With the home in High Point we wanted to work within the framework of a rustic ranch but add a modern twist. We worked closely with our client to ensure the ranch accommodated the families busy lifestyle. We made sure everything was not only beautiful but also durable and could withstand the clients grandkids and […]
In 2014 we set out to build a better design studio, and that was PlaidFox. When everyone else was doing white millwork on white plaster with white furniture, we were mounting gold rhino heads on walls, painting vintage armours pink and decorating modern bachelor suites with 7-foot tall Terracotta Warriors.
Designing two homes only blocks apart has its advantages. As PlaidFox designers Ben Leavitt and Kelly O’Quinn worked on designing two new-builds in the same Langley neighborhood (one, a minimalist Scandinavian-inspired home, the other, a modern historical farmhouse), they allowed the two designs to play off each other and influence each home in a subtle […]
You’re passionate and creative, you live for design—but competition for that first job in Vancouver is harder than Brazillian olivewood, Caesarstone countertops, or that time you told your parents you were quitting law school to become an interior designer.
RENOVATING A HERITAGE FARMHOUSE FOR A FAMILY IN THE COUNTRY
This wasn’t a renovation, it was a rescue mission. When these clients purchased this 100-acre property of rolling hills, woods and blueberry farmland, they had dreams of turning the surviving 100-year-old farmstead into a country-style, down-to-earth home for their kids to grow up in.
To see this Vancouver condo, is like meeting the homeowner herself. Our client Paula is a doctor, an international photographer, a world traveller, and so for this full-scale renovation, we pulled from places like Morocco, Japan, India and Scandinavia to design a modern, eclectic and global home inspired by her travels.