Industrial design has been making inroads since people began converting former manufacturing spaces into residential lofts. So it was a matter of time before non-loft dwellers would want that creative look in their own homes.
More than ever, the bathroom has become a retreat, a place to find balance and tranquility. The latest trends in decor reflect this impulse, balancing art and science, nature and technology, while embracing the soothing simplicity of minimalism.
On his first visit with architect Alain Bergeron of the firm Aedifica, whom he’d commissioned to design the home, he also invited a landscape designer, and the three of them roamed the woods and imagined a house and garden that would fit right in.
Xin Xin and Lawrence Deschner fell in love with their 1912 Craftsman home in Renfrew Heights 20 years ago. The three-storey hilltop house offers breathtaking views of downtown Vancouver, the North Shore Mountains and the ocean.
It’s all about you. More than ever, bathrooms provide sanctuaries from the pressures of modern life. For most people, that means soothing and uncomplicated modern design, punctuated by natural elements.
While it is usually the smallest room in your house, a powder room can represent your style in a very impactful way if you take the opportunity to infuse it with colour, light, drama, a variety of finishes to make it stand out.