Soon after purchasing their first home, this California-based couple learned they were expecting their first child. This news broadened the scope of the project to include a nursery in addition to the re-design of their open concept living/dining/kitchen, along with their guest bedroom, primary bedroom, and home office.
The nursery was designed to match the rest of the house, with a mostly neutral palette and a touch of muted green for colour creating a beautiful backdrop for the crib.
The goal in this room was to select timeless pieces that could grow with the child and still be appreciated for many years to come.
This project serves as an example of how the seamless integration between spaces can create a unified flow throughout an entire home. To add visual interest and serve as a unique focal point to the neutral-toned residence, wallpaper in calm serene colours was added in the majority of the rooms. While each space was considered separately, there is a clear sense of harmony and ease as you move from room to room. Relaxed yet sophisticated, minimal, and contemporary aesthetic flows effortlessly throughout this residence.
Sometimes all it takes are a few great architectural features to ignite inspiration. An impressive space, this downtown loft already had wood beams, brick walls, and dramatically tall windows flooding the open space with natural light. The goal for this loft was to elevate each space and bring in unique pieces while also creating a sense of harmony throughout the home.
As a first-time homeowner, it was important that the design reflect the owner’s appreciation of clean lines, natural textures, and calming colours. Elements such as a statement console table were chosen for the entryway to make an impact and connect with the other furniture selections, while unique lighting fixtures were installed to contrast the industrial style of the space with more contemporary lines.
The highlight of this project was the flex space adjacent to the living room that drew its inspiration from the simple elegance of Japanese tea rooms. Serving as a guest room, office, and area for gathering, this space had to feel welcoming and functional while maintaining the same sense of tranquility as the rest of the loft. An Italian marble feature wall and curtain panels were added to the tea room for texture and depth in place of art.
This 200 sq ft studio located in the backyard of this Squamish, BC couple's main residence was designed to combine a home office, work-out area, and guest bedroom for their work-from-home lifestyle. The objective was to create a versatile space that was minimal, organized, stylish, and aesthetically pleasing.
The couple wanted an interesting and attractive background for their online meetings, which was achieved by creating a focal point with custom shelving for one of the business owner's essential oils, along with mixed neutral arches for added interest.
Custom millwork wraps around the majority of the room to provide additional storage and connects with a custom murphy bed, that can act as a guest room when needed. When the bed is put away artwork is installed on the front to make the space feel complete, and moveable side tables are added to make guests feel at home. An almost ceiling-height shelf was placed in between the office space and the workout/guest bedroom area to create a subtle divide between the spaces. A neutral colour palette was used to prevent the space from feeling overwhelmed, and ample plant life was incorporated to keep things feeling fresh and balanced.
This was a unique and special project involving the curation of a dream home for a young graphic designer who had just purchased her first home. Although the location of the house was in her preferred neighbourhood and its size was ideal, the traditional style did not match her spirited, dynamic personality. The cookie-cutter home was transformed into a stylish, minimalistic, contemporary, and inviting oasis to mark the beginning of the next chapter of her life.
The main area of the home boasts breathtaking tall ceilings, which were complemented by custom floor-to-ceiling curtains. To create a sense of warmth and coziness a stunning dark teal lime wash treatment was applied to the walls. This added a touch of edginess while also making the space feel more intimate. The colour palette is moody yet fresh and timeless. Windows were replaced to match the house’s new level of sophistication.
The kitchen features timeless and bespoke details with the Calcutta island and the floor-to-ceiling black stained wood paneled fireplace being the main focal points of the open concept space.
.Because she spends her entire day creating beautiful and functional designs for her clients, it was crucial for her to avoid making the same choices when she returned home at the end of the day. All the furnishings were selected with comfort, style, and attention to detail in mind. Each piece introduced to the home serves a specific purpose and reflects her love of great design.