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Those who know me can attest to the fact that I change out my interior décor at least twice each year. You would think that given the frequency, that might mean new lamps, cushions and throws and while that is true, it often includes new sofas, tables and dining chairs as well. I have a love for renewed interior design – possibly even an addiction. Maybe that is why this special edition of Homes & Living Magazine, our Interior Design issue, was so much fun to work on.

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If you are like me, and your interiors change with the seasons, or perhaps your mood – you’re in for a treat. This issue is packed with informative editorial, how-to articles and practical advice on everything from urban trends to hiring an interior designer. Your guide to everything interior design starts on page 61.

Escape with H&L to Rosewood Hotel Georgia and Private Residences in downtown Vancouver [page 20]. This iconic property, originally opened in 1927, has undergone a massive restoration and is welcoming guests to its newly designed hotel that has ingeniously left its graceful character intact. Rosewood Hotel Georgia was chosen for this special issue because of the spectacular interior design – an editorial feature that will certainly give you the travel bug.

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I am also proud to introduce celebrity interior designer, Jeffrey Fisher as the newest featured columnist in Homes & Living magazine. Jeffrey’s designs have been published in Veranda, Better Homes and Gardens, Canadian Living, and Style at Home magazines, and his interior design work was featured on the highly acclaimed Sex and the City. His new column, Inspired Designs [page 96], offers design advice, tips and resources, inspired by his world travels, so you can achieve an exotic or faraway look at home.

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Our Celebrity Feature is Mary Zilba, from Real Housewives of Vancouver. This must-read article [page 28] offers insight into this ‘real’ Vancouverite; a hardworking single mom of three boys who has an entrepreneurial spirit and a quiet grace. For this special issue, the article and photo shoot took place in her fabulous waterfront

H&L’s feature home, Wave House by KBC Developments [page 50], is the perfect home to showcase in this special issue. A West Coast tribute to sky, sea, sand and surf, Wave House boasts sophisticated contemporary architecture; a unique custom home that easily transitions from organic simplicity to luxury – redefining elegance in a whole new way.

H&L’s Interior Design Special Issue was intended to inspire, ignite and energize you to look at your home differently, perhaps with an eye to repurposing a room, renewing a space or redecorating your whole home. As you jump into your project, drop me a line or send me your photos. I would love to hear how you made your interior design dreams come true.

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contents homes

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36 feature home

interior design issue

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HOMES 36 Jane’s world A marvelous main floor makeover By Jane Lockhart

50 FEATURE HOME: ‘wave house’ by KBC Developments A West Coast tribute to sky, surf, sea and sand in White Rock, BC By Michelle Hopkins

61 annual interior design guide Sense and sensibility for your home By Roberto Bernardi, Jill Lang, Michelle Hopkins, Jessica Krippendorf, Goody Niosi and Ben Vorst

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From floating mega spa to home bath retreat By Jeffrey Fisher

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117 H&L’s Source Guide Directory Look What I Found, In the news, and H&L’s guide to quality retailers, local builders, suppliers & showrooms

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living 20 Escape Rosewood Hotel Georgia & Private Residences By Tracey Drake

28 celebrity profile: MARY ZILBA Right at home with Mary Zilba Recording artist, reality TV star, and super mom By Tracey Drake

44 tony’s take Tony Parsons talks art and interior design By Tony Parsons

104 VANCOUVER’S BELOVED WATERFRONT An illustrated perspective By Robert Amos

108 H&L’s Epicure Upmarket meets downtown By Victoria Ryan

113 society HLMAGAZINE.COM

David Foster Foundation’s Miracle Weekend

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114 rejoice! The second pillar of beautiful skin By Dr. Mark Lupin

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Vancouver... World’s Most Livable City and Home to the new Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Five years in a row Vancouver has topped the list of the world’s most livable cities*. Now you can own a sky-rise home here in the Private Residences at the Hotel Georgia. Walking distance to the best shops, business, arts and entertainment. With the finest interior appointments and all the amenities of a world-class Rosewood hotel. 2, 3 & 4-bedroom homes to 3700 sq. ft. Display gallery and presentation centre open by appointment only Call 1-866-602-6636 toll free 669 Howe Street, Vancouver BC www.ResidencesAtGeorgia.com

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Rosewood Hotel Georgia & Private Residences


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escape: rosewood Hotel Georgia & Private Residences “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” ­— Katharine Hepburn

The thing about breaking the rules is that, once in a while, instead of causing mayhem, you create brilliance. That is certainly the case with the over-the-top, forward thinking restoration of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. In the heart of downtown Vancouver, sitting proudly on the corners of Howe and West Georgia, the reinvented hotel is an exciting juxtaposition of the past and future; the hotel’s illustrious iconic history synchronised with the shiny architecture and brilliant promise of the Private Residences tower.

Left and above. The splendidly restored Rosewood Hotel Georgia grand lobby with massive chandelier, antique clock and original artwork.

The 14-storey Hotel Georgia first opened its doors in 1927, at the height of the Art Deco Georgian Revival era, featured 320 rooms and was one of the first hotels to offer in suite bathrooms. Known as Vancouver’s most elegant retreat, the hotel has welcomed a veritable who’s who of Monarch and Hollywood royalty for more than eighty years.

The Delta Group purchased the property in 2006, and this single acquisition put in motion a historic feat of monumental proportions. To kick off this epic undertaking, management hosted a memorable charity New Year’s Eve party, aptly named “The Night the Lights Went Out in the Georgia” on December 31, 2006. Four and half years later, the fully restored hotel reopened in July 2011, with just 156 rooms, each more spacious and luxurious than its predecessors, but with a respectful nod to the past. Of course, the Private Residences at Hotel Georgia, the new kid on the block, now graces the Vancouver skyline; a magnificent view of glass, steel and modern splendour - soon to open its doors to permanent residents. Sense, A Rosewood Spa, 1927 Lounge, Reflections Outdoor Restaurant & Lounge, and the esteemed Hawksworth Restaurant by renowned Chef David Hawksworth are all welcome onsite offerings for hotel patrons, tower residents and locals to enjoy. The significant collection of inspirational contemporary art that complements the property’s opulent interior design is visually stunning and provides guests with so much more than a hotel stay. With a thoughtful range of pieces from a diverse group of Canadian artists, the art collection that graces the walls, halls and unexpected spaces of Rosewood Hotel Georgia is unmatched in the city of Vancouver. Be on the lookout for Internity, 3D acrylic on wood by artist Patrick Hughes (hotel lobby opposite the front desk), Untitled Commission in wax by artist Derek Root (grand staircase wall), and The Messenger, carved wood with paint by artist Ray Natraoro (in the 1927 lounge).

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I have to wonder if that was on Ms. Hepburn’s mind the day she waltzed into the lobby of the Hotel Georgia in 1950, presented a list of dietary likes and dislikes to the manager, and announced that she preferred to dine in the privacy of her hotel room – instantly introducing late night room service to the Hotel Georgia. Knowing this story, it was a little surreal standing on the same polished tiles of the lobby, where this trailblazing Hollywood legend stood in her signature tailored trousers and windswept tresses, more than 60 years ago.

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Above, top and bottom right. Original fireplace and clock reflection in the hotel lobby, the incomparable interior design of Hawksworth Restaurant on the main level, and the VIP cabanas and striking fireplace of the Reflections Outdoor Restaurant & Lounge on the fourth floor.

“We shape our buildings, and afterward they shape us.” ­— Winston Churchill

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Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s new appearance adds an unparalleled level of sophisticated grace to this landmark property in the heart of downtown Vancouver. With the popular Pacific Centre Shopping Mall and the Vancouver Art Gallery within a one block radius of the hotel, and the palpable hum of the city right outside the front door, it’s little wonder this ‘old is new again’ hotel has been, and continues to be, the darling of travellers seeking culture and variety in Vancouver, since 1927. The freshly refurbished interior has a decidedly upscale residential ambiance; a flawless synthesis of impeccable modern conveniences and historic panache.

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Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s rich décor is elegantly old world yet fashionably contemporary. This is vintage charm meets modern chic - done right.

Hawksworth & Reflections Before you retire to your suite for the night, this is one hotel property where you definitely want to experience the food. One of Vancouver’s leading chefs, David Hawksworth combines culinary excellence, imaginative menus and exquisite plate presentations. Try the Yellowfin Tuna Ceviche with avocado, crispy amaranth, pecan, and cilantro – it was sublime. Hawksworth Restaurant also offers a private dining room that seats sixty for elegant dinner parties.

