Contemporary Refuge

Design Service
Collab Process
Full Home Renovation
Door Style
Matte Linen & Shinnoki Frozen Walnut
Millwork Budget
$48K - $50K
Calgary, Alberta

This young family's home in Calgary needed a lot of love to align the interior with not only their functional needs but also the earthy, bold style of its new owners. ⁠Thanks to a gorgeous combination of millwork throughout the entryway, kitchen, living room, and powder room, this home has been infused with warmth from the matte Linen millwork and deep rich tones of our Smoked Walnut veneer. ⁠

The kitchen's proximity to the entrance allowed a continuous wall of millwork to span end to end capped off with an entry seating nook and hidden coat closet for a fully integrated look.⁠ In keeping with the rest of the space, a bespoke bar was created for these self-proclaimed mixologists and accents of walnut were added around the fireplace. These additions were of course mainly to serve as a means of making the home more functional, but also as additional excuses to integrate more Smoked Walnut into the design.

We'd be remiss to not give honourable mention to the punchiest powder room yet; complete with a custom vanity and the boldest monkey-themed wallpaper available (a non-negotiable for these homeowners!)

The Team

Hooga Design | Swede Design Partner

Karina Nowlan

Swede Millwork Specialist

Kim Dankin

The Process

Having a team of specialists using our proven process ensures a streamlined experience and successful outcome.

Order Submission + Delivery

Congratulations - your design is now confirmed and your comprehensive materials package will be ordered and delivered to your project? Need build support? We do that too!

Design Refinement

In the final pre-build stage, your Swede Millwork Specialist will use all collected information to refine your millwork package and ensure each detail is reviewed by respective parties before final sign off.

Check Measure

Once you approve your estimate, your Swede Millwork Specialist will coordinate an in-person site check to gather existing measurements and details necessary for an accurate millwork plan.

Investment Review

Custom design in hand, your designer will walk you through an itemized budget estimate. Swede’s a la carte style budgeting ensures your estimate is clear and organized.

Consult + Design

Collaborate 1-on-1 with your designer to create the design concept for your kitchen. Swede’s immersive design experience allows you to visualize your space before it's built.


Connect with a Swede Advisor to discuss scope, timeline, and high level goals for your project.

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