Karin Bohn's full Vancouver Townhouse Renovation

October 24, 2019

Karin Bohn's Vancouver Townhouse Whitewashed Rome Oak Engineered Hardwood

Karin Bohn is a Canadian award-winning Interior Designer, Business Woman, Speaker and YouTube Personality. Her self-titled YouTube channel has over 60,000 subscribers and attracted over 5 ½ million views. Her 24-episode web-series ‘#Bohnafide’ takes you step by step through the renovation of her own home, which we’ve highlighted in this blog entry. 

Karin Bohn's Vancouver Townhouse Renovation Kitchen Black Cabinets and White Engineered Hardwood

"I am really loving the look of the black cabinets balanced out by the white tile back backsplash and the brass/gold accent. I love how the gold accents elevate the kitchen while the black cabinets are dramatic and moody and the white subway tile keeps the space casual. My perfect mix."

Kitchen Millwork color: Benjamin Moore, “Black”
Kitchen Island Counter top: IKEA
Flooring: Divine Flooring, Cosmopolitan Collection in “Rome
Wall Paint: Sherwin Williams, Snowbound
Paint Trade: Fresh Paint

Karin Bohn chose Rome from the Cosmopolitan Collection which she also happened to have designed for Divine.

Karin Bohn holds sample of Rome a whitewashed wire-brushed oak engineered hardwood

“Light wood flooring has been extremely popular over the last few years because of its clean, modern look and the ability to brighten up any space. I don’t see this trend going anywhere anytime soon, which is why I knew I wanted to go light. I also knew I wanted character in my wood floors and Cosmopolitan Rome has a beautiful wire-brushed finish that exposes the natural grain of the wood and helps hide any wear and tear over the years.”

Karin cleverly used Des Fleurs, rustic oak floor planks with bow-tie inserts, to create ceiling beams that traverse the expanse of her living and dining area.

"Because the ceiling isn't super high it just adds a fun sense of drama that I love. I think ceilings are a very underutilized surface."

Karin Bohn's Living Room with Ceiling Beams made from rustic hardwood floor planks

"If you look closely at this surface from the Farmhouse Collection, it has so much character to it and I just love that its also got a weathered and textured rustic quality. To me, that was super important in the design that this townhouse feld modern and edgy but still a little rustic and still a little North Vancouver. So I definitely think that I achieved this with these ceiling beams."

Des Fleurs Rustic Engineered Hardwood with Bow-Tie Inserts

Karin continued the look of the main floor hardwood onto the stair with custom stair treads made from flooring material.

"The treads are in the beautiful, light Rome colour from the Cosmopolitan Collection. I just love these light colour treads with the barn board markings in them."

High Heel Shoes on Elegant White Staircase

Be sure to check out the full project gallery of Karin's Vancouver Townhouse 

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