Decorating & Design

June 8, 2017

Before & After: A Cottage-Inspired Makeover In The City

When Sophie and Cameron Burke bought their nearly century-old house, set on a half-acre in West Vancouver, the renovations by various owners were looking quite dated. Clashing mustard, burgundy and brown walls, and a lack of natural light “made the house feel dreary and depressing,” says Sophie, owner of Sophie Burke Design. But Sophie was particularly keen on the home’s original elements — the leaded-glass windows, a beautiful fireplace clad in river rocks from the neighboring creek — and knew she could give the home a cottage-inspired makeover that suited its spirit. See how Sophie took the house from glorified “fishing lodge” to cozy family home with tons of vintage character in just three short months.

Author: Iris Benaroia

Janis Nicolay


House & Home April 2017


Sophie Burke, Sophie Burke Design; Contractors, Eyco Building Group