An industrial loft in Vancouver

Posted on Thu, 12 May 2022 by KiM

The building at 55 East Cordova, a former relic of sand-blasted brick and old-growth timber, was a 150,000 sf warehouse built in 1909 by architect Edward Evans Blackmore in downtown Vancouver, B.C. It housed hardware and building supplies for a large-scale importer and distributor and was conveniently located next to the CP Rail terminus station. Almost 100 years later in 2004, the expansive warehouse was converted into live-work loft spaces, with the brick and fir beam construction exposed keeping the character of the building intact.

A lover of musical genres from acoustical to electronic, our client wanted a space that could expand and contract for hosting other music enthusiasts. The floorplan worked really well so we focused our efforts on updating the finishes to reflect his preference for bold colour and pattern. A few tired areas were rebuilt and we curated an eclectic mix of new and vintage furnishings and treasures. The client’s interest in music and art was the foundation on which we added layers of depth and authenticity.

Loving all the exposed industrial bits – every loft needs exposed brick, wooden beamed ceiling, pipes and large windows, and hardly any walls. This one is all that and a bag of chips. Designed by Falken Reynolds. Photos: Ema Peter.

Meg Lonergan

Posted on Tue, 10 May 2022 by KiM

Meg Lonergan Interiors embodies quintessential Southern style balanced by a vibrant international influence, crafting expressive homes that weave style, comfort and joy through everyday experiences.
Designs that will stand the test of time. Livable and loveable.

Dismantling a 1754 cow barn and transforming the timbers into a magnificent great room. The house was oriented to capture the view of the ancient crab apple tree, sensitively sited to work with the barn and tucked into a natural curve of the landscape.
What is frankly my dream home, located in Ancram, New York. That weathered wood façade is everything. The more rustic the better. Designed by Di Biase Filkoff Architects.

An 18th century castle in France

Posted on Sun, 8 May 2022 by KiM

On the border of the Manche and Calvados departments; an 18th century castle and its outbuildings surrounded by almost 20 hectares of land. The castle stands in the middle of a formal French park. From the road, the access driveway, lined with beech trees, splits into two symmetrical alleys, decorated with ball-shaped box, meeting at the foot of the castle. On one side, a pond embellishes the park. There are five outbuildings on the other side.
YES PLEASE!!!! For sale via Le Figaro Properties.

A family apartment in Paris

Posted on Fri, 6 May 2022 by KiM

So bright, so many curves, so much attention to detail (that dining nook photo is going in the inspiration folder). I have no problem making the assertion that Paris designers have all the fun. ALWAYS.
Designed by Stephan Bidoux and Julien Villeneuve. (Photos: Stéphan Julliard)