Tour the modern family home designer Nancy Riesco shares with her husband and two kids. Learn why they downsized from a large Tudor in an established neighbourhood to a narrow 2,300-square-foot home with views of the ocean. See the open-concept main floor with flowing sightlines and salon-style art wall, serene principal bedroom and colourful rooms for both her teenagers.
How do you decorate adjoining spaces? Designer Emily Griffin shares her tips for arranging furniture and choosing colours for open-concept rooms. See how she updated a young family's dated main floor with a new sofa, statement lighting, a graphic rug, textural grasscloth wallpaper and contemporary navy blue dining chairs.
Architect Thomas Moore and designer Cheri Dirksen lead us through a spacious oceanside summer home. See how the design has withstood the test of time with streamlined shapes, simplified traditional details, plenty of large windows and an indoor-outdoor feel.
Interior design, Nancy Riesco, Riesco & Lapres Interior Design, (604) 736-9440 or Riescodesign.com; home design, David Nicolay, Evoke International Design, (604) 875-8667 or Evoke.ca; developer, Homeworx, (604) 312-6353 or Homeworxhomes.ca; landscape architecture, Donna Chomichuk, Donna Chomichuk Landscape Architect, (604) 734-3826 or email@example.com.
Dining room: Zettel'z light by Ingo Maurer, Radius table by Bensen, Inform Interiors, (604) 682-3868 or Informinteriors.com; Hiroshima chairs, Maruni, Maruni.com, or Inform Interiors, as above, and Mjölk, (416) 551-9853 or Mjolk.ca.
Living room: Sofa by B&B Italia, table by Saarinen, Inform Interiors, as above; sheepskin, Ikea, 1-866-866-IKEA or Ikea.ca; artwork by Joshua Jensen-Nagle, Bau-Xi Gallery, (604) 733-7011, (416) 977-0600 or Bau-xi.com,
Charlie's room: Duet bunk bed by Nurseryworks, AllModern, 1-800-615-9703 or Allmodern.ca; Ralph Lauren bedding, Hudson's Bay, Hbc.com; Wing desk by Sara Szyber, Design House Stockholm, Designhousestockholm.com; Panton chair, Vitra, Vitra.com.
Powder room: Summer Palace wallpaper by Osborne & Little, Primavera Interior Furnishings (to the trade), (416) 921-3334 or Primavera.ca; stool, Riesco & Lapres Interior Design, as above.
Principal bedroom: Onto bed by Bensen, Bix nightstand by Bensen, Caboche table lamp by Foscarini, Inform Interiors, as above; duvet cover, bench, Riesco & Lapres Interior Design, as above; quilt, Bacci's, (604) 733-4933 or Baccis.ca; throw pillow by Judy Ross, throw, Provide, Providehome.com.