Plaidfox Studio: Achieving The Balance Between Modern And Traditional
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Plaidfox Studio: Achieving The Balance Between Modern And Traditional

Plaidfox Studio: Achieving The Balance Between Modern And Traditional

Plaidfox Studio was established in 2014 and is present in some of the best magazines in the world of interior design. Composed of a young team, they show that they are good at what they do, achieving a good balance between the modern and the traditional. This team values detail very much, as we can see through the combination of colors and textures in their projects, both residential and commercial.

A Globally-inspired Modern Penthouse in Gastown

Plaidfox Studio: Achieving The Balance Between Modern And Traditional

This 2008 condo was originally part of a revitalization project in the heart of Gastown, where the 1901 Terminus Hotel received a rooftop expansion of modern housing. Given its rich neighborhood history, finding the right balance between the location and the clients’ needs was an important consideration. Every furnishing, texture and art piece tells a story about their lives, from the seven-foot-tall Terracotta warrior replica to the original Joshua Tree wallpaper (sourced from a photograph they took on vacation).

A Moroccan-inspired Condo in Vancouver

Plaidfox Studio: Achieving The Balance Between Modern And Traditional

With a joint vision in mind, the PlaidFox team worked alongside the homeowner, an avid traveler and photographer, to create a space that was reflective of her globetrotting lifestyle. The three-bed, two-bathroom condo was fully reimagined with all new interior finishes and furniture. Working with an awkward layout (different ceiling heights, oddly proportioned rooms) the team created different zones through minor architectural changes. Custom pieces such as the rose cabinet, Moroccan-inspired archways, and floating-bench entryway were used to create a non-typical interpretation of a modern home. Materials were sourced from Morocco, Denmark, Montreal and Italy to accentuate the eclectic, bold style of the home and homeowner.

The Nordic-inspired Strawberry Hills Farmhouse in Langley

Plaidfox Studio: Achieving The Balance Between Modern And Traditional

This modern farmhouse in Strawberry Hills—an area just outside the charming riverside community of Fort Langley—sits nestled in the woods with nearly three acres to roam. While the property is large, the home’s interior was designed to feel cozy and intimate. To do this, the designers traded wide-open spaces for more private conversation pockets—a feature more typical of classic farmhouses. From shiplap ceilings to black herringbone tile backsplashes to concrete apron sinks, the modus operandi was to make interesting choices and play with multiple textures, colors and finishes. And other than a pair of crisp white linen chairs in the living room, this home was built to be functional and hard-wearing for a family with playful young kids.

A Historic Farmhouse in the Langley Countryside

Plaidfox Studio: Achieving The Balance Between Modern And Traditional

Working alongside the homeowners and Homestar B.C., the PlaidFox team transformed what was a decrepit farmhouse into a Georgie Award-winning, historically minded, rustic retreat. This home is the personal residence of one of the premier home builders in Langley who had decided to relocate his family from a sprawling estate to a more character-focused family home. Details like the antique wood-plank walls (reused from the property’s barn), salvaged doors, along with repurposed flooring, lighting and furniture establish the home as a legacy property that celebrates its own history. The end result is a timeless heritage farmhouse that will survive changing trends and tastes.

A Modern Scandinavian Beach House

Plaidfox Studio: Achieving The Balance Between Modern And Traditional

PlaidFox Studio’s client’s retro beachfront property was in dire need of an update. The homeowner and entrepreneur loved the minimalist, Scandinavian aesthetic, so after stripping it back to the studs, they gave the ocean-view condo a fresh start with a canvas of natural finishes, like bleached oak, honed black stone and large-format marble. Key selections for the material palette, an injection of organic textures and a curated mix of pared-down furniture made the home feel modern, and yet still warm and relaxing.

A Moody Heritage Loft In Gastown

Plaidfox Studio: Achieving The Balance Between Modern And Traditional

When homeowners asked Plaidfox Studio to redesign their recently purchased two-story heritage loft in Gastown, Vancouver —with vintage brick, original wood floors and iron beams — the team thought they were going to ask for the modern Vancouver special: something Scandinavian, minimalist, probably white and restrained. Instead, this global duo could not have surprised them more. They wanted a home that was dark, moody, swanky and that unequivocally channeled old New York. These two were adventurous and playful and their new home was going to reflect that.

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