Gold, Silver and Black

In the world of interior design, decorating with metallics over the past few years has been extremely popular, with gold and silver rising above all. Incorporating metallics into your home decor often adds that little sparkle that you have been missing. No longer does one have to choose between the two, as mixing the metals is not only on trend, it is encouraged. We find that adding black to the mix not only creates some contrast, but can also add a touch of drama and sophistication to the space.


MERIDIANS Study II – Artist: Tanya Slingsby


Lacquered Silver Grain Lined Box


Vistosi – Utopia

Vablackco Black Centerpiece Bowl

Tira Long Neck Glass Vase – Smoke


Dia Stainless Steel 2 Tone Onyx / Gold Bowl



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Books, books and more books….

There is something very comforting about being surrounded by books.  So you can only imagine how pleased we were to hear that home libraries are making a comeback, even with the growing generation of e-readers. It’s people like our friends and neighbors Rod and Kim from The Paper Hound who have been a part of this movement.  They have done an amazing job at making sure that books will always be a part of our lives.  You see, libraries bring us back to where we’ve been and where we want to go – they shelter memories and the stories that have somehow touched us.  Needless to say, libraries as decor excites us, as we’ve always said, “like a great written work, great interiors tell a story”.


Image from Cartoloji


Image from Dayoris Custom Woodwork



Image from Shift


Image from studiofour

Barclay Street Project

We recently completed a design project for a young couple who live in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Surrounded by restaurants, shops and great nightlife, they wanted the space to be simple and uncluttered, yet inviting. We chose contemporary pieces and kept furniture to a minimum. The space was accented with just enough colour and texture to it give it some interest.

▶ Barclay Street Project Photos



Griffintown Loft Project – Montreal

In our latest project we enjoyed exploring the relationship between the single male and interior design.  With a movement in design today that seeks to reflect a more masculine sensibility, the opportunity allowed us to venture forth into a world of restrained furniture details and more sombre colours.

Our client, who does not entertain at home in the traditional sense, asked for a space that is current and inviting, incorporating touchable textures, which inspire warmth and comfort. The result allowed for multiple entertaining areas that focus on function while maximizing space.

▶ Griffintown Loft Project Photos




HIGH IMPACT – Understated Elegance in a Downtown Penthouse

The finest quality finishes are employed without exception in this ongoing luxury renovation.  In this project, understated elegance reigns supreme in this breathtakingly exquisite downtown Vancouver penthouse.  Every element, from the textiles to the furniture to the artwork, has been specially chosen to create a sumptuous and stunningly beautiful space.

▶ Beach Crescent Penthouse Project Photos

RB101 4S

In the Words of Albert Hadley

A North Shore condo gets a fresh updated look!

MB Before After

East Esplanade Avenue Project

Private Residence Renovation
Lower LonsdaleNorth Vancouver, BC

▶ Project Photos


The Resurgence of Wallpaper

Over the past few years wallpaper has come back into style, and it is nothing like patterns and vinyls of the past.  The truth is that wallpaper has never looked better, the range of designs, textures and prints are outstanding. Repeat patterns, pictures and vibrant colours take over from the basics that our mothers and grandmothers pasted upon their walls. The new papers offer us everything from the bold to modest, contemporary to classic and everything in between.


Wallpaper for us is transformative and allows one to create visual interest in spaces that lack architectural detail.  A wonderful alternative to paint, it adds colour, texture and is able to alter the mood of any room.  A nice change from the past is that today’s wallpaper is also much easier to remove.


A look at a few of our projects showcasing the power of paper…


Geometric wallpaper from Graham & Brown


Geometric wallpaper from Studio 465


Vibrant wallpaper from Printers Guild Productions


Glitter sand print wallpaper from York Wallcoverings


Custom closet with grasscloth wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries


Ann Sacks – Sakura Tile

With Cherry Blossom Season just around the corner we are reminded of our time spent in Japan and the beauty of spring. It also makes us think back to the beautiful Ann Sacks ‘Sakura’ hand painted tiles that formed the magnificent wall mural that we installed in our Roseburn Estate Project. Love this season!


Roseburn Estates - Bathroom

Featured in Westcoast Homes & Design Magazine Nov, 2013




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