Monday 25 August 2014

A Lesson in Contrast

Let's start this week with some awesome interior inspiration. What I love most about this amazing Vancouver loft is the mix of materials and textures. Architect, Omer Arbel, took on this massive upgrade and restoration project, breathing new life into the heritage building.

A central courtyard allows light into the space. The existing shell remains bringing beautiful texture and a strong contrast to the smooth clean lines of the modern elements.

Rough concrete, polished concrete, wood, metal, and glass all work beautifully together, softened by textiles such as that gorgeous blue velvet sofa, throws and hanging fabric panels. This is definitely a brilliant example of how such contrasts can create such cohesion.


  1. Beautiful. So nice to see such lovely raw materials used so well. I especially love the contrast of that navy sofa with the brick and wood. *filing ideas in head*

    1. Absolutely. It was the blue sofa and brick wall that initially drew me to this gorgeous home. x

  2. Impresionante!!
    Fantástica la combinación de materiales y geniales las puertas correderas de la cocina.
    Lo que no acabo de ver es la alfombra de vaca.... no.


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