Basement Bar Lighting – Interior design

Madison Taylor Design, based in Barrie, recently completed a custom basement bar. The cabinetry is a dark wood and adjacent to the bar is a textured stacked stone wall. To make this area unique, we used a glass ball pendant from Glass Lighting Gallery, Barrie. The airy glass pendant adds sparkle and elegance to an otherwise masculin space. It also reflects beautifully on the low ceiling.

Glass pendant

Pictures of the finished project to come!


Kitchen Renovation on the go -Interior Design Barrie

Madison Taylor Design Kitchen Renovation

Madison Taylor is currently working on a kitchen renovation with a traditional colour scheme and luxurious modern finishes. The granite countertops are from The Gallery in Barrie, A Madison Taylor Collection. The intricate cream coloured custom hood is made by Absolute Cabinets. The backsplash is 2×4 crema marfil tile with a mixed beige bamboo pattern mosaic above the stove framed with crema marfil pencil round, all from Saltillo Tile. This backsplash concept incorporates a detailed mosaic tile in a small quantity as a feature to give the kitchen a simple elegant design.

Backsplash detail by Madison Taylor

More pictures to come of the finished project!


Santa Margherita Quartz Blowout!

Santa Margherita Quartz Blowout! The Gallery is offering a sale on all Santa Margherita Quartz colours in stock. Prices start at $50/sq ft installed and supplied including sink holes, faucet holes and edge profile. While Quantities last! The Gallery, a Madison Taylor Collection is located in the south end of barrie at 41 King Street, Unit 5.

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These are some of the quartz slabs on sale now.

Design Trend: Copper Sinks

This small powder room designed by Madison Taylor incorporates unique rustic fixtures with bold colours to create an elegant modern space.

The focal point of this room is the beautiful copper vessel sink with mosaic sides from Kindred. The faucet is the Riobel Altitude, single whole, in oil rubbed bronze and the toilet is from Kohler.  The freestanding furniture style vanity is made by Absolute Cabinets and painted in a bold contrasting turqoise. The horizontally mounted vanity light is the Grand Edison Caged Sconce from Restoration Hardware.

Copper Vessel sink with Mosaic Sides

The walls are covered with Benjamin Moore, CSP-1095 Fire Glow which gives the room a warm glow. The feature vanity wall is tiled floor to ceiling with 4″ x 24″ Calacatta tile from Saltillo Tile. This was from a unique batch that contains more rust colour veining than usual which perfectly ties in the warm wall colour with cool tones from the vanity.

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The Gallery, The Madison Taylor Collection

The Gallery, The Madison Taylor Collection, located in the South end of Barrie will soon be ready for its Grand Opening. The Madison Taylor Collection is a selection of hand picked stone slabs that include marble, granite, onyx, limestone, quartz and semiprecious slabs. The purpose of The Gallery is to provide the homeowner with unique and individual pieces that they won’t find anywhere else. These slabs make great countertops, fireplace surrounds and custom furniture.

Check out some of the slabs from The Gallery in this Custom Waterfront Home designed by Madison Taylor Design on Houzz.

The Gallery Stone Display in progress

The Gallery just needs a few finishing touches

Stay posted for the Grand Opening!

Exotic Slabs from The Gallery: The Madison Taylor Collection

The Gallery, in Barrie, has exotic slabs from the Madison Taylor Collection that can be used as a showcase piece in your home. Madison Taylor Design took a piece of a onyx and to showcase it’s beautiful line work set 2 pieces vertically with a book match. The dark wood frame used to hold the slabs in place highlights the rich burgundy colour in the stone. The simple light fixture in front illuminates the bold pattern of the onyx  and creates a unique piece of wall art for the staircase.

Custom Onyx Inset designed by Madison Taylor

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Madison Taylor Design Custom Wine Unit

This custom wall unit designed by Madison Taylor and built by Absolute Cabinets creates a unique feature in this space. It’s a great way to display a wine collection and with a functional bar sink in the centre it’s perfect for entertaining.

