Designed with a host of custom elements for a bachelor in the tech industry, this Olympic Village condo enjoys the features of a custom home with the convenience of condo life. Flooded with natural light through the wrap-around floor-to-ceiling windows, exposure was the condo’s best asset. We strategically positioned furniture in a way that would allow guests to gather and socialize by the fireplace while still being able to enjoy the home’s expansive views.
The entry area features custom art by local artists Miriam Aroeste (right) and Carla Tak. A simple white console table is accented by functional ottomans upholstered with custom fabric that is intentionally mismatched for a fun look.
In the dining room, a custom millwork cabinet houses a wine fridge and bar for the client’s extensive scotch collection. Painted a warm grey tone, the cabinet complements the adjacent kitchen cabinets.
Overhead, the kitchen chandelier complements the living/dining area lighting and defines the space while adding architectural interest. Neutral in tone with a minimal, sleek profile, this fixture was chosen specifically for its visual lightness to keep sight lines unobstructed to the sweeping views.
To create a focal point in the living area, we custom-designed a large millwork feature and built-in to house the television, the large linear fireplace, storage and a display area. Hexagon tile in walnut frames in the TV area adding interest with texture, pattern and detail.
The expansive sliding doors open onto two patio spaces set for entertaining where guests can relax in front of the fire-pit on a crisp Vancouver evening or enjoy breakfast overlooking False Creek. Planter boxes with ornamental grasses line the perimeter of the patio, providing privacy from below without obstructing the views of False Creek and beyond.
In a compact space, bedrooms are a great place to incorporate custom storage. Even though the guest bedroom was smaller in size, we were able to achieve an abundance of storage with a custom millwork built-in unit that incorporates nightstands and bedside lighting. To maximize space, the bed frame, sourced from Style In Form, features a lift mechanism, offering even more storage. Replacing the previous lacklustre ceiling fixture with a modern chandelier adds a wow feature for guests.
The master bedroom was large enough to comfortably house a king-sized bed and frame. To truly achieve a high-end boutique hotel look and feel, we custom-designed a fluted headboard that we paired with a large-scale geometric wallpaper layered behind. To keep the space light and airy, the dramatic wallpaper was then balanced with lighter tones, such as the streamlined bedding. Neutral and reflective, the mirrored nightstands expand the visual space in the room and balance the bold wallpaper. To complete the space, final touches include custom pillows, including a quirky tiger pillow to contrast the patterns and reflect the fun nature of our client and the space.