Timeless elegant luxury: Salon Privé

Salon Privé, River Rock’s high-limit slots area is now complete and we’re excited to share some photos of the project with you. We have a long working relationship with Great Canadian Gaming Corporation designing gaming resorts across the country, so it was no surprise when they approached us to reimagine this important area in the River Rock.

Our task was to create an exclusive VIP access area that was distinct from the gaming floor but still reflective of River Rock’s brand. Our focus was elegant luxury. First step: create separation without creating any physical barrier to customer flow. We elevated the salon above the main gaming floor and placed a low-profile reception desk to anchor the entrance and so staff can manage access politely. The minimalist reception desk also plays off quality marble, subtle signage and soft lighting accents.

We chose aubergine with taupe and gold accents to create a luxurious palette that appeals to both Western and Eastern cultures – and is timeless and relaxing. A dynamic pattern of fragmented mirror and minimalistic lighting lends modernism to the walls which we carried onto screens that provided scale and privacy to sections of the salon. The thick-cut pile carpet is custom designed to create a strong sense of movement and contrast. The casual bar and bathroom makes a statement in black: black quartz for the bar top (with some fantastic Tom Dixon lighting) and washrooms finished in black stone.

It’s always a pleasure to design for a client who understands their brand and the role interior design can play to deliver on their brand promise, as well as excellence in customer service. Great Canadian Gaming Corporation understands modern hospitality service and we understand modern hospitality design. The results speak for themselves. I hope you agree.

Add Comment (0) This entry was posted in UncategorizedBookmark the Permalink

Check out this article


Add Comment (0) This entry was posted in UncategorizedBookmark the Permalink

Crafting an Industrial & Modern Restaurant

Just steps away from BC place in the heart of downtown Vancouver lies a newly transformed bar and restaurant, Bogart’s. It was recently renovated into an industrial yet modern design to reflect the Italian pub fare vibe. The overall  pub atmosphere was redesigned to appeal to both the local business lunch crowd and the lively sports fans.

Many locally sourced construction materials were used to create a warehouse feel and overall patina in the space, such as antique leather, reclaimed fir, and plywood. The feature of the restaurant is the large fir plywood back bar with bottle display, this highlights the bar’s selection of craft beers and classic Italian wines on tap. To add a personal touch to the space, a local artist applied a hand painted quote and chevron graphic to the wall. Throughout the restaurant, graphic porcelain tile flooring from Italy was used to reflect the Italian pub ambiance.

Inside Design Studio captured the essence of the restaurant’s concept and applied it to the overall space for an intimate  pub atmosphere. Whether it’s game day or a business lunch, we can find guests enjoying their tapas and refreshments at this successfully transformed pub.

Add Comment (0) This entry was posted in UncategorizedBookmark the Permalink

IDSI involvement in the Aboriginal Community

blog_Headboard_Totem Illuminaire_Mural_Skwachays_Sabina Hill

Inside Design Studio Inc. was recently involved in completing an experiential boutique hotel project called the Skwachays Lodge located on West Pender St. inside the Vancouver Native Housing Society. The idea behind the project was to transform eighteen hotel rooms for guests to stay in, the artist themed rooms will compliment additional aboriginal cultural activities offered on the property.

blog_Frog Triptych Headboard_Skwachays_Sabina Hill_B

blog_Houseboard Mural_Skwachays_Sabina Hill


Selected as one of the six Interior Design firms, IDSI volunteered their time and expertise to complete three Aboriginal-themed luxury suites. IDSI designers collaborated with visionary artists, Sabina Hill and Mark Preston to transform their vision, as well as with industry suppliers to execute the concept into a functional and successful space.  Each of the rooms that IDSI and the artists collaborated on has their own theme and are complemented by original pieces of native art.

IDSI was very fortunate to be able to bring forward their expertise to contribute a positive change for the urban Aboriginal community. It was a rare and unique opportunity to help enhance and share this rich culture to visitors, which subsequently offers healing, fulfillment, empowerment and prosperity to the Aboriginal community.

Photography credit: John Watson

Add Comment (0) This entry was posted in Inside Design News, New Project, UncategorizedBookmark the Permalink

Asylum at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

What makes Asylum stand out from any ordinary restaurant is its convertibility to accommodate many entertainment events. Inside Design Studio found solutions to design Asylum to suit events such as local band performances, DJ performances, fight nights and the big sports games. This required the space to change from an intimate setting to an upbeat and outrageous atmosphere.


To achieve this flexibility Inside Design chose a portable stage that can be used as both a stage and a lounge. All central furniture is loose, it can be moved and the floor space be used as a dance floor. Near the bar is also an ultra modern VIP lounge area for specialty guess to have a space separate from the crowd but still has great site lines to the stage.

The ultra sleek design adds to the upbeat atmosphere. With custom lighting at the bar, upholstered luminous booth seating, faux snake skin stool and smoked glass guard rails, Asylum looks prestigious but have a ready to party atmosphere. The result of the entire design is a completely flexible space with a large standup bar, a higher seating capacity, an intimate dance floor, and a dynamic stage for performers.




Add Comment (0) This entry was posted in UncategorizedBookmark the Permalink