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Interior: Modern classic home

Interior: Modern classic home Author: Style At Home

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Interior: Modern classic home

Amir and Laura Neyestani built their home just over a year and a half ago, in keeping with the character of Vancouver's eclectic Kitsilano locale. "We wanted a home that reflected the architecture of the neigbourhood, which is somewhat Arts and Crafts in style, but with a modern, open-plan interior," says Amir. But when it came time to dress the space, they went back to their own Yaletown neighbourhood and a favourite boutique -- The Cross. Liking everything they saw, they ultimately hired one of the shop's lead designers, Peter Wilds, to help merge their two distinct styles.

modern-classic-family-room.jpg Family room Connecting to an open kitchen, the cheerful space is a hangout for Laura Neyestani and daughters Chloe, 3, and six-month-old Charlotte. The chocolate leather sofa is one of only two items the couple brought from their former home. modern-classic-dining.jpg Dining room Midcentury sleek meets traditional chic in the pairing of a Saarinen table and ballroom-style chairs. A crystal chandelier and ornate mirror round out the glam vignette.
modern-classic-kitchen.jpg Kitchen "We entertain a lot, and the kitchen is a convenient space for that," says Amir Neyestani. "The large island is great for potlucks."

modern-classic-living-room.jpg Living room Hits of cool blue and a rich mix of textures enliven the crisp tone-on-tone palette. The painting by Douglas Walker provides a dramatic focal point.

modern-classic-stair-case.jpg Light touch Keeping the interior bright was key. The windows in the stairwell, the reflective surfaces that amplify natural light and the cream-colour diamond-pattern rug (a steal from The Cross marked down to $1,500 from $5,000) all play a part.

modern-classic-master-bedroom.jpg Master bedroom Soft hues of burgundy and camel lend the room a tranquil air. "It's a balance of our two styles - pretty plus modern," says Laura.

modern-classic-baby-room.jpg Nursery "We were in the early stages of making this a guest room when Laura and Amir announced they were having another baby," says designer Peter Wilds, "so we turned it into a nursery." The custom cherry blossom wall decal can easily be changed.

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