El Santo – A Closer Look at a Very Special Space Harmony Project

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!

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How to Style an Entryway with a Pop of Colour

Sometimes your space needs a pop of colour, especially as spring approaches!  At Space Harmony, we have created a design board for you to get you going on transforming your entryway. Our inspiration is Pantones colour of the year for 2017 – Greenery.

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How to Design a Space that You Love

The conversation in some design circles at the moment is on the “sameness” of contemporary interiors. The argument is that design is becoming homogenized because we are constantly bombarded with images of the current trends on social media. Are we being programmed to like a certain style by our news feed?
We want to help you design a creative, happy space that you will love no matter what else is going on around you. Let’s be a bit unique, a bit untrendy and truly comfortable in our homes! Here are some tips for standing apart from the crowd and being happy and unique in your home.

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Layering up your home for Thanksgiving

We love the holidays and with the sudden chill in the air we can’t help but think here comes thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is possibly one of our favourite holidays even though it doesn’t have the same reputation for décor as Christmas. That doesn’t mean you can’t add a little pumpkin spice to your home to make it feel cozy and festive during this special season.  Here are a few simple ideas to make thanksgiving even better at home.
1. Thanksgiving is all about being grateful for what you have, so use what you’ve got. Think about incorporating some natural elements into your décor like branches, leaves, pinecones or whatever else you find beautiful that exists all around you.

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Small Spaces

Even in the biggest most beautiful homes there will be some design challenges but one question we get asked all the time is, “How do you design for a small space?”
Decorating a small space is more challenging because you need to really consider functionality first, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be beautiful too! Here are some tips to get started with your tiny living space.

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Six Common Renovation Mistakes

This certainly isn’t the first post ever written about renovation mistakes but we feel it is an important list because we see some of these everyday! People seem to learn the hard way what is important during a renovation and unfortunately DIY TV doesn’t show what really goes on behind the scenes. Trust us, your budget will thank us in the long run!

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Top 5 Favourite Iconic Designs we still see everywhere!

Sometimes you just can’t go wrong with a classic. Although mid-century style has been around for more than 50 years, it just keeps coming back, or maybe it has never really left. Current trends tend to be a bit more eclectic so we like mixing mid-century in with other styles rather than going for an all teak living or dining room. As long as you make sure to balance your décor with multiple layers and finishes, these 5 pieces will never steer you wrong.

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Spring Moodboard for your Office Space

Vancouver is most beautiful in the spring when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. It is hard to describe street after street lined with pink trees in full glory. The group here at Space Harmony are feeling inspired by the sunshine and warmer weather, not to mention the blossoms. Using this year’s most popular colour, dusty pink, we have created a mood board for a fresh and inviting office space. Why not use the springtime as inspiration for a new workspace and start the warm season with more light, energy and a fun pop of colour!
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Using Pinterest to Help Define your Style at Home

Are you thinking of investing in new furniture and décor for your home but you aren’t sure where to start? Do you like modern architecture but want your home to be warm and inviting? It can be tricky to figure out what design style suits you best.
Today designers mix genres and break rules when it comes to conventional tastes and ideas so the best way to guarantee you end up with the house of your dreams is to hire a designer whose work you love. Ultimately they need to balance your style and look with what is practical, affordable and realistic for your family. White sofas look great but are not so great in a lake house with a dog. Dark slate floors are beautiful but show dirt, so not so good for kids.
Pinterest boards can be great to kick-start the research process. Wildly pin, then look back to see the patterns in what you’ve chosen.

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Canadian Home Trends

Canadian Home Trends asks Space Harmony to Design a Bedroom
We love collaborating with other local businesses and designers. There are so many inspiring people working in the design community in Vancouver and the rest of Canada! So when Canadian Home Trends asked the Space Harmony team to come up with a mood board for a bedroom, we were thrilled! This challenge had us execute a bedroom design using furniture from local Vancouver company, The Goods. We loved creating it and hope you will love it too!

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