Hawksworth is extraordinary. The culinary expertise rises up to meet the interior design; each elevating the other, and offering the most unique dining experience. Neither the food nor the décor disappoints. Tucked away on the fourth floor is a little slice of metropolitan paradise, Reflections Outdoor Restaurant & Lounge. The fare is light but fresh; simple yet imaginative and the drinks menu will not let you down. One moment, Reflections echoes the serenity of the adjacent spa; the next it is booming on the area’s urban vibrancy. Water features, fire pit and VIP cabanas are the reason Reflections is the talk of the town.


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Hotel Georgia’s rich décor is elegantly old world yet stylishly contemporary – this is vintage charm meets modern chic - done right. For no reason whatsoever

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Details MUST TRY at Rosewood Hotel Georgia: 1. Bentley Drive Around Stanley Park

One of the hidden gems is the hotel’s house car, a luxurious Bentley, and its driver and fabulous city host, Jim Dudley. [concierge desk – main floor]

2. Salted Caramel Sauce

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Take home a pot of house-made salted caramel sauce. The jar is adorable; the gooey contents divine. [Bel Café – main floor]

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3. Hotel Georgia Signature Cocktail

The deliciously pretty drink features Plymouth gin, orgeat, fresh lemon juice, egg white, and orange blossom water. [Reflections – 4th floor or 1927 Lounge – off lobby]

If you love space, opulence and comfort, there is nowhere else in the City of Vancouver to stay but Rosewood Hotel Georgia. I checked into a spacious 450 square foot deluxe guest room that featured a beautiful living room, a lofty king size bedroom area, and the most striking spa bathroom with heated floors, walk-in glassed rain shower and a standalone deep soaker tub. The smartly draped double windows looked to the south onto the Vancouver Art Gallery. For an art lover, I couldn’t ask for a better view. Rosewood Hotel Georgia features 156 rooms and suites and although they range in square footage, floor and view – every room has a few special features in common. The oversized bathroom and Italian espresso machine are standard in every suite, as is the modern hightech features of a large screen, wall mounted LED television, pop-up electrical outlets and cell phone charging station – on the desk and by the bed. The lights are all controlled by one panel that I found ultraconvenient. The bed was one of the most wonderfully enveloping I have ever slept on, and I plan on asking Steve Halliday, Managing Director for Hotel Georgia where I can buy one.


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...Or a very special occasion Rosewood Hotel Georgia offers a select group of very special suites, one of which is the 1,492 square foot, two-bedroom Rosewood Suite. Located on the 12th floor, this exceptional suite offers a large living space, full dining room and two separate bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom. Up above, the private rooftop terrace with plunge pool and fireplace offers unhindered city outlooks.

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Speaking of personal pampering, Mr. Halliday, Managing Director shared with me the most interesting details about the meticulous management of Rosewood Hotel Georgia. “Every day, my staff and I personally review all check-ins. Not just VIP guests, either. Every single guest that stays at Rosewood Hotel Georgia receives VIP service. If you have stayed with us before, we remember if you have food allergies or don’t like evening turndown service.” How many hotels can say that?

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Located on the fourth floor of the hotel, Sense, A Rosewood Spa® offers a full range of spa treatments for men and women, hotel guests and local Vancouverites alike. Next door is a state-of-theart fitness centre and 52’ indoor saltwater lap pool, with unique angular glass bottom shapes that change colour, and swimmers can be seen from the porte-cochère and the Bowden Meeting Room on the second floor.

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Above, top and bottom right. The Private Residences’ exclusive vaulted lobby, sumptuous spa bath, and elegant condo living space featuring a wall of glass overlooking the city.

The Private Residences

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The Private Residences at Hotel Georgia could be termed as the piece de resistance of this project. In the urban mix of downtown Vancouver, this glimmering tower of excellence and modern brilliance will soon welcome its new permanent residents in definitive style. Destined to become one of the most sought after residential addresses in the city, The Private Residences is a magnificent 48-storey luminous tower with world class condos and jaw dropping views.

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Bruce Langereis, President of The Delta Group was kind enough to give me a tour of the unfinished tower – H&L being the first media to be given a sneak peek! We toured one of the higher floor, which was a work in progress but it was not difficult to see the promise. The floor featured five of the most spectacular downtown condominiums, one of which was purchased by former Prime Minister, Kim Campbell; an elegant 2-bedroom suite boasting about 1,200 square feet – a huge space when compared against many other tiny metropolitan Vancouver condos.

Complete with high end finishes, open (and imaginative) floor plans, perfectly functional kitchens and spa-inspired bathrooms with deep cast iron soaker tubs, this sleek residence is the finishing touch to the seven-year dream (or perhaps itch) of Bruce Langereis, who chuckles about the perception of others when they look up at the residence tower from the street. “To many, it looks like the building is tipping over and it makes for unique architecture on a historic corner of the Vancouver. I like to say that everyone is constantly looking up at our residence.” The Private Residences at Hotel Georgia will offer its discriminating owners’ many options that you would expect with a 5-star hotel such as 24 hour concierge service, valet parking, maid service, state of the art video theatre, billiards table and an exquisite boardroom. Every conceivable comfort and convenience has been considered.

The Story Doesn’t End Here… There was so much to see and experience at Rosewood Hotel Georgia and Private Residences; it was impossible to tell the whole story in just a few short magazine pages. As part of H&L’s Interior Design Special Issue, we have created an extended version of this article, just for our readers – with full menu, extended editorial, additional photos and even video – online at HLmagazine.com/Georgia


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Words by tracey drake photographs by Tony pUerzer

Right at Home with

You know what they say when you assume… well, that’s what happened to me the day I met Mary Zilba.

I had the pleasure of spending a day, along with H&L’s Graphic Design Director, Leia Vik, in Mary Zilba’s fabulous waterfront, mile high condo in Vancouver’s trendy Yaletown district. She welcomed us into her home with grace and warmth. When the interviews were over and the photo session was complete, I left

Mary’s home feeling a little annoyed with myself. I went into the day assuming I knew a little something about reality TV star Mary Zilba – from watching RHOV, reading press and listening to her music. It became clear to me, very early into our first interview session that this H&L feature would not be about Mary from RHOV. This article would be about Mary Zilba’s other life – the ‘real’ one. Mary Zilba, originally from Ohio, has been proud to call British Columbia home for many years. Over the past three decades, Mary’s career as a recording artist and television personality has included multiple CDs, seven top 40 hits, several video hits on Much Music, commercial work and now a lead role in the Real Housewives of Vancouver. Mary has also worked as a television host, MC, and broadcaster, lighting up both stage and screen with a singular ease and natural grace. At the height of her career, she put it all on the back burner to raise her three boys and has never regretted that decision, and perhaps that is where her real story began.

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It seems that everyone is talking about Real Housewives of Vancouver (RHOV) on Slice™, which made history as the network’s highest rated premiere. If you haven’t seen the reality based television show, it is an unscripted look into the lives of five affluent women in Vancouver, namely Christina Kiesel, Reiko MacKenzie, Jody Claman, Ronnie Seterdahl Negus and Mary Zilba. Each week, they put it all on the line - working hard, playing harder and trying to make friendships last [or at least coexist] amidst the personal mayhem. Like so many, I was curious about how ‘real’ the RHOV cast members were off camera, and after doing a little research, I contacted Mary Zilba personally, and was pleased when she agreed to be featured in Homes & Living magazine.

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Above. Mary Zilba, with eldest son Cole and George (who was celebrating his 1st birthday on the day of H&L’s visit.)


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Her condo is truly a family home, which she shares with her three sons, Cole, Chase, and Chad as well as the beloved family dog (and scene stealer on RHOV) George, who was celebrating his first birthday the day we visited. “We moved here from a big home in Shaughnessy several years ago, after my divorce. The kids and I needed a fresh start, and Yaletown welcomed us with open arms. I love living here. Everything we need is right outside our front door.” Following a difficult breakup with a long-time boyfriend, Mary did a lot of soul searching about her future. With her boys growing up (Cole is soon heading off to college), Mary realized an opportunity to rekindle her musical career and consider the offer to star in a Vancouver based reality TV show. Of course, she agreed to become a RHOV cast member and has used the show as a platform for her music, charity work and good will endeavors.

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Mary’s condo is not what you might expect. Yes, it was spacious, filled with natural light and amazing views of the waterfront and cityscapes below. But it was also comfortably elegant and unpretentiously chic, with rooms that you instantly felt right at home in. It was filled with original artwork by Vancouverite Tiko Kerr that echo Mary’s personal sense of style, and there were numerous vases of fragrantly blooming cut flowers everywhere. “My boys always scold me for spending money on flowers that are just going to die. But, there is something about flowers that makes me happy.” Mary also has a love for objects that sparkle; the new dining room chandelier, sequinned bed linens and her Miss Ohio crown (Miss America Pageant 1986) on display in the living room, are perfect examples.

