victoria bc interior designer lorri mccrackin designs renovation edmonton alberta

Family-Friendly Heritage

The instant I walked through the door, I was struck by the stunning architectural details of my clients’ 1917 heritage home. Elaborate moulding, crystal door hardware, and rich woods gave it rich character that we wanted to retain. However, the small, divided rooms on the main floor did not function for their young family. We started by reimagining the kitchen and living room, transforming both into spaces designed for connection and entertaining. To seamlessly blend the new main floor with the rest of the home, we got creative. Repurposing an original ceiling beam for a bench seat in the mudroom and a countertop in the powder room gave the design continuity. We painted the walls, baseboards, and portion of the stairs a warm white to contrast with and highlight the original millwork that was kept intact. A warm earthy palette and vignettes of collected treasures from the family’s many travels were the finishing touches to a functional new space purpose-made for the artsy family who calls it home.


furniture specification, installation, interior design, main floor plan redesign, material selection, project management, styling


Cheryl Silsbe