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With every issue of Homes & Living, we endeavour to bring you inspiring features on living your best life – from enhancing your home to eating better and travelling more. Many people say, living your best life begins in the kitchen – the heart of the home. We agree, which is why we dedicated our June/July issue to this significant space. When the H&L team sat down to brainstorm ideas for names of our kitchen issue, we tossed around more than a dozen adjectives, but nothing quite fit, until we selected “ultimate” – the best achievable or imaginable – which precisely describes the feature kitchens in this stunning issue. These kitchens represent fulfilled desires – not dreams just beyond one’s reach. Each kitchen is a showcase of the latest trends in kitchen technology and design, but these styles will last longer than your typical trends. Contemporary European design is leading the popularity contest due to seamless, modular looks made from innovative high-quality materials that can be arranged to suit any floor plan. Bold colour accents – particulary in red and yellow – are also showing up in high-end kitchens around the globe, adding visual interest to clean, contemporary spaces. In addition to our ultimate kitchen showcase, we’re excited to announce our Inaugural Ultimate Kitchen Contest (page 83). You’re invited to vote for your favourite kitchen and be entered to win a fully automated coffee/espresso machine from Gaggenau. An overview of the participating kitchens can be found inside this issue, with a full photo gallery and complete contest details found on HLmagazine.com

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Requests have poured in from readers asking for wellness-related articles to enhance our “Living” content. I’m excited to deliver on those requests by introducing our new column, Living Well, which takes you inside the retreats and studios, and brings you the latest research on exclusive wellness treatments and services so you can try before you buy. For our first Living Well article, new H&L contributor and registered nutritional consultant, Pamela Durkin, investigates the benefits of infrared therapy, deemed the “gateway treatment” by leading spa owners. Discover what’s behind the hype. We have also enhanced our Escape column, with help from travel expert and best-selling author Claire Newell. Claire’s goal is to empower people to travel. She says, “Travel is a way to connect with the world and become enriched by it.” Claire will be sharing her wisdom and best travel advice with H&L readers, beginning in this issue with her feature, “Great Expectations of London.” Whatever you’re passionate about, whatever drives you, whatever you desire – follow it! Pursue experiences that will enrich life, starting now. Sincerely,

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Claire Newell is the official travel consultant for Global BC and best-selling author of Travel Best Bets. She has written articles for Success, Professional Woman, Today’s Parent, Reader’s Digest and now she is Homes & Living magazine’s exclusive Escape writer. Claire’s latest role is as co-host of the new travel series Operation: Vacation airing in Canada in early 2013. Visit clairenewell.com

Gaile Guevara is a Vancouver BC-based interior designer with an extensive background in residential multi-family projects. Her specialty is distilling interiors to their purest elements. She has an online following of over 300,000 on Pinterest and over 5.8 million page views on Flickr.

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Tony Parsons was born in England in 1939. He came to Canada as a 10-year-old boy. Originally wanting to be a lawyer, Tony was persuaded to become a broadcaster. After decades of broadcasting in radio and television across Canada, Tony now works for CHEK and CBC Vancouver.

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Jessica Krippendorf is a freelance writer and editor based on Vancouver Island. She studied creative writing and publishing at Vancouver Island University, but has been writing professionally since she was old enough to run a typewriter. She writes about construction, architecture, design and sustainable, playful living for publications across North America.

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18 Distilled Design Minimalist Mentality By Gaile Guevara

26 Transformations Panorama From Patina Designed By Patricia Gray

40 Feature Home: la maison rouge Picture Perfect By Jessica Krippendorf

60 Ultimate KitchenS Section Stunning, timeless spaces that will inspire all design styles

92 Smart Homes What’s Hot in Home Automation By Greg Pratt

114 once upon a time A Timeless Mid-20th Century Gem By Diane Switzer

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living 32 Celebrity Profile: Colin James In His Element By Michelle Hopkins

54 Epicure

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Wholesome & Healthful Alfresco Entertaining Recipes by Trevor Bird

58 tony’s take... on Kitchens With Class By Tony Parsons

88 Expressions: Mary Fox Mary the Potter and the Studio of Treasures By Melissa Fryer

96 Escape: London Great Expectations of London By Claire Newell

102 Living Well Infrared Therapy Heats up the Spa World By Pamela Durkin

104 Art Fix: vancouver Art Gallery Persuasive Visions: 17th Century Art, 21st Century Relevance By Goody Niosi

110 Words on the Street: Davie Street The Way to the Beach at English Bay By Bruce Macdonald

121 The Fast & the Luxurious Super Coupes: The Fastest Set of Wheels in Town By Tony Whitney

126 Web Exclusives 128 Looking Forward

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Living Environments KITCHEN DESIGN • BATH & DRESSING ROOMS • FINE CABINETRY