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On the musical front, and with Mary’s new album on the way, we talked about her new single “Hero” and the emotion in the room was palpable. The song was written for and about her son, Chase, who battles a form of epilepsy, known as Tuberous Sclerosis. Since being diagnosed several years ago, Mary has been working tirelessly to raise awareness for this rare condition that affected her family; acting as National Spokesperson as well as working energetically as a Director on the National Board for TS Canada. “We all have heroes in our lives, and my son has been through a lot and yet he perseveres and thrives. He is my hero.” When the song debuted at The Amethyst Soiree for Epilepsy and Seizure Education, accompanying Mary on guitar was her son, Chase.

Above. Mary Zilba is right at home in her living space that boasts an eclectic mix of sparkly accessories, fresh cut flowers, artwork and family photographs. Bottom left. H&L’s Editor-in-Chief Tracey Drake talking with Mary Zilba in her Yaletown waterfront condo. Bottom right. Mary Zilba with the family pooch, George, who also stars in RHOV.

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As if Mary didn’t have enough on the go with a new album and RHOV, she has launched a new line of beauty/fragrance products called MZ by Principessa, and is also in the development and regulatory stages of launching a new Mexican inspired spirit, Blue Tulum, a tequila cooler drink that was featured on an episode on Real Housewives of Vancouver. “It is really delicious, and through the show, I now have the opportunity to bottle it and share it with everyone.”

“For an upcoming TS event in November 2012, I’ve started working on a compilation CD, featuring ‘B’ side songs that Canadian artists have never released.” The album, featuring songs that were never heard, will be produced by Adam H, with proceeds benefiting Tuberous Sclerosis Canada. “Melissa Etheridge is a good friend of mine, and she gave me a few of her songs several years ago; songs she had never released. Like Melissa, all musicians have unheard songs. It would be great to put them to good use.” “I have so many charities that I work with and I get calls every day asking for my support, and I have a hard time saying no when someone needs my help.” Aside from TS Canada, Mary lends her name, face, voice and support to organizations such as Angkor Children’s Hospital, PETA, NOH8, Epilepsy Canada, Dancing with the Stars to Benefit the Steve Nash Foundation, and antibullying to name just a few. “I believe my calling in life is to give back. It’s what I want to do. It’s where I shine.”


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Above. Mary’s home, shared with sons Cole, Chase and Chad epitomizes casual elegance (from top left clockwise: living room, den, dining area and master bedroom)

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I met a real housewife who has overcome heartache and personal adversity; a strong woman who pushes past the unrealities of reality television, an astute multitasking business woman and recording artist who is also a passionate community advocate and concerned, proactive mother. Did I mention that Mary Zilba is one of the most gracious people I have met in a very long time? Just goes to show that you really shouldn’t believe everything you see on TV.

Mary is a Director on the National Board and Spokesperson for the Tuberous Sclerosis Canada – a disease her family knows only too well.


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Personal Side Q&A: You are an advocate for ANTI-bullying. Why this cause? “I have experienced bullying… as a child, as a mother and even as a grown woman. My son, who has trouble expressing himself as a result of his disorder, hid in a tree at recess to escape bullies in the school yard. I realize that we, as parents cannot take full responsibility for the actions of our children, but we need to keep our finger on the pulse and be aware of what is happening in their lives.”

If you could choose your legacy, something that people remember you by, what would that be? “I have often said that on my gravestone, I would like it to read: Here Lies Mary Zilba. She took three small boys and raised three great men. I believe my most important role in life is mom, and I have worked hard to raise three wonderful sons.”

What is your favourite RHOV moment to date? “While I was under consideration as a cast member, the producers came here to talk with my boys. I sat in the kitchen while they were being interviewed in the living room. No matter what happens on the show, I am thankful for that moment in time: sitting on the kitchen floor, with [happy] tears streaming down my cheeks, listening to my boys talk about me, their mom, with so much love. It was worth every bad moment that has happened since.”

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JANE’s world

A Marvelous Main Floor Makeover

make it personal

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One key design component was the colour. The décor had to feature their favourite colour blue in every room.

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A splash of colour Blue was brought into this room as an accent rather than the feature hue.

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Makeover Renovating one room is disruptive and challenging enough but renovating an entire main floor including the kitchen all at once can be at best, overwhelming. But in this case, for our clients, all the inconvenience and patience was well worth it and the results are truly amazing!

A very style conscience family, the new look had to reflect their personal taste. Brought up in Stratford, Ontario with its charming English country style architecture, the couple wanted to achieve a similar look and feel but with a contemporary flare. One key design component was the colour. The decor had to feature their favourite colour blue in every room. Needless to say, this is a challenge when you want to ensure that a space remains classic and timeless and not overwhelmed by one colour!

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Accentuate lovely soaring ceilings by hanging draperies above the window trim to enhance a room’s height and lend elegance and drama to a formal space.

For our busy working parents of three kids there really wasn’t a good time to squeeze in a large-scale renovation but they realized that it made sense to tackle the job and only go through the mess and chaos once! Having lived in the house for some years they loved the neighbourhood and nearby school so moving wasn’t an option. The decision was made to update the old wallpaper, worn broadloom and tired colours. The kitchen was especially old looking with inefficient appliances, lighting and dated cabinetry.

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White cabinetry, accented with bold pops of colour, works wonderfully in a small kitchen…adding lightness and the illusion of space.

Custom cabinetry is a nod to warm and inviting English countryside style but with a modern sophisticated twist.

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The first challenge was the size of the rooms, in particular the kitchen – the most important room in the house as baking and cooking is a primary function for this family. Measuring only 10’ by 11’ it was restricted to the back corner of the house and wedged behind a lovely circular staircase. Ultimately, this meant that the kitchen couldn’t be made larger so had to be cleverly and efficiently laid out to maximize storage and provide ample space for new appliances and modern conveniences. This room set the style direction for all the other spaces despite its small size.

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The kitchen renovation began with taking the walls back as far as possible to gain extra space. The layout includes all paneled appliances to keep the room warm and library-like. There are several main features in this tiny space that make it unique despite its pint-size square footage. The large range hood emphasizes the cooking area and is detailed with a mantel for plate and decorative display. The stunning blue range adds the English country style they desired with a modern touch. The Viking professional oven and cooktop becomes a very interesting element in the space, drawing attention away from the small size.

A stunning cobalt blue Viking gas range is the highlight of the space.


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room-to-room continuity Mimicking the kitchen’s window treatments, a tailored box pleated valence in chocolate brown linen with sheer roller blinds help connect the rooms in style and function.

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The custom coloured, diamond-cut cork floor tiles are not only resistant to mildew and fungus, they’re warm under foot and comfy to stand on for long periods of time. The colouring and layout of the warm, resilient cork give the appearance of an elegant travertine stone tile.

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Picking up the tones of the walnut dining set in the adjacent dining nook, the highly durable and easy to maintain quartz countertops in the kitchen add rich contrast to the white cabinets and light coloured floors. The beige Blanco stone series sink was chosen to complement the countertops for a softer look. French doors overlooking the garden provide easy access to the patio and provide the room with a flood of natural light.

A spacious dining nook is made fresh and bright with sky blue walls, white wainscoting and French doors to the garden patio.


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attention to detail Timeless style meets functional living with comfortable, well chosen investment pieces and space saving built-ins.

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Next we tackled the dining and living rooms just off the kitchen. Both rooms are separate from each other and each opens into a main hallway remodeled with white wainscoting to add architectural detail and glowing walnut hardwood flooring.

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The small dining room required serious decorating attention from top to bottom! First, the unsightly stippled ceiling was smoothed and painted in a gray-blue and new walnut hardwood floors were installed. The classic English country style wall-to-wall cabinet unit with space saving sliding glass doors, matches the kitchen cabinetry. The built-in unit was designed to maximize storage in the small room and offer a place to display the homeowners’ collection of creamy white antique cake plates and china. A round pedestal dining table in dark wood features six parsons chairs upholstered in pale blue easy-toclean eco microfiber. Silk drapes combine all the room’s colours from blue to brown, frame the bay window of this quaint dining space. An elegant pendant light with sheer shade and crystal drops and an area rug in muted neutral tones soften the room.


