Designer: Hatch Interior Design
Location: Kelowna, B.C.
Goal: For this project, Hatch Interior Design was hired by residential developer MKS Resources to finish and furnish this contemporary 3,450 sq. ft. penthouse show suite at the Waters Edge development in Kelowna’s mission area. “Our client requested that the design of the unit target a potential buyer searching for a high-end vacation property, but that we maintained a strict project budget,” says Hatch designer Leigh Blackburn. “The master bedroom is a great example of how we were able to achieve a high-end look on a tight budget.”
Inspiration: Blackburn and team took inspiration from the “jaw-dropping views of Okanagan Lake,” wanting to create an interior look equally as stunning that wouldn’t distract from the natural beauty just outside the windows. "With such an expansive space we wanted to add warmth and character,” Blackburn notes. “We did this by introducing an intricately patterned area rug [in the bedroom]. Our beautiful Kelowna beaches attract visitors to our area, so we created a color palette of beige, aqua, tangerine, and golden yellow to reflect the sand, water, and sunny warmth."
Breakdown: As requested by the developer, all furnishings were sourced at affordable or discounted prices. Hardwood floors add warmth throughout the penthouse, and in the bedroom the area rug, from HomeSense, adds textural detail that the rest of the room builds on. The Gibson bed and ottomans at its foot are from VanGogh Designs. The orange tone in the pattern is matched with some punchy throw pillows, also from HomeSense. Boom nightstands are from EQ3, and the lamps and abstract art are from HomeSense. To add a soft wash of color, the walls are painted in General Paint’s Canada Goose, which takes away the starkness of straight white while serving as a neutral background for the furnishings.
Tips to Get the Look: “We recommend that you invest your money into key furniture pieces like a classic bed or statement rug as well as permanent finishes like hardwood flooring and quality window coverings,” Blackburn says. “Once you have that solid foundation, consider mixing in those inexpensive accents. If you've given yourself a smaller budget, be willing to hunt as finding the right lamp isn't always easy, but in our opinion, it's always fun!”
Image Courtesy of Hatch Interior Design.