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A new build, this residence's exterior was built to reflect its established Vancouver neighborhood. But inside, our goal was to create a modern home within the framework of the formal floor plan, working with such nods to tradition as the classic cross-hall living room/dining room floor plan.

As a home to a busy young family, our design solutions also had to accommodate the comings and goings of three small children and two full-time professionals.

Amplifying light in often-grey Vancouver was a key consideration, as was the ability to evolve with its owner with ease.

We began with a muted, fresh palette, allowing the client's art to be the focal point. Rugs add additional splashes of colour, while the white the walls reflect any and all natural light.

Simplicity of design and a slightly unfinished quality are key design notes, as this is a home the family will grown into, one they will add art to and more character pieces to as the years go by.

In keeping with the open-ended theme, furniture feels as if it was curated over time. The collection draws inspiration from different periods, but also features some of the client's existing pieces. The sofa, in particular, is a recent interpretation of a mid-century classic.

This 6 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom home succeeds in blending the contemporary with the traditional. Not an 'instant home', our design provides a modern, functional foundation for a home that will evolve with its family, one that will take on more character and nuances of a life well lived.

“Our family home is fresh and light filled, and doesn't feel contrived or over-done. It will grow and evolve with us, and, over time, will become even more uniquely ours.”