Troubadour Adds to Eye-Catching Coffee Kiosk in Calgary

Though it may be small, the Analog Coffee shop in Bow Valley Square packs a punch. Calgary design firm Sarah Ward Interiors was tasked with drawing the crowds to this outpost of the already established Analog shop on Calgary’s trendy 17th Ave. The key to success here; maximize efficiency while making a statement! 

A unique custom tile pattern catches your eye immediately, bringing vibrancy and character to the space. Troubadour, from the Couture Collection by Kentwood, clads the front of the coffee bar and column adding textural warmth that juxtaposes the simplicity of the remaining elements. If the wafting aroma of freshly ground beans doesn’t get you, the bold signage and bright logo will. Great little space! 

To learn more about Troubadour from the Couture Collection by Kentwood click here

Check out Sarah Ward Interiors here.

Photography by Jamie Hyatt

Brushed Oak Cirrus Goes Scandinavian Modern in Vancouver

Two of the hottest trends in design right now are minimalism and Scandinavian modern. Minimalism focuses on functional beauty with each piece making an impact while Scandinavian modern features a neutral palette, natural materials, and relaxed vibes. A beautiful example of both is Angela Robinson Interior Design’s Puget Drive residence in Vancouver. A clean white backdrop creates a serene base while black accents in the hardware and window frames add interest. Cozy wool rugs and brushed oak flooring add elements of texture and warmth to balance the space. The light engineered wood flooring, our Brushed Oak Cirrus, keeps the look bright and adds the natural element necessary to create a relaxed and comfortable space. Minimal yet thoughtful linens and accessories complete the look and make the home feel personal. 

To learn more about Brushed Oak Cirrus click here

Check out Angela Robinson here.

Photography by Janice Nicolay

Brushed Oak Tidewater is Kentwood's Product of the Month

Brushed Oak Tidewater has a fresh, playful style that is drawing attention this month. A standout from the Kentwood Original's Urban collection, the cool color and lively grading of the oak hardwood makes for a floor that is rich with character - a perfect compliment to sleek contemporary interiors. Like the other products in this collection, Brushed Oak Tidewater offers long boards, wide planks and a generous 3mm hardwood veneer over an engineered base. All this adds up to create a contemporary urban look that's priced to appeal to budget conscious buyers. Click here, to learn more about this popular style.

Brushed Oak Granite Pass Sits Waterfront at Arc Restaurant + Bar

At Arc Restaurant + Bar you will find a vibrant atmosphere and beautiful views of Vancouver’s waterfront. Here you can enjoy a seasonal menu of West Coast fare in a relaxed and elegant atmosphere. Part of the longstanding Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, this restaurant was modernized by Chil Interior Design in 2014. The design feels fresh and contemporary with plenty of organic elements. Multiple levels and a central bar create a dynamic and welcoming atmosphere for both large groups and intimate occasions. A cluster of sculptural light fixtures draw your eye to the double height ceilings where an abundance of natural light fills the space. The flooring, our Brushed Oak Granite Pass, was a dramatic choice, balancing the lightness of the space. Interesting details like the curved herringbone bar front and custom glass wine display make the space memorable.

Brushed Oak Granite Pass has since been discontinued but please see Brushed Oak Wolverine as an alternate here

Check out Chil Interior Design and the Arc Restaurant + Bar here and here.

Photography by Bryony Groeneveld.

Introducing Brushed Oak Ibis

Newly added to Elements by Kentwood, Brushed Oak Ibis brings a little magic to the Engineered collection. Stained in a cool grey, this floor features a veneer of genuine oak which has been brushed to reveal the true beauty of the wood grain below. This is protected by a high performance polyurethane coating and applied to sturdy engineered platform. The result? A mystical style that is as durable as it is elegant. For more images and complete product specifications - or to order a sample - click here.

Project 22 Design Selects Sculpted Oak Halfmoon Bay for their Mount Pleasant Project

In the charming Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of Vancouver, Project 22 Design created an urban oasis for a young family of four. With an open concept main floor, this home has plenty of space to play, relax, and entertain in a comfortable yet refined environment. The neutral finishes were chosen to be low maintenance for busy family life and include our Sculpted Oak Halfmoon Bay flooring. This floor was an elegant choice for a modern West Coast interior with European influences and combines seamlessly with the serene palette used throughout. 

The master suite is a relaxing retreat with mountain views. In the ensuite, our Brushed Oak Halfmoon Bay is installed as a feature wall behind a sculptural free standing tub to bring warmth and coziness to an otherwise minimal palette; a peaceful space to unwind after a long day.   

