July 29, 2011

Happy Pride

It's the Pride festival in Vancouver, have a great weekend.  Celebrate!
Opus Hotel Vancouver, (Dede) Penthouse suite

July 24, 2011

Household Arts

There's a hundred years of history behind the French company La Cornue.  These craftsman connoisseurs remain committed to excellence, with the handmade production of their extraordinary cuisine arts cookers.  Built for longevity of noble materials, the cookers are at home in modern or traditional environments.  
We have the privilege to design in a variety of styles, and the same design principles apply to all our work.  Form and materials to last over time, for of our client's pleasure, and enjoyment of use.
The CornuFe' 110 is the star of a restrained classic kitchen we designed, part of a completely renovated heritage home.  Shaker style white lacquer cabinets with polished chrome hardware. Counters Okite on the work benches, polished grey marble island top. Back splash brushed stainless steel 1 by 2 inch off set tile, Ican. Integrated refrigerator and freezer columns, Thermador.  Faucets Victorian series, by Jado.  Polished chrome pendants, from Circa Lighting.  
CornuFe' 110

July 10, 2011

Who's Who

Designing this resort home was much more ad-libbed than scripted. The style direction from the outset was to be retro inspired, but fresh and modern in it's manifestation.  We sourced all of the vintage furniture + artifacts in California.  Finding the majority of them in Palm Springs, and filling in the gaps, on 1stdibs.  With new fabrics and some refreshing of finishes everything looks like it just came off the showroom floor.    
There are so many wonderful pieces, each with their own provenance: Living room, wall sculpture and floor lamp by Curtis Jere. Credenza by Karl Springer.  Lounge chairs by Milo Baughman + Warren Platner. Dining room, vintage table from Brueton, with chairs by Milo Baughman, vintage Murano glass collection on lucite/glass shelving unit.  Den, chest by Steve Chase, antique Balinese day bed, vintage white Italian ceramics. 
Master bath, wall sculpture by Curtis Jere.  Master bedroom, pony chaise by Le Corbusier, side table Charles Hollis Jones, vintage lucite desk with Mies Brno chair, bedside tables by Brian Cox, vintage lucite chandelier (unknown).  All snapshots taken during our June install, the custom rug and outstanding bits, will all be in place for the fall season.

July 4, 2011


The Penthouse project we've added to the web site, was designed for an international couple who make Vancouver one of their global destinations.  Successful work is the result of many factors ... but chief among them, is client trust.  We have immense gratitude for our client's  continued belief in the work we do, and (always) for the pleasure of working with them.
Photography, Josh Dunford.
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