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Get the look: this stunning ceiling. Though there’s a 360-degree view in this Vancouver penthouse, look up and you might catch a glimpse of the sky, too. In the kitchen, a swirling, mural-like Cole and Son wallpaper on the ceiling proves to be one of the most striking features of the home: above the white lacquered and grey oak cabinets floats a moody pattern of grey clouds, a reference to the homeowner’s nostalgic memories of time spent looking up at the skies and daydreaming. Design: @thecrossid. : @pineconecamp.
Turquoise is on trend for the moment, but if you want a look that lasts, think pink. For @misserinchow, “dusty rose shades are more classic”—that’s why she chose them as the accent colour in her bedroom at home. : @pineconecamp.
Rather than painting a whole wall in a pastel tone, try a wallpaper with subtle pastel touches. “It’s a great way to incorporate just enough colour without dominating the whole space," says @misserinchow of @thecrossid. : @pineconecamp.
Keep pastels from looking overly feminine by pairing them with “rougher textures and darker tones," says @misserinchow of @thecrossid. Unexpected materials like brick or steel add visual contrast. : @pineconecamp.
Love the pastel trend but aren't sure how to integrate it into your home? Start small, says designer @misserinchow from @thecrossid. Accessories are the perfect way to introduce a pastel palette. : @philcrozier.
Iconic molded plastic Eames chairs add a classic mid-century modern touch without taking away from the stunner of a table. Design: Bjufors Home.
Opposites attract! This dark table anchors the look while cheerful pastels add enthusiastic frivolity. Design: Husnummertjugo,
What's the point in splurging on a Rococo-inspired table with gorgeous scrolled legs if you’re going to cover them up. So pairing this table with clear Louis Ghost chairs keeps the view open. Design: Sonnemann Toon Architects.
We love the mix-and-match style of this dining space. Red and yellow, neutrals and brights, rustic and homey. Design: Seldin Design Studios.
The clean-lined geometry of this octagonal table is softened by the curvy chairs that envelop the diners. Design: Edzard Probst Architekturfotografie.
This coupling of an industrial metal table and soft upholstered chairs strikes the right balance between textures. Want more dining room inspiration? Head to westernliving.ca or stay tuned to Insta! Design: Casaromani and Conscience.
The perfect Mother's Day lunch idea? This Spot Prawn Salad with Heirloom Tomato Vinaigrette courtesy of @nedbell. Head to westernliving.ca for the recipe. #spotprawn
“Our younger daughter’s favourite place is the glass breezeway between the main house and the upper floors—a large, open and airy space that looks out onto the garden, ocean and dense forest,” says the homeowner. “We couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.” Architecture: @fdvarch. : @emaphotographi.
We spent last weekend eating like the locals in Tofino (read: all seafood, all the time 🦀)—and we're still hungry for more. Read all about the two-week-long @feasttofino festival at westernliving.ca : Cod brandade by @wolfinthefog. : Lindsay Henwood
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The kitchen, parallel to the shoreline, is in the main building and serves as the hub of the home; panoramic views of the water are on one side, while the other offers views to the garden and forest. Design: @fdvarch. : @emaphotographi.
“The house isn’t trying to compete with nature,” says the owner of this Bowen Island retreat. “It’s a beautiful frame for everything around it.” Uhhhh no kidding. Design: @fdvarch. : @emaphotographi.
For this Vancouver couple, a passion for modern architecture was only part of the equation when setting out to build their perfect vacation home. Architecture: @fdvarch. : @emaphotographi.
It's no secret that @falkenreynolds is a fan favourite around here. So why not throw it back? The custom-cabinet in this New York-inspired condo has four legs to look like furniture, creating a light and airy look. : @emaphotographi.
After seeing some of the exposed brick from chimneys in their space post-demolition, the couple got excited about adding the look to the first floor. The walls are veneer made from slices of reclaimed bricks. : Robert Moroto.
Industrial elements create cohesiveness between the kitchen and the rest of the open space in this post-floor Calgary home, like the pipes used to create this staircase. : Robert Moroto.
Some of the posts and beams are original, while the contractors added others for structural support where the load-bearing walls had been removed in the aftermath of the Calgary flood. : Robert Moroto.
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