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Bright Living-Dining Space

A smart layout creates an ideal room for entertaining.

The living room in this Vancouver home is outfitted with standard, not condo-sized furniture. "I don't recommend having small-scale pieces in a condo or everything looks miniature," says owner and designer Karla Amadatsu. To create the illusion of space, she chose pieces with clean lines, like the dining area's rounded espresso table, that allow for better flow; it has a leaf and can be expanded for larger groups. The upholstered Parsons-syle chairs have low backs to keep sight lines open. A large Venetian mirror brightens the room and helps visually expand the space.

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  • Photographer: Janis Nicolay
  • Source: House & Home Condos 2010 issue
  • Products: Table lamp, Liberty; floor lamp, Restoration Hardware; sofa, picture frames, white pillows, Pottery Barn; drapes, blue pillow, armchair, Kerrisdale Design; ottoman, Craigslist; blue and white objects, Bombay; sidetable, large tray (on ottoman), Urban Barn.
  • Designer: Karla Amadatsu

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