Need some tile inspiration? The single line of blue tile shown here adds a bright pop of colour to this otherwise neutral Andrea McLean-designed bathroom. Design: @andrea_mclean. : @emaphotographi.
Keep your on these Vancouver neighbourhoods. Swipe up on our story! #upandcoming
Oh hello, blackened ahi tuna: very nice to see you here. Just one dish from our five course Synchromesh pairing dinner at @h2restaurant. Catch the next long table meal (with @huggingtreewinery) Sept 14.
An open design plan in the house extends to double-height ceilings in the living room. A concrete side table from local designer Sumer Singh of Mtharu adds an architectural accent to a custom sofa and cozy Kravet chair. Design: Hindle Architects. : @philcrozier.
Thrilled to announce that our 2016 Furniture Designer of the Year, @stevenpollock_ will be designing this year's Designers of the Year Awards - and these are the gorgeous prototypes! Lucky us, lucky winners - revealed August 24!
For this stylish homeowner, storing her collection of shoes and purses was equally as important as showcasing them. “The walk-in closet turned out to be a jewel box of a space,” says designer Kelly Moir. Design: @kminteriordesigns. Cabinets: @jasongoodcustomcabinets. : @jlstudios.
This spacious, walk-in closet (designed by Aleem Kassam of Kalu Interiors) was created specifically for the woman of the house—but that doesn’t mean her husband was left wanting. Kassam designed a 12-seat home theatre for him. Design: @kaluinteriors. : @julrow.
The rest of this Stephanie Brown-designed home is complete with eclectic, multinational influences, but the closet is where you’ll find the glam details. It’s decked out with gold hardware, marble countertops and a beaded chandelier. Design: @stephaniebrowninc. : @philcrozier.
Saskatoon is like the Portland of the prairies, a small (but not sleepy!) creative hub with a wandering river, plenty of green space and lots of tasty places to explore, from coffee shops and bakeries to contemporary eateries, microbreweries and distilleries. Although it’s not often thought of as a Canadian food destination, it should be—here’s just a handful of places worth seeking out. Tap for tags!
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Is it possible that the West's best sandwich shop is tucked into a strip mall in an industrial park in northwest Edmonton? Sandwich and Sons may not be on instagram but they are absolutely killing it with their house made chips, house made pickles and sandwiches like the roasted chicken and stuffing that had what seemed like the whole bird packed in for a ridiculously low $10.50. Slow clap time.
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The bathtub and pedestal sink came from a historic hotel in Victoria and had been in the house for decades. They were really worn, but McKeachie and her preservation-minded client chose to revive them. “You can’t find original cast-iron fixtures like that anymore,” McKeachie says. Design: @leannemckeachiedesign. : @jlstudios.
"Favourite" this photo - this colour palette is set to hit big in 2018. “Sincerity is about mindful living and creating an environment to disconnect and recharge,” says Sherwin-Williams colour pro Sue Wadden. “Soft neutrals, greens and sanctuary pinks work together to create harmony.”
“In Silicon Valley, Austin, Berlin and Beijing, techies are the new hippies,” says Wadden. “Connectivity is modern and playful, bringing in dark watery tones of blue that are balanced with neutrals, warm yellow and energetic purples.” To see more colour schemes we're going to love in 2018, head to westernliving.ca.
After spending years renovating their old house, @shannon_heth and family were delighted to move into this newly updated heritage home with lots of light, wooden beams and a modern kitchen—no assembly required. : @emaphotographi.
A cozy window seat on Pender Island is just what the long weekend ordered. : @johnsinal.
Happy August Long Weekend everyone! Hope you're headed to a cabin as beautiful as this one. : @emaphotographi.
Love @noodleboxcanada? Us too. Our own recipe guru @dinnerwithjulie has teamed up with the local joint to create a limited edition bowl - a sweet and spicy bibimbap. Get it from August 8-14 - and swipe right for two more upcoming features. 🏻
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In a time of open-concept everything, local PR maven Shannon Heth is thankful for the cozy corners found throughout her family’s updated heritage house in East Vancouver. “There are all these little areas of refuge,” says the @milkcomms founder. : @emaphotographi.
Need some shelving? Try to blend in. The shelves and cabinets in this system have been painted the same colour as the walls. The silver brackets add a subtle series of lines but don’t contrast too much, so the whole unit is chic and unobtrusive. To keep the look pared-down and minimal, the owners have displayed their items neatly and even left some of the shelves fairly clear to give a feeling of space.
Regretting not starting a garden this year? It's not too late! Lisa Giroday of Vancouver’s Victory Gardens insists it’s never too late to grow a batch of fresh veggies. : @alanapaterson.
A fateful trip to Paris set the stage for the multinational influences in this Stephanie Brown-designed Calgary home. Design: @stephaniebrowninc. : @philcrozier.
If you're like us, you're heading home on the bus right now wondering what you're eating when you get home. Stop by the market for some corn and enjoy it topped with olive oil
, salt, smoked paprika (regular paprika will do!), mayo, lime juice, and some crumbled feta. Mmmm. Dinner, handled. Swipe up on our story for more summer recipes! : @evaankheraj
A high-gloss white lacquer finish brings a modern look to the space, while flat-cut walnut for the side panels and accent strips provides warmth. The homeowners wanted the kitchen to look “as clean as possible,” says cabinetmaker Andrew Hibbs, so much of the cabinetry along the wall lacks handles. A hidden electronic system allows the owners to open the cabinetry with barely a touch. : @cheryljutte.
The WL team reviewing our last year of magazines in a sunbeam at the Creative BC offices. Big plans coming for 2018!
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The pool deck at this Vancouver home is made for summer living, with a comfy (and extra-long) Saler modular sofa paired with an Ensombra umbrella, both from Gandia Blasco—and palm trees, of course. Styling: @nicolesjostedt. : @pineconecamp.
Get The Look: Modern-Yet-Playful Nursery. Though there’s certainly plenty of whimsy to be found in this Calgary nursery (case in point: the adorable balloon-shaped overhead light from Brokis), the space is slyly sophisticated. As she designed the room for her new daughter, Elena Del Bucchia chose features—like the Campbell Dunsmore wallpaper and the Ikea rug—that are stimulating but not explicitly babyish; as the Dwell Studio crib is retired and the toys on the Ikea shelving units make way for books, those graphic patterns will still be totally appropriate. “I wanted to be wise about and reuse everything,” says Del Bucchia. “She’ll grow into the room and mix them in.” Design: @edb_design. : @theoriginal10cent.