Decorating & Design

March 2, 2020

This Tudor-Style Home Hadn’t Been Renovated Since The 1980s!

The 1980s were heady years. The illustrious houses in John Hughes movies didn’t quite look like the place that West Vancouver homeowners Kelly Bremner and her husband, Darcy Taylor, bought in 2003, though. Theirs was a 1980s, Tudor-style developer house — the “dog on the block,” says Kelly. But, at 3,400 square feet, it more than fit their needs as a young couple.

Kelly reached out to Greer Nelson and Jamie Hamilton of Oliver Simon Design to get the job done. The designers led a yearlong overhaul of the house, with the first order of business being to brighten it up. The resulting shell was a clean white space that allowed the designers to focus on contemporary furniture and finishes, layering in texture for warmth and adding strategic pops of color with art. There’s a Scandinavian simplicity to the finished home, but it doesn’t conform to a Nordic sense of rigor. “We were lucky with Kelly,” says Greer. “She came to the table with special pieces of art that became focal points.”

Scroll down to tour this light and lively family home!

Author: Amanda Ross

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House & Home February 2020


Jamie Hamilton and Greer Nelson, Oliver Simon Design