
  2. Hang the Schonbek Bagatelle Pendant from Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre.
  3. Place an area rug from The Goods.
  4. Bring in colour with an abstract painting from Ursula Abresch.
  5. Soften the look with plants from Pottery Barn.
  6. Add chairs, a credenza and a side table from The Goods.
  7. Add a knitted graphite pouf from CB2.
  8. Add an accent pillow from West Elm.
  9. Finish with accessories from IKEA.


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Kim Bartley, Principal of Kim Bartley Design, brings 25 years of business ownership and management to the table. Kim’s keen eye for design lends her rooms an edgy sophistication while remaining current and functional. Her philosophy is that your home should make you happy and reflect your lifestyle and changing needs. Focusing on unparalleled client care, Kim aims to make the design experience positive and enjoyable at each phase of the project. She works collaboratively with her clients to develop spaces that are clean and modern but still warm and approachable. Kim believes that everyone deserves to live in a beautifully designed space and focuses on truly “getting” her clients.

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