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.
Kitchen: Wallpaper, Orla Kiely, visit Orlakiely.com; Saarinen table, Inform Interiors, Vancouver (604) 682-3868 or visit Informinteriors.com; tulip chairs, Gabriel Ross, call 1-866-207-1111 or visit Gabrielross.com; cabinets, Oscar Grann's, Vancouver (604) 987-9833 or visit Oscargranns.com; tile, Ames Tile & Stone, visit Amestile.com for retailers across Canada; backsplash tiles, World Mosaic Stone & Tiles, call 1-877-768-1555 or visit Worldmosaic.ca; bowl, Marimekko Vancouver, call (604) 609-2881 or visit Marimekkovancouver.com; Sophie Conran white dishes, Portmeirion Canada, call 1-800-387-3864; upper cabinets, island, Sage Cabinetry, Vancouver (604) 988-3504 or visit Sagecabinetry.com; green bowl, Martha Sturdy, Vancouver (604) 872-5205 or visit Marthasturdy.com.
Living room: Sofa, coffee table, chairs, Bombast Interiors, Vancouver (604) 678-9123 or visit Bombastfurniture.com; pendant, Martha Sturdy, as above; rug, East India Carpets, Vancouver (604) 736-5681 or visit Eastindiacarpets.com; pillows, Örling & Wu, Vancouver (604) 568-6718, 1-877-398-2718 or visit Orlingandwu.com for ordering information; wall colour, Shaded White (201), Farrow & Ball, call 1-877-363-1040 or visit Farrow-ball.com.
Dining room: Table, chairs, Livingspace, Vancouver (604) 683-1116 or visit Livingspace.com; buffet, Peking Lounge, Vancouver (604) 844-1559 or visit Pekinglounge.com; artwork by Judith Foosaner, Becker Galleries, visit Beckergalleries.com; bowl, vases, Martha Sturdy, as above; wall colour, Shaded White (201), Farrow & Ball, as above.
Powder room: Duravit sink, Kitchen & Bath Classics, visit Wolseleyinc.ca for retailers across Canada; wallpaper, Orla Kiely, as above; lamp, chest, Da Vinci's Home, Vancouver (604) 921-3344 or visit Davincishome.ca; flooring, Wide Plank Hardwood.
Entryway: Sheep, Da Vinci's Home, as above; wallpaper, Farrow & Ball, as above.
Kids' bathroom: Wallpaper, Graham & Brown, visit Grahambrown.ca 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 Countryfurniture.net; 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 Ikea.ca for locations across Canada; bedding, Marimekko Vancouver, as above.