Cynthia from Recreational Decorator's Profile

Display Name: Cynthia from Recreational Decorator
Member Since: 3/14/13

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Dear design lovers in the AT community,
Cynthia here. Thank you for all your comments about our home - good and bad. We're so thrilled to be featured on AT and have had an amazing experience (special thanks to Justice for the images). We live in and love this home and are thrilled to welcome you all in.


Cynthia's Sunny Accents House Tour
4/17/14 10:01 PM

Hi mezzogrl, the kitchen cabinets came from Foson Kitchens.


Cynthia's Gentle Renovation House Call
1/18/14 08:02 PM

Thank you so much LippyP - you are very kind!


Cynthia's Gentle Renovation House Call
1/18/14 08:01 PM

Thank you sharpknife - I've got some befores to share - they show quite the transformation.


Cynthia's Gentle Renovation House Call
1/18/14 08:00 PM

Hi Tasket,
Yes, we're in the Beach or Beaches. I know some people have a very strong preference for one or the other.


Cynthia's Gentle Renovation House Call
1/18/14 07:58 PM

Hi Bjorn,
Thank you so much - we got an amazing deal on the kitchen lights from a local salvage store. But, they are originally from Hudson Valley Lighting.


Cynthia's Gentle Renovation House Call
1/18/14 07:55 PM

Thank you Katerina so much for visiting Recreational Decorator it certainly is my passion project ( I just wish I had more time for it! )


Cynthia's Gentle Renovation House Call
1/16/14 10:07 PM

Hi MelanieEve, Thank you -Four Houses Canada was a blast. I bought the brass light fixtures at Elte on clearance (don't know if they still carry them).


Cynthia's Gentle Renovation House Call
1/16/14 10:03 PM

Hello - the lights with the bubbles (my son calls them the Gingerale Light) are so fun (and inexpensive) - the fixture came from home improvement big box store Rona. Thanks so much for your kind comments.


Cynthia's Gentle Renovation House Call
1/16/14 08:46 PM

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments about our home. Mary, the lady who lived in the house and raised her family here, did not see what we did as she moved out of town, but her sister did come by to visit and was pleased. We felt a great responsibility to maintain the integrity of the space for Mary but we also needed to modernize and freshen the place up (we even kept the old bumpy plaster ceilings - but that might have been because we ran out of budget!).


Cynthia's Gentle Renovation House Call
1/16/14 08:28 PM

CatbirdFarm,
The artist is Bruce Steinhoff, from Port Dover, Ontario (Canada). He's a sentimental favourite of ours and has a personal connection as my husband went to school with him.
Cynthia


Cynthia's Calm Retreat Bedroom My Bedroom Retreat Contest
3/26/13 09:30 PM

Oh thank you CatbirdFarm, you've made my day. Thank you for adding our bedroom to your folder on Houzz - you can find me on Houzz under Cynthia Zamaria Design although my profile is in desperate need of some updating. Check in soon and you can see more images, and in the meantime, please visit my blog, www.RecreationalDecorator.com.
Thank you again,
Cynthia


Cynthia's Calm Retreat Bedroom My Bedroom Retreat Contest
3/26/13 09:27 PM

Hey Geoff,
We hid the Maple Leaf hockey pillows and blanket for the photo shoot - they are under the bed!
Cynthia


Cynthia's Calm Retreat Bedroom My Bedroom Retreat Contest
3/26/13 08:58 PM

Dear ReesecupLIC,
The linens mostly came from HomseSense, the Canadian equivalent of HomeGoods in the US. The big blue-grey velvet pillows were custom made (have your dry cleaner sew them) and the pillow forms are from IKEA. The upholstered bed frame is from ELTE http://www.elte.com. Hope you can create your own little sleep oasis.
Best,
Cynthia


Cynthia's Calm Retreat Bedroom My Bedroom Retreat Contest
3/24/13 11:04 PM

Hi mateo's mom,
The bed comes from ELTE. http://www.elte.com
You'll be cozy in it for sure.

Cynthia


Cynthia's Calm Retreat Bedroom My Bedroom Retreat Contest
3/24/13 09:59 PM

Thank you all for your kind comments - come over for a slumber party any time! To answer Beautyeverywhere's question - we put the molding at the last flatest spot on the wall, just before it started to curve. We wanted to keep as much height as possible to make sure the we didn't shrink the wall.
Sweet dreams,
Cynthia


Cynthia's Calm Retreat Bedroom My Bedroom Retreat Contest
3/23/13 06:53 PM

Bonjour Anne-Helene,
Thank you so much. I love the wallpaper as well! There were so many in the line to select from... Go do it, you'll be thrilled with the results. And, it didn't take too long to install. Good luck and send me a picture when you're done (cynthia@recreationaldecorator.com)


Cynthia's Calm Retreat Bedroom My Bedroom Retreat Contest
3/23/13 08:12 AM