December 2020 - Novell Design Build
- By London Camaclang
Novell’s Sunset Residence is showcased on this week’s Houzz Feature: Best Tiled Accents Beyond Bathrooms & Kitchens.
We’re inspired by these 21 examples of tile-accented living areas. They prove that the perfect tile can transform any space — and the options are limitless! Consider using custom tilework outdoors or in unexpected areas for an exciting surprise.
It’s important to note that many different feelings can be evoked with accent tile. The pattern often isn’t our only consideration; the type of tile, scale, size, texture and surrounding context makes for a vast range of tile opportunities. Just check out our Shaughnessy Residence and Kitsilano Residence to see just how impactful tiles can be! This is why it’s important to have a close dialogue with your design team in order to find the right fit for your home and lifestyle.
Scroll through Houzz’s feature round-up for some examples of tile-accented outdoor fireplaces and lounges, hallways, stairs and more!
Here are a few more photos from our Sunset Residence.
The fireplace is the home’s full-height focal point. Its bold colour scheme is a collection of incredible tiles, custom installed. The horizontal layers of tile are arranged to pull your eye upwards. We’ve balanced the fireplace’s visual interest with a light design rationale for the rest of the room. The white and neutrals in this living space come together to create an overall calming place to rest. In this way, the fine details of this home slip into the realm of the sublime.
Outside, we worked closely with our custom tile setters to make sure that the exterior finishes were seamless and waterproof. These tiles reflect light and make visitors feel bathed in sunlight, even in the darkest of rainy days.
Finally, the kitchen received a custom tile installation as well; although, the design rationale here is meant to add value without adding distraction. This kitchen feels light and spacious. If you look closely, you can spot some key details that add to the functional flow of this kitchen!
Thanks for joining us! Feel free to share your favourite accent details with our team on Instagram or Twitter. We’d love to hear your thoughts.
- By Laurel James
On behalf of the entire Novell team, thank you to everyone who has been with us over the years. Congratulations to our incredible Directors, Laurel James and Angelito Camaclang for building such a positive force in our community. Thank you to everyone that has been celebrating Novell Design Build’s 15 year anniversary with us!
Laurel James and Angelito Camaclang founded Novell Design Build in 2005 on a belief that homebuilding is done best when every corner of the home is crafted with a Design Build benefit. We continue to provide creative and innovative solutions to match every custom home. Together, Laurel and Angelito have developed an iterative process that keeps the human aspect central. Novell’s work wouldn’t be possible without our excellent team, professional colleagues, associations and our local community. Over the last 15 years, Novell Design Build has become the thought leader for Design Build firms and continues to provide meaningful living spaces across Metro Vancouver.
Over the last 15 days, we’ve been offering behind the scenes insights into some of our previous projects. In celebration of 15 years of Design Build, we will be continuing to update our portfolio with additional Design Build insights.
We are turning our sights on the next 15 years ahead.
- Novell Design Build is expanding our breadth of service to the outdoors in a strategic partnership with Novella Outdoors. This includes essential outdoor services, custom experiences and a curated outdoor marketplace.
- We are continuing to provide custom homes, laneways and coach houses to the City of Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, the District of West Vancouver and the City of Burnaby.
- Novell is leading our industry in better business practices and supporting innovative projects with our professional associations to improve our local community. Learn more
On social media, you can explore these stories and more by following #15yearsNDB.