This Week on City Mom: Home Makeover

Condo living has its benefits. That’s what City Mom is all about after all; however there is one downfall and that is a lack of storage.

Back when we lived in the ‘burbs’, we had an unfinished basement. That translates to tons of storage room! When we moved to our condo, we purged a lot of stuff, but as time went on we accumulated more and more; and when we finished unpacking our boxes, things that didn’t have a specific home ended up in our ‘office’.

Eventually our office space turned into a junk room. With a lack of organization and a unusual room layout,  it became difficult to figure out what went where and I soon found myself working at our kitchen counter. Clearly it was time to seek the help of a professional!

Junk Room

Junk Room


Enter Karen Hunt of Hunt Studio Design.

Not only a skilled design professional, Karen is one of those people you just feel good being around. I just loved working with her. She sure knows her stuff.

What I loved most about working with Karen was her ability to discover our unique style by questioning our likes and dislikes and including elements of rooms we had already completed. I felt very confident in letting her have free reign of our office and entry way and was so excited to see the outcome.

The result is not only a functional office space but also an esthetically pleasing space to live in. Not to mention the increase in property value she created by turning a ‘closet’ into an additional room in our home.

When I look back at the before pictures I shudder at the thought of living within that space. It was overwhelming and stress-causing.

Take the entry way alone. Though it wasn’t crazy out of control, we weren’t making the best use of our space. By something as simple as adding two large mirrors (on top another) it created a grand entrance opposed to a boring hallway. This is where Karen’s eye for design shows.

Hunt Studio Design

With custom shelving by Sasha Markovic of Markovic Design Inc, personalized upholstery work by Russell Upholstery, updated paint and effective lighting solutions by Rona, our space turned from flat and chaotic to elegant and calm, functional and inviting.

To see the completed rooms and the amazing ‘after’ pictures you’ll have to tune in!






Sasha Markovic, Markovic Design Inc

197 Exeter Rd Unit G, London ON Tel:  519-878-9858


1305 Commissioners Rd East, London, ON Tel: 519-649-6603

Russell Upholstery

465 Nightingale Ave. London, ON Tel: 519-619-9500


During this week’s episode you get to see Karen create an eye-catching photo wall and she’ll share tips on how to achieve the look. It took careful planning, measuring and leveling to create the design but it was so worth it!

Karen used a handy tool called the Hang & Level by Under The Roof Decorating and today you can enter to win your very own!


The Hang & Level tool is a picture and art hanging tool designed to mark exactly where the nail or hook goes, making it quick and easy to decorate your walls like a true professional.  It will help you to hang your pictures where you want to on the first try; no extra holes or damage to the wall caused by rehanging misaligned frames!


Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Contest open to London residents.

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