This project called on us to transform a dated, community art gallery, into a bright space that would house The Well yoga studio as well as Wren clothing boutique, and allow both businesses to continue to flourish in a new home. The goal was to create a space that was comfortable to shop, maximized the layout for an efficient flow, and provided a feeling of serenity that echoed the beauty of Bowen Island.
We aimed for it to feel cozy and communal; a place where those who walk by the window would feel compelled to step in, and those who are regular visitors could gather to talk, meditate, and practice yoga. Thanks to the incredible teamwork and collaboration with this great client, we were able to achieve these goals despite tight budgetary and time constraints. By repurposing as much as possible from their previous business locations, and sourcing used interior fittings and millwork which we reworked and updated to suit our needs, we created a charming space with an ethical eco mindset.