This pretty little bachelorette pad was designed as a space of new beginnings, self discovery and feminine gratification for our client; featured in GRAY Magazine, this space encompassed elements of both monochromatic minimalism and eclectic warmth.
This urban loft was designed with the warmth of global inspiration in mind and was featured in the Interior Design Special Edition of Design Bureau Magazine. Embracing elements of our client's travels, mixed with vintage and industrial elements, we created a space that was reflective of her personality while maintaining the chic structural elements the architecture offered.
This 1910 character suite was architecturally charming, yet required modernity and playfully artistic elements to suit the young family who called it home. Featured in GRAY Magazine, we created this space with a soft yet graphic palette within a gallery-style white wash, and kept with the history of the building by blending eras and aesthetics in the vintage-meets-contmporary decor finds. Custom industrial pieces finished the design by adding a much needed juxtaposition to the heavily detailed character elements.
This space provided the ultimate combo for urban living: a downtown locale with a large square footage; our team was brought in to reno and stage the condo to be sold, and we were glad to be working within such a desirable framework. The spacious two bedroom unit was trapped somewhere in the late 80's when we got our hands on it, desperately seeking a creative eye and modern makeover. We offered a massive facelift to the kitchen and two washrooms, and then used a light, fresh palette throughout the rest of the unit to play up the copious amounts of natural light it received. Pops of colour and quirky details were brought in through the decor, adding a sense of personality for potential buyers. On the mark, this suite was too sweet to last long!
This micro-condo in the heart of downtown was designed as a fresh home for newlyweds, a newly relocated young couple from Chicago. They brought with them hearts full of memories, but nothing in the way of decor. Featured in BC Living Magazine, this small space blended whimsical femininity with masculine rustic details to create a dwelling for each partner to call their own.
With this 1910 character home, our team was granted creative freedom to inject our clients personality into the space. As we spent time in the home and really “felt” what the space was longing for, our initial vision altered and grew to suit. We had originally planned a white-wash meets pop art theme, but quickly realized that a more family-friendly approach would better meet the needs of our clients; with a baby and two dogs, our working-professional parents needed a space that their creative interests yet still provided them with optimal efficiency for the space. This home became an eclectic mix that showcased our client’s love for midcentury furniture and vintage pieces – a France & Son’s original sofa and vintage lighting set the stage, and the space was spattered with interesting art. By taking over the previously separate basement suite, we were able to add in a man-cave inspired area, a home office, a guest bedroom and second kitchen/ bar area for the family.
This beautifully industrial penthouse began as just a builder-ready shell; we worked closely with amazing custom woodworkers and skilled trades to distress and customize every angle of this space, offering an unparalleled warmth usually lost within loft dwellings. The finishing details were soft with a feminine edge to counterbalance the strength of the rustic elements, creating a richly layered setting for a stunning art collection by the lovely Zoe Pawlak.
This Olympic Village space was designed for a young, professional bachelor who required a modern approach to an urban man-pad. He was very liberal in his design preferences and granted our team almost complete creative freedom in designing a home that suited his social lifestyle. Being a new development, we had a great blank slate to work with; however, the very linear and modern shell meant that we had to find super key pieces to inject the personality and layered feel our client was looking for. We started with striking wallpaper to set a darker, more masculine mood within the space; we then found our statement pieces (such as the seriously pre-loved work-table-turned-dining-table) and custom lighting. We scoured estate and garage sales for the vintage Persian rug to counterbalance the light wood floors, and add in a little traditional glamour. The rest was about seating for an entertaining space and one-off cool finds to fill in the blanks.
As part of the BC's Best Young Designer competition, we worked with Larco on designing a two bedroom/ two bathroom show suite for their South Surrey Morgan Crossing development. Our 'target' demographic for the design was a young family, looking for the conveniences of suburb living yet not willing to lose the urban influence on their lives. We created a unique space, filled with bold colours and graphic accents, finished with vintage and repurposed items to create a chic family pad filled with personality.
We worked with the developers of North Vancouver's The Vue on the design of a two bedroom show suite, as well as the spacious presentation centre. The focus was to speak to the nature-loving demographic of the development's location and showcase the architectural details that made these units unique (read: overheight peaked ceilings and extraordinary natural light due to the abundance of windows). A bright yet neutral palette played up the space of the unit, while texture and a few pop colours added the necessary warmth to create the illusion of 'home'.
Working with Concord Pacific on their Park Place towers, we were asked to create a fabulous show suite detailed for a young, fashion-forward single woman. We interpreted that by choosing to add a 70’s-glam-meets-modern twist; in true ‘Chicks’ style, we hit up our most fave resources for special treasures and inspiration. Our first priority was to add a bold finish to the walls, opting for three striking wallpapers as a backdrop for the design. While we kept with a contemporary vibe for the main furnishings, we selected custom or vintage lighting - one of our secret tricks to making a big impact on a small space. Local art and vintage finds added the fine details, creating a unique and playful bachelorette pad.
This townhouse style display home was designed for Rize Alliance's On Que project in Vancouver. Our team styled the two bedroom/ two bathroom two-level unit with the urban family in mind: open concept, multiple areas to lounge and engage, and playful detailing pulled the feel together. We worked with natural woods, pop accents and custom lighting to amp up the personality of the space, helping Rize find the perfect client to call the suite home.