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Blue was brought into this room as an accent rather than the feature hue. This allows the room to remain neutral overall and the opportunity to accept other subtle accessory colours in the future. Contemporary furniture with ultra-lux seating and fabric make this a wonderful room to spend time in but is also an excellent space for entertaining friends and family. Blue is certainly the colour that connects the traditional layout of the main floor but it is the family that keeps each of these rooms alive as they continue to enjoy each other’s company and their home for many more years to come.

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The showstopper of this house has to be its lovely two-story living room. Before the addition of the fireplace the room was a big empty box with no architectural detail – a blank canvas. We kept the original hardwood floors since they were in good shape and didn’t connect directly with the hallway due to an existing step-down into the living room. What was really needed was a strong element to balance the height of the room and make it feel intimate when entertaining. A clean-burning fireplace fitted with an open gas insert and large cast stone surround and mantel adds a dramatic focal point and sets the tone for this elegant room. In this front room three large bright windows faced the street and are simply dressed in sheer blinds and fixed silk drapery panels in a warm neutral colour. Pot lights, wall sconces, candles and table lamps offer flexible lighting to create just the right ambiance instantly.

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on art...

who says you can`t hang paintings on the ceiling?

— Tony Parsons

My idea of interior decorating is to slap something on an empty wall...

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Well, that`s a little careless, I guess. What I mean is… I tastefully place an attractive piece of art; perhaps I should say “work of art,” in a prominent, formerly barren area overlooking the dining room table, a stairwell or the bedstead. Don`t get me wrong. I know very little about art or, for that matter, the art of decoration of the interior kind.

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tony’s take

I`m a bit like that person, whoever it was, who uttered that memorable phrase; “I don`t know anything about art, but I know what I like!” Google that, by the way, and you`ll find 178 million places to look and about as many arguments over it`s meaning and whether it actually makes sense. I like a lot of things that, to others, might not necessarily be attractive or inspiring. That could be a disservice to some British Columbia artists because my interest in collecting began with a very exceptional man who magically managed to turn paint and paper into stunning depictions of our West Coast life. His name was Sam Black. His work is captivating - for me at least – and his background is fascinating. Most of all, he had this deep interest in art and he wanted to transmit his passion to others. So he taught a course at the University of British Columbia. He was, by all accounts, an outstanding teacher.


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

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on art...

Top left. Carmelo Sortino, Lucky Lemons. Top right. Ron Parker, Spring River | mixed media on canvas. Bottom left. Ron Parker, Autumn Alder | mixed media on canvas. Bottom right. Toni Onley, Queen Charlotte.

Don`t get me wrong. I know very little about art or, for that matter, the art of decoration of the interior kind.


I first encountered Sam`s work at a sale at the Hotel Vancouver. A new experience for me and I can’t recall how I happened to turn up there. To give you a quick snapshot of what this particular sale of his paintings looked like… imagine a super sale at an upscale store in the downtown area of any city in BC. You must have seen it on any news programs all around the province. The doors to the store are suddenly thrown open and an over-anxious crowd, mostly women, stampede onto the floor in a frenzy, grabbing whatever they can, elbowing whoever they can, to get what they want. So it was in the case of that art sale. We were a little on the sedate side by comparison, but the objective was the same; get what you could as fast as you could and beat the other guy. If your coloured sticker, given to you beforehand, landed on the painting first, it was yours. It was all done with total disregard as to price. You win. You pay. You take home the treasure. From that night, and I recall buying one of Sam`s much loved paintings of a seagull and another depicting two men in a boat on a West Coast fishing expedition, I started to build a small collection of which I`m quite proud today. Sheri Bakes, a young artist from Nanaimo has a place in my collection. So does Ron Parker who, as an athlete, claimed the Canadian decathlon championship. Later, as an artist, and one of our best, began by producing pictures of wildlife, but now does glorious landscapes full of light and colour that speak of peace and tranquility.

There`s a Toni Onley painting holding down a prominent spot in our living room. How it got there is an odd story in itself. Charity golf tournaments have been a feature of my life as long as I can remember, and that`s where it came from. Often local artists would donate pieces of their work as auction items at these gatherings. But, as I discovered, my fellow golfers would much rather have signed hockey jerseys or vintage posters hanging in their offices or dens, than pretty pictures. So it was that I got my hands on the Onley for a fraction of what it was worth. The artist happened to be there that night. He sought me out, looked me in the eye, not in a threatening way, and said, “you stole that painting you know!” “Yes, Mr Onley,” I replied, “l do know”, and I walked away with it tucked under my arm.

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There are some international entries but I have a special fondness for Carmelo Sortino. In a previous incarnation he was a pastry chef and restaurant owner. He obviously came to the realization that within him was another, perhaps greater, talent. What he has managed to do is blend the two - food and art. He is self-taught and brilliant. His work takes up space on walls around the world. I know Carmelo’s food and his art, and I’m happy to say he’s my friend.

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Paul Cezanne, Mont-SainteVictoire | oil on canvas | Philadelphia Museum of Art

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I’ve had several other such experiences. Never another Onley mind you, but some stunning additions to the collection. To my chagrin, since we`ve downsized, not everything is on display. But there is that space over there we could use, and something just over there wouldn`t look so bad either. And who says you can`t hang paintings on the ceiling?


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Words by Michelle Hopkins Photographs by tony puerzer

wave house by kbc developments

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A West Coast tribute to sky, surf, sea and sand in WHITE ROCK, bC

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In a seaside community of clapboard, Cape Cods, and shingled homes, one White Rock couple wanted a thoroughly modern house. The empty nesters’ ambitious plan was to build with concrete, steel, glass, aluminum and wood grain siding. The result is a sophisticated, contemporary home that stands as a true testament to the owners’ vision and the builders’ talent. People sometimes think that industrial minimalism is cold, but Wave House proves that nothing is further from the truth. This spectacular custom home translates organic simplicity to luxury; redefining elegance in a warm and inviting atmosphere. The multi-level home was a complete departure for the homeowners, whose previous home was very traditional. “This time they wanted a modern home with refined finishes and warmth,” says Ron Kliewer, who along with his brother Harv Kliewer, own Kliewer Bros. Construction Ltd. (KBC Developments). “With a 22 foot wide house, they knew that they wanted the living space to be on the top floor with the bedroom level under it.”

Organic simplicity meets refined elegance

“We had spent many months looking around for a contractor, and began to recognize that the best modern homes on the White Rock hillside had been done by KBC,” says the homeowner. “Each home was unique and had specific design features we appreciated. Once we met Ron and Harv, we knew there could be a fabulous working relationship with them.”

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The homeowners spent months looking for a builder who could take their vision and make it a reality. They found it in master home builders, KBC Developments, a well-established family owned company founded in 1959 by Ron and Harv’s father, Jake Kliewer and his brothers.

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Wave House stands as a fitting tribute to sky, surf, sea and sand, which is what the owners dubbed the levels. The couple, like so many homeowners in White Rock, was attracted to the sleepy seaside community, one which dates back decades when it was renowned as a beach oasis and retirement enclave. It’s hard to believe that in the 1960s and 1970s, the small cliff side homes were affordable to those who couldn’t manage to pay to live closer to Vancouver. Today, many sea cliff cottages have given way to large homes, and million-dollar properties. Wave House enjoys unfettered outstanding ocean panoramas, from Haro Strait, to the San Juan Islands and out to Mount Baker. From the home’s multiple terraces, the couple can watch eagles soaring or capture a stunning storm from behind floor to ceiling doors and windows.

The wave design resonates throughout the home

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The architecturally designed, custom built home blends in perfectly with its surroundings, and the orientation of the rooms in the house is based on the best ocean views. “They wanted the decks and roof to appear light and airy – not like other, boxy looking homes in the area,” adds Harv Kliewer.

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The excitement starts as soon as you enter the front courtyard. The thoughtfully designed front yard has a fuss-free resort vibe. The patio’s clean lines define the exterior. There’s a sense of tranquility in the outdoor enclave; from the courtyard pond, framed by a concrete covered walkway, and beyond, with the tumbling waterfall and fire features. It is completed with stepping concrete blocks that allow one, as Ron Kliewer says, “to walk over water.”

