The live/work spaces in Vancouver's Koret building were originally designed by the legendary Alda Pereira back in 2006, and at the time the open-plan showers and tubs she chose for the converted lofts were quite progressive, says Chad Falkenberg of Falken Reynolds Interiors.

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When his team was hired to revamp one of these lofts, they kept that openness, but went bold for the client—an electronic music enthusiast—by incorporating graphic elements. “We wanted a playful digital pattern, but something more interesting and with added depth,” says Falkenberg. The Diarama series from Mutina is rich in colour and pattern, and brings just the right amount of play to the space.

Falken Reynolds Bathroom 3The Thu Thu stool by Patty Johnson reiterates both the pattern play and the black accents. Photo by Ema Peter.

“While it is a digital dark-and-light pattern,” says Falkenberg, “there are actually 14 distinct tiles, elevating the complexity and interest of the installation.” The black brings another layer of depth: “It's incredibly bold, especially when contrasting with whites and lighter hues.”

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