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distilled design

Timeless Interiors by Gaile Guevara

Understated walnut makes a bold impact in these modern minimalist kitchens designed by acclaimed Vancouver-based designer Christian Woo A Space Worth Celebrating It’s an exciting time in kitchen design with the movement of people respecting food and caring more about their health. The kitchen is the heart of a home, a celebrated gathering place to create a healthy relationship with food. Thus, a kitchen should be beautiful and well-designed using honest materials. It should “feel” good.

An Artist Worth Celebrating Christian Woo’s work is a blend of the classic lines of Scandinavian furniture and the refinement of Japanese joinery. His attention to detail in his craft deserves recognition. His work is driven by his profound respect for craftsmanship and the nature of his chosen material. I have had the pleasure of watching his work mature over the years with his use of a singular material: walnut. Less really is more in the case of Woo’s designs; when one material is used on multiple surfaces, you really begin to appreciate it. Learning to use a material and make it impactful in a space means truly understanding and embracing it, as Woo has done.

Kitchens Worth Celebrating Woo looks at kitchens as more than just a series of cabinets on walls. He takes his knowledge of traditional solutions and looks at new ways to create spaces. The featured kitchens are great examples of surpassing convention while practising restraint and editing back the variation of materials.

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Kitchen one, a West Vancouver rancher project, features a beautiful 24-foot free-standing kitchen tower, the centerpiece of the home. It serves to create two distinct areas – the kitchen on the south side and the entrance on the north – while discreetly housing all integrated appliances and work areas. The custom-louvered verticalpanelled walnut screen enhances the distinction between the kitchen and entry without obstructing the views. The screen frames the working surfaces while light moves through it and bounces around room. Flush, streamlined details such as integrated appliances and pulls create a handsome kitchen that will look good for years, maybe forever.

Words by Gaile Guevara Design by Christian Woo Photographs by Trevor Brady

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celebrity profile

Exclusive News and Interviews

colin james ...in his element

25 years of rockin’ bliss The walls of veteran blues guitarist and singer Colin James’ home studio are covered with mementoes spanning a successful 25-year music career. Between the Chinese motif sound panels hang some of James’ coveted guitars, including a vintage Martin acoustic, as well as framed gold records and accolades. The impossibly young-looking James points to a large canvas of blues master Muddy Waters. It was given to the artist following a 1997 CBC television special, Colin James Presents the Blues Masters. One of his most prized possessions is a Jim Keltnersigned snare drum head. It was gifted to James by the American drummer after he performed on the vocalist’s album Limelight. (Keltner is best known for his work on solo recordings with the Beatles’ George Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Starr.) Another coveted souvenir is a copy of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s 1985 proof for his Soul to Soul album cover. “When I was 16, Stevie was in Regina and I phoned him to say I’d love to ask him questions,” recalls the 48-yearold musician. “He met up with me and since then, he [has been] a friend and mentor.”

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Words by michelle hopkins photographs by tony puerzer creative direction by karla Peckett

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feature home

Rouge

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words By Jessica Krippendorf Photographs by Ema Peter

This classic, European Vancouver renovated home got a hit of soul thanks to the skills and distinctive, flawless approach of an expert local designer Tucked away in an exclusive Vancouver neighbourhood where large heritage homes and stunning landscapes carve out beautiful, eyecatching corners of paradise is La Maison Rouge, an 8,500-squarefoot renovation that melds classic styling with a European modern twist in a design that defies the parameters of convention. The three-level home was originally constructed in the neighbourhood’s typical architectural style, and renovated over three years to bring a fresh contemporary design while maintaining a relationship with the original architecture of the home. The homeowners and Alanna Johnston, principal of Living Environments Design, collaborated on the design details to realize the homeowners’ wishes – large spaces with ample light and a modern-meets-traditional aesthetic – without flaw.

The home is clad in a combination of natural and stained cedar shakes. The main entry features a step up to the entry with a simplified square column that is protected under a slight portico. A series of large architectural windows in a rounded turret to the left of the entry hint at something spectacular on the inside.

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At the street level, a wrought iron gate and gentle twisting driveway lined with shrubs offers privacy leading up to the home. The home is constructed on its original L-shaped footprint, which creates a natural courtyard-like area where the façade’s immaculate detailing is evident.

