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!!read more
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.read more
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
We are so lucky to work with clients that share our vision to create outstanding spaces. Our goal is always to strike the perfect balance between beauty and functionality, with each client’s unique needs in mind. With this Space Harmony project we had the pleasure to work with Alejandro Diaz to create El Santo, a modern Mexican restaurant in the up and coming city of New Westminster.
New West is British Columbia’s oldest city but it has seen a cultural revival in the last 5 years. The city is an easy sky train ride from downtown and is trendy and affordable. The perfect place to open a fun, modern Mexican cantina!