The layout of the home maintains that modern architectural point of view throughout. It’s a 4,822 square foot home that boasts three bedrooms, four bathrooms and four common rooms on four levels, with an elevator to take you from the glass lobbied garage (with enough space for four cars plus the homeowner’s prized motorcycle) up to the main level. Each floor features 180-degree south facing oceanfront views and large outdoor terraces. On the ‘Sea’ level, a full legal basement suite is below the bedroom level. Step inside the custom designed black walnut pivot front door and suddenly, framed in black walnut millwork, concrete flooring and glass, the world outside stands in fine focus. Upon entering the home, the exterior feature wall continues from the outside in. The curved “fin wall”, as it’s called in the construction business, is made of concrete with stainless steel bands. “The fin wall shoots through the house penetrating the outside,” says Ron Kliewer. You are then met with a wall of glass at the back which opens to views of the mighty Pacific. Rooms flow from the entry to the open-concept living room, kitchen and dining area. The spacious kitchen’s rich walnut cabinetry and Quartz countertops extend to a back pantry, which the homeowners use as their own private barista station complete with state-of-the-art coffee machines. The only pop of colour in the kitchen consists of hand blown turquoise glass vases. The lines, angles and materials are a continuation of the rest of the main floor.


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The wife, who is passionate about interior design, wanted the overall colour choices to be varying hues of grey, but chose to highlight and compliment that with a grey-beige rather than the typical white. “To keep things fresh, it was important to me to add sparkle wherever possible, which helped to heighten the contrasts,” she adds.

The homeowners named the home’s four levels… Sky, Surf, Sea, Sand. how appropriate. Besides the stunning panoramic views, the floor-to-ceiling glass encased wine cellar, the custom designed glass floor piece, the patterned sculptural wave wall and the grand piano all vie for your attention. “Gilles from Cost Plus Paitning & Decorating did an amazing job of making the wave wall come alive by his meticulous application of the pearlized paint from Benjamin Moore,” says the homeowner. There are those other unexpected serendipities in the décor - the Swarovski crystal night sky hallway, the custom designed curved slate fireplace, and black walnut suspended stairs with frameless glass wall guards – that make Wave House stand as an architectural marvel. “The wave design is throughout the house and the wave fireplace is made of real slate and appears to be floating off the floor,” says Ron Kliewer, adding the polished pebbled below only enhances that illusion.

The living room furniture is simple and sophisticated, consisting of grey leather chairs and couch, against grey, white and black backdrop. On the Surf level, the master suite opens up into a terrace with views of the ocean.

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Yet, this is a home where minimalism rules – no picture frames or knick-knacks anywhere. The only things that sparkle, apart from the natural light, are the crystal chandeliers, concrete, stainless steel and glass that swathe the home every which way you look.

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The bedroom’s blinds can be lifted automatically from the bedside. The homeowners don’t have to leave their custom designed bed – with a black walnut bed frame and headboard - to awaken to the oceanic vistas. For the husband, the master bedroom is a sanctuary after a long day at work. “The deck off the master bedroom has a six foot high glass surround (to block the wind), a hot tub, a couple of loungers, fire bowl, overhead heaters and an endless view of the ocean,” he says. “Not a bad place to end the day.” The home’s overall result is a clever and sophisticated hierarchy of spaces, each room situated to take full advantage of indooroutdoor living.

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Wave House was built to be highly efficient, low maintenance and beautiful, including the roof line.“The original plan was for a flat roof, but then we came up with the idea to slope the roof slightly, both north and south,” says Harv Kliewer. “This was done to accentuate ceiling heights and to have the view open up, when standing on the upper floor.”

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In terms of design, it’s all about the authenticity of materials. It’s not overly embellished – it’s more about natural simplicity.


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The custom designed glass encased wine wall is visually spectacular

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The contemporary warmth of this one-of-a-kind house is reflective of what the homeowners envisioned. Wave House, they say, suits their lifestyle and provides a private calm sanctuary that is voluminous, takes advantage of the beachfront views, is simple and uncluttered by detail and comprises of straight lines.

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“We spent 18 months in a very intense and focused engagement with Ron and Harv and yet we laughed, shared stories and enjoyed the journey ending up with a home that far exceeds our expectation,� says the homeowners.


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Wine Display Vin de Garde Cellar Systems 112 West 2nd Avenue Vancouver, BC 604.568.8460 vindegarde.ca

Appliances DeWaard & Bode 800.488.4426 dewaardandbode.com

Flooring System One Flooring #6, 19122 - 27 Avenue Surrey, BC 604.542.2274 systemonefloor.ca

Countertops Pacific Granite Manufacturing 915 Tupper Avenue Coquitlam, BC 604.291.2888 pacificgranite.ca

Millwork V6B Design Studio 363 West 6th Avenue Vancouver, BC 604.684.6824 v6b.com

Furniture Inspiration Furniture 1275 West 6th Avenue Vancouver, BC 604.730.1275 inspirationfurniture.ca

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Roofing Hazelmere Roofing 778.908.5071 Carpet Inspiration Furniture 604.730.1275 Tile Fontile 604.630.4388 Interior Doors & Front Door Delta Door & Panel 604.940.0555 Door Hardware Design Bath Hardware (West Hollywood) 310.358.9669 Aluminum Exterior Doors & Windows Summit Glazing 604.727.7133 Concrete Placing L+L Hanson Construction 604.835.2121

Motorized Window Shades New Accent Window Fashions 604.597.7222 Kitchen + Bath Fixtures Euroconcepts (West Hollywood) 310.652.3472 Stone Hari Stone 604.599.4274 Interior & EXTERIOR Glass Horizon Glass 604.312.4518 Exterior Paving Stones Marzstone Contracting 604.290.5263 FireplaceS Fireplaces to Go 604.523.3404 Structural Steel Engineer & Machinery Systems 604.946.8506

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Interior Design Trends

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“An interior is the natural projection of the soul.” — Coco Chanel


Words by Michelle Hopkins

New trends in interior design are often dictated by the economic times in which we live. Today is no exception to that rule. The wavering economy in these early years of the 21st century has inspired interior designers to take a step back and start utilizing dearly loved pieces. An economy on the rebound, a desire for more eco-friendly space, a renewed interest in the past and hope for the future, is fuelling this year’s colour and interior design trends.

In our quest to return to a simpler time, heirloom items handed down from one generation to the next, or that fabulously distressed armoire, are often the piece de resistance in a room. These pieces manifest an era where family values were held above all else. Our family heirlooms offer us an effortless opportunity to support a little green living through the age old rule, and modern trend, of the three R’s — reduce, reuse, recycle. To that end, reclaimed furniture is particularly popular. Running parallel to the “vintage” look are furniture pieces created from reclaimed wood and metal, including materials salvaged from abandoned factories and buildings in countries dismantling their derelict industrial zones. These ancient finds are an incredible inspiration for some of the most rustic and edgy pieces, dubbed the “Industrial Modern” style expression. Because designers are starting to consider their impact on the environment they are being more conscientious and selective in the products they are choosing. Furniture in its original, often weathered finish, gives way to fabulous shabby chic, rustic modern or vintage looks.

Many interior designers are predicting bolder colours, paired with natural fabrics and blends. The days of matchy/matchy Shabby chic [or cottage charm] are design terms furniture are passé.

A collected, eclectic look is the rage in design right now. Creating a space with only pieces that you love is about more than just expressing your individuality; it’s friendly on the wallet, too.

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coined in the last decade, to describe the creation of a comfortable, elegant home, with furnishings displaying signs of wear and tear. Even new pieces are being distressed to achieve an elegant antiquated look.

Graphite Oak with tall cabinets in black/brown gloss lacquer, bright Lotus White panels are contrasted with dark shelves, which emphasized their asymmetrical arrangement. Among the elegant details and accents, were the shelf elements made of matte aluminum with polished edges and 3-cm thick SieMatic StoneDesign countertop, which mimics the size and color of the dark shelves. Siematic SE4004 Graphite SE5005 Black Brown. Photo provided by Redl Kitchens.

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The mix and match look evolved in tandem with the “collected over time” look to give the space a tangible personality that reflects the homeowner. Unique accessories paired with one of a kind items work as conversation pieces of furniture; their owners telling wonderful stories of how they came to acquire them.

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As for hot colours this year, Pantone — said to be the worldwide authority for predicting colours palettes — says look for strong tones of tangerine/orange … it’s everywhere. It seems people are less afraid of bold colours and exotic materials these days. In the end, it’s really all about finding ways to create a décor that reflects your unique personality and makes you yearn to come home at the end of a hard day.

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Modern shag comes in high performing new materials that keep it soil resistant and low maintenance. It’s a great way to add warmth to the current trend of hardwood floors and tiles. Photo provided by Sandy’s Furniture.

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Two trends that are very strong in flooring — wire brushed hardwood with natural oil finishes and wide width planks. Also gaining in popularity is rustic wood and herringbone installations, which are the up and coming trend floors for next year. Photo provided by CCI Renovations. H&L Vancouver’s June/July 2012 Feature Home - L’Orange. Photography by Ema Peter.

