A Shanghai-based couple wanted their Vancouver condo with big English Bay and False Creek views to be artistically designed, and feel all at once comfortable and inspiring for resting, working and entertaining.
Thoroughly rethinking the floorplan to maximize the views from the moment of entry, we created a view corridor through the kitchen to the marble Mangiarotti table, Bocci 73 light installation, and out over Granville Island Market.
Throughout we sought a sense of balance—the dramatic visual weight of stone and strong rectilinear forms mix with the lighter elements like swagged coax lighting cables, thin millwork framing, quarter-inch shadow reveals, silk pillows, and brass and copper hardware.
In the living room, a Jan Kath rug of gradient blues, greens, oranges, and yellows brings the sunset hues inside.
Between the living room and bedroom, a sliding wall optimizes views from the bed, providing a loft-like feel when the clients are home alone and privacy when they host friends.
In the primary ensuite, an Avocatus Granite custom sink delivers dramatic colour, along with playful Bocci 87 lighting and the warmth of a New Format Studio brass mirror and gold Vola faucet. While detailing and finishes elevate the sense of luxury, they also avoid an overly delicate sense of preciousness.