At Home in the City

At Home In the City

July, 1998

“At home in the city, a joint fund raising project of the Interior Designers Institute of B.C. (IDIBC) and the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA)…. we have selected interior designers from our organization to design eight individual 1,400 square foot town homes located in the heart of Vancouver. Striving to surpass a typical display suite, IDIBC’s designers have created eight unique design experiences….” Created for clients with a sophisticated self-assured style, this sassy urban town home in the city is energized with primary colours and sensual textures.
White marble, glass, cherry wood stainless steel and polished porcelain combine to produce a thoroughly contemporary home of European sophistication. The white-walled porcelain entry ramp leads up to the volumetric living room above1 and features frameless glass railings capped with cherry-wood. Boldly coloured art faces the white walls above. In the living room and throughout the main floor, cobalt blue walls cut a plane through the open space. Underfoot, red cherry hardwood is layered with sophisticated furnishings of comfortable character. The living room displays an off-white cotton sofa and matching single arm chaise accented by electric blue ultra-suede toss pillows, and woven rattan side chairs.
Down the hall, a fresh Italian kitchen is the social marketplace of this home, and features a stainless steel hood, seeded glass-paneled doors, and sapphire-blue porcelain-tiled walls. A simple floor-to-ceiling built-in defines the volume of space on the main floor, dividing the media room from the dining area while preserving the open floor plan. Off to the side, the main bathroom is embellished with nickel metallic painted walls and a blue Murano glass light sconce. Upstairs, lipstick-red paint is the backdrop of the master bedroom which features painted entry doors and windows with movable slats. A focal point is the bed, which incorporates, attached mobile night tables and a TV stand on pivots. The master bath uses a slick, raised Italian vanity finished with a white marble top and deep blue cabinetry.
Biography Project designer, Garret Cord Werner, age 31, is one of the youngest members of the Ledingham design team. He was awarded by the Interior Designers Institute of B.C. for Excellence in Interior Design in 1996. Garret’s philosophy: “A good interior is highly subject to the constraints or benefits of the structure that encloses & defines it. Clearly, good building design must incorporate both interior and exterior architecture. Only when both interior design & architecture are in harmony will a building exist timeless in its function and aesthetic.” Major Suppliers

-Livingspace Interiors

-Ital Kitchen and Bath

-MS. Woodworks

-Diane Farris Gallery

-Terra Sal Ceramic, Ltd.