City Gardens is about to transform the skyline of Kamloops. Now, the hottest topic in the local real estate market is: what will the new City Gardens look like on the inside?
Kelson Group Design Consultant Pamela Fawcett offers a sneak peak of the interior décor planned for the first tower at City Gardens.
“I am excited to showcase a sleek European look inside the suites of the first tower at City Gardens, a look that would be right at home in larger centres such as Vancouver. The palette is very natural with wood tones, whites and stone all coming together in a style that reads sophisticated yet approachable.”
Working with talent from Kamloops was a bonus for Pamela. “We are so pleased to work with local suppliers to realize an urban and luxurious design for homebuyers that reflects our community’s unique style.”
When it came to developing a look for the suites in the first tower, Pamela developed two interior design packages – Metro and Dune.
“The Dune package has a modern/biophilic theme with an emphasis on natural stone and wood tones, while the Metro package is chic/urban with striking stone and wood finishes. Each suite has custom millwork, sleek integrated appliances and fixture finishes, built-in components, and contemporary design touches. The suite layouts, designed by Station One Architects, emphasize the views of the city from the inside, extending out onto the spacious balconies. I chose materials that blend the natural aesthetic with upscale finishes for a harmonious, urban vibe.”
As for the overall concept, Pamela remarked that if one were to describe the interior decor of City Gardens’ first tower in three words, they would be ‘sleek’, ‘sophisticated’, and ‘urban’.
“Suites in the first tower will offer residents with many surprises. Of course, I hope the new owners will love all the luxury features inside of their suites, but my favourites are the integrated Fisher & Paykel refrigerator and the built-in closet systems. It is sometimes easy to overlook a simple design choice, but they really do add to the natural flow of any space.”
In terms of scale, City Gardens is unmatched in the city’s history, but Pamela is undaunted.
“To me, there is always a level of responsibility inherent in designing homes for purchase. A unique and large-scale project like City Gardens requires knowledge of what consumers are looking for and having a vision. We have spent a lot of time developing our vision because once you know where you are headed, it is easier to select finishes and fixtures that fit.”
When the Show Suite and Sales Centre opens at 238 4th Avenue in downtown Kamloops and people get their first look at the first tower, Pamela is looking forward to the reactions from the community and buyers.
“The interior design for tower one has been selected in a manner to complement your own personal design ethos. I hope the new owners appreciate the contemporary sensibility showcased and enjoy using their own pieces and style to create a unique space for their enjoyment.”