EVERYTHING DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION
Let’s get bold and beautiful! We were invited in to give a major face-lift to a three bedroom rancher in Langley, British Columbia. Designed for an empty nester we wanted to create home that would be welcoming for her sons to visit with her future grandkids, family birthday parties and a place to foster memories. We started the design process getting to know the home owner, how she lives, her habits and the overall feel she wants to have when she opens her front door every day.
What’s happening in surfacing these days? It is no secret that Caesarstone is the industry standard in quartz countertops all over the world. They are an innovative company that is always keeping up with the trends and styles of the interior design industry. They offer many different finishes, textures & prints for all the styles we bring to life in our office. If you are creating a countertop, backslash, piece of furniture stay tuned for some new trends in the amazing world of surfacing.
I don’t know about you but my idea of a perfect time isn’t spent in the laundry room, but there are ways to make your experience a little better. These spaces have been neglected with design over the years, take a look at some of our favourite trends popping up in laundry rooms across Canada. The laundry room like any other room needs to be thought out for function, use and style, we have put together a short list of things you should think about when renovating a laundry room space.
Our national flag is all around meaningful. The colour red of the two vertical bands on the hoist and fly ends; symbolizes prosperity and hope, while the colour white of the larger middle band, represents peace, tranquility and impartiality of our nation. The distinguishable red maple leaf represents Canada’s heritage and the beautiful natural resources found within. Our national flag is all around meaningful. The colour red of the two vertical bands on the hoist and fly ends. Happy Canada Day.
Finally, we are only days away from summer! For the underage population that means no homework, sleeping in on weekdays, and beach day is everyday. For most of us grown-ups on the other hand -- we’ll do our best to make a staycation happen whenever possible. Whether you are visiting, or a fellow citizen of our beautiful province of British Columbia, it is my pleasure to present you with some special dining spaces.
What’s new in the flooring works? A question commonly asked! “What is the perfect flooring product! With so many products, styles and finishes on the market, where do you start? Possibly a solid hardwood, an engineered wood product, hard surface like time, or even a luxury vinyl product… and the list goes on. To be fair not one choice is the perfect fit for all homes and all users.
We are always looking for simple cost-effective ways to update a space new or old. There are many ways to do this, however one of our favourite ways is by adding moulding to walls & ceiling applications. Currently we’re LOVING Metrie’s Complete Pre-Painted Shiplap for both these reasons. We are LOVING Metrie’s Complete Pre-Painted Shiplap for the east of application with so many styles of design!
Always wanted that hotel chic bathroom? Wait no further, we’ve got the latest tips and tricks to achieve a designer bathroom on any budget. Did you catch Jamie on Global BC + Global Calgary this weekend? We wanted to share the Calgary Segment and share some of the samples from the design table. We love using Ann Sacks tile and stone and other fun finishes and how to add that designer touch.
We're kicking of the month with some of my favourite inspo images from the last month. Below is a collection of Entryway/Mudroom inspiration photos that we've shown different clients over the past month. Let’s dive right into it, why do I love Entryways & Mudrooms? It’s the first thing you see when entering your home, so it can make a big statement about your personality and how you live. It’s the first impression of the overall feeling & experience of your home.
We are always looking for simple cost-effective ways to update a space. Currently we’re LOVING Metrie’s Complete Pre-Painted Shiplap for both these reasons. Metries’s Shiplap comes pre-painted so all you need to do is measure, cut and its ready to install! It’s as simple as that it’s such an easy way to transform a space in just one day! Shiplap can be fairly versatile, it can be used on walls, ceilings, installed horizontally or vertically depending on what look you’re going for.
Last year we collaborated with the Vancouver Kohler Signature Store to create this stunning Contemporary Kitchen designed by Jamie Banfield Design and hand crafted by The Banfield. We think it’s time to give you a walkthrough of this Contemporary kitchen which showcases the best of Kohler, Kallista and The Banfield. Lets start with the cabinets - we used a blended walnut + white oak.
I’m going to let you in on a secret, We have over a 1000 paint samples in our office but we have a select few that we love to use over and over because they’re so versatile and can be used in any space. Paint can seem like a super easy way to update and refresh a space and you’re right, but walking through home depo or Benjamin moore we see arguing couples or just downright puzzled, sometimes pained faces.
For those of you who don’t know me, it is pretty obvious that I love everything to do with design. The most exciting parts of my job is keeping up with the latest trends and styles in design. One of my favourite things is to see old trends coming back to life with an innovative twist. Right now, we are seeing a huge revival of terrazzo, muted pastels and brass in all areas of design – and I must say I am going crazy for it!
We are always looking for new ways to make a space unique and tailored to your style. One way we’ve been doing this is by using wallpaper to add personality to different spaces. There are many different looks when it comes to wallpaper, such as, floral prints, geometric patterns & water colour prints. You can even get wall-coverings which are textured, where you can touch and feel. Here are a few of my favourite images & installation ideas to create a unique space.
Each month we want to shine the spotlight on a local business we've worked with in the past! We know how frustrating it can be trying to find the best contractors, builders, architects and design stores, we live in a world so filled with information it can be hard to filter it down to find the best Vancouver has to offer. The businesses we will be talking about are trusted creative partners and in a competitive industry we feel that its important to talk about them!
Do you ever wonder when flipping through the glossy spread of spaces in magazines how they achieve such a “homey” or lived in feel? Some would think you need to spend thousands to do so. We’re going to share our little secret with you. Plants! The added touch of greenery in the home can warm up a space and give it a vibrant homey feel. House plants seem to be coming back in full force in the interior design world – the more the better! The secret in all areas of design is…
I don’t know about you but my idea of a perfect afternoon isn’t spent in the laundry room, but there are ways to make your experience a little better. The laundry room like any other room needs to be designed well so we have a list of things you should think about! Arguably the most important things to think about when designing your laundry room! We like to make sure all countertops are clear and free from clutter so you can easily fold clothes when they come out of the dryer.
The holiday season can be a magical time especially in B.C, as the nights get darker and colder we’ve been getting excited about the festive events coming up in Vancouver. Especially for our clients we fully recommend de-stressing at one of these events. Get out and be inspired by bright lights, drink copious amounts of hot chocolate & all the apple cider you can imagine. I know that what I’ll be doing this season. This is one of our favourite patios in the summer and winter…
It’s full swing into fall and with the longer evenings and darker mornings it’s becoming a little more difficult to get up, as a result my routine has become a bit more minimal so I can get those extra 5 mins in bed (let’s do it). With a business owner and designers schedule I could be away from my home for 12-15 hours some days so I need a routine that I can physically take with me. A quick and simple routine that anyone can take on twice a day.