Contemporary condo in British Columbia’s Coal Harbour

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This contemporary condo in Vancouver, British Columbia’s Coal Harbour, a secondary residence for a family of four, showcases the recent efforts of designer Gaile Guevara on curating lifestyle shifts from suburban living to urban living. The designer gutted the entire 1,333 square foot interior down to the framing and completely redesigned it, with a new kitchen, new bathrooms and all new finishes and fixtures throughout. The open den was also re-framed into a deluxe den.

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I’m not a fan of contrast when designing small spaces unless it serves a visual function, and keeping the interior color palette quite means minimal variation between materials and finishes. Painting a single color on all vertical surfaces created a visually seamless continuation between rooms. To further de-clutter any visual mess, we painted all the electrical and mechanical details (think baseboard heaters and HVAC grills) to match the walls.

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Continuing with this impression of seamless transition, all the existing carpet was replace with wide plank floors of engineered hardwood, with the exception of the bathroom and master en-suite.

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Panelized walls with integrated flush doors and recessed pulls make a great customized feature, as showcased in the entry foyer of this condo. The millwork paneling really becomes a beautiful wall texture and art piece of its own.

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Photos: Eric Scott Photography

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