Giant household get-togethers are loved within the open-concept dwelling areas at this home in Vancouver, which inside designer Stephanie Brown has overhauled with entertaining in thoughts.
The house is located in a quiet, upscale neighborhood within the Canadian metropolis. In-built 1991, it initially featured a postmodern aesthetic, whereas subsequent renovations favoured the craftsmen type.
Its newest iteration was devised by native studio Stephanie Brown, who was requested to design the interiors by owners Joanne and Alan.
The couple has a blended household with six grown-up youngsters, and whereas just one nonetheless lives at residence, the others return typically for dinners collectively.
Alterations to the plan of the home have been due to this fact required to permit it to comfortably accommodate so many individuals within the evenings, however nonetheless really feel cosy through the day.
“Previous to the renovation, the structure featured very formal, separated rooms,” stated Brown. “We re-worked the structure of the principle flooring to create a extra open-concept area, which would offer higher stream for contemporary household gatherings and fewer formalised areas.”
An enlarged household room is now adjoining to the kitchen, which features a beneficiant island with a teal-coloured base for making ready meals and consuming breakfast.
The identical teal shade, chosen for Joanne’s “love for moody jewel tones” continues within the pantry, whereas extra female pinks and purples are launched in different areas via furnishings materials.
Within the eating room, a big black desk is positioned beneath a grid of mid-toned oak beams and a Form-Up chandelier by Women and Gents Studio.
Oak can be utilized as parquet flooring, including visible curiosity and bringing heat to the predominantly white palette all through the house.
Darker colors are used within the smaller areas, together with a brand new mudroom with grey-and-white-patterned cement flooring tiles, and a wallpapered powder room.
By additionally rearranging the first-floor structure, a vivid two-storey entrance lobby was created, that includes black and unpolished brass particulars.
Art work and ornamental furnishings items are dispersed all through the house, meant to convey a relaxed ambiance extra akin to a metropolis loft.
“We drew inspiration from New York and European flats, which characteristic distinctive collections of artwork, furnishings and decor set in opposition to elegant particulars,” stated Brown.
“We opted for an informal tackle these interiors, however one the place the play between traditional and trendy would nonetheless really feel recent and distinctive.”
Vancouver is recurrently ranked as probably the most habitable cities on the planet and has a wealth of notable residential structure and interiors.
Different tasks lately accomplished there embrace RSAAW’s renovation of a mid-century residence to incorporate a double-height library and a home by D’Arcy Jones Architects designed to mesh with its neighbours.