Photo Gallery: Designer Kelly Deck’s Interiors
Peek inside her West Coast homes.
“This contemporary kitchen is open to the great room of this oceanside home,” explains Deck. “To keep the entire space feeling refined and elegant, we designed a 16-foot island with Bianco statuario marble wrapping the entire form. At one end of this kitchen (right) we designed a little breakfast station with a coffee machine and beverage fridge to make mornings easier.”
“I love navy and it seemed appropriate for this casual but stately kitchen,” says Deck. “We kept it on the lower cabinetry to distribute visual weight below the counters. A custom hood fan keeps the focus on the room overall rather than one fancy appliance.”
“Framing a doorway with moulding is a wonderful way to draw the eye into the space beyond its frame,” notes Deck. “In this traditional home, we designed substantial frames for the entry of every major common area — it brings a stately sensibility.”
Limestone tile and tailored millwork make this little room the jewel of a contemporary home.
The living room in this Whistler home feels warm and luxurious. “The steel fireplace took months of collaboration and mock-ups,” says Deck. “Our goal was to create a two-storey steel façade with no visible fasteners.” The olive green hue and exposed wood beams above reflect the natural surroundings framed by the large windows.
“I wanted to create an elegant, masculine atmosphere in this home,” says Deck. “To achieve this, I panelled most of the walls with grey-stained oak and brightened the mood with light furnishings.” For functionality, choose a variety of seating, like a chaise, sofa and armchairs.
West coast living is all about lifestyle. In designing the main living area of this home, Deck wanted to create a relaxed feeling without sacrificing the elegance of the traditional architecture. Clean lines and washed out finishes keep the room casual and laid-back.
“This 600-square-foot bedroom overlooks sweeping views of the Pacific ocean,” points out Deck. “This inviting seating area is the perfect retreat for storm watching and lazy mornings.” Large furnishings suit the scale of the room — especially the 18-foot-long headboard with linen upholstery.
Deck faced the challenge of warming up this spacious ensuite. “With such a large space, it’s critical to use strong finishes like marble and incorporate oversized vanities that suit the size of the room,” she says. A bright chandelier, tufted ottoman and wood cabinetry add cosy elements to the room, while a mosaic tiled floor, marble and white walls keep it modern and fresh.