berkley drive

i first met our client sherry pomerleau waaaaay back in 1988 in my first year of high school. we didn’t know each other well but i knew she was a beautiful senior, a talented artist & cool enough to sing in my boyfriend’s rocker hair-band. she has since become a successful graphic designer as a principal of our paths have crossed quite a few times over the years, from mutual friends to designing a reno for her parents in pitt meadows.

in 2011, sherry & her husband eddie bought a typical 70’s split level home in north vancouver. unfortunately, it also came  with a typical tiny & ugly kitchen (see before photos at end). the first step was to reorganize the space by knocking down a wall between the kitchen & dining room. we extended the basic u-shape of the kitchen for more counter & cabinet space and moved windows for better exposure to the tree-filled yard. dark base cabinets ground the kitchen with white uppers to keep it light & fresh. the walnut shelving adds some warmth & nature to the space, which we hope to continue in the near future by wrapping the other 3 sides of the fireplace in walnut panelling.

our favourite ‘folded’ tile by mutina of italy graces the backsplash. designed by yael mer and shay alkalay of ‘raw edges’ from tel aviv, the tiles reproduce the effect of folded paper on ceramic. we love its soft, handcrafted feel and with her arts & design background, we knew sherry would love it too!  the folded tile is available locally at  or for more info on ‘folded’ to mutina’s amazing site

GC: terris lightfoot contracting
PHOTOGRAPHY: mango design co (except ‘folded’ tile photos from mutina site)

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