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ultimate kitchens section

ul·ti·mate adj. /’əltəmit/ The best achievable or imaginable of its kind

words by jessica raymond

The refined geometry of the wall unit accentuates the rational and contemporary nature of this kitchen

Contemporary is king in kitchens for 2013 and beyond

Even classic- and country-style kitchens have received a contemporary facelift. Featuring modern European design, the following nine ultimate kitchens are functional, yet aesthetically pleasing. Close your eyes and imagine standing in your ultimate kitchen, then open your eyes and be transported there through the stunning photographs featured on the following 22 pages.

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A combination of smooth and textured surfaces adds a modern touch that pleases the eye, yet remains true to the minimal aesthetic


Bold red furniture and accents amidst the clean, symmetrical lines and two-colour scheme (white and wood) make this kitchen far from bland

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Kitchen Style: Contemporary Summary: A refreshing and functional Italian-made open-concept kitchen that blends design and practicality

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In April, the Vancouver Art Gallery launched its major summer exhibition in high style with the Grand Hotel Gala. This premier fundraising event marked the official opening of Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life, the first international exhibition to examine the cultural, social and design phenomena represented by the hotel industry. The gala featured an exclusive exhibition preview, a salute to the glamour of a bygone era with classic hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails from great hotels around the globe and a spectacular four-course dinner by world-class executive chefs Cameron Ballendine (Fairmont Hotel Vancouver), Ned Bell (Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver) and Ken Nakano (Rosewood Hotel Georgia). Among the special features, two beautiful luxury vehicles – the 2013 Bentley Mulsanne and the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish – provided by event sponsor MCL Motor Cars, part of the Dilawri Group of Companies, were on display. After an opening reception at the gallery, the Vancouver Police Department Pipe Band piped the guests over to the Four Seasons hotel for the rest of the evening’s festivities. 1. Grand Hotel Gala event co-chairs from left: Andre Zotoff, general manager, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver; Robert Cima, general manager and regional vice president, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; Lisa Turner, board of trustees, Vancouver Art Gallery; Steve Halliday, managing director, Rosewood Hotel Georgia 2. Sipping wine and looking fine at the opening of the Grand Hotel 3. MCL Motor Cars’ Dean Rideout, Tanis Sullivan and Barry Lau 4. General view of Vancouver Art Gallery 5. Vancouver Art Gallery director Kathleen Bartels officially opens the Grand Hotel exhibition 6. Donna Partridge and Brian Bartels 7. Guest curator Jennifer Volland and her co-curators, Stephanie Rebick and Bruce Grenville at the official opening 8. Rob and Debra Mitchell from Dixon Mitchell Investment Counsel 9. Presenting sponsors from MCL Motor Cars: Tanis Sullivan, Dean Rideout, Ajay Dilawri, Greg Harland and Barry Lau (shown in photo 3) 10. Fred Lee, Martine Argent, Denise Ryan and Francesco Aquilini are excited to be at the opening of the Grand Hotel exhibition

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The freshest colour in cabinetry comes from AyA Kitchens. Created in collaboration with Kelly Deck Design, AyA Kitchens revealed and showcased “Moss” at the 2012 Interior Design Show West – a sleek and modern, yet classic, colour new to the AyA Kitchens’ palette.

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Homes & Living magazine and the Interior Design Show West (IDSwest) are pleased to announce an H&L Feature Home will be on display at the 2013 IDSwest show, September 19-22 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This contemporary laneway home will be built and designed to the most energy-efficient and green standards available today. This 500-square-foot leading-edge-design home will be a focal point for discussion of affordable living, good design and laneway housing. Plus, it will be outfitted with the latest in luxury furnishings and decor, and state-of-the-art smart home systems from Millson Technologies, Vancouver. Award-winning custom home builder and major renovation specialist Alair Homes will be building the home in conjunction with leading Vancouver interior designer and Pinterest celebrity – with more than 300,000 followers and 6 million Flickr page views – Gaile Guevara. Come down to IDSwest, the West Coast’s premiere annual contemporary design show, to see this exclusive custom home and meet the entire H&L team. Homes & Living and IDSwest look forward to an absolutely sensational 2013 event. IDSwest idswest.com Homes & Living magazine 1.855.myHLmag (694.5624) HLmagazine.com READ media inc. Publishers of Homes & Living magazine

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7 Ergonomic yet relaxed The striking shape of this timeless cantilever chair with its sculptured, dynamic design always gives you a comfortable sitting experience and comes in 13 colours.