Custom wine unit designed by Madison Taylor Design

The inset stone, Silver Onyx from The Gallery:The Madison Taylor Collection, showcases the stones natural beauty and ties the blue-greys of the walls into the millwork. The center bar incorporates a Blanco Rondo sillgranite sink and a Delta Trinsic faucet. The countertop is Meteorus Granite, also from The Gallery: The Madison Taylor Collection. Hidden storage below the counter and the Avantegarde beverage centre add additional function. Above the bar is a smoked mirror to reflect light from the opposing window.

Hardware detail

Hardware detail

The wine racks feature recessed uplighting and downlighting with rustic black hardware from Rosehill Wine Cellars. The dark mahogany wood of the millwork brings warmth to the Rockport Gray walls, colour from Benjamin Moore.

Loft in Custom Waterfront Home by Madison Taylor Design

Two leather chairs and a cow hide rug from Elte complete the space as a cozy place to relax with a glass of wine or entertain company.

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New Projects On The Go: Creating New Inspired Living – Interior Design Barrie

Kitchen and Living Room Renovation

Madison Taylor Design recently completed a kitchen renovation project located in the Barrie area. Our client contacted us  to help re-create a new kitchen and adult living space within their existing home. The task involved designing a new layout where they can cook for their family and entertain for their friends. The renovation entailed removing a wall, installing all new kitchen cabinetry, appliances, lighting, stone counter tops by The Gallery (A Madison Taylor Collection),  a new kitchen back splash, hardwood flooring, a fire place unit, plumbing, furniture, and accessories.


As seen here an open concept was key, in-order to create an easy flow from one room to the other. A “L” SHAPED kitchen design with a peninsula was incorporated to make the kitchen feel more open and it also allows the opportunity to cook and entertain all at the same time.  The cabinetry is custom made and painted specifically for this project and included all of the details that were required for function for the homeowner.  A few of the amenities in the kitchen were pot drawers, built-in garbage and recycling, hidden corner cabinet, built-in knife block, pull out spice rack and bread drawer.  Another neat feature that was incorporated into the space was a built-in central vac sweep, located in the peninsula. 

The colour scheme as you can see uses traditional calm colours with a contemporary twist. We have the medium orange toned hardwood flooring, cosmopolitan grey cabinetry and a lighter cream on the wall surfaces. The idea was to use a palette that combined grey, white, brown and black successfully.  We were able to bring the design together with a countertop that included all of these tones perfectly.

This unit, designed by Madison Taylor, was created for a small office space in the kitchen. Using a built in chalk and cork board, framed with half round tile to compliment the back splash in Calacatta.


A wine cooler to the left.

A Madison Taylor Collection counter top. In quartz called San Remo by Santa Margarita. The back splash (Calacatta) complements the counter top and desk area in the kitchen.

Here we have designed a custom fire place built in wall unit. Using the cosmopolitan grey on the fire place mantle and darker grey with a purple hue on the above wall to unify the joining kitchen. The tile back splash surrounding the gas fire place unit is called Carrera 1″x2″ split face.


The remaining living space has been fully decorated and staged by Madison Taylor. A fresh coat of wall paint, an area rug in the centre to create a social space, with two lounge chairs,  a three seat sofa in a caramel velvet, and decorative wall art were added to complete the design.









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Crafty Trend: Incorporating Family Photos Into Abstract Wall Art


Sourced Inspirational Photo: Above

At Madison Taylor Design, Barrie, we create rooms that are designed with a contemporary touch made to fit each client’s needs. We have recently created fashion forward wall art in one of our client’s home. Simply, by incorporating family photos in an abstract way on the living room wall. This look can be achieved by using complementary frames in different sizes with the same colour scheme, and printing the photos in black and white or sepia. This helps keep the wall art unified, without over whelming the space. Arranging the frames in a abstract pattern makes for a unique piece of wall art that has a personal touch for any room in your home.

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Creating Your Living Space Larger Than It Appears: Interior Design Barrie

A tip for design inspiration from the team at Madison Taylor Design.

Table: Urban Barn

Simply by incorporating a piece of glass furniture, paired with light & airy colours can create a larger living space for your home. Sticking with a lighter colour palate, textured finishes, & adding accents with a pop of colour; creates a contemporary cozy feel within your space.