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Lower Lonsdale

Claire was commissioned to design a luxurious penthouse from top to bottom. The wall blocking the kitchen from the spectacular downtown Vancouver skyline was replaced with an impressive 14 foot long quartz countertop which waterfalled on each end of the kitchen island. Bespoke millwork by Pacific Rim Cabinets adorn the majority of the walls in this condo making for some absolutely stunning storage. The master bedroom and ensuite millwork feature chrome inlaid cabinets. While the kitchen boasts a unique double shaker on the uppers and the reverse on the island. Semi-precious stone slabs and tiles are a consistent element throughout the home as the client manages one of Canada’s leading mining companies.

Gilpin

Arden Interiors created a modern and minimalist family home that could accommodate a growing family. The open concept is fit for an avid cook and self-proclaimed coffee lovers, and is big enough to host large Italian extended family meals. The exterior stone wall is repeated on the entrance feature wall and wine display in the dining room. The staircase feature wall features a chevron-esk pattern in a dramatic bold colour. This same pattern is repeated in the principle ensuite accent tile. A black custom vent hood balances out the black marble fireplace with subtle white veining.

Uplands

This 4000SF modern farmhouse was designed for a young growing family. The neutral colour palette allows the view of the Okanagan Lake and rolling vineyards to take centre stage… Well almost… In this spectacular open concept main floor it isn’t easy to decide whether to face outward or inward. The dramatic kitchen features custom floor-to-ceiling cabinetry in a combination of black and oak. The kitchen also boasts a marble-like quartz waterfall island and backsplash which continues as an over-sized vent hood with recessed LED lighting to highlight its beauty. Coordinating eclectic acrylic and gold metal light fixtures add sparkle and flair without interrupting the view out the windows or of the kitchen.

Kings Road

Arden Interiors created a family home that would appeal to every family member. The modern kitchen is fit for a gourmet chef, the husband. Sparkling crystal pendants and a glass mosaic backsplash for the wife. Rainbows dance on the solid white oak stair treads thanks to an over-sized cascading crystal chandelier. A floor to ceiling glass door at the bottom of the staircase opens up to a masculine, Italian-inspired wine cellar which nods to the husband’s heritage and love for fine wine and spirits.

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You’re a hardworking career person with a busy family, and you want a stunning home that reflects your family’s style and functions well for each of you. This is one of the biggest investments of your life and you want it done right, on time and within your budget. You don’t want to spend weekends scouring the shelves of tile showrooms or directing your builder onsite in the pouring rain (yes it does that a lot in Vancouver), you want to spend time at your child’s softball practice and skiing at Whistler. We’re here to help.

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Claire Gudmanz Design is a full service interior architectural & design firm, specializing in high end residential projects. Our Custom Family Home Design Package includes: space planning, construction drawing packages, bespoke millwork design, and interior styling.

Our design approach is that of a timeless aesthetic, marrying eclectic & traditional forms with modern elements, resulting in exquisite interiors that are both luxurious and livable.

To learn more about Claire Gudmanz Design and our principal designer Read here.

The Process

The custom family home

Initial Consultation- To listen and understand the full scope of the project.

Phase 1

Concept- Along with space planning and material selections and budget analysis.

Phase 2

Preliminary Design- Includes finish and fixture specifications and design drawings.

Phase 3

Tender- Provides specification supplier contact details, cutsheets, pertinent notes, detailed and dimensioned elevations, Reflected Ceiling Plans and finishes plans, and detailed sections.

Phase 4

Liaising for Construction- We bridge all communication to ensure the design is executed to its intent.

Phase 5

Interior Styling:- Furnishing selection and installation.

Phase 6

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CLIENT

” We loved working with Arden interiors on our house renovation they were very attentive to our style and very responsive throughout the whole process. They had some great ideas on changing the floorplan and providing options for the interior finishes. The final results were amazing and they reflected our style perfectly. “

- Sean Courtenay

CLIENT

” ARDEN did it again! I had the pleasure of working with Claire and her team for the second time and it was a back-to-back success for all of us. Claire’s modern/minimalistic approach to the design and her dedication to this project from beginning to the end resulted in a magnificent house that caught the eyes of many even in the low housing market today. The house was sold in a month and with a record-breaking price! The new buyers are happy and I am also very happy not only with the design and product, but also with how well we communicated, made decisions and implemented the design together throughout the whole project. “

- Borzoo Emaminia

CLIENT

” Emily, Claire and Sarah have been fantastic to work with. They provided well thought out and very helpful contribution to the floor plan followed by an extremely detailed, professional and well researched design package that hit the mark on both the asthetic concept as well as the budget concerns. Because of our overall satisfaction with their work we have since hired Arden interiors for three other following projects. “

- Bob Michieli

CLIENT

” We have found the team at Arden to be diligent, focused, and with excellent attention to detail. Working with a design team enabled us to formalize and implement the vision we have for our new house build. I found the process of using a design team very valuable, and a good place to begin your house building or renovation. I would not hesitate to recommend Arden. “

- Robert Luft

CLIENT

” I have had the pleasure of working with the Arden Interiors team on multiple projects and would highly recommend Claire and Emily. I have found them to be professional, courteous and full of innovative new ideas that add both value and a unique identity to each project. “

- ZED Studio

CLIENT

” ARDEN did it again! I had the pleasure of working with Claire and her team for the second time and it was a back-to-back success for all of us. Claire’s modern/minimalistic approach to the design and her dedication to this project from beginning to the end resulted in a magnificent house that caught the eyes of many even in the low housing market today. The house was sold in a month and with a record-breaking price! The new buyers are happy and I am also very happy not only with the design and product, but also with how well we communicated, made decisions and implemented the design together throughout the whole project. “

- Borzoo Emaminia