A fresh start in a new city brought Megan Baker Interiors‘ client to this highrise Vancouver condo. By harnessing one of this home’s greatest assets, the views, and utilizing a soft and neutral palette, Megan designed a space that is sleek and polished yet wonderfully welcoming. Keep reading to see how she gave this condo and her client a new beginning in the tour below.
From the designer… A spa-like feel from the moment you walk in the door was exactly what this Vancouver condo needed to become a retreat for its new homeowner. After an unexpected and challenging year, our client made a huge move from Ontatrio to Vancouver for her next chapter in life – including a condo in the city, right on the seawall of Yaletown, purchased without ever seeing it in person! Our inspiration behind the design was a rejuvenating, fresh, and relaxing space to call home on the coast, with a few wow factor moments to inspire creativity along the way.
We painted the walls in one of our signature shades of white to make for the perfect, crisp base for new furniture and decor. Starting with layers of neutral shades from grey to natural linen, we built up a palette full of textures and luxe materials for every piece of furniture we brought into the home. Everything needed to feel as great as it looks! The soft interior palette also brought the view outside to life making the cityscape feel like artwork behind the dining and bedrooms.
One of the challenges of designing an ultra serene space is making sure a limited palette doesn’t fall flat or feel boring. To make sure there was plenty of personality, we played with an unconventional furniture layout in the long and narrow living room by using not one, but two coffee tables to extend the space. To take advantage of the ocean view from the living room, we custom designed a hybrid sofa/chaise lounge for our client to snuggle into the corner and watch the harbour with her morning cup of coffee.
The best wow moment is a tone on tone wallpaper applied to the ceiling in the primary bedroom! After re-orienting the bed for better flow and closet access, the window became a backdrop rather than a view for our client first thing in the morning. So the ceiling needed to become a focal point instead and the patterned wallpaper did just the trick.
As with most projects in 2021, the furniture orders took much longer than expected to arrive. To get the full reveal experience, our homeowner patiently waited for everything with only a couple of camping chairs and a mattress on the floor for months! When the installation was finally possible, we used accessories to play up the coastal feel of the location and layered in abstract art to complete the city meets seaside look. When it was done, the once basic condo was transformed into a beautiful, personal home fit for a fresh start.
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