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High gloss finishes and bold colours paired with neutral tones. Hidden or integrated appliances where possible. Period pieces whether furniture or appliances such as Aga and La Cornue ranges are hot for the luxury kitchens. Photo provided by Lonetree Kitchens & Baths.

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Since the bedroom personifies softness, an upholstered headboards or tailored bedframe offer yet another opportunity to layer in texture and add a little luxury. Photo: Mary Zilba’s master bedroom. Right At Home with Mary Zilba article on page 28. Photography by Tony Puerzer.

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Linear and three-dimensional mosaics are very strong for walls and plank floor tiles that mimic wood. Jewel tones and “bling” are coming on strong. Natural stone and oversized porcelain tiles that look like marble – natural movement and vein cuts are the most noticeable features.

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No longer is wallpaper reserved for the living room or powder room. Today’s wallpaper is in every room and it tends to be bolder in scale, vary in types of finishes and there is a pattern for every style. Natural elements to bring the outdoors in and oversized/retro graphics are very trendy.

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Layering and Symmetry in Interior Home Décor

“For a house to be successful, the objects in it must communicate with one another, respond and balance one another.”

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Words by Jessica Krippendorf

Planning, innovation and perspective - make creating your own dream space well within reach. In the perfect room, the effect should appear effortless. The trick is to plan the entire design before purchasing a single item, making every piece count. Possibly the most useful tool in maximizing your options and budget is a mood or concept board: a physical place to paste and compare colours, fabrics, textures and ideas. Seeing them side by side can bring to light inconsistencies in the design, or opportunities to try layers and textures you may never have imagined.

Layering is all about creating depth and movement in a space, and although it looks natural, it is never random. Always consider the effect texture and colour create and whether this meets the objective of your design. Choose colours and objects you love, but also that have

Colour plays an important role in layering patterns. Several patterns in different shades of the same colour create a cohesive, subtle effect, while matching patterns of contrasting colours creates visual drama. Select patterns that vary in shape—flowers with wavy, liner and geometric designs—and arrange them to move in different directions so they don’t compete. When working with two or more patterns, try using a variety of sizes and watch seemingly unmatched patterns evolve into something striking.

Texture plays an equally important role in design as colour does. When creating layers or grouping objects, use different textures to create subtle and vital depth in the design. An art glass sculpture, a sandstone vase and a piece of coral group beautifully, whether working within a single colour family, or several.

Texture can also affect the visual size of an object. Loose, draping fabric can make an object appear larger than something wrapped in a sleek, fitted cover. Smooth textures appear lighter in colour than rough textures. And don’t forget mood and theme—plush, deep piles and soft grooves create a feeling of welcoming warmth and coziness, while nubby, rough fabrics evokes a stable and rugged impression. Hint at luxury with smooth velvets or heavy brocades; achieve a cool feeling design with glass, metal, and stone. AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2012

Almost everything beautiful to look at is composed of layers—colours, textures and forms mingle in a mosaic of organized dimension and shape. In nature this is the norm and in contrived environments it is the goal. Professional designers use layers, grouping and asymmetry to create interiors that amaze.

the desired effect on the room—monochromatic colours will blend with the design for a soothing effect, while contrasting hues will create drama and lure the eye.

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Personal collections are often treasure troves of stunning objects with which to accessorize - including art, throw pillows, antiques, sculptures, keepsakes, collectibles and memorabilia, just be sure your selections supports the space’s aesthetic. Antique cameras or leather bound books are lovely selections, but will seem out of place in an ultra modern design.

Think about creative places to display accessories. Shelves and mantles are the obvious choices; consider floors, pedestals and window ledges. Bowls, shadow boxes, floating tray shelves and baskets are also creative ways to display accessories that become art pieces. Small solo items can get lost in a design, but creating scaled, impactful groups of accessories, or even furniture pieces, can give them weight and visual significance – particularly when done asymmetrically or in groups of three. Symmetrical or mirrored groupings appear formal and contrived, while asymmetrical grouping is natural and pleasing to the eye.

Ensure scale by placing the largest object first and then take a step back after each addition to assess the clutter factor. Photo provided by Paramount Furniture.

Stagger objects by height or width, but be sure they have a common design element—art pieces with similar frames or a particular hue, baskets of similar size but different weave, stacks of antique books. When grouping art pieces, think of the frames as the connection between the art itself and the rest of the room, select textures and colours that contrast or blend with the finishes.

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Area Rugs with Attitude

In a large room, especially overtop of dark hardwood floors, overlap a few boldly coloured, bravely patterned area rugs and watch your room come to life. Photo provide by Home Couture.

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Texture and colour play equally important roles in design.

Layering can be achieved in many ways. Look up‌ instead of hiding it, make the ceiling a layered focal point. Tactile wood treatments, visually vibrant paint colours and elegant wallpaper looks particularly striking above.

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The natural inclination is to be subdued and coordinated when choosing window coverings. Instead, bring layers of personality to a window by mixing fabrics, colours and patterns. This works best in a room with neutral paint and furnishings.

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Words by Roberto Bernardi

In the age of efficiency, the modern homeowner has a one-track mind: maximize space. Easier said than done, when we think of all the activities we want to populate our home. But one staple of the past – the dedicated dining room – is increasingly becoming unessential for homeowners that value comfort, fun atmosphere, and style as vital to their planning ethos. Dining rooms have a lot of connotations, good and bad, for most people: they’ve been the seat of family life, a communal gathering place, and they’re where plans are literally laid out. Still, they often lack the dynamism that other spaces offer – often cluttered with attractive but unwieldy furniture, they all too often cast an aura of stolidity and the static.

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That’s one of the reasons many of us are skipping out on dining rooms, as are modern day home builders and architects. Given the flow impediment that they often present; we want our spaces to be flexible and enjoyable, not forbidding and grave. For many, the shift away from a nuclear family lifestyle means a reimagining of home and time, and the ever-burgeoning popularity of fine food culture means bringing the entire experience of family meals – from prep to dessert – away from a rigid segregation of space.

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Eating in the kitchen has always had a diverting flavour to it, and abandoning the dining area means once again embracing it as a place of warmth and welcome. Islands are a great way to bring people together around food and family: their double duty as a preparation and serving area encourages helping hands and fruitful interaction, far away from hypnotic screens. A well-planned island, with trendy stools can incorporate seating and still have plenty of space for lower storage. Another superb way to create a vibrant hybrid eating area is by taking down walls – literally and figuratively. Compartmentalized living is a thing of the past and every home benefits from open space, so consider a counter height bar area, built between cooking and relaxing areas, for smoothing the transition. Bar seating can work to bring more human presence into the kitchen, but a well-planned bar works both ways and creates an instant venue for informal dining, regardless of the diners’ orientation.

Adding a little bit of span to your bar or island goes a long way towards eliminating the need for a dining table, and it works fantastically at parties. Bar seating is especially handy for condo living, where a dining room is practically out of the question, but where dinner parties are certainly on the menu.


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Siematic SE5005 Lotus SE4004 Stone Beech. Photo provided by Redl Kitchens.

Another cozy and useful option is the corner breakfast nook in the kitchen that benefits from added space. This is a neat, clever feature that interior designers use to transform useless – or underused – space into a wellloved feature, one that is especially popular with young families. It’s also a great relaxation spot (put it in a sunny spot) for those lazy Sunday mornings. If you decide to go with corner seating, it’s highly recommended to go with banquettes: they can be as elegant or informal as you like, and they’re always a popular twist on sit-down dining. Alternatively, wraparound counters at a height that’s suitable for casual dining are both stylish and useful (especially when done in marble, quartz, or other stone options) and don’t rob you of the chance to shop for that unique, personalized chair set you’ve always wanted. Regardless of the direction we take when supplanting the dining room, it’s important that we dedicate some of our space – and our design powers – to a dedicated space for group activity; with our busy lifestyles, it only makes sense to centre these sites around food.

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Words by Ben Vorst

When people enter my functional rooms, where do I want them to look? When they do, what do I want them to see?” When sussing out freshly rethought wet rooms (ours or others), our eyes are drawn not to the ephemera – lights, colour, trim - but more to the dynamic areas within each room, the places where all the action happens. That’s why selecting appropriate fixtures, the nuts and bolts of “action areas”, is a crucial element if we want to mesmerize visitors with our elegant taste. All the more reason to leave behind the Plain Jane spigots of yesteryear and dive in to the market of high-end modern faucets and fixtures: after all, design does begin at function (as any architect will tell you). Faucets and fixtures have come a long way, and the range of choices makes outfitting the finer parts of the waterworks more than a split-second decision.

