After designing, building and finishing the spectacular South Shore kitchen, we were eager to get to work on more exciting and creative projects in this dazzling home. Besides creating brand new pieces of furniture from scratch we also specialize in finding and refinishing antique pieces. We were more than pleased to share with the home owners our zeal for previously used furniture. This antique baking table from Eastern Europe is one of our favorite finds and ended up being the perfect height for a sofa table! The vanity is also a great example of furniture re-conceptualized for new use. Originally the homeowner’s antique bureau, we breathed new life into the piece by finishing it in our signature ‘henhouse’ red and outfitting it with clean white porcelain features, transforming it into a truly unique and functional bathroom vanity.


Check out Boris the Bouvier! Doesn’t he look simply dashing in his orange Hot Dogs collar? Boris (named after the legendary Boris Karloff) is a man about town, strutting his stuff on the Halifax Common, rocking out in Hot Dogs All Dressed couture. After a long photo shoot Boris takes time off to shop for some sock monkeys…they look so tasty…!

We would love to see how great your pet looks in Hot Dogs All Dressed collars and leashes! Send us your photos at and we will post them on the blog!


One of our latest creations – a custom armoire made out of beautiful solid birch, finished in a chestnut stain. As always, the drawers are dovetailed, providing the ultimate support and indication of longevity. Funky hardware fitted by anthropologie (our favorite new place to score unique and decorative hardware).

Birch Armoire $2575, can be made in other types of woods and finishes


After quite a few weeks and and a lot of attention to detail, the kitchen is complete! Now all of the little design features which were planned out months ago,have finally come together to form a complete picture – the colours in the stone floor which were carefully chosen and laid out by hand, the tile scene centered amongst the back splash behind the stove, the custom blended antique finish, the design featured on th front of the island…all of it pulls together to reveal a true henhouse kitchen. Visit our website to get inspired by our other great kitchen galleries!

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