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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.

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Dining room painting, Lake View by Jean-Pierre Lafrance, Thompson Landry Gallery; dining room photography, The Skywalk by Serge Chriqui, Art Avenue Gallery; all other sources, please contact Emily Griffin.

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In This Episode

Nancy Riesco's Vancouver Home

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.

Open-Concept Living & Dining Room

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.

Breezy P.E.I. Cottage

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.

See sources

Dining room painting, Lake View by Jean-Pierre Lafrance, Thompson Landry Gallery; dining room photography, The Skywalk by Serge Chriqui, Art Avenue Gallery; all other sources, please contact Emily Griffin.

Credits

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Lynda Reeves

DIRECTOR TV PRODUCTION & ONLINE VIDEO

Sheri Graham Delagran

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Jason Stickley

SEGMENT PRODUCER

Ryan Louis

EDITORS

Patrick Malone
Erin Gulas

DIGITAL DIRECTOR

Michael Zimmermann

ONLINE DESIGNER

Julie Aubie

Runtime: 5:01
Released: May 20, 2013
Featuring: Emily Griffin
Channel: Design Lab