Reno I Dig: Jewel Green Kitchen Dream

If you’re a fan of assertive design choices and think elaborate patterns and textures add character, then you will love this main floor renovation. There is a Halloween sack full of eye candy for you before you even turn into the living room. As you enter the front door, your eyes will land on a stunning oak staircase with a floating glass rail on one side and a Morrocan influenced applied molding motif swaddling the wall on the other. The media center is made from 2in thick planks of reclaimed lumber and the kitchen is painted in a shade of green so bold St. Paddy would be proud.

This is one of my favourite renovations. Here’s what I’d beg, borrow or steal from this build to use on another project.

  1. Farm House Sink, Franke
  2. Silberne Pendant, Kichler
  3. Dalmatian Wallpaper, Etsy
  4. Seaweed, Benjamin Moore
  5. Glass Rail, City Stairs


The beauty of the Franke Farmhouse Sink is that its front lip sits infant of the counter. This makes it easier to stand at and use because you don’t have to lean in past the counter. It’s beauty and functionality would have me begging to use it in a new space. Here’s a great alternative with a different colour from the same company, Franke.

The Silberne Pendant will bring a coastal feel to any home. It has clear seedy glass and a natural brass finish that adds a high-end feel. I love this light and will pester my designers to include it future design plans. Here is a matching flush mount that can be used instead.


I like making a statement with my finished renovation, and this Dalmatian Wallpaper really makes a statement. It’s great for small spaces like powder rooms and I would absolutely borrow this look again. If I couldn’t find this wallpaper again, I’d use this Dalmatian stencil from Etsy and black paint to recreate the look.


Benjamin Moore – Seaweed! Here’s a colour that does all the talking. I’ve heard many people say they would love to use a bold, rich Green in their rooms, but chicken out. I’ve used it several times in the past, and I will most definitely be buying it again.

Glass rails are almost standard at this point, at least if I had it my way they would be. They look ultra modern, are safe and allow light to move up and down the stairwell freely. The fixed point holders that mount the glass to the stair case provide a nice visual detail without being cumbersome. These rails will be used again and again on my jobs.



Sebastian Clovis

Sebastian Clovis

Sebastian is the principal owner of Clovis Contracting, host of HGTV Canada's Save My Reno, and a resident home renovation and DIY expert on The Marilyn Denis Show. He believes everyone should strive to understand the mechanics of their home, tackle home improvement projects while at the same time being able to identify when it’s necessary to call in a professional.
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