Interior Design Best in Design 2019

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895 square feet


Clockwise from left: The sitting area off the kitchen has an arched marble panel that repeats the shape of the entry portal. The bathroom is clad in Calacatta marble, with wood-and-glass fins for walls. The entry portal is lined with brushed-brass trim. CB2’s brass-and-leather stools pull up to the kitchen island. Repeating shapes and colors—such as Benjamin Moore’s Van Deusen Blue— create an elegant and cohesive scheme.

Bankers’ pinstripes underpin the theme of this model apartment for a residential development in the fast-growing metropolitan Vancouver suburb of Surrey. The design, by local firm LIV Design Studio, needed to amplify the appearance of a compact corner in a sales center and convey a sense of luxury and space befitting the client. To create a memorable arrival sequence, LIV paid special attention to the corridor entry, adding a brass-trimmed arch that guides visitors through to the display suite. The ceiling was dropped and illuminatedcove lighting installed, adding warmth and cohesion to the experience. Once through the gleaming portal, an L-shape kitchen with a center island greets visitors. Inspired by traditional members’ clubs from a bygone era, custom-milled vertical slats reminiscent of pinstripes form the backdrop, extending to the ceiling above cabinetry for a sense of subdued sophistication. Throughout, custom mirrors with curved ends expand the space visually. Sinuous velvet seating, in contrasting blue and burnt orange, adds color. A Calacatta marble bathroom, wrapped in wooden slats interspersed with glazed strips that filter in light, completes the scene.


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