Nautical Master Retreat

Have you ever found yourself at work dreaming about the moment you can go home to your own nautical master retreat?  This elegant blue & white master bedroom provides a relaxing space to come back to and enjoy after a long day.  The simplicity, coupled with colour scheme, offers beauty and understated elegance of this master bedroom design.

The custom drapery, select furniture, and pops of blue & white textiles complete the nautical retreat master bedroom look.  In addition to the drapery, the navy headboard is balanced by the pairs of white distressed wood nightstands.   Therefore, we added marble base table lamps to perfectly frame the bed and provide a focal point within the room.  The contrasting walnut dresser adds depth and richness to the room’s colour palette.Another design element in the room is the combination of custom bedding & pillows.   These introduce subtle variations of colour as well as a bold texture next to the solid navy headboard.

The navy trellis custom-made throw compliments the geometric design of the navy & white chevron pillows while adding a refined level of detail to the room as a whole.  These shapes support our nautical theme design and are a reminder that we are all allowed to experience lakeside luxury regardless of location!

The solid white and shades of blue colour combinations, enhanced by texture and tone on tone patterns, are perfectly balanced.  This leads us to experience feelings of tranquility, calm, and contentment – in a single breath.

Lighting is essential to building the essence of a room. The Jonathan Adler Havana Chandelier selected is a chic addition with its white & polished nickel finish and perfect nautical design.  This lakeside theme continues with the window fashions and we made custom made the draperies with sateen light grey fabric.  We selected a modern grommets style pleat and polished chrome drapery hardware to add a sense of sincerity and reflection to the room.  This helped increase overall brightness of the space.

To conclude, we absolutely loved completing this space and feel that the various patterns and pops of blue & white work together to create a seamless, simple and elegant design.  This nautical master retreat is the dream room to start and end every day!


Written By:  Alyson Fairfield

Interior Design & Furnishing By:  Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design, Calgary & Kelowna Interior Design Firm

Photography By: Lindsay Nichols Photography, Calgary, AB

Builder/Contractor: Hopewell Residential, Calgary, AB



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Modern Kitchen Update

This modern kitchen update for a home in Marda Loop was wonderful to design.  For this space, NFID worked on balancing out light and dark tones between the cabinets, flooring, and black splash, complimenting and bringing out the silver accents throughout this kitchen space.

The existing cabinetry is a flat planet white oak with sleek edge pulls.  The flat panels’ simple design allows the area to have an open space feel, and contributes to the modern, sleek, and clean overall look.  In contrast to the cabinets, the walnut dark flooring successfully balances out both light and dark tones throughout the kitchen.

Saltillo Tile is known for their wide range of tiles, satisfying a variation of colours, textures, and styles.  From Saltillo Tile’s wide assortment, we were able to give the backsplash a unique twist, with our selection choice of Arabesque Carrara Marble with white grout.  This selection adds more flavour to the marble with its elegant Moroccan inspired shape.

In addition, we removed existing wall cabinets and added open shelving on each side of the hood fan.   This provided a functional and easy solution for the client to showcase and access her tableware and stemware everyday.

For the kitchen’s lighting, we chose clear glass pendant lights with a polished nickel finish and filament bulb.  The style of the pendant adds to the chic and elegant look to compliment the backsplash tile, and these finishing elements created a neutral balance between the light and dark tones in the kitchen.

To add to the finishing touches of this modern kitchen, are the contemporary Aria Wood counterstools in White Leatherette from SohoConcept.  These counterstools not only look great with its simple and clean design, but they provide comfort and solid strength with its chromed steel footrest and “S” shaped steel structure.  A perfect combination for having meals and drinks comfortably at the counter!
It was with great pleasure that we were able to design and complete this modern kitchen update for this beautiful Marda Loop home and we hope this brings forth some inspiration for your future kitchen renovations!


Written By: Tatiana Bacalso, Calgary, AB

Project: Private Client, Marda Loop, Calgary, AB

Interior Design Firm: Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design, Calgary, AB & Kelowna, BC

Contractor: Sandstone Associates Ltd., Calgary, AB

Photography: Lindsay Nichols Photography, Calgary, AB

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Briar Hill Modern Ensuite

We loved working on this Briar Hill home and are excited to share the spaces with you in more detail on the blog.  This modern ensuite is located on the 3rd floor of this new-built home.  It has a spectacular view of Calgary & our Alberta Rocky Mountains.

This modern ensuite was designed to be sleek, minimal, and balanced.  The space planning includes a beautiful free standing tub as a focal point as you walk down the hallway into the ensuite.  As you walk into the ensuite you have the vanity + curbless shower to the right and water closet to the left.  The bathroom was designed to compliment the south & west view and to contain products and finishes that the clients love.  This bathroom is ZEN!

There are some beautiful feature we would love to share with you about this modern ensuite design:

1) We love this simplistic Mirolin Carrera Free Standing Soaker Tub.

2) The soft warm white walls is C2-836 Cotton Interior Wall Paint & Trim Paint.3)  This luxe quartz countertop is Caesarstone Frosty Carrina.
4) This sleek tub fillers is Riobel GS coaxial floor mounted tub filler with hand shower.  

5) The beautiful windows lighting is difussed with Hunter Douglas Silhouette window treatments.  

6) A beautiful natural graphite Porcelanosa Grupo stone floor tile.  7) The shower is classic featuring white ceramic wall tile and a lovely 1″x1″ carrara marble mosaic hex floor tile.  

8) A smooth sliding glass shower door.  

9) Polished chrome square interior door hardware.10) Minimal drywall return windows (no casing).

11) Flat panel Japanese Tamo veneer stained ebony for the vanity millwork.  

12) This stunning raised minimal vanity design with 4 extra-wide drawers for storage.  


Project: Private Client, Briar Hill, Calgary, AB

Interior Design Firm: Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design, Calgary & Kelowna Interior Design Firm

Contractor: CCI Management, Calgary, AB

Cabinetry: Denca Cabinets, Calgary, AB

Photography: Lindsay Nichols Photography, Calgary, AB


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