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Large, ocean-view windows and hits of bold colour and pattern combine in this suburban gem. Interior designer Lael O'Brien leads us through her West Vancouver home perched atop an old cottage lot with lush gardens. Tour the art gallery-like entryway, open-concept dining/living room, kitchen with bright turquoise tiles, dark and dramatic den and fun kids' bedrooms upstairs.

See more of this home in our June 2012 issue.

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Design, Lael O'Brien Design, Vancouver (604) 317-7319 or visit; architecture, Ekistics Architecture, Vancouver (604) 876-5050 or visit

Kitchen: Wallpaper, Orla Kiely, visit; Saarinen table, Inform Interiors, Vancouver (604) 682-3868 or visit; tulip chairs, Gabriel Ross, call 1-866-207-1111 or visit; cabinets, Oscar Grann's, Vancouver (604) 987-9833 or visit; tile, Ames Tile & Stone, visit for retailers across Canada; backsplash tiles, World Mosaic Stone & Tiles, call 1-877-768-1555 or visit; bowl, Marimekko Vancouver, call (604) 609-2881 or visit; Sophie Conran white dishes, Portmeirion Canada, call 1-800-387-3864; upper cabinets, island, Sage Cabinetry, Vancouver (604) 988-3504 or visit; green bowl, Martha Sturdy, Vancouver (604) 872-5205 or visit

Living room: Sofa, coffee table, chairs, Bombast Interiors, Vancouver (604) 678-9123 or visit; pendant, Martha Sturdy, as above; rug, East India Carpets, Vancouver (604) 736-5681 or visit; pillows, Örling & Wu, Vancouver (604) 568-6718, 1-877-398-2718 or visit for ordering information; wall colour, Shaded White (201), Farrow & Ball, call 1-877-363-1040 or visit

Dining room: Table, chairs, Livingspace, Vancouver (604) 683-1116 or visit; buffet, Peking Lounge, Vancouver (604) 844-1559 or visit; artwork by Judith Foosaner, Becker Galleries, visit; bowl, vases, Martha Sturdy, as above; wall colour, Shaded White (201), Farrow & Ball, as above.

Powder room: Duravit sink, Kitchen & Bath Classics, visit for retailers across Canada; wallpaper, Orla Kiely, as above; lamp, chest, Da Vinci's Home, Vancouver (604) 921-3344 or visit; flooring, Wide Plank Hardwood.

Entryway: Sheep, Da Vinci's Home, as above; wallpaper, Farrow & Ball, as above.

Kids' bathroom: Wallpaper, Graham & Brown, visit for showrooms across Canada; counters, North Shore Stone Works, Vancouver (604) 985-0213.

Red bedroom: Wall colour, Calamine (230), Farrow & Ball, as above; beds, Country Furniture, Vancouver (604) 738-6411, (604) 985-3359 or visit; Kartell light, Gabriel Ross, as above; bedding, Marimekko Vancouver, as above.

Blue bedroom: Wall colour, Pale Powder (204), Farrow & Ball, as above; daybed, Ikea, call 1-866-866-IKEA or visit for locations across Canada; bedding, Marimekko Vancouver, as above.


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