This is a special project to us. The clients first reached out to the studio nearly six years ago when the Concord Tower had not yet broken ground and was finished in October 2020. It is always an interesting process to make major design decisions when they don’t come to fruition for years (and years) later. Releasing this space out into the world now feels like sending your kid off to the first day of school.
A bit of a hybrid project, The Penthouse at the Concord, was unique in that we were working with an existing floor plan and finishes that were allowed to be revised, minimally. Amanda focused on evolving the space with added elements that would elevate the existing space, including swapping out light fixtures, adding custom millwork and utilizing wallpaper. This project is an excellent example of how an interior designer can still be creative and add personal touches that reflect the homeowner within the confines of developer design restrictions.
There’s a story to the dining room light fixture. Amanda discovered a similar fixture while on a buying trip in Vancouver but envisioned something larger and longer to create more drama over the oversized dining table. The finished piece that hangs in the dining room was custom-made by Ron Dier Design in California.
The vintage rugs were found on the same trip and procured from Jan Kath Rugs. The soft blush hues speak to this stunning dining set that the clients picked up in Paris. To soften the Penthouse’s contemporary bones, Amanda and her team created a custom steel and brass opening that spoke to an Art Nouveau vibe and added wall panelling that appeals to the client’s love for classic French decor.
The idea was to soften further the black marble countertop and slick backlit mirrors with a hammered brass sink and faucet from Waterworks in the powder room. The walls are clad with practical (and wipeable) vinyl wallpaper that looks entirely like silk. The custom solid core doors are stained dark to contrast the otherwise white interiors and finished with brass hardware from Rocky Mountain Hardware. A Kelly Wearstler quartz fixture finishes it all off.
In the master bedroom, Amanda and her team lined the wall-to-wall glazing with white sheer curtains and added mirror-backed millwork to flank either side of the marble fireplace.