Photo Gallery: Riesco & Lapres Interiors
Contemporary rooms from the Vancouver firm.
This sleek kitchen boasts teak cabinetry, limestone floors, Silestone counters and a gorgeous marble-topped dining table. No upper cabinets makes for a clean, modern look, while windows maximize views.
A large New York City painting — picked up at a charity auction by the homeowner — dominates this area of the family room. Riesco & Lapres loved the action and colours in the piece, and used it as a starting point to evoke a sophisticated, world-traveler vibe. The faux zebra skin rug, Moroccan leather pouf and graffiti cushion fabric tie the look together.
Riesco & Lapres had this wall of media storage custom designed to conceal clutter and accommodate the fireplace and TV. Glass nesting tables provide plenty of surface area for magazines and snacks, and a Paul Smith-style rug adds a colourful hit that white rooms often need. The teak bench in the foreground stores DVDs and CDs, and serves as extra seating for parties.
This mostly-white living room is warmed up with a dark charcoal sofa, on-trend cushions, a plush rug and one-of-a-kind art. The granite-faced fireplace adds texture and balances the modern colour palette.
Riesco & Lapres used teak as a common theme throughout this Vancouver home. “What better wood than teak for a wet area?” points out Riesco. “It’s dense, durable and it looks fantastic!” The floor and walls are covered in white glass mosaics, and spots of gold accentuate the white nicely. Beyond the vanity, a wall of teak storage houses extra towels and everyday bathroom products.
This classic Craftsman home in the Kerrisdale neighbourhood of Vancouver needed some sprucing up. Riesco wanted to channel an urban British style, so she replaced the black and white checkerboard floor tiles with these warm wood planks, and painted everything out white, except for the pale grey stove backsplash and island. Industrial hits like the stools and pendant lights offer contrast to the classic cabinets and beadboard ceiling.
This once-dated fireplace was transformed into a simple and unobtrusive element in this eclectic living room. An oversized marble surround adds a modern touch without competing with the furnishings. A bold red Womb Chair and Union Jack pillow takes centre stage, while a neutral ottoman and soft wall colour keep the room calm and serene.
Also with British influences in mind, Riesco & Lapres transformed this room into an escape to jam out. A cushy, roll-armed chair, bold drapes and a vintage-style Jielde floor lamp add interest to the mostly-white room. Framed artwork lined up along the moulding lends a grown-up vibe and introduces more colour.
Large black hooks break up all the white panelling inside the front door of this Vancouver home. A classic Saarinen side table topped with a vase of cherry blossom branches adds just the right amount of pretty to an often chaotic space.