Archive for September, 2015

Our Top 5 from IDSwest

Posted on September 30, 2015 by Jared




Another fabulous IDSwest has come and gone. Like every other year, the show was the place to be if you love all things beautiful! With over 35,000 attendees over 3.5 days, it’s a very busy weekend where we have the opportunity to connect with past clients and introduce ourselves to new ones.

And while most of our time was spent chatting with trend setting designers and homeowners, we did manage to sneak away from our booth and check out all of the other fabulous exhibitors. Here are our top five that caught our eye at this year’s IDSwest (in alphabetical order):

By Nature

By Nature Design, Mossart Walls

Local to Vancouver, By Nature reconnects people with nature by transforming spaces into healthy living environments. We absolutely love their collection of Mossart walls. Talk about eco-friendly! (We loved them so much we’ve decided to feature Mossart walls in our showrooms. Stay tuned for more info!)

Camouflage Heater

Camouflage Heater

Camouflage Heater is an energy efficient heating system that combines art with function. Based out of Quebec, Camouflage Heater uses radiant infrared technology to secretly heat your space. Genius and stunning.

Cerno Lighting

Cerno Lighting

Based out of California, this trio does lighting well! Cerno Lighting caught our eye last year and we loved them as much this year. Their unique lights are made with solid walnut wood and they can easily be used as your space’s work of art – they’re that gorgeous.

Reclaimed Print

Reclaimed Print

Reclaimed Print is a local business (or is it artist?) that uses innovative technology to print on wood. Wow! From unique stationery to artwork, their work combines nature and design for a stunning effect.

Spruce Collective

Spruce Collective, Abbotsford, BC

Spruce Collective is a brick & mortar retail store in Abbotsford with an “I-want-it-all” array of vintage items for your home. Spruce Collective is officially our new happy place! And if you need anything for special events, they also have a rental department… oh my!

Until next year IDSwest!

Go Beyond the Surface: September 2015

Posted on September 21, 2015 by Jared




It’s Time for the Reveal!

Love It or List It Vancouver, Flexible Stone Veneer

Love It or List It Vancouver
Nano Slate Fireplace Surround

We love the suspense leading up to each Love It or List It Vancouver episode. Will the homeowners love their newly renovated home or will they list it and move into another? Oh the suspense!

In our third appearance on the hit TV show, co-host and designer Jillian Harris picked our flexible stone veneer wall covering to transform the newly created great room. And wow, does she ever!

Here is the before:

LIOLI Before

And the sunning after:

Love It or List It Vancouver, Flexible Stone Veneer

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classicBRICK Installation
for a Private Residence in White Rock

We might be a tad biased, but we love how wall surfaces “finish” a space. It’s kind of like the cherry on the sundae; it’s just not quite right without one (or two!).

In this custom built executive home in White Rock, we supplied and installed our classicBRICK wall surface for two walls in the basement’s entertainment room.

After - classicBRICK Install in White Rock, BC

After – classicBRICK Install in White Rock, BC

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Flexible Stone Veneer Featured on Love It or List It Vancouver

Posted on September 16, 2015 by Jared




Working with the team of the hit TV show Love It or List It Vancouver is always a blast. And seeing co-host and designer Jillian Harris’ transformations is exciting and inspiring!

Having outgrown their current home, the homeowners in Season 3, Episode 10 must decide whether they want to stay in their beloved neighbourhood or move to a more spacious home.  Jillian did a superb job opening up their home to create more space, but Alice and Jim made the decision to list it despite the gorgeous updates.

For our third appearance on Love It or List It Vancouver, we supplied and installed our eco-friendly flexible stone veneer on the fireplace surround in Alice and Jim’s newly renovated great room. Jillian transformed the space’s focal wall from a chunky and dark 80’s eyesore to a sophisticated and light modern fireplace. We are most definitely on #TeamLoveIt!

Love It or List It Vancouver, Flexible Stone Veneer

Love It or List It Vancouver, Flexible Stone Veneer

Love It or List It Vancouver, Flexible Stone Veneer

Nano Quartzite Slate is a flexible stone veneer made with real stone. It’s an eco-friendly alternative to real slate because it uses much less of the stone so less of the earth needs to be excavated and the carbon footprint is much less for shipping. It’s also much more cost effective and easier to install.

+ Click here for more images of the episode, including great before and after photos

+ Click here to see the episode’s Resource Guide

Thanks once again to Jillian for asking us to take part in the W Network’s popular TV show!

Want to see the other surfaces handpicked by Jillian for Love It or List It Vancouver? Click the images below to see the other episodes we had the pleasure to supply and install:

Love It or List It Vancouver, Wall Treatment Love It or List It Vancouver - Gordo and Nicholas