A Designer’s Opinion
IDS West 2015

Join us at IDS West from September 24-27th at the Vancouver Convention Centre.…

25th Sep 2015 Posted in: A Designer's Opinion
David Alan B 2012 Show Suite

We are very happy to post photographs of the 2012 Show Suite we’ve renovated in West Vancouver.  This suite showcases the latest in finishes and materials in a complete transformation of a thirty year old condo.  The entire suite was …

26th Mar 2012 Posted in: A Designer's Opinion

Quartz counter tops came on the scene a few years ago and its become the counter top of choice for most of my clients however there will be some cautions you must take into consideration. Quartz tops were first introduced …

25th Feb 2011 Posted in: A Designer's Opinion

You’d be surprised at the number of clients who ask me for marble counter tops in their kitchens.  This is likely influenced by the amount of marble tops seen in magazines and in design shows on television.  It looks fantastic …

25th Feb 2011 Posted in: A Designer's Opinion

One of the most frequently asked questions I get about kitchen design is regarding granite counter tops versus quartz tops.  For many years I insisted clients stick to granite for its durability.  A few years ago customers started asking me …

25th Feb 2011 Posted in: A Designer's Opinion

Having worked in so many luxury buildings in Coal Harbour and Yaletown in downtown Vancouver, we have learned to work with the concierge and to respect their role in the renovation process.  While some may view the concierge as a …

16th Feb 2011 Posted in: A Designer's Opinion
Designing in Coal Harbour

We have had the good fortune to have done a lot of work in the condos in Coal Harbour over the last few years and its been a fantastic experience for us.  Coal Harbour, on Vancouver’s waterfront, consists of luxury …

16th Feb 2011 Posted in: A Designer's Opinion

Yesterday I overheard a couple talking to a flooring consultant about using cork flooring.  While cork can be a nice looking product I’ve never recommended it to clients.  Cork can be problematic; it fades in sunlight and is not happy …

15th Feb 2011 Posted in: A Designer's Opinion

David Alan B Design and Renovations is a boutique service specializing in residential renovations.  When renovating the majority of people hire a renovation contractor but the results of the project can be dissapointing.  We provide design guideance from well before …

15th Feb 2011 Posted in: A Designer's Opinion

For a designer 2011 will be a fun year with a lot of new materials on the market and some fresh new styling.  We’re starting to see the emergence of grey in today’s interiors but with a warm twist.  The …

18th Jan 2011 Posted in: A Designer's Opinion