A while back Design Shop reached out to us as they had taken on the project of furnishing this stunner of a house. As a Winnipeg based business, they thought it would be nice to source as much as possible locally - Which we of course are super happy about. The project is now wrapped up and we are very excited to share the finished result with you.
Debbie Golub at Design Shop has shared her thoughts on the furniture selected for this space as well as a backstory to the project.
"The Douglas Residence was a project located in Lethbridge, AB., taken on in partnership with Spencer Court of 010110 Architecture + Urbanism. Spencer brought Design Shop on to help coordinate interior detailing and completing the design package with furniture planning and selections. This was the first of many projects in our professional partnership with Spencer, although Spencer’s relationship with Debbie and Melanie from our team goes way back to university!
The residence is a legacy home, built for a former Winnipegger and is programmed & detailed to accommodate a family-focused living experience. The home itself is minimalistic, and emphasizes the architecture with mid-century undertones. Layers of detailing throughout, and designed with a streamlined and clean language, paired with a neutral palette derived from the Douglas Fir structure allows accents of colour to be brought in through personal art and playful furnishings and accents. This juxtaposition allowed the furniture to be as crucial to the home’s atmosphere as the architecture itself.
Every room and every detail has a purpose. Each seating group has its own narrative allowing for a unique feel and experience within every space. One of the keynote zones of the home is the kitchen + dining room area, Inspired by the prairies and the horizon, the table and island provide a vast amount of seating with a focus on entertainment. The family loves to host and entertain, and allowing for larger dinners with extended family and friends was crucial. The table-height island seating provides an opportunity to extend the dining experience, as well as pull chairs as required to accommodate more or less people in a given area. Bensen’s Tokyo and Torii chairs provide the perfect pairing for a dining space that is always in motion and adapts as it needs to.
Music was another area of importance for the family. Outside the kitchen, a cluster of Bensen U-Turn chairs paired with Nanimarquina’s Flora Bloom rug and a small cocktail table creates a meaningful moment near the grand piano. This informal space was an impromptu solution to a space initially left open, and resulted in a cozy conversation grouping that sees as much use as the formal living room! Beyond that, a den defined by Menu’s modular Eave Sofa and the Aurora coffee table create a vibrant focal point, grounded into the surrounding architecture through its earthy palette."
We at Hut K are super impressed with how this project turned out and love seeing so many of our products in the same space. If you are curious to see more of this project, or other projects that Design Shop have done, head over to their site.
Furniture seen in this project
Bensen U Turn Chair
Bensen Torii Chair
Bensen Tokyo Chair
Menu Eave Modular Sofa
Menu Plinth Cubic Side Table
Nanimarquina Flora Bloom Rug
Blu Dot Minimalista Marble Square Coffee Table
Blu Dot Comeuppance Capsule Table
Blu Dot Decade Chair