Words provided by Alykhan Velji Designs. Photos by Joel Klassen.
The Ramsay residence was designed as a forever home for a busy family of four. We kept the finishes timeless and neutral with a nod to mid-century. Alloy Homes used a combination of wood, black-framed windows, and plaster on the exterior. A mustard yellow front door allows for an unforgettable pop of colour on the facade. The framing of this home displays angles that face the west and south to take in all the views of the Stampede Grounds, making the balcony a perfect spot to watch the fireworks.
The bright yellow door keeps the entryway bright and cheery. Interior decor stacked on a wood console with a round mirror above makes for a picturesque vignette. The coat hook is a functional piece that adds character and gives a sneak peek for what the rest of the home has to offer.
Mirroring the living area is an open concept kitchen and dining space. The kitchen was kept simple and chic with a gorgeous tiled backsplash for interest and open shelves to house decor/accessories but to also make the kitchen feel more open.
The kitchen features a wall of storage in a white oak finish and sleek black hardware. The rest of the cabinetry is white with quartz countertops and a white tile mosaic for visual interest. Having two-toned cabinets offers variety in colour and texture in the kitchen. We used open shelving by the range to avoid a bulky feel with so much closed storage. This also allows for more layers of accessories in the kitchen and a space to display dishware.
We took advantage of the corner window and created a custom built-in banquette to accompany the mid-century dining table and chairs. The large black pendant that hangs above draws your attention to the homestyle dining nook.
With numerous large windows, the neutral sheer drapes allow for the light to be filtered while still making the space feel open.
We selected neutral colours to match this aesthetic and to create a fresh and breathable area to gather with friends or lounge in front of the fireplace. Wood elements emphasize the mid-century style within the modern architecture.
The fireplace, clad in a stacked charcoal tile, contrasts with the neutral palette. We chose this tile for its variation in colour and texture. The large open space provided the perfect opportunity to include a vignette between the living room and the kitchen. Here, we have included a bar cart and two chairs for casual socializing.
Custom metal stair railing adds a whimsical touch and custom details like the stair landing office space make the space quirky and fun.
In the master bathroom we incorporated a grey backsplash and took it all the way to the ceiling to emphasize the volume of the space. The double vanity is cohesive with black hardware and plumbing for a bold accent. The unique angles of the home resulted in this angled shower and vanity.