Before & After

May 30, 2024

Emma Reddington’s 1980s House Is Reimagined With An Eye To The Mid-Century Modern Era

As House & Home’s Deputy Editor, Emma Reddington finds daily inspiration in the array of well-designed spaces that cross  her desk. But when she and her husband, Myles McCutcheon, along with their kids, Henry and Orla, purchased a 3,500-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bathroom house in North Vancouver, B.C., during the pandemic’s real-estate frenzy, she was the furthest from inspired she’d ever been. “We saw it on FaceTime, put in an offer and then didn’t think we’d get it,” says Emma. Contrary to expectations, they accepted the bid and the 1980s suburban house was theirs.

Emma rose to the design challenge, partnering with Darcy Hanna and Emma Sims of Vancouver design firm &Daughters to bring the home’s copious green walls, maple floors and popcorn ceilings into a new century. Using the original cedar ceiling as a jumping-off point, the trio leaned in to North Vancouver’s classic mid-century modern houses to reimagine the space in minimalist lines, rich textures and natural materials.

Scroll down for a look inside Emma’s mid-century modern house. Plus, watch part 1 and part 2 of her home makeover!