Tucked away in a private cove in the coveted McKinley Beach area, this cottager’s dream Master Suite began as a dated and divided unused family room and cramped bedroom facing beautiful Okanagan Lake.
By completely gutting and re-purposing the two areas, a gorgeous little lake-side Master Suite has been created: a combination of polished and matte glass and porcelain tiles in airy teals and soft white, a reclaimed wood sliding barn door, motorized translucent sheer drapery, minimalistic hardware, and clean contemporary fixtures and furnishings sets the calming backdrop for this soothing space.
What once began as untouched brush in the picturesque setting of Manitoba lake country, has been meticulously transformed into a fresh and ambient executive-style home; perfect for entertaining and warm summer evenings overlooking its own private waterscape.
Every interior and exterior aspect of this house was designed and curated by Urban Theory; the interior architecture was developed to feel open and expansive, while maintaining a cozy and welcoming sense of comfort. Warm walnut flooring run throughout, wall-to-wall full-height windows, a combination of honed granite, watery glass tile, natural slate, texturized wood millwork, and a palette of tan, cream, charcoal, and rich wood tones all help to make this lake-side retreat an impressive custom abode.
Built by Kelowna’s own Mission Group Enterprises, this 1,500 sq’ condo with charming views of east Knox Mountain had already had two previous owners before we were introduced to it. Painted out in bland beige with deep brown floors to match, what this condo needed was a fresh and fabulous facelift.
To take this condo from builder beige to bright and beautiful, it was repainted top to bottom in a bright, silvery off-white to help the owner’s collection of black and white photography stand out. The main floor was reconfigured to help create a more spacious and welcoming furniture layout, and airy and open shelving was brought in to help display the owner’s eclectic and colorful mix of décor and distinctive items.
Standard light fixtures were swapped out for more custom pieces, and loads of texture and contrasting materials was infused to help add warmth, charisma, and a touch of modern sparkle.
Crispin’s love of design reaches far beyond the interiors of custom homes and gorgeously constructed shops and office spaces; she consistently shares her knowledge and expertise with the public through collaborative workshops and design masterclasses.
Set in the historic Heritage Lofts in downtown Kelowna, Urban Theory Design and Passionate Blooms Floral Design Co. co-hosted the Chic West Coast Summer Living design workshop; complete with beautifully curated furnishings, interior décor, and fresh summer florals.
Designed for one of our most beloved couples, this eclectic homestead sits nestled in the wetlands of Southern Manitoba cottage country, and is the definition of calm, rest, and recharge for its well-travelled owners.
Upon giving up their condo in the city, these homeowners desired a place to call home with a more peaceful and refreshing ambiance.
Designed to overlook a marshy fenland, the soaring ceilings and sprawling windows allow magnificent amounts of natural daylight to wash over the honey-toned bamboo floors and spacious, open-concept living and dining area. The use of natural and organic materials like steely granite, rich maple, glass, seagrass wall covering, leather, and wool makes for instant coziness and contrast.
A collection of mid-century modern furnishings are mixed with Asian and Northern Inuit-flavored décor for a unique blend of styles; Eames chairs passed down through the family, token gifts of gratitude from working abroad, custom art pieces rife with personal sentiment… this home represents the marrying of eras, styles, and personal experiences wholly unique and dearly beloved by its owners.