Interior: Serene and sophisticated family home
The thirtysomething homeowners, with two kids under the age of six and another on the way, lived elsewhere during the dust-filled construction process but gave specific instructions to the designers about their desired aesthetic. They requested a classic and sophisticated Restoration Hardware-style look, but Angela and Tanya wanted to add a more lighthearted touch. “They’re so vibrant and youthful, we felt we needed to freshen and personalize the look,” says Angela. The venture, evidently, was worth every nickel.
Hand-washed linen drapery cascades down the windows for a breezy, coastal feel. “It adds warmth and grounds the room. The palette is so light and fresh, it needed substance,” says interior designer Angela Robinson.
Crafted out of a B.C. tree stump, the coffee table provides “a hit of natural material that’s also kid-friendly – wear and tear just improves the character,” says Angela. The minimalist shoreline photographs are by another homegrown talent, David Burdeny.
Spacious kitchen design
There’s no lack of storage or counter space in the kitchen. Most of the appliances, including the range hood, are neatly enrobed in the kitchen cabinetry for a pristine built-in look. When lit, the ethereal pendant lights look like vintage blown glass with tiny suspended bubbles.
To switch up a traditional dining room look, Angela added fun fabrics to the captain’s chairs instead of going uniform.
Floor cushions provide extra seating when there’s a full house and a cozy spot for the kids to sprawl out.
Although this tufted armchair sits subtly in the corner in a quiet neutral tone, its sculptural shape demands attention and adds interest.