design in a box: family friendly, comfortably stylish, living space and eating nook

Because design in a box is a ‘virtual’ approach to interior design I am somewhat removed from each project. I receive the submission of criteria, before photos and measurements, arrange a phone call to review and then get to work on creating the room accordingly, all without physically seeing the space. Rarely do I have the opportunity to see the after so when a Calgary design in a box client invited me over to help with finishing touches I was so thrilled with the results I had to photograph. Here’s the box of goodies she received complete with samples, room layouts and a full source guide. She followed everything to a tea! with a few minor changes and the result is a family friendly and comfortably stylish, open concept living/dining space.

design in a box, nyla free designs inc., calgary alberta With a clean slate, the room is ready for this young family to start living and entertaining in this urban infill.

The living room BEFORE: The eating nook BEFORE: The criteria: kid-friendly, natural materials and a neutral palette with interest. With an active little boy, this space needed to suit his needs while creating a stylish space for mom and dad to relax and entertain. A calming palette of grey, cream and shades of blue along with the added interest of pattern and texture result in the perfect balance between function and style.

A completely transformed space: the AFTER design in a box project after, nyla free designs inc design in a box project after, nyla free designs inc. design in a box project after, nyla free designs inc. design in a box project after, nyla free designs inc.

This particular client completed her space within roughly three months, however design in a box is designed to purchase at your own pace depending on time and budget. All sources and detailed information about each selection is provide to create a streamlined approach to achieving a successful end result. If you have any questions about whether design in a box is right for you, please don’t hesitate to be in touch!

Note: light fixtures, fireplace and paint colours were all existing. All other selections were provided based on the clients profile submission and budget. General sources include: Tonic Living, Crate & Barrel, West Elm, Restoration Hardware.

After photos taken by Lori Andrews.

Nyla Free Designs Inc. is a full service Calgary Interior Design studio. Our goal is to bring your home to life by revealing your style and infusing unexpected elements of design and detail. If we can help with your project please let us know! See the contact page to get in touch.

Nyla Free Designs Inc. also offers an online design service to Canadian clients through Design in a Box.


Comments 5

  1. Gorgeous, Nyla! Beautifully pulled together, and those curtains are to-die-for.

  2. Love those side tables! Where did you find them?

  3. wow! fun to see the workings of the Design in a Box — thanks for sharing these pics Nyla! Nicely done as always, you have such impeccable taste. That rug is to die for. I’m pretty sure I pinned it not long ago, it is on my wishlist and exactly what I’m looking for in my own living room :)

  4. Nyla, I can’t thank you enough for the gorgeous design you gave me! The photos of the room look great and it’s perfect for our family.


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