A subdued but highly textured material palette creates a sense of calm in this downtown project. Our two wood tones were taken from the existing flooring (maple) and ceiling beams (douglas fir). Flooring and beams is pretty much all we kept in this space— and we added more wood to the ceiling between the beams. We are always inspired by the Japanese ideal of wabi sabi, which celebrates the imperfections found in nature. Natural materials like leather, soapstone, and copper, as well as hand-applied finishes keep this industrial space intimate rather than sterile. Even the art was specifically chosen as part of this space. (The watercolour piece is made with natural hand-made inks by @mariaeppart and the ceramic vase is by @teeganwalker.ceramics ). The pendant lights are made of copper and stone by our favourite lighting designer @studiodavidpompa . For the small kitchen to be minimal but functional, we found a place for everything. The fridge and pantry are hidden behind copper leaf panels, and an extra-deep wall cabinet with appliance garage fill one wall of the kitchen. The custom island has an integrated cutlery drawer but also serves as the dining table for 4-6 people. Check out our profile for the story highlight to see more of this space!
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