Recently named Western Living’s Designer of the Year, Denise Ashmore of Project 22 Design is making a name for herself with her signature relaxed yet refined coastal style. Stay tuned for more features from this talented firm who have used our flooring in many of their award winning projects.

To learn more about Sculpted Oak Halfmoon Bay click here

Check out Project 22 Design here.

Architecture by EDG Homes. 

Photography by Joe Borrelli

Brushed Walnut Natural Herringbone Dazzles in the Iconic Marine Building

The Marine Building is an iconic skyscraper in downtown Vancouver renowned for its art deco details. Built in 1930, it was for a time, the tallest building in the British Empire. The building was intended to evoke a great crag from the sea, clinging with sea flora and fauna, tinted in sea-green, touched with gold. Stunning details like the brass elevators inlaid with 12 varieties of local hardwood and the floor encrusted with zodiac sign make this building unique.  

Dialog Design was tasked with refreshing the office corridors in a way that respected the heritage of the building but reflected the modern tenants within. They chose our Brushed Walnut Natural Herringbone to do just that; use a pattern both popular today and in the era it was originally built. The beautiful variation in the wood adds texture and style, bringing the perfect amount of depth and drama to the space. Other fabulous details like the gold panelled light boxes and a modern feature wall add another dose of art and character to the building. Dialog certainly succeeded in bringing the wow factor to these corridors. 

Brushed Walnut Natural Herringbone has been since been discontinued but we do have Brushed Walnut Natural in the traditional plank style of flooring which can be installed in a custom herringbone pattern. We also have a new collection of herringbone flooring from Kentwood Originals called the Cascades Collection. Learn more about these options here and here

Check out Dialog Design here

Photography by Bryony Groeneveld.

Glace Bay Goes Vegetarian at Heirloom Restaurant

Located in the historic Douglas Lodge Building in Vancouver’s South Granville neighborhood is Heirloom vegetarian restaurant. This bright and airy retreat is the perfect spot for Sunday brunch and is a favorite amongst Vancouver vegetarians for good reason. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is as fresh as the vegetables!  

The space was designed by Evoke International Design who did both the interiors and the branding. Completed back in 2012, this space was ahead of its time with the light color palette and Scandinavian inspiration we see so much of today. One of the lighter elements is our Brushed Oak Glace Bay flooring which still remains a top selling color five years later and is very much on trend. Vintage elements add a unique and welcoming touch to a design concept that pays homage to the history of the building. The art direction was inspired by industrial farming and features vintage fruit packing house labels and antique harvesting tools hung on the walls. 

This is a space where styles are mixed effortlessly to create something special. It’s truly a ‘feel good’ atmosphere where friends and family come to gather.  

To learn more about Kentwood Originals Brushed Oak Glace Bay click here

Check out Evoke International Design here and Heirloom's website here .

Photography by Bryony Groeneveld.

Brushed Oak Saluki is October's Product of the Month

Elements by Kentwood's Plateau collection shows off its softer side this month with Brushed Oak Saluki. An elegant addition to any room, Saluki features wide planks and long board lengths on a sturdy, engineered platform. Topped with a veneer of genuine oak, Saluki's surface is brushed and treated with our signature Alchemic stain to bring out the rich character of the natural wood. Click here, to learn more about this beautiful, subtle style today.

Style at Home Editor Selects Brushed Oak Kalispell for her Kitchen Refresh

When Style at Home Magazine ran a poll asking readers to vote on the design for Editor-in-chief Erin McLaughlin’s kitchen makeover, the winning plan came from Toronto’s Croma Design. They created a look of organic sophistication that both fit the bill for a discerning client and wowed the readers. 

Erin tasked Croma with transforming the existing kitchen from a dark and dated space to a light, fresh and multi-functional hub for a high energy family that loves to cook and entertain. Erin’s love of herringbone was worked into the custom marble backsplash which breaks up the clean and graphic lines of the cabinetry. Artisanal touches like the bronze hardware add character to the space while the flooring, our Brushed Oak Kalispell, balances an otherwise glossy space with texture. This color was chosen in particular to hide paw prints and scuff marks from the family dog. 

No detail was overlooked to create the perfect space for Erin’s family and the result is everything they had hoped for and more. You can now find them cooking a gourmet meal, playing with their dog, or reading by the fire in the heart of their home; the kitchen! 

To learn more about Kentwood Originals Brushed Oak Kalispell click here

Check out Croma Design here and read the full Style at Home article here.

Photography by Virginia MacDonald.