Edmonton Design Week: Local Inspiration
*** The following was written by Laura Lynn for Cottswood Interiors’ blog. Read the full post here.***
In honour of Edmonton’s inaugural Design Week, we’ve decided to celebrate a few of our very favourite public interiors around the city and share a few tips for how you can recreate elements of these extraordinary spaces in your home.
Fairmont Hotel MacDonald Confederation Lounge
Is there anything more romantic than a chateau-style castle? The Hotel MacDonald has been an iconic part of Edmonton’s skyline since 1915. Perched over the North Saskatchewan, it’s easy to forget you’re in the heart of the downtown core when you’re surrounded by a panoramic view of the river valley. The Confederation Lounge, which branches directly off from the hotel’s main lobby, is a hidden gem to many. But for those in the know, there is nowhere else in the city that quite compares.
If you’re looking for a bit of decadence to fit within your very own castle, Cottswood has you covered.
When most people think of a tropical oasis, they don’t think of Edmonton. And yet, any hour of the day, you need only take the elevator to the top of the Citadel Theatre’s glass encased solarium for a secluded piece of paradise, complete with cascading vines, moody light, terracotta tiles, and a whole jungle of exotic plants at the top of the space’s slate titled waterfall.
At Cottswood, you can find the perfect piece to bring a taste of the tropics up to the 53rd parallel.
ACE Coffee Roasters
The intersection of industrial chic with neutral minimalism has become very popular in recent years. We love this style both for its honesty of materials and the timelessness of its simplicity, and Cottswood has plenty of pieces to bring this style home.