Especially in the kitchen, consider whether you need to control the water flow, direction, and temperature with one hand (choose a single lever faucet); or whether like to wash large items, edible or otherwise, in the basin (opt for a pullout faucet). Your choice of sink will also determine the best fit for fixtures, both in size (for a large sink, go for an arcing gooseneck or elevating faucet) and style. Play matchmaker by going with complementary elements, like angular minimalist European style faucets in high polish chrome for ultra-modern settings, or more of a textured, pipe-fitted theme to go with an apron front or farmhouse basin (especially in oiled bronze, copper, or other classy and colourful finishes). If you’re chasing the cutting edge of kitchen faucets for your sleek domicile, consider an articulated faucet, complete with moving joints and carbon-fibre construction: it marries unlimited functionality with a guaranteed wow factor. Also ubiquitous among the best new styles – independent, single-lever joystick control, mounted beside minimalist faucets to maintain design cohesion. The bathroom is where sumptuous living flourishes, and with that in mind, it’s no place to skimp on style: plan your bathroom to feel as freshly minted as you do when you first step out of the shower. The action areas of your dream bathroom are the bath and vanity faucets, where all the magic happens and the life force flows.

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The next time you find yourself in a new or newly redone kitchen or bathroom, ask yourself this: “What am I looking at? Or rather, what am I looking at first?

Take into account all of the activities you expect to conduct there, including the ones you currently perform and the ones you’ve never had the space, or equipment, to make happen indoors.

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For a sharp look that puts a slight twist on the traditional, go with wall mounted faucets and taps; they come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your taste, but each gives off a subtle sense of extra service and comfort with a touch of mystery. This design works especially well with streamlined layouts, and can accommodate the highest-end, funkiest designs (like a ring faucet, or the single adjustable faucet with no other controls – highly cool, if somewhat suggestive). The digital revolution hasn’t passed by the lavatory, either: keep your eyes open for the newest bath faucet innovations, which include digital displays and the ability to set the flow and temperature of your daily soak… it’ll even repeat it day-to-day. If you prefer the traditional mountings, there is still no shortage of hyper-modern designs to tempt the Euro-bathing aficionado – designers are re-inventing the faucet every day, from the basic principles of water flow to the outstanding visual presence of the finished product.

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Consider these fixtures for their potentiality: one of the only opportunities we can give to our inner interior designer to prove that we can fuse fashion and functionality, modernity and domesticity, without years of study in high art. Show your friends just how cutting edge you’re willing to go – only remember: they have to be able to figure out how it works.

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Mirrors can create an appealing and welcoming home; yet, many of us think of mirrors as simply functional items. Yes, mirrors are useful, but they are also elegant and are probably one of the most under-appreciated and affordable decorating tools. Mirrors have been around since ancient times. Initially, they were primarily used as household objects but they soon became decorative pieces. The earliest mirrors were hand mirrors; the larger fullbodied versions didn’t appear until the 1st century AD. By the end of the Middle Ages, mirrors were embraced throughout Europe, and they were usually made of silver, though sometimes of polished bronze. Mirrors can play a key role in your reflective interior decor by creating a sense of space, which is a plus on the West Coast, where urban living often means living in smaller homes.

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instant. That’s because mirrors add light and roominess to a small space, giving the illusion of depth. The optical illusion occurs as the mirror reflects light and colour across the room. Our eyes get tricked because we sense the bouncing reflections as increased volume, making the room appear bigger. From the foyer to the master bedroom, well-placed mirrors add a whole different dimension to your dÊcor. Thoughtfully framed mirrors can truly become a work of art. In Chinese Feng Shui, the placement of mirrors is crucial to create harmony and serenity in homes. For example, a mirror should never be placed where it can reflect the staircase, kitchen or the toilet, as it will block the positive chi (which is the universal energy). You can make the entryway of your home welcoming by hanging a beautiful mirror. Not only is it a great accessory, but it also provides a place for checking lipstick and generating light in your foyer. When purchasing a new mirror, or hanging one in your home as a work of art, remember that the same art gallery principles apply. The mirror should be proportionate to the wall size and furnishings around it, it should be hung low enough to connect to the furniture below it, and the frame should blend or contrast with its surroundings. Mirrors today come in a myriad of styles, colours and frames in which to create a stunning focal point in any room of your home.


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Designers are dedicated to creating a consistency in your home so that your style flows seamlessly from one room to the next. While keeping that consistency a designer will never compromise that fabulous wow factor, making each room equally spectacular and surprising. There is a common tendency of people to assume that interior design is strictly about aesthetics or the latest fads in society. The interior of your home is much more complex than its beauty. It needs to be a true representation of yourself, your lifestyle and your family. The reasons to hire an interior designer are almost legion. There is an endless array of products and materials that you will need to select for your home. An interior designer will save you countless hours of time spent searching for the perfect materials. A

The work of an interior designer is all in the details. Putting a kitchen together involves far more thought than, “does it look good?” Everything has to function so that the kitchen, for instance, becomes a joy to work in. An excellent interior designer will ask a lot of questions. He or she wants to know about your lifestyle so that the home works for you. Interior designers keep up with the latest trends in styles, and if they don’t know, they’ll know where to steer you to get the answers you need. They also have professional connections and can recommend the right contractor for your job.

It’s important to hire your interior designer before you take on a contractor. Your designer is your greatest advocate and will ensure that all aspects of your home come together to be in perfect harmony with your lifestyle. How do you find the interior designer that’s right for you? Talk to friends, visit trade shows, ask architects and peruse your favourite magazines. Who was the designer of the interiors you most admire?

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If you’re building your dream home – or turning the home you already have into a dream – one of your first considerations will likely be, “How do I choose an interior designer?”

designer knows the best places to find whatever it may be you are seeking. They also have exclusive access to places that are only open to those in the design trade. We’ve all made those expensive mistakes in our homes – particularly with the DIY projects – interior designers can potentially save homeowners money by avoiding costly mistakes.

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Shortlist a few interior designers and interview each of them. Explain your specific wants and desires and ask each designer how they would interpret your wish list into your home’s redesign. You want to build an intimate relationship with your designer, make sure they understand you, show interest in you, because your home is a portrait of your life. You will also want to ask them what they charge. Staying within your personal budget is a must for successful completion of your home’s interior. You don’t necessarily want your designed to simply regurgitate what you want. They should bring their talent and knowledge to the table. It’s important to look at their portfolio too. Some designers are flexible and do well with many different styles. If a portfolio has a number of similar photos this may be a sign that the designer has a specific style. Talk to contractors and other professionals the designer has worked with. Ask questions: is the person easy to work with? Is he or she available?

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Show and Tell Talk to friends, family and neighbours and ask to see the interior design work they had done in their homes. Word of mouth and visual references is an ideal place to start your search for a designer.

Reality Check Home decorating television shows that are produced locally often feature innovative and exciting designers.

If They Build It Custom home builders seek out the best interior designers to work with, and so should you. Research work done by local builders and check their website to see which interior design firms they partner with.

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Most cities – Victoria and Vancouver included – have annual home tours. The houses on display are chosen in part for their exceptional interior design. In most cases, the design firm is local and this is an excellent way to compare decorating styles and find a great designer.

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The city is a decorative light show on the landscape; its glittering lights the pulse on which the city thrives. My favourite photograph of the city is a black and white matte at dusk. Something balances amid the contrast of light, dark and dazzle. Light is the most powerful tool in design in much the same way that shadows are the most powerful tool in photography. We want lighting to enhance the artfulness of the home as well as the artfulness of ourselves. Everyone looks stunning in the afterglow of candlelight, right? The afterglow of lighting can permeate the same effect in your home.

Think of the right lighting as therapeutic art - true art - an expression of the divine. Embrace the divine and employ creative strategies to infuse your home with its gentle and relaxed energy. Perhaps think of interior lighting as an alluring, mysterious Capricorn woman. If you’re serious about her, make her a priority. She’s typically expensive but of the highest quality and most definitely worth it. If you own two homes,

Capricorn is the true rock star of the zodiac and flanks each calendar year with a beginning and an end—the proverbial “light” at either end of the tunnel. I’m thinking, if Capricorn is the light, then lighting must be the true rock star of home décor. Channel Vancouver lights and let lighting be the pulse of your home, that unexpected and enviable design element your guests can’t help but compliment. Many of us lean towards traditional lighting rather than contemporary, unless contemporary is functional and aesthetically pleasing, classic as opposed to trendy; art, so to speak—a classic chandelier the most traditional of lighting investments.

