This was an interior project of a condo in Kitsilano designed for the client’s summer holiday family and friends and short-term rentals to young professionals or small families. The client’s goal was to update this space with an inviting modern aesthetic and incorporate functionality and comfort. The design took a nordic-modern approach with hints of Cali.


The Challenges:

A dark enclosed dated home, limited impractical kitchen space, minimal closet area, absent work space, uncomfortable window seating, limited sleeping arrangements and hard to clean surfaces.


The Solutions:

  • To maximize the kitchen space the middle wall was knocked down and the back wall was opened up (while maintaining the integrity of the support beam as per building code). The bonus was increasing and elevating the users dining experience.

  • To increase closet shelving and storage needs we minimized cabinetry, opting to incorporate compact organization hidden by bohemian styled textiles. This also addressed the absent work space as the dresser was no longer needed and the functional desk/work space could replace it.

  • To maximize sleeping arrangements the couch turns into a comfortable bed for two.

  • To enhance the window seating experience we used comfy textiles and decorative throws.

  • To assist with cleanliness, all surface materials are modern, smooth and streak resistant.


Stripped down to studs, I was commissioned to manage the details of this all encompassing renovation. From removal of old furnishings and overseeing the demolition — to spacial concepts, rough digital renderings, communication with the trade workers and sound proof strategy. From flooring and wall colour to cabinetry and countertops, light and plumbing fixtures to furnishings, textiles and artwork — right down to the cutlery and cookbooks.

Photography By: Britney Gill