In honor of Canada’s 150th birthday, H&H‘s Joel Bray and Stacey Smithers create a space that represents their take on new Canadian style for our July 2017 cover. Watch this video for an inside look at the design process and photoshoot!

Joel and Stacey avoided Canadian cliches (think: cabin style, red and white) and instead, focused on the feeling they wanted to evoke. Inspired by the Canadian landscape, they designed a space that feels warm, friendly and undeniably cool. See how they combined clever elements such as a denim sofa in honor of the Canadian tuxedo, a modern matte black fireplace and a painting by Canadian artist Tony Scherman. Plus, find out why they’re unapologetic about painting walls white!