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Monday
Aug212017

A 100 year old renovated farmhouse

I wanted to share another delicious project by the super talented folks of Vancouver design firm PlaidFox Studio. Bet you'll want to move to a farmhouse by the time you get to the end of this post! This 100-year-old farmhouse underwent a complete head-to-toe renovation. Teaming up with Home Star BC we painstakingly modernized the crumbling farmhouse while maintaining its original west coast charm. The only new addition to the home was the kitchen eating area, with its swinging dutch door, patterned cement tile and antique brass lighting fixture. The wood-clad walls throughout the home were made using the walls of the dilapidated barn on the property. Incorporating a classic equestrian aesthetic within each room while still keeping the spaces bright and livable was one of the projects many challenges. The Master bath - formerly a storage room - is the most modern of the home's spaces. Herringbone white-washed floors are partnered with elements such as brick, marble, limestone and reclaimed timber to create a truly eclectic, sun-filled oasis. Overall, the project proves that bolder, more colourful strokes allow a home to possess what so many others lack: a personality!!

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Saturday
Aug122017

Working on a Saturday

It's my weekly mantra. If you have to drag yourself into work on a Saturday then it helps if your workspace is stylish. The Aviary, a coworking space for architects and designers in Vancouver designed by Laura Melling.

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Thursday
Aug102017

A modern eclectic lakeside home in British Columbia

I can't think of a sweeter spot to spend the summers and enjoying the beautiful weather in British Columbia. What was once a tired lakeside bungalow filled with peeling wallpaper and shag carpet now stands out in the otherwise rustic neighborhood as a modern eclectic oasis. Situated in the quaint town of Cultus Lake, the cabin was fully renovated and refurbished by the home owners and decorated by the Plaidfox Studio team. Elements such as wallpaper, salvaged wood, and aluminum panels where added to give the home a more casual, yet designed feel. By request of the owners, we added only elements that were unique and heavily curated. Elements such as the vintage photography throughout the home were found in the local archives by the Plaidfox team and printed on aluminum panels - each telling the history of the home and its neighborhood. Working with an existing, unusual floor plan and stunning views, the decor and finishes were added to enhance the lakeside experience rather than just to blend in. Bolder, more fun pieces throughout the cabin help to drive home the relaxed lakeside feel the young family wanted. Unpretentious elements mixed with high design and artful touches is what gives this mid-century, industrial home its modern flair.

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Thursday
Aug032017

Colourful with Tiffany Pratt

Bold, bright colours is what Toronto designer Tiffany Pratt is all about, and I would expect nothing less from someone who rocks orange and pink hair. This along with her eclectic blend of old and new, casual and elegant makes for some pretty ye catching spaces. 

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Tuesday
Aug012017

Extras by Alykhan Velji Designs

I am not done with you yet Alykhan Velji!!! Here are some random selections that caught my eye from some of this other projects. All yummy. Especially coveting that gorgeous asian cabinet below.  

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