Inside Design News
We are so proud to announce that Inside Design Studio took home the Award of Merit for Hospitality Design for our Kwa’lilas Hotel design at the 2017 IDIBC Shine Awards of Excellence event, held on Friday September 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Our substantial renovation of the Port Hardy, B.C. hotel included all major areas; the lobby, guest rooms and corridors, a retail store and meeting rooms. Our brief was to design a modern boutique hotel to support international tourism to the unspoiled North Vancouver Island. Some of the judges comments were, “Crisp modern transformation” “Excellent use of materials”, “Very dramatic renovation.”
Judy Henderson and Lisa Juan accepted the honours on the night with Judy offering this message of congrats, “Many thanks to my amazing team!”
Job well done.
Last year, the Inside Design team spent nine months working with the Coast Edmonton Plaza hotel, renovating guest rooms, suites and guest room corridors. The client was thrilled with the results and hotel guests have taken to social media to share their positive experiences. Guests on Tripadvisor are calling the rooms “soothing and relaxing,” which is music to our ears. That’s exactly the kind of experience we work so hard to deliver on behalf of our clients.
In the age of social media and online hotel booking sites brand recognition and loyalty is more important than ever before. Working on the Coast Edmonton Plaza, it was important to incorporate their corporate colours and capture the essence of the brand in the new design. Designing for an immersive brand experience is something we recommend to many clients so when Coast indicated this was important to them, we knew we could deliver just what they wanted. Coast’s primary brand colour is purple, so we used a sophisticated palette of aubergine and grey to bring a timeless upscale aura to the renovation. We also used some secondary brand colours in the sofa pillows, chairs, and room accessories.
Aside from the brand focus, our approach to renovations of this type is to maximize perceived value where-ever possible. With Coast we were able to add value to the rooms by adding texture to carpets and draperies, which read as very luxurious. In addition, to add value to the bathrooms, we made a bold and unexpected statement with bright raspberry accent walls and crisp white countertops. We simplified the corridors by replacing the patterned broadloom with carpet tile and adding clean millwork. The results were truly stunning. The Coast Plaza hotel n Edmonton is located at 10155 105 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1E2
Our new address is Suite 301-1587 West 8th Avenue
We look forward to seeing you in our new location.
Inside Design Studio Inc. will be moving our office at the end of this month, July 31st.
Our new address is going to be:
301 – 1587 West 8th Avenue Vancouver BC V6J 1T5
Deep in the heart of Richmond BC lies Vancouver’s most exclusive gaming salon. Inside Design Studio was the first choice when selecting a design for this exclusive gaming salon. This private gaming salon caters to a coveted group of international players, with an Interior and services that meet their exquisite tastes.
The space is divided into 4 gaming areas including a private baccarat table, dining area for 10, and private lounge. Each space is finished with custom carpets, unique metal screens, and hand painted silk wall murals. The tables themselves are imported from Italy with royal purple felts and Italian leather handrails. Above the main gaming area are modern crystal chandeliers complimented by luxury LED lighting throughout.
This interior is focused on luxury and manifests a higher level of abundance and success. Nothing is spared for this elite group.