What actor Lives In This 900-Square-Foot Vancouver Loft?
His fair looks have made Callum Keith Rennie Canada’s response to Brad Pitt, however it’s the actor’s dark high quality that attracts his ardent fans. understood for playing broody characters, he is finest understood for his function as a tormented music producer on Californication as well as as the lead character in Shattered, a authorities drama about a detective with several personalities. His downtown Vancouver loft, like his roles, is layered as well as full of character. The cement floors are battered, the enamel is chipped, the leather is cracked, as well as there’s an animal skull right here as well as there. This house is a ideal introducing pad for an actor who needs to slip quickly between light as well as dark. Go inside the 900-square-foot area by designer Jamie Hamilton as well as Greer Nelson of Oliver Simon Design.
The art wall is the focal point in the open living room, as well as includes a few of homeowner Callum Keith Rennie’s own paintings (large red as well as black works). An industrial shelving system from RH Restoration Hardware as well as a concrete floor fit the artist-loft vibe: the paint-splattered floor was reground as well as polished during the renovation.
The warm wood grain of the walnut-backed leather Eames chair was the jumping-off point for everything, states designer Jamie Hamilton. The leather sofa, wood beams, stairway treads and furniture all complement the chair’s honey-toned wood frame. Blackout blinds on the big windows (not visible) make it simpler to fit an actor’s off-hours schedule, as well as a wool-jute rug softens the concrete floor.
The kitchen area felt dark as well as cramped up until new white cupboards as well as counters were introduced, as well as the footprint was opened up. The barstools as well as pendants have much more existence against the white finishes, as well as the loft’s wood flooring keeps it cozy.
“Every guy needs a desk,” asserts Callum, who keeps paperwork in a mid-century contemporary version he discovered years ago.
A basket of battered golf spheres is a testament to Callum’s affection for putting — he often practises in the living room. “Black grout makes the white train tile truly pop; it’s an affordable method to produce a great deal of impact,” states designer Jamie.
Jamie had shelves developed behind the increased bed for additional storage that keeps books close at hand, as well as the platform doubles as a side table. Neutral linens, a cowhide rug as well as reclaimed wood floors produce a much more rustic aura.
The tub exterior was sprayed black to imitate the other vintage discovers as well as add contrast, while the chrome feet match the awesome metal fixtures. “It’s essential to get things up off the floor in a little bathroom,” Jamie explains. “It makes the area feel bigger.” An antique glass-front cupboard offers great deals of storage for towels.
The all-in-one vintage metal vanity has storage above as well as below, as well as a built-in backsplash to strike the ideal industrial note. discovered in a factory in India, it has a unique high quality that was worth the major refurbishing. “I have never seen anything like it,” states Hamilton.
“We weren’t sure what we were going to put in it when we developed this niche in the bathroom,” states Jamie, however it enables for fascinating screen without gobbling up important floor area or storage. Currently, it’s a small stage for a crocodile skull, a collection of vintage bottles as well as Callum’s WC sign.