Have you ever fell in love with a city while on holiday and wished you could recreate its ambience back home? This is exactly what happened to my clients who had fallen hard for New York City. When they approached Corea Sotropa to design their new custom-built home in the established and well-treed Calgary neighborhood of Elbow Park, NYC was on their minds. The mandate was to design a house with a loft-like vibe, some industrial touches, an open floor plan and red brick as an accent. The kitchen design started with mirroring a structural column on either side of the sink and cladding it in red brick. It made the most sense to use this material on something architectural and strong and this detail really grounds the space. From there we selected dark cabinets with metal bases, concrete coloured quartz countertops and industrial chic light fixtures over the dining table and island. An eclectic mix of furniture composed of natural wood, metal and resin finishes was selected to give it the Soho-loft spirit my clients adored. The position of the pantry was quite tricky since it was seen from the front door. To make it an interesting focal point instead of an eye sore we designed cabinet doors with blackboard panelled fronts and sconces above to highlight kid’s art work and family graffiti.
What do you think of our interpretation? I’ll share more photographs of this project soon, but if you would like to see what we created in their home office, check out my earlier post Loft Office. Thanks for stopping by!