If the best homes are ones that tell a story, the circa 1905 Vancouver house that designer
Jennifer Scott shares with her daughter Sienna gets a gold metal. With family heirlooms and vintage pieces from a trip to Morocco in almost every room, the space is filled with beloved memories. “By combining my creative vision with Sienna’s interests and inspiration, I designed our dream girls’ pad,” says Jennifer. Explore the 1,200-square-foot space below and see how Jennifer injected her personal style into the small home.
A macramé wall hanging (which Jennifer made using wool yarn, a copper rod and feathers) decorates the cheerful red-pink front door.
The layered yet light feeling in the foyer sets the tone for the rest of the house. Everywhere there are strong family connections and stories. Here, Jennifer’s grandparents’ crystal chandelier shines next to a photo of Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, found for a steal at a thrift shop.
Jennifer’s living room has a bold Moroccan influence. Key pieces like the silk sofa and coffee table are from her grandparents’ house.
Jennifer uses statement pieces and artwork to create memorable vignettes like the desk area in the living room.
To update the kitchen, Jennifer painted it white and hung an Art Deco–era pendant.
Jennifer paired her grandparents’ dining table with cork-topped stools for a laid-back look.
Jennifer updated four stools, originally from a Canada Post warehouse, by spray-painting them white. She found them at Space Lab, her favorite vintage shop in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
The hammock hangs between the living and dining rooms, and adds loads of bohemian style. It’s a beloved spot for mother and daughter to read bedtime stories.
Moroccan wedding blankets add texture and romance to the principal bedroom. Jennifer hung one on the wall and used a heavily adorned version on her bed.
In the main bathroom, Jennifer went for a dramatic vinyl wallpaper in a deconstructed damask pattern and hung a picture of her grandfather sailing.
A vintage tin with a potted plant hangs in the bathroom.
Sienna’s bedroom is decorated with her favorite color: purple.
The garage was whitewashed to make a workshop for Jennifer. She kitted it out with a vintage Wassily chair and her favorite art.
Throw pillows from a flea market cozy up a bench on the back porch.
The backyard is ideal for entertaining. To make a statement dining area on a budget, Jennifer pushed together two tables and four benches from Ikea to make an extra-long table that can seat up to 12 guests. Jennifer hand-dyed the tablecloth at an artist’s workshop in Vancouver.
Author: Catherine Sweeney
House & Home June 2017