Large, ocean-view windows and hits of bold colour and pattern combine in a 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. Plus, designer Tara Fingold shows off her sophisticated family house, featuring reclaimed barn wood walls balanced with formal mouldings, herringbone floors and white accents. Lynda Reeves also reveals what makes the perfect bed, from the right height to layered textiles.
Kitchen: Cabinets, Tara Fingold Interiors, as above; countertops, Forest Hill Marble, Toronto (416) 256-9009 or visit Foresthillmarble.com; faucet, Ginger's, Toronto (416) 787-1787, 1-888-444-3292 or visit Gingersbath.com; light, Universal Lighting, Toronto (416) 787-8900, 1-800-465-LAMP; Philippe Starck Louis Ghost chairs, Kartell, call 1-866-854-8823 or visit Kartellus.com for retailers across Canada; armoires, Tara Fingold Interiors, as above.
Front hall: In the Zone (encaustic over console in living room) by Beverly Owens, Art Interiors, Toronto (416) 488-3157 or visit Artinteriors.ca; chaise, Tara Fingold Interiors, as above; rug, Dominion Rug Sales, Toronto (416) 485-9488 or visit Dominionrug.com.
Dining room: Table, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit Elte.com; rug, Dominion Rug Sales, as above; Dwell 116 (left) and Dwell 131 by Trevor Craig McDonnell (abstracts on buffet), Art Interiors, as above.
Living room: Sofa, chaise, Tara Fingold Interiors, as above; floor lamp, Elte, as above.
Dressing room: Ottoman, chandelier, Tara Fingold Interiors, as above; carpet, Dominion Rug Sales, as above.
Ensuite bath: Tap, Ginger's, as above; flooring, Stone Tile International, call 1-866-669-1103 or visit Stone-tile.com for showrooms across Canada; No Condition is Permanent by David Gillanders (artwork over tub), Art Interiors, as above.
Principal bedroom: Bed linens, Au Lit Fine Linens, call 1-800-363-6080 or visit Aulitfinelinens.com; bedside lamp, West Elm, visit Westelm.com; throw pillows, 1212 Décor, call 1-877-999-1235 or visit 1212decor.com; carpet, Dominion Rug Sales, as above.
Mimi's room: Drapes, Tara Fingold Interiors, as above; desk, Pottery Barn Kids, visit Potterybarnkids.ca for locations across Canada; rug, West Elm, as above; bed linens, Au Lit Fine Linens, as above.