9 Best Fireplace Ideas for 2023
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by Amy Lowry
11M ago
Our Favorite Fireplace Ideas We’ve curated a lovely list of our favorite fireplace ideas for 2023 from past PURE projects to share with you! If you’re fortunate enough to have a fireplace in your home, we believe it should be a well loved, well used, and cozy centerpiece. Throughout the years, we have found many wonderful ways to design beautiful fireplaces. They anchor a room for gathering, providing warmth and charm. If your existing fireplace is dated, you could choose to refresh it by adding a mortar wash or over grout to existing brick or stone, or maybe you’d prefer to add some stunni ..read more
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A Vancouver Kitchen Renovation with Italian Roots
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by Amy Lowry
1y ago
Italian-inspired Vancouver Kitchen Renovation We’re proud to announce that one of our latest kitchen renovations in Vancouver was featured in the March 2023 edition of House & Home magazine! While the Mauzo Residence is a modern home, the owners wanted a kitchen renovation that embodied the rustic charm of an Italian farmhouse. They turned to the owner of PURE Design, Ami McKay, and our Vancouver interior design team to bring their vision to life. She was asked to design a spacious, welcoming kitchen reflecting the client’s family heritage. Mauro’s father is from the Isernia region of ..read more
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Sustainable Interior Design Tips – 6 Ways to Work with the Planet
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by Amy Lowry
1y ago
A quickly growing segment of the interior design industry is rethinking it’s supply chain and making shifts towards more sustainable and ethical practices. Ami McKay, the owner of Vancouver based PURE Design, has built her company with a focus on sustainable interior design. Her vision is to create a positive environmental and social impact. The design industry starts with you, and includes engineers, architects, designers, suppliers, builders, artisans and craftspeople. We can all ask questions, look for alternatives, and make choices. The goal is to have beautiful, healthy homes that are ..read more
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Meet Your Vancouver Interior Designer, Ami McKay
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by Darien
2y ago
As a Vancouver interior designer I take a lot of enjoyment in drawing inspiration from various cultures and our stunning natural environment. Yet my love of global design started over 20 years ago when I lived and volunteered in India. I find a lot of joy in helping my clients create their ideal space, and I find inspiration in their passions, their purpose and what brings them happiness. My focus is on how design can give back and enrich our day to day lives in big and small ways. From Humble Beginnings PURE Design started in 2000 when Ami McKay, president and principal interior design ..read more
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5 Accent Wall Design Ideas For Your Home
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by Ami McKay
2y ago
If you’ve ever wondered how to quickly transform a bland room into a bold statement, make the most of your accent walls. There are some interesting, note-worthy ways to do so that go far beyond using just wall art. Below are some unique accent wall design ideas to give a try for your next interior design project. Charming Wallpaper Wallpaper is a wonderful product to use to accentuate a wall. Wallpaper designs are vast and with careful digging, you can almost always find a wallpaper that aligns with the theme or feeling you are trying to evoke in a room. While your initial reaction when it ..read more
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7 Ways to accentuate your home with tile
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by Ami McKay
2y ago
Here at PURE Design, we love tile especially given the choice of shapes, patterns, textures to play with and the amount of inspiration they’re able to evoke in a space. There are numerous ways to install tile throughout your home and between durability and options, there’s a lot that can make adding tile in your home worth the investment.  Whether you’re looking to add a bold or minimal touch to your living space. Below are some of the ways we’ve installed tile throughout our projects in the past to help you pull some inspiration and observe its stylistic capabilities.  Dynamic Pa ..read more
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5 houseplants to bring the outdoors into your kitchen
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by Ami McKay
2y ago
Anyone who knows me knows that I love incorporating a bit of the outdoors, indoors. Using houseplants is a lovely way to lighten up your space, increase productivity and purify the air, giving your space an instant feeling of liveliness and comfort. While you can incorporate houseplants in any of the spaces within your home, there are many reasons why your kitchen is a great place to start. It’s an area that we spend a lot of time in, from cooking to entertaining. If you’re looking for suggestions for houseplants that will work well in your kitchen, consider incorporating some of the follow ..read more
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Striking fireplace design ideas
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by Ami McKay
2y ago
The holidays are upon us, and as the cold weather starts to creep in, you may find yourself visiting a specific part of your home more often— the fireplace. A fireplace represents so much during the colder months. Not only is it a place of comfort, it also represents a place where you, your family, and your guests can gather. With careful design choices, it can truly become a beautiful focal point of your space. What makes fireplaces so unique is that they often differ from home to home, but it is something that can always be amplified with a few creative touches. If you’re considering maki ..read more
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8 Styling tips for creating a picture-perfect kitchen
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by Ami McKay
2y ago
We often view kitchen spaces online, in magazines or on television and admire their styling from afar without thinking about how we can transform our own kitchens and style them ourselves. The truth about kitchen spaces, or any space for that matter, is that there are many styling adjustments that can help your space sustain a photogenic appearance all year round. Whether you are looking to upgrade a smaller kitchen space or a larger one, the styling tips below will help you achieve a photo-ready kitchen that is solely based on your preference and style. Incorporate timber Using woods in ki ..read more
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How PURE is Navigating Supply Chain Challenges
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by Ami McKay
2y ago
Whether you’re a consumer or a small business owner, you may be feeling the effects of supply chain issues stronger than ever at the moment. Are your orders taking much longer than anticipated to arrive? If your answer is yes, this is likely due to the disruption of the supply chain ecosystem, caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Rising demands and long lead times are two challenges that industries and retailers of all sorts are facing today, which includes our very own here at PURE. With the holidays just weeks ahead of us, concerns have only continued to heighten amongst consumers and b ..read more
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