Photos: Inside a Chic Grey-and-White Vancouver Home
Rich textures and a subdued palette make for a space with some serious sophistication.
By Stacey McLachlan May 18, 2016
It’s hard to believe this sleek, modern home used to be the epitome of ’90s decor. “Half-moon windows, angled walls, light oak cabinets, pink tiles and brass hardware—the whole deal,” laughs Aleem Kassam, project lead and one half of Kalu Interiors along with Phyllis Lui.
Now, thanks to a smart renovation, the formerly closed-off layout is open and bright—walls were knocked down and odd angles have been squared off—and the dated finishes are gone, replaced with a sophisticated muted palette and rich textures.
Aleem, born & raised in Vancouver started his path in Interior Design in 2004 by obtaining a formal education at the Art Institute of Vancouver. He soon found himself with a desire for adventures and a yearning to further his education abroad thus bringing him to the Art Institute of Chicago to obtain a Bachelors Degree of Interior Design & Sustainable Interior Architecture. He then attended the Domus Academy in Milan for Hospitality Design and the school of Central Saint Martins in London for Retail Design. This Global perspective soon brought him to broader platform as a participant on “From the Ground Up,” a series on Global Television and later broadcasted in countries around the world, along with HGTV. Since he has made various media appearances making him a fixture in the Industry both locally and abroad.
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