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."
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.
"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.