September 16, 2014
Lorraine Kitsos’s Arthur Erickson condo on the city’s West Side could be mistaken for a contemporary art gallery rather than the home and studio of the designer behind the playfully urban, Asian-influenced Redfish Kids clothing line. As a dancer-turned-childrenswear designer, she comes equipped with an eye for curating a creative milieu, set against a clean backdrop, that is still capable of fuelling the imagination. “I need a beautiful space to stay inspired,” she says. “It keeps my head on.”
An Indian bench and treasures from Hong Kong add warmth while mood boards, a wall of books, and clothing patterns all feel part of a cool collection. Even the bold geometric prints and dashing stripes from bolts of fabric tucked under the stairs of her main-level workspace contribute to the eclectic art surrounding the family, like dancer husband Rob’s provocative abstract pieces decorating the soaring concrete walls. “The sense of space above you is very uplifting,” says Lorraine as she tilts her head dreamily toward the ceiling and its windows onto the sky.