Friday Favourites

Friday April 28th, 2017

Happy Friday, design lovers. We’re excited to share this week’s batch of Friday Faves as we are digging this mid-century modern/Californian vibe that is trending this year. So much love for these dynamite designs! Brittany is drooling over these concrete planters from Granit. A refined yet rugged planter to make your …

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Friday Favourites

Friday April 21st, 2017

Happy Friday, design lovers. This week we wanted to send you some sunny vibes, as we’ve been feeling ultra inspired by dramatic yet sunny palettes that give lots of energy to a space! Aly is gaga for this Mustard Folds artwork by Gary Andrew Clarke from Art Star. This geometric compilation of …

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Design Crush – Tartine Manufactory, San Francisco

Thursday April 20th, 2017

The Tartine Manufactory is one incredibly beautiful space in San Francisco, California. It is a chic, industrial space with a bakery, Californian cafe, coffee counter, ice cream window and wine bar! What more could you ask for? We are crushing hard! An amalgamation of old and new make this place …

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Project of the Month – Bridgeland Residence

Tuesday April 18th, 2017

We love our Bridgeland Residence project! Because of its smaller scale it provided us with a few challenges, which had many rewards in the end; this house was transformed into a completely cozy and charming family home in inner city, Calgary. We wanted to keep the walls a soft grey to create …

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Friday Favourites

Friday April 14th, 2017

Happy Friday, design lovers. This week we wanted to share some of our favourite pieces that epitomize the meaning of spring – which we so desperately want to see here in yyc! Check them out below. Aly is drooling over this stunning painting by Bobbie Burgers. A cascading bouquet of foliage …

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Friday Favourites

Friday April 7th, 2017

Happy Friday, design lovers! This week we’ve come across some seriously cool light fixtures that we desperately wanted to share with you. Aly is gaga for this brand new MyraidTall Chandelier from Gabriel Scott. Inspired by bio-luminescent organisms found in nature, this modular chandelier is an organic, modern masterpiece. Double …

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Friday Favourites

Friday March 31st, 2017

Happy Friday, design lovers. It’s officially the last day of March which means we’re that much closer to those warm sunny days; this week we’ve been very inspired by unique ways to bring the feeling of the outdoors in — resulting in fresh, bright, and natural designs. Kristy is gaga for these …

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Project of the Month – Scarboro Residence

Thursday March 30th, 2017

The concept of this residence is what we like to call, Global Sophistication. The homeowners purchased this home as their family home in a great neighbourhood in Calgary, however, it needed some work. The concept was to make it family friendly but still modern enough that it spoke to the …

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Design Crush – La Serena Villas, Palm Springs

Wednesday March 29th, 2017

La Serena Villas is totally our design crush this month – how could it not be? This luxury boutique hotel and spa in the heart of Palm Springs, California is exactly the kind of inspiration we need as we transition into spring here in Calgary. The stunning San Jacinto Mountains …

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Friday Favourites

Friday March 24th, 2017

Happy Friday, design lovers, and happy spring! This week we’ve been soaking in all this lovely, sunny weather, and are feeling totally inspired by this happy palette inspired by nature and the coming of spring. A rich and bold yet light and bright theme makes this palette totally irresistible and …

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Friday Favourites – Green Gone Wild Edition

Friday March 17th, 2017

Happy Friday, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day, design lovers! Today is all about the green, because who doesn’t love this fresh, vibrant, lively colour, especially on good old St. Paddy’s Day? Kristy is drooling over this stunning suite at the Milu Hotel in Florence, Italy. Mid-century modern charm within a historic, elegant, …

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Friday Favourites

Friday March 10th, 2017

Happy Friday, design lovers. Another busy week here at the AVD studio, full of new inspiration; some of which we just had to share with you! Check out this week’s lot of Friday Faves below. Brittany is drooling over this gorgeous Acorn Mid-Century Storage Bench from West Elm. Reminiscent of vintage telephone benches, this …

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Friday Favourites

Friday March 3rd, 2017

Happy Friday, design lovers, and happy March! We are so excited to have spring be so close so we’ve been feeling very inspired by all things natural and sleek.  Natalie is feeling a sense of refresh when looking at this Jewel Samburu Wallpaper that’s a part of Prestigious Textiles’ Origin …

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Project of the Month – Barre Belle Parkdale

Tuesday February 28th, 2017

This month we are featuring a project that is near and dear to our hearts, as it is the second installment of this franchise. Barre Belle is a boutique barre studio in Calgary – they have locations in Mission and Parkdale, and a new one opening up in Auburn Bay …

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Design Crush – West Elm House, Palm Springs

Monday February 27th, 2017

The West Elm House in Palm Springs… our design crush for this month! Aly recently had the opportunity to attend Modernism Week in Palm Springs and received a private tour of this stunning space and absolutely fell in love. This house is mid-century modern at its finest, and totally Californian. …

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Friday Favourites

Friday February 24th, 2017

Happy Friday, design lovers. We’re patiently awaiting the arrival of spring here at the AVD studio, and we thought we’d end this week on a soft, dewy note, just dreaming of those playful, wistful days. Aly is drooling over this incredible 1st Dibs Large 1980s Sculpted Wool Tapestry that came …

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Our Take on, “Coffee Tables You’ll Love”

Thursday February 23rd, 2017

We had the pleasure of being featured in an article with Wayfair this month about Coffee Tables You’ll Love! For this article, we chose a rustic industrial piece because it works for a lot of reasons; firstly the texture that comes from the rustic wood adds a lot of visual …

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Friday Favourites

Friday February 17th, 2017

Happy Friday, design lovers. This week we’ve been feeling super inspired by trends gearing up towards spring… we’re getting a little antsy, can you tell? Check out some of our favourite spring finds below! Aly is drooling over this stunning Helix Horizontal Pendant from Lumifer. A brass bar supports seven …

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Friday Favourites

Friday February 10th, 2017

Happy Friday, design lovers! This week the AVD team is feeling super inspired by some unique and off the wall designs that are all beautiful and interesting – they have so much character they can hardly be contained. Aly is obsessed with this North Chair from F & Y Design. …

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IKEA Love!

Thursday February 9th, 2017

BIG news, design world! IKEA has just announced two new limited edition collections being added to their lineup this March, and can we just say, they are amazing. So amazing, in fact, that we almost don’t want to share with you because we’re afraid they’ll sell out before we have a chance …

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