Archive for June, 2014

Go Beyond the Surface: June 2014

Posted on June 30, 2014 by Jared




Interior Design Ideas for Commercial Spaces

In this month’s issue of Go Beyond the Surface, we’re taking a look at interior design ideas for commercial spaces. Make sure to sign-up for our monthly newsletter to be the first to see our new products and most recent projects!

BC Perio in Vancouver
Reception Desk Design

BC Perio, Broadway, Vancouver, BC

The new clinic for BC Perio Dental Health & Implant Centre in Vancouver is now open! We supplied reclaimed barn wood wall tiles for the reception desk (shown in the above photo). + Click for more photos

Wendels’ in Fort Langley
Coffee Bar Design

Wendel's Bookstore and Cafe in Fort Langley

Wendel’s Bookstore and Cafe is a local hot spot that recently underwent their very own version of “restaurant makeover”. We supplied Finium FriendlyWall for the coffee bar area.

+ View more photos of their beautiful new space (and next time you’re in Fort Langley, you MUST stop in and try their delicious Fresh Berry Trifle!)

Designing with Artwork
Wave Dental in White Rock

Wave Dental - Yapes Paints - White Rock, BC

Have you ever considered commissioning artwork for your commercial project? Wave Dental enhanced their new space with beautiful paintings by April Lacheur. The result is a stunning clinic that reflects the owners’ passion.

+ See more of April’s artwork at Wave Dental

Battle of the Surfaces
Reception Space Design

Battle of the Surfaces: Reception Spaces

This month’s “Battle of the Surfaces” is between two gorgeous reception spaces each featuring one of our eco-friendly wall surfaces. + Let us know which surface is your favourite by voting on our Facebook page

IDSwest in Vancouver
The Countdown Begins!

IDSwest Vancouver

We’re only three months away from Vancouver’s biggest interior design event of the year! We’re starting to plan the design of our booth… and picking what NEW surfaces to launch at IDSwest. + More info

Project Profile: Wendel’s Bookstore and Cafe in Fort Langley

Posted on June 20, 2014 by Jared




Wendel’s Bookstore and Cafe in the historic village of Fort Langley is a local favourite. The food is always delicious and the treats even tastier!

Wendel's Bookstore and Cafe in Fort Langley

To keep up with its ever changing menu, Wendel’s recently underwent a renovation. The owner specified walnut Finium FriendlyWall solid wood panels for the area behind the bar. The Eco Floor Store supplied over 150 square feet of the eco-friendly wall surface, which is a great compliment to the new reclaimed wood bench and the new solid wood tabletops.

We love the new space. It’s simple, modern and healthy – just like their food. Thanks to owner Diane for supporting another fellow local business!

Wendel's Bookstore and Cafe, Fort Langley

Wendel's Bookstore and Cafe, Fort Langley

Wendel's Bookstore and Cafe, Fort Langley

Wendel's Bookstore and Cafe, Fort Langley

And we spotted this beauty on Wendel’s Instagram… couldn’t resist sharing! This is their over the top Fresh Berry Trifle made with edible flowers from the Langley Farmers’ Market. Mmm, mmm, mmm!

Fresh Berry Trifle

Commissioned Art for Commercial Space Design

Posted on June 16, 2014 by Jared




Commercial space designers have lots to consider when designing a new space.

Traffic flow through the space. Reception desk design. Furniture and seating selection. Lighting placement and style. Branding elements. Visual focal points. And let’s not forget overall design style, colour themes and material selection.

When Wave Dental in White Rock updated their clinic, they wanted to create an inviting, functional and modern space. To achieve two of the three objectives, they turned to April Lacheur at Yapes Paints. By commissioning artwork for their space, they were able to create a beautiful office rooted in their own passion that perfectly fit their design vision.

Wave Dental - Yapes Paints - White Rock, BC

The team at Wave Dental commissioned a number of paintings for various spaces within the clinic. This allowed them not only to select the ideal size for each space, but also to select the topic of each piece. Trees – one of April’s specialties – was an important focus because of their symbolism of strength, growth and connection.

Wave Dental - Yapes Paints - White Rock, BC

Commissioned artwork was the perfect choice for this commercial space. Each painting is the visual focal point of its space and adds a little of the owners’ personality to the clinic. April’s artwork is a unique design element that isn’t easily replicated – making this dental clinic an inviting space with beautiful artwork for staff and patients to appreciate.

Wave Dental - Yapes Paints - White Rock, BC

Wave Dental - Yapes Paints - White Rock, BC

Wave Dental - Yapes Paints - White Rock, BC

April Lacheur is a local self-taught artist based in White Rock. Her love affair with trees and all things nature related are the inspiration for her vibrant paintings. Exploding with bold colours, each painting is a unique expression of Mother Nature’s beautiful creations.

April-Lacheur

 + To learn more about April, click here