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We sneak a peek inside the homes of Vancouver's best designed bachelor suites.
THE JET-SETTERThis high-flying suite was sold as a one-bedroom, but its new owner quickly converted it into a bachelor. (“It was always intended to be a single room by the architect,” he says.) Constant global travels left him looking for a crash pad that kept things simple. The owner’s globe-trotting is directed by the tides of the art world, the fruits of which dominate his home—the result is a collection on these gallery-white walls that is superb and enviable.THE CRAFTSMANChristian Woo, one of the city’s top new furniture makers, is known for his clean lines, expressed in gorgeous American black walnut benches, tables and beds. But he’s also been outfitting entire homes with smart millwork—from wall-sized installations to in-drawer cutlery dividers. His own home, a bachelor just off Main Street, offers spacious living and floods of light. Having his whole home in a single volume also made things easy when it came to that full-scale renovation.THE IDEA MANJosh Dunford (seen here with the writer Anne Casselman) is founder of the design agency Burnkit, which produces interactive media for leading brands like Microsoft, Lululemon and Bing Thom Architects. “It’s influenced my sense of things, for sure. Living simply is important to me, but with quality in terms of design.” His Alexander Street offices are a short walk from this Paris Block home, which was designed by Kelly Reynolds and Chad Falkenberg of Falken Reynolds Interiors. wl SOURCESTHE JET-SETTER | Ceccotti Omaggio Desk, Inform, 604-682-3868, informinteriors.ca. Time Life Chair by Herman Miller, Inform, 604-682-3868, informinteriors.ca. Le Corbusier Grand Confort LC2 side chairs, Inform, 604-682-3868, informinteriors.ca. Ceccotti Buonanotte Valentina Platform Bed, Inform, 604-682-3868, informinteriors.ca. Shaw Brothers throw, custom. Flos lamps, vintage. Saarinen Side Table, Inform, 604–682-3868, informinteriors.ca. Chrome Hearts Eyeglasses, Eyes on Burrard, 604-688-9521, eyesonlineoptical.com. Iittala Aino Aalto Tumbler, Atkinson’s, 604-736-3378, atkinsonsofvancouver.com. Carpet, Custom. Wall Divider, Custom. Art, Owner’s private collection.THE CRAFTSMAN | Condo: Main Space, 604-685-8830, mainspace.ca. Designer: Christian Woo, 604-725-9198, christianwoo.com. Missoni Frederico throw, Provide, 604-632-0095, providehome.com. Cluster coffee table by Christian Woo, Provide, 604 – 632 – 0095, providehome.com. Eames molded plastic side chair by Herman Miller, Inform, 604-682-3868, informinteriors.ca. 80/82 Bench in Hemlock, Brent Comber, 604 – 980 – 4467, brentcomber.com. Kitchen Cabinets: Black Walnut Bar Stool by Christian Woo, Provide, 604-632-0095, providehome.com. Stack Series shelf blue prototype, Christian Woo, 604-725-9198, christianwoo.com. Stack Series shelf brown prototype, Christian Woo,604-725-9198 christianwoo.com.THE IDEA MAN | Condo: Paris Annex, The Salient Group, 604-669-5536, salientgroup.com. Custom Galet Rug by Cavalier Bremworth, cavbrem.co.nz. Cube Coffee table by Bensen, Inform, 604-682-3868, informinteriors.ca. Canyon Sofa by Bensen, Inform, 604-682-3868, informinteriors.ca. Cushions. Limited Edition Striped Throws, Reigning Champ, reigningchamp.com. Felt Lamp by Tom Dixon, Inform, 604-682-3868, informinteriors.ca. Lean mirror by Bensen, Inform, 604-682-3868, informinteriors.ca. Index bookcase by Bensen, Inform, 604-682-3868, Informinteriors.ca. 28 lights by Bocci, Inform, 604-682-3868, Livingspace, Colombo Dining Table by Montis, Inform, 604-682-3868, informinteriors.ca. Torri dining chairs by Bensen, Inform, 604-682-3868, Informinteriors.ca. Offcut stool Fluoro by Tom Dixon, Inform, 604-682-3868. Stubby Stack Tracks Heads lights by Eureka, CDM2 Lightworks (tktk). Wooden blocks, Custom. Partu sideboard by Bensen, Inform, 604-682-3868, Informinteriors.ca. 28d lights by Bocci, Inform, 604-682-3868, Informinteriors.ca.