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 […]
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.
When the owners of Poke Five came to us to design their restaurant, they asked for a clean, minimalist, all-white modern look for the 400
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.
Water Street is currently one of Vancouver’s trendiest design stretches, and our goal was to design a calming modern space that embodied the character of the neighbourhood, past and present.