Photo Credit: Provoke Studios
It’s not every day you can combine a client’s love for the big city - in this case New York - with the beautiful nature found on the west coast. At Once A Tree, we’re pretty passionate about working with talented, local designers to help bring our clients’ unique design visions to life. The real key is to create truly beautiful, LIVEABLE spaces. Here is a special renovation we just *had* to share. This home is located in the gorgeous British Properties, designed by Reisa Pollard of Beyond Beige.
With great bones, a ton of natural light and a luxurious penthouse feel, take a virtual tour of this beautiful home, that shows that the sky's the limit (literally) when it comes to interior design and vision. Read on for some of Reisa’s innovative design tips and a behind-the-scenes look at this luxurious, New York inspired home renovation from Beyond Beige.
The Vision Our clients wanted to create a unique, penthouse feel while drawing inspiration from their love of New York City.
Understated, but luxurious kitchen vibes
The kitchen is often the heart of the home and for our clients, entertaining was definitely a top priority. Space planning was critical in this luxury home as we were asked to incorporate a secondary kitchen on the Main Floor - while also maintaining most of the existing rooms.
Our clients wanted the kitchen to be a calm space that wasn’t overly intrusive. We ensured the kitchen design flowed naturally into the seating and family room right beside it, creating an open, accessible entertainment space for any occasion. We also incorporated subtle, but thoughtfully curated details such as a metal inlaid door and a combination of functional, but stylish cabinets - some open for accessibility, and others closed to tuck away anything else they didn’t want on display.
Living + dining rooms with “wow” factor
With entertaining being a priority for our clients , we made sure to keep this in mind as we designed the formal areas, too - including the living and dining rooms. We wanted it to have a “wow” factor - just check out the statement fireplace from Urban Fireplaces featuring custom, Backlit Stone by Vivid Stone - but still functionally entertain family and friends.
In the living room, the Amara Sofa is as comfortable as it is gorgeous, not to mention the McKinley Chairs that compliment the rest of the space. We furnished the dining room with our luxurious Willow Dining Chairs and a long, airy glass dining table (pictured is the Rossi Dining Table by Bernhardt, which is no longer available) for dinner parties, celebrations, or even just a casual family night in.
Incorporate natural surroundings as home decor
Living on the west coast definitely has its perks, and one of them has to be the natural beauty we’re surrounded by. To create a penthouse feel, we made sure to feature the large windows and natural light throughout the home to showcase the beauty right outside.
In the dining nook, we intentionally selected the Addie Dining Table with an elegant glass top and Remy Dining Chairs customized in a bold, but non-competing shade of blue to highlight the floor to ceiling windows and natural light. It’s truly the perfect place to soak up the sun with a cup of coffee on a weekend morning!
Functional + luxurious home office
Now more than ever, it’s so important to ensure your home office set up is as beautiful and welcoming as it is functional. In this luxurious home office, we used a dark and moody colour palette that’s completely different from other places in the home. Not only does a completely different vibe ensure your “work life” feels distinct from your “home life”, it’s also undeniably beautiful and designed with maximum productivity in mind.
In addition to ensuring good lighting was available throughout the room, personal touches like the original painting by local artist Lisa Ochowycz and a custom seat (this is the Margaux Swivel chair) take this home office to the next level.
Utilize textures and patterns to create a luxurious feel
Finally, throughout the home, we used many different materials, textures and patterns to create an understated, but luxurious feel all the way through. The use of natural slab stone is present in almost every room, and details like the herringbone inlay hardwood floor add to the luxurious vibe.
Additional details that add a custom feel to this stunning home renovation include wallpaper found on some ceilings, the unique floor patterns throughout with the tile and wood, and layers of different, custom lighting used all over the house.
We hope you enjoyed this virtual tour of a stunning luxury home renovation in West Vancouver designed by Reisa Pollard of Beyond Beige. Whether you’re looking for luxury design inspiration for just one room or a whole house, at Once A Tree Furniture, our goal is to help you create a beautiful, liveable space with your needs and design aesthetic in mind. We work with some of the most talented local designers to help our clients do just that, and we encourage you to get in touch today for more information on how we can help you bring your vision to life! For more design inspiration and tips, don’t forget to follow us and Beyond Beige on Instagram.