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Interior: Chic organic-inspired home

Interior: Chic organic-inspired home

Interior: Chic organic-inspired home Author: Style At Home

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Interior: Chic organic-inspired home

The stylish salvaged decor and breezy pale interior of this North Vancouver, B.C home beautifully compliments the outdoors.


Shopping for something specific - say, a to-die-for dress or killer heels - rarely yields results. But as soon as you're not looking, doesn't it always happen that that hard-to-find item basically falls right into your lap? Perienne Sadler had a similar experience with her house in Deep Cove, a waterfront community located in North Vancouver, B.C. "I wasn't really looking," says the stay-at-home mom, who lives with her husband, Matt, owner of a mortgage company, and their two daughters. "I wandered over to a new development one afternoon and we made an offer on the place that night."

The selling feature, says Perienne, was the home's indoor-outdoor appeal. As nature enthusiasts who love to entertain guests alfresco, the couple was thrilled to discover all three levels of the 3,500-square-foot house had massive glass doors that highlighted the lush greenbelt beyond. "The open and airy feel is what sold us on the space. I love natural light," she says. However, though the new build had great bones, it lacked character. Perienne wanted a youthful place with both quirky and classic elements that also felt like a family-friendly home. To help balance the fun with the functional, she called upon two local talents: her friend Alexis Dodd, the creative force behind the salvage shop Steelwood Design, and Joanna Vagelatos, designer for The Cross Decor & Design.

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Interior: Chic organic-inspired home

Terrace overlooking the landscape

When open, the folding glass doors frame a grove of towering trees, functioning like a large piece of landscape artwork. Homeowner Perienne Sadler and her husband, Matt, entertain on the terrace all summer long. "You can hear the trees rustling in the breeze," she says, adding that the view is spectacular: "You can see downtown Vancouver and the ocean."

Image by: Style at Home By: Iris Benaroia Source: Janis Nicolay

Interior: Chic organic-inspired home

Open-concept living area

In the open-concept living area, the large custom sectional easily accommodates this growing family and is a nice spot to spend the afternoon with a book or simply take in the stunning view. The table lamp and floor lamp (previous image), both made from salvaged anchor chain, as well as the pink wood-stump side table, are a nod to nature and help "toughen up" the look of the space.

Image by: Style at Home By: Iris Benaroia Source: Janis Nicolay

Interior: Chic organic-inspired home

Soft-hued accents

"We wanted the look to be glamorous but also organic so it wouldn't feel shiny and girly." It had to be right for a family with toddlers, too. Salvaged and reclaimed pieces, which are beautiful precisely because they're weathered, were the ideal choice - they withstand the wear and tear of kids and reference the outdoors. Meanwhile, the palette - soft neutral tones of taupe, vanilla and pale pink - recalls an old-fashioned three-scoop sundae, imparting sweetness to the space. "Yes, I know I have a tendency to lean toward the feminine," says Perienne.

Image by: Style at Home By: Iris Benaroia Source: Janis Nicolay

Interior: Chic organic-inspired home

Dining area

The inviting dining area is elegantly rustic-inspired due to the tone-on-tone polka-dot wallpaper and live-edge table that contrast the ornate mirror and sparkly chandelier. "I went back and forth on something more traditional," says Perienne of the crystal light fixture, "but designer Joanna Vagelatos really pushed me to go more young and fun. Its glow at night makes the wallpaper look more dramatic because the circles pop."

Image by: Style at Home By: Iris Benaroia Source: Janis Nicolay

Interior: Chic organic-inspired home

Baby's room

As she gets older, Perienne and Matt's daughter, Emmerson, can grow into her lovely space. "We didn't want it to look overly girly, so we brought in the greys," explains Joanna of the room that features ikat drapery, a vintage moroccan wedding blanket used as a rug, a pink pouffe (a kid-friendly accessory repeated through-out the house) and playful, easy-to-remove grey polka-dot wall decals.

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Interior: Chic organic-inspired home

Master bedroom

The simple, slumber-inducing blue-toned master bedroom balances the masculine and the feminine: the chandelier and silver pouffe fall on the sweeter side, and are tempered by the dynamic prints on the John Robshaw bedding and the salvaged-anchor-chain table lamp.

Image by: Style at Home By: Iris Benaroia Source: Janis Nicolay

Interior: Chic organic-inspired home

Family-friendly lunch

Periennce, then pregnant with baby Emmerson, gets ready to enjoy a garden-fresh lunch with daughter SImone.

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