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8 clearly contemporary An eclectic contemporary design, the Impulse dining table features a highly polished stainless steel base with a “fan blade” supporting a 60” ultra-clear glass top. Available at Paramount Furniture 5520 Minoru Blvd Richmond | 604.273.0155

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HAUTE INSPIRATION BY SIMI KAILA Rock Runway Right Into Your Home Design: For decades, fashion has influenced everything, including interior design trends. Implement the latest high fashion and couture trends into your home with expert ideas, advice and inspiration from Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer 2013 collections.

DISTILLED DESIGN

Page 18-23 Furniture Maker: Christian Woo, christianwoo.com; Architect: Open Space Architecture, openspacearchitecture.com; Photographer: Trevor Brady Photography, trevorbrady.com

TIMELESS DESIGN | ACCENTS

Page 24 Kramer Knives handmade by Bob Kramer at the Kramer Knives shop kramerknives.com; Blanda Blank Bowl by IKEA, ikea.com/ca; Enamelled Cast Iron Oval French Oven by Le Creuset, lecreuset.ca

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FEATURE HOME – LIVING ENVIRONMENTS

Pages 40-51 Photographer: Ema Peter, emapeter.com All suppliers listed to the best of our knowledge, provided by Alanna Johnston, Living Environments. Builder: Bruce Urquhart; Designer: Alanna Johnston, Living Environments, ledesigninc. com; BC Blacksmith, Inc., bcblacksmith.com; Bocci, bocci.ca; Bo Concept, boconcept.ca; Brand Van Egmond, brandvanegmond.com; Burrit Brothers, burrittcarpets.com; Cantu Hardware, cantubathrooms.com; Da Sal, dasalindustries.com; De Majo, demajoilluminazione.com; Designers Guild, designersguild.com; Downsview Fine Cabinetry, Downsviewkitchens.com; Fabbian, fabbian.com; Flos, flosusa.com; Gandia Blasco, gandiablasco.com; HiFi Center, hificentre.com; Inform, informinteriors.com; Jim’s Doors; Living Space, livingspace.com; Maca Studio, macastudio.ca; Marble Art, marble-art.com; Marquis, marquisfireplaces.net; Midland Appliances, midlandappliance.com; Miele, miele.ca; Missoni, prestigemills.com; Sub-Zero, subzero-wolf.com; Petra Antiqua, petraantiqua.com; Terzani, terzani.com; Trove, troveline.com; Valor, valorfireplaces.com; Vistosi, vistosi.com; World Mosaic, worldmosaictile.com

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SPACE OUT Page 60-61 Scavolini - LiberaMente, vancouver.scavolinistore.net LIGHT WEIGHT Page 62-63 Bulthaup, vancouver.bulthaup.com CITY & COUNTRY Page 64 Downsview Kitchens, downsviewkitchens.com CASUAL CONCEPT Page 66-67 SieMatic, siematic.us TOUCH WOOD Page 68 Willis, 4willis.com; TDSwansburg Design Studio, tdswansburg.com GRAND SCHEME Page 70-71 Downsview Kitchens, downsviewkitchens.com ZEN CUISINE Page 72 Poggenpohl, poggenpohl.com SOCIAL CLUB Page 74 Arclinea – Convivum, arclinea.it METAL WORKS Page 76-77 Scavolini/ Diesel, vancouver.scavolinistore.net Caged suspension lights: Foscarini, diesel.foscarini.com SET IN STONE Page 78 Arclinea – Lignum, arclinea.it HOT DOG Page 80 Viking Range Corporation, vikingrange.com

EXPRESSIONS

Page 88 Opening photo by Tony Puerzer, brightideaphotography.com; Mother and Child sculpture photo by Janet Dwyer Page 90 Top to bottom: Chalice sculpture photo by Janet Dwyer, janetdwyer.com; Bottle Vase sculpture photo by Teddy McCrea, ladysmithphotography.com; Bottle Vase sculpture photo by Janet Dwyer

SMART HOME

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Get ready for our August/September Home Furnishings Issue aug/sept 2013

home furnishings issue

Dress your home to impress all year long Whether your style is classic, contemporary or custom, you’ll fall in love with the luxury furniture featured in this issue. You can also expect interviews with celebrated furniture designers, plus preview Frank Pollaro and Brad Pitt’s new furniture line.

Look for the August/September Home Furnishings Issue on major newsstands the week of July 22, 2013

Pre-show Feature + Exclusive for IDSwest, the largest contemporary design show on the West Coast

H&L proudly presents our Laneway Feature Home on-site at IDSwest, a first for this premier event. Come get an exclusive walk-through September 19-22 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

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