design et al are delighted to announce that Vignette Design have been shortlisted for Living Space – Canada Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2019.
Vignette Design were enlisted to overhaul the clients’ existing living room in a very traditional home. The clients are an executive couple that entertain frequently and wanted to update their space to allow for ease of movement through the room and eliminate their existing crowded furniture placement. The focal point, and only pre-requisite to any design plan, was the original portrait of the client’s dogs. The palette for the room was to be drawn from that. The clients wanted to move away from the traditional and formal room design they had previously, to a cleaner, more transitional feel, but with a few traditional details.
Vignette Design drew the palette from the clients existing dog portrait, incorporating high gloss black lattice chairs give a nod to traditional Chinoiserie design and come alive with the green accent pillows to pop the green detailing in the portrait. The neutral velvet sofa is brought to life with rich velvet accent pillows, and a delicately embroidered floral motif for contrast. The clean elegance of the nero marquina marble nesting coffee table grounds the room, and provides a large surface when entertaining, with the functionality to become smaller if necessary.
The high-back curved armchair provides an excellent balance to the scale of the large portrait, and the high gloss decorative cabinet with natural white quartz handles. Overall the design aesthetic melds a transitional simplicity with a high contrast bold palette that celebrates the timeless appeal of black, cream and gold. Vignette Design provided the clients with a high contrast black and cream scheme with accents of gold and green to fuse all the design elements together.
The design meets the clients demand of a more contemporary room with a nod to a few traditional details. The classic palette is timeless and enduring, similar to the home and the residential area. It draws on combining organic materials of natural stone, quartz and artwork that celebrate nature and life. The design is reflective of the move to more liveable design with less focus on formalities in the home.