Modern Mix

Nam Dang Mitchell

Yesterday, I waxed poetic about my love of neutral, high-contrast color palettes in my latest “In the Mood” post, so the timing for happening upon a new project by ICalgary-based interior designer, Nam Dang Mitchell could not have been more perfect. I have been a big fan of Nam’s chic style for several years now. Her aesthetic is polished, glamorous, and is all about a modern mix. She uses mostly neutral, subtle color palettes and layers furnishings, accessories, and fabrics from various aesthetics and eras beautifully. It isn’t unusual for a space by Nam to be dressed in black, white, camel, and gray and include a very interesting mix of finishes, textures, and pieces from various periods and provenance. This newest project, a custom-designed house for a young, hip family,  is featured in the current issue of Canadian House & Home. Drawing inspiration from London townhouses and Parisian flats, Nam and her clients paired beautiful herringbone floors in pale oak, elaborate millwork, and loads of sumptuous marble with modern furniture and light fixtures for a look that mixes modern and traditional with style in spades. Interesting details abound and while there are many show-stopping pieces in the house including the fabulous refrigerator and range hood in the kitchen, the house maintains an effortless, inviting vibe which is no small feat. Nam Dang Mitchell 2

{The dining room features Lous XVI-style dining chairs in a Pierre Frey fabric along with a chandelier by Apparatus Studio.}

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{How stunning is this kitchen? From the marble-clad waterfall island and range hood ensconced in marble subway tile with polished nickel trim to the custom Sub-Zero refrigerator paneled in Walnut with polished nickel trim.}

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{The airy breakfast room features a marble-topped tulip table and casual Bertoia-style chairs.}

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{The marble fireplace and herringbone floors in the master bedroom definitely give off a Parisian vibe, mais oui? Of course, I love the Serge Mouille wall light over the bed.}

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{Have you ever seen a more luxurious slab of marble? The thickness of the laminated edge definitely makes a bold statement.}

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{I used this same hexagonal tile in my client’s bathroom which was just featured in Luxe. I love seeing it in this space– beautiful!}

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{Nam and I may have been cut from the same cloth! It’s so nice to connect with people with similar tastes over social media. In the daughter’s room, Nam features a few more of my favorite things– a Serge Mouille ceiling light, Fornasetti’s Nuvole wallpaper, and a hint of feminine glamour.}

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{Photography by Colin Way for Canadian House & Home}

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  1. This a beautiful very personalized style. I am not sure that I see the kitchen as timeless. Even though the individual elements are timeless overall it reads very busy. The working part of the kitchen does not seem to fit in with the rest of the spaces to me.