April 29, 2024

A Vancouver Pied-À-Terre Is Dressed To The Nines By Design Firm Falken Reynolds

Imagine a ferry terminal at your doorstep, where one stop on the Aquabus brings you across False Creek to Granville Island for fresh produce, followed by a stroll to Fisherman’s Wharf for the morning’s catch of the day. Weekends are spent wandering the seawall and relaxing at Sunset Beach before heading up more than 20 storeys to watch the sun sink into the ocean. This is Vancouver living at its best, and the reason why these owners, a couple who work in import-export and media, respectively, bought a 1,200-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath condo at 888 Beach. “In so many ways, it’s the essence of downtown Vancouver,” says designer Chad Falkenberg of the building’s prime location.

Chad, along with partner Kelly Reynolds, are the principals of Falken Reynolds, the firm hired to completely redesign the couple’s Beach District suite. “Our friends at Inform Interiors referred us to the owners in 2018, and together we embarked on a complete gut renovation of their space,” says Kelly. The designers spent a year creating a design plan that would suit their clients’ needs. “Our clients loved the design process, considering options and bouncing ideas back and forth,” says Chad. “They wanted to invest time into exploration.” The creative brief was clear: it would be an artistically designed apartment that would serve as their clients’ Canadian retreat. This translated into a playful mix of asymmetrical forms, a rich layering of materials such as stone, metal and leather, bold lighting and space to display their art collection. “We aimed for sophisticated and cosmopolitan,” says Kelly.

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Chad Falkenberg and Kelly Reynolds