the rolston suite J1

mango design co was thrilled to furnish two display suites at rize properties’ rolston condos. years ago, mango was on the original rolston design team with cause+affect. the building was to appeal to the cultural creatives of the city… i wanted to be sure that the furnishing of the suites captured this original design intent.

just as the rolston’s finishing schemes were to appeal to varying tastes, so too should the furnishing of the suites. i’m a big fan of the eclectic, the understated and the whimsical, of mixing modern and vintage for a look that doesn’t feel overly ‘designed’… kind of like the granville street neighbourhood it inhabits

this suite is a vintage modern, design leaning towards the masculine. it features warm, eclectic and industrial decor in shades of charcoal, kelly green and copper with touches of mid-century modern throughout. vintage-inspired graphic wallpaper completes the design. i drew style inspiration from places like the ace hotel portland, the old faithful shop in gastown, modern barbershops and tattoo parlours and of course, the yale hotel.

local and sustainable design is always a priority for mango design co. i am a strong believer of shopping local, shopping vintage and supporting canadian artisans. i was working on the rolston suites in prime craft fair season (just before christmas) and happily purchased the vancouver art prints, the identity pillows and a few other pieces directly from the artisans.

after years of drooling, i was finally able to purchase a couple of wrought iron bed frames from jojo’s on main street and to fit them with wool blankets from the old faithful shop in gastown. the kitchen island is from style garage with copper bar stools from bludot via designhouse. fullhouse modern is our go-to for mid-century modern where we found the amazing teak wall unit, leather sofa, rosewood dresser and carnival letters. the celadon side chairs were a great find at the mill in north van….now if i could just take all these furnishings home!!


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