Chandeliers date back to the medieval times when the wealthy class would suspend a wooden cross bearing candles from a vaulted ceiling to light up a room. By the fifteenth century, chandeliers started to become ornate and decorative, containing lamps and crystal prisms that illuminated spaces with refracted light. The mid-nineteenth century saw a surge of gas-lit chandeliers, and then electricity lighting began to appear in the 1890s. Towards the end of the twentieth century, we started to see chandeliers used solely for decoration and not lighting at all.

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There’s something about Vancouver lights on a warm summer’s eve…

you can build his around the perfect carpet and hers around the perfect light fixture. Perhaps a bohemian crystal chandelier is the heart of her home, from which the rest of the home’s light fixtures beat.

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The world’s largest bohemian crystal chandelier lives in the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, weighs 4.5 tons and showcases 750 lamps. The Dale Chihuly blown glass chandelier at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England, provides endless hours of introspection and was installed as a statement of the museum’s commitment to modern design. It’s interesting that modern design associates with the “honest” use of material; Saturn, the planet of rules and discipline, keeps Capricorn brooding and honest. Honest and awesome, I say. I suppose you could call the creepy chandelier made of skulls and bones at the Sedlec Ossuary in Prague honest; however, I’d prefer to decorate my home with an ultra modern crystal design or anything robust that shimmers and shines. And, because there are people like Libras and Cancers to inject sparkle and flare into the world, style and design possibilities for lighting are truly endless.

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For those not eclectically inclined, first decide if you want the piece to contrast the room’s schematic or coordinate with it.

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To coordinate, choose crystal. If you’re feeling bold, contrast a traditional fixture with a modern setting, or a modern fixture with a traditional setting. Remember you want interior lighting to look pretty while it makes you look and feel good. Choose features like dimmer switches, touch lights, timers, sensors and LED lights to balance mood. Realistically, anything can be done with interior lighting, but focal points in the home to consider include overhead lighting (ceiling mount fixtures, pendant fixtures, ceiling fans, recessed and track lighting, and of course, chandeliers), sconces and undercabinet lighting, bath lighting, floor and table lamps.

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I’m living with a boyfriend for the first time in my life, and he’s recently convinced me not to spend money on a necklace or matching towels until I’m working more. (I take time off in the summer to work on my suntan.) We’ve made friends with a local furniture store owner, and she’s got this threeway glass and metal lamp on hold for me while she looks for its smashing counterpart. Sure, I’ll give him jewellery and towels, but he’s certainly not getting my lamps.


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jf INSPIRED DESIGN

From Floating Mega Spa to Home Bath Retreat

jeffrey fisher Jeffrey Fisher is owner and principal designer at Jeffrey Fisher Home, host of the highly rated Arresting Design on W Network, regular guest design expert on City TVs Cityline, and has contributed design segments for Breakfast Television, CTV’s Canada AM, CHCH Morning Live, as well as set design for HBOs Sex and the City. Jeffrey Fisher Home | jeffreyfisherhome.com Photography by Paul Chmielowiec

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“The great thing about inspiration is that it can come from any experience and triggered when least expected. A hazy late summer sky has been known to put me into a tailspin at the paint store and even a walk through the hall of mirrors at Versailles inspired me to cover a client’s powder room entirely in mirror. Inspiration can come from the most simplistic, natural experience or the most extravagant, over the top one. Either way, along the way I’ve learned the key is to do something with those spontaneous moments of inspiration. I have also learned that it’s one thing to find inspiration and it’s another to act on it. With each issue of Homes & Living magazine, I’m going to show what inspires me design-wise and how I put that inspiration to use. I encourage you to do the same. Whether it’s wet river rocks, a flowerbed of marigolds or a trip to Bali, dig deep (or not so deep) to find your inspired design.”

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interior design & Words by Jeffrey fisher

Recently I sailed the ocean blue on my first ever cruise. Not one to test the waters with a three-day excursion out of Fort Lauderdale, I dove right in with a 15-night transatlantic crossing from Lisbon to Barbados, via Madeira, The Canaries and the Caribbean. My ship, the Silver Spirit was the newest vessel in Silversea’s (silversea. com) six-boat fleet of ultra-deluxe, yacht-like cruise ships and I was suitably impressed.

Most surprising to me was the ship’s 8,300 square foot spa; a spa that rivaled any I have been to on landlocked multi-acre resorts. During our six full days at sea I had plenty of time to experience the relaxation and rejuvenation found in the ceramic tiled Thermal Suite. It was a common area located outside the steam and sauna rooms, furnished with heated lounge chairs and intended to relieve passengers of their stresses. My largest stress was trying to decide where to dine that evening.

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Everything about my inaugural cruise was spectacular my almost 400 square foot stateroom (and its designated butler), the gourmet meals, my newly formed friendships; all of it the stuff of which commercials are made. I fell in love with my space efficient ensuite that successfully mixed marble with teak and had room for both a separate tub and glass shower with rain head - great design on the high seas.

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Silver Spirit’s 8,300 square foot spa featured a unique ceramic tiled Thermal Suite with heated lounge chairs.

Great design on the high seas clean lines and a modern approach help to define the spa look.

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I loved lounging in the entirely tiled room, steps away from the steam room and showers. Hot steam, cold shower, heated lounge chair – and repeat. As I lay there my mind started to wander to the work that awaited me upon my return home. I was currently designing a model home for The Shipyards in Collingwood, Ontario and still hadn’t figured out how best to utilize the unfinished lower level. I knew that the developers wanted me to include an additional bathroom but I was beginning to think it needed to be more than a standard 3-piece bath.

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Inspired by both the form and function of my small but efficient onboard ensuite and the luxuriously tiled floating mega spa at sea I couldn’t wait to get home and put my inspiration to work. Ok maybe I could wait – but I was definitely inspired!

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Designed for busy homeowners with active lives, we built the total spa experience into the home of one of the Shipyards of Collingwood’s newest developments. With its stunning views of Georgian Bay and the ski hills of Blue Mountain, people living in this breathtaking community spend a good part of their lives outdoors, hiking, swimming, bike riding and skiing. There’s no doubt that these active families would welcome the benefits and comfort of an in-home spa. Inspired by the luxury spa on the Silver Sea cruise ship, the Fishers infused their own signature, clean and modern style into a relaxing and efficient spa-style bathroom that’s pristine, serene and oh so calming.


Design & Colour These spaces should transport us to a time and place where our only worry is being on time for our massage. Clean lines and a modern approach will define the spa look. To achieve a modern look we covered the walls and floors in cross-cut Italian travertine 12” by 24” tiles featuring a soothing light sand and coffee-colour wave pattern that gives visual interest. We stacked the tiles on the walls from floor to ceiling and laid the same size tiles in a brick pattern on the floor. Translucent 12” by 24” glass tiles in watery mineral green line the walls of the large glassed-in shower and separate water closet that houses the toilet. Changing the tile for these areas softens and brightens the space. The colours of the two tiles complement each other and create a classic spa feel.

Canadian manufactured home sauna by SaunaRay made of 100% Ontario toxic-free wood.

Soothing Sauna The Comfort Factor Radiant heated floors are essential when designing your new in-home spa and are especially appreciated during the colder winter months. The complete spa experience is all about comfort. Vancouver-based Nuheat offers an electric floor heating system that can be installed under tile and laminate/engineered wood floors. Their newest product is the off-the-shelf, pre-built Nuheat Shower Mat that installs under the tiled shower floor and can even be used to take the chill off a tiled shower bench.

Besides the luxurious walk-in shower, probably the most exciting feature in this home spa oasis is the Canadian manufactured home sauna. Made of 100% Ontario toxic-free wood by SaunaRay, these plug-in units require no drains or vents and operate at a lower temperature than traditional super-hot saunas. Available in other sizes, our space allowed us to install a two-seater model.

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Finishing Touches

When accessorizing, don’t forget spa touches like plush towels, a potted orchid and luxurious bath and body products.


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Vancouver’s Beloved Waterfront: An Illustrated Perspective

Above. No one looking out on Burrard Inlet can fail to notice the freighters waiting at anchor for their turn in the harbour. They swing on the tides like weather vanes, strung out beyond the tip of Stanley Park.


Words and paintings by robert Amos

And, for an artist, the varied shorelines of Vancouver provide endless inspiration. When I first arrived on the coast in 1974 I lived in a warehouse on a pier at the foot of Carrall Street. My studio was in a “gear loft” above a pier which had been the former home of the Union Steamships and what was all around was the very definition of “waterfront”. The sucking sounds of waves washed the pilings beneath my feet; the harbour was alive with floatplanes coming and going from Coal Harbour; and the majestic North Shore Mountains were an unforgettable backdrop. Much of the urban fabric of