Space Harmony’s Favourite Vancouver Gift Shops

If you are anything like us you still have a few last minute holiday gifts to pick up! Luckily in Vancouver there are no shortage of great local shops, perfect for this exact dilemma. The gifts that perplex us on a yearly basis are, the hostess gift, a present for the teacher, and a little [...]
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Inspiration for Autumn Decorating – The Harvest Table

The autumn in the Pacific Northwest has us all dreaming of Chai lattes and pumpkin soup. The next few months focus heavily on family and gathering around the table. We thought we would put together a warm and cozy dining space to get you excited for the season of eating!!

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Tips for restaurant interior design

Choosing a great space is one thing, but if you are designing a restaurant interior you need to master the flow. The room needs to work for the staff and for the guests. Where the workstations are placed, washroom size and location, and a thousand other small details need to be considered before any aesthetic considerations start. A proper layout can create a more productive staff and better sales as a result.

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Bring out your room’s personality with area rugs

Bring out your room’s personality with area rugs
Choosing an area rug is a fun part of styling your home and it will help to add warmth and texture to your space. An area rug can totally change a room’s personality and feel, so make sure you do your research about materials and durability.
Firstly, lets choose a style; do you love modern stripes, a hip and fun kilim rug, or maybe a more traditional Persian style? We are going to help you narrow down your search and give you some great options for a range of budgets.
Everyone loves a great stripe or classic chevron. Graphic prints can amp up the sophistication and add a bold touch to a space. We especially love the trend towards masculine graphic prints.

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Canada turns 150. Let’s Celebrate!

Canadian Inspired Décor! Red and White is great, but we can do even better than that! Check out our canoe cooler, decorative canoe paddle, vintage stubby beer bottles, and Husdson’s Bay blanket throw pillow.

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Our 5 Favourite Vancouver Florists

1. Thomas Hobbs in Kerrisdale – Buying flowers from Thomas Hobbs is an experience in itself. Located in a beautiful heritage building in Kerrisdale, the shop itself is timeless. With over 40 years of experience, this team really knows their flowers.

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The contemporary staircase designs we love!

Interior designers spend a lot of energy on how stairs look and function. We love the current emphasis on stair design, especially considering the trend of open, connected spaces. The stairs need to be safe and functional of course, but they are an important aesthetic element in a room, and they need to be beautiful [...]
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How To Finish A Room – Styling A Space With Key Accessories

After you have designed a room layout, chosen the key furniture pieces and installed the wallpaper, cabinets and window dressings, the fun really begins. One of the most satisfying parts of a project is when it all comes together and accessories can really bring it home! These are our favourite accessories to finish your design and make it feel beautifully lived in and ready to love.
1. Pillows
Textiles, like throw pillows, are essential in a living space to set the tone and colour palette. A design may begin and end with the perfect pattern or colour inspired by gorgeous fabric. Velvet pillows imply luxury and sophistication while fun florals or prints might make a traditional space more lighthearted and fun.

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5 Smart Ways to Incorporate Trends into your Bathroom Design

We renovate a lot of bathrooms at Space Harmony and we always have the same goal, make the space functional and timeless. Because face it, nobody wants to renovate a bathroom every five years. Yet we are constantly bombarded with images showing us the latest “trends” in home design. This reality makes it more and more difficult to design spaces that last. People’s tastes change and so does design.
So if you, like us, think that the main elements in a design should be sustainable and stay the course, here are some tips on how you can design a bathroom that may be able to fluctuate with the trends in home design a little better.
Say Yes to the trends with…

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How to Choose a Grout Color

Decorative tile is so much fun and there are some amazing options these days for all of your tiling needs. With so much emphasis on choosing the tile, we want to discuss some strategies for choosing a grout colour. The grout is often an afterthought, but the truth is that grout can make or break your tiling job.
Current trends are leaning towards contrasting grout colours and this can be an amazing choice for your kitchen or bathroom. The nice thing about choosing a darker shade to accent a white tile for the bathroom is that you don’t need to worry as much about keeping it bright and shiny, especially on the floors.

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