“The impact I can have on the client is more important to me than the size of the project.” Dwaina Sprague
A New Home for Work
This space was significantly larger for their new corporate office location. The building was built in the 70’s and was challenging and exciting to refit and design for a large busy team. 1200 square feet of function, productivity and fun. Due to the limits of the structure, we had to be creative with areas like the stairwell to make it appealing while reflecting the values of this company; which are: community, pride and appreciation of all the people that work on their team.
Heritage Modern & Family Fun
These are FUN clients. They travel, collect, cook, and do not hold back when it comes to being colorful in their home. The central focus of this project was to provide a functional family space, while respecting and maintaining the heritage features. With this renovation they wanted a larger kitchen and a more connected space. They needed a flexible family space in the basement that served many purposes; a guest room, home office, craft area, TV room, music room and so much more.
Retiring to New Beginnings
Our clients were starting the next chapter of their life in a new city. Now retired, they wanted the new space to reflect their desire for a fresh start; a space where they could enjoy life at a slower pace and also entertain their adult children and extended family. They chose a beautiful lake front property and asked us to design the interior of the home they had conceived with their architect. Although their past home had been a traditional style, they wanted their new home to be modern, simple and clean while still retaining the warmth and comfort of their previous, more traditional home.
Grown Ups Live Here
Our clients wanted a beautiful functional guest bathroom, master bedroom and ensuite. This was phase two of our design work. We had completed the kitchen and the rest of the apartment a few years prior. The ceilings in both bathrooms presented a challenge. They were low and filled with mechanical equipment and venting. Our solution was to design a beautiful custom wood slatted ceiling that allowed easy access for servicing. The ensuite door swing also presented a problem. Removing it and then adding a barn door made the ensuite tub area feel more spacious.
Almost Empty Nest
Our clients were building a new Craftsman style home in an established Vancouver neighbourhood. They asked us to design a fresh interior that would represent a modern “Craftsmen” vibe. The space needed to be both cozy for two and easy to entertain their large family. We created a kitchen with a tucked away “butler’s pantry” and an entry with a closet concealed in the millwork panels.