House Tour | Sarah Gallop Design Inc.
Grab your passports and break out your cameras; it’s time for this month’s House Tour (in Canada)! We’ll be showing you around one of Sarah Gallop Design Inc.’s modern masterpieces. Sarah Gallop and her team recently completed this custom home located in North Vancouver. Sarah says the design goal was, “to create an open and airy home with clean lines and a contemporary, eye-catching use of materials.”
All photography by Paul Grdina Photography
Kick off your shoes and come on in! We’ll be starting our tour in the kitchen. This modern design features wood valances and gables that create a streamlined, contemporary look.
Two work triangles allow for collaborative cooking and the chevron backsplash brings a bold and eclectic element to this refined design. In the words of Jimi Hendrix, “My worries seem so very small with my waterfall,”–and in this case, we’re talking about the ten-foot, four-inch-long, waterfall-edge island made from Fresh Concrete. “The sleek sharknose edge applied to the quartz tops extends to the perimeter counters and throughout the spice kitchen,” says Sarah.
The combination of the painted white perimeter, blue island crowned with gold-finished cabinet hardware and lighting fixture details lend warmth and contrast to the contemporary, artistic space.
Additionally, the matte white refrigerator blends seamlessly with the white cabinetry to create a unified and cohesive feeling.
Who says spice kitchens can't be chic? Behind the main kitchen is this lovely space, which is perfect for extra storage and meal prep. Large white tiles and open shelving add a modern twist while Fresh Concrete counters match the main kitchen to tie the whole area together.
Let’s take a look inside the living room, which is completed by two seating areas and a classic glass dining table. Guests can gather around the built-in fireplace while they marvel at the floor-to-ceiling, marble-patterned wall.
The occasional pop of teal brings vibrancy to the sophisticated room. Additionally, the pendant light above the dining table has a reflective gold interior for an added element of luxury. Large sliding glass doors create easy access to the patio, where you can lounge rain or shine, thanks to the overhead covering.
Next up is the beautiful powder room, complete with a slab of Raw Concrete. The art featured on the wall panels adjacent to the backlit mirror provides texture and visual interest. Additionally, the floating millwork with a wall-mounted faucet and vessel sink create an open feeling. “The thick mitered quartz countertop provides a clean band of definition and perfectly ties together the unique backsplash wall application with the floor,” says Sarah.
Once you've had a moment to marvel at the sculptural statement wall across from the wooden staircase, which transgresses all three floors of the house, we'll take a look at the master suite.
An abundance of windows allows natural light to flood into the room during the daytime and creates an ethereal glow. Again, a simple color palette is used, which produces an air of sophistication and serenity.
Designer tip: use large scale porcelain tiles throughout a room to create an enlarging visual effect. The floating wood vanity creates warmth and an open airy feeling in conjunction with the large scale materials and glass shower enclosure. Fresh Concrete tops the modern wood vanity in a simple heavy mitered presentation. The quartz lends, “a comfortable break to the eyes, allowing other striking elements to hold the spotlight,” says Sarah.
After you've finished freshening up in the gorgeous master bath, we'll grab a cocktail at the at-home bar. A sleek design coupled with the large sliding glass doors allows the beautiful outdoor landscaping to shine through.
Who doesn’t want an at-home theatre? The Sarah Gallop Design Inc. team makes this childhood dream a reality with this elegant media room. The room is perfect for gathering friends and catching up on recent movies before the Oscars.
Move over maple syrup and Granville Island, Vancouver has a new main attraction! From the bold architectural framework to the stunning interior, this gorgeous house from Sarah Gallop Interior Design Inc. is a sleek masterpiece.