Rosie Daykin’s House
Rosie Daykin, a sought-after interior designer turned bakery owner, has created a tranquil, modern Vancouver home with an emphasis on indoor-outdoor living. The use of custom furniture, cabinetry and tiling in the house’s living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms results in a truly one-of-a-kind space. Graphic patterns and bold accents keep the look from being austere.
This modern space features teak cabinets and Carrara marble counters.
White stools at the kitchen island, pale counters, stainless steel appliances and a dynamic glass-tile backsplash keep Daykin's kitchen looking fresh.
Crisp white parsons chairs and a unique chandelier add punch to an otherwise simple design.
Grey and mustard accents create a sophisticated palette in the dining room. Teak cabinetry stows platters, linens and stereo equipment.
This bright and spacious living room features a marble fireplace, sandblasted glass windows, and a set of facing sofas on a golden-coloured rug.
A mirrored sideboard and modern hanging pendant light add sparkle and a touch of glamour. The Fred Herzog photograph above the mantlepiece and a petrified tree stump introduce an edgy, contemporary vibe.
A clean-lined, freestanding white bathtub contrasts nicely against dramatic walls.
Grey and white mosaic tile make a graphic statement in Daykin's contemporary ensuite, outfitted with a sleek curved tub.
A dark grey carpet and faux animal-print benches add texture to this well-appointed bedroom.
Simple bedding and a sparkly chandelier create a hotel-chic vibe, but the real focus of this space is the spectacular view.
Copious sunlight and a vintage bergere chair, upholstered in raspberry leopard print, brighten this playful bedroom.
Splashes of vibrant pink, raspberry and orange add a feminine touch in the bedroom of Daykin's teenage daughter. The Lucite chair, Kartell table lamp and Hermès throw lend an air of sophistication.
A sandblasted glass gate leads from the driveway to a front courtyard.
Rattan and teak chairs and tables add an organic element to a concrete patio. To create this unexpected entertaining area, Daykin enclosed the formerly scrubby front yard with a four-foot concrete wall and added a water feature and greenery.
Sleek wood furniture, a grey upholstered outdoor sofa and graphic accent pillows create a gorgeous outdoor living area.
A stainless steel fountain flowing over concrete walls, ample greenery and distinct eating and relaxing zones make the west-facing front courtyard private and inviting. In this shot, Daykin and her daughter lounge by the fountain.