Find out why designer Nancy Riesco and her family downsized from a large Tudor in an established neighborhood to a narrow 2,300-square-foot Vancouver home with views of the ocean. Take a peek inside to see how she injected personality into the space with flowing sightlines, a salon-style art wall and tons of color.

Floor-to-ceiling windows flood natural light into the open-concept main floor. In the dining room, modern Japanese and Scandinavian furnishings keep things bright and airy. Moving into the kitchen, the palette is kept clean, letting a lime green backsplash add an unexpected twist. In the living room, a stone fireplace is a dramatic focal point, while the neutral backdrop is brought to life with pops of blue, pink and purple accessories. Upstairs, the master bedroom exudes serenity and the two kids rooms are injected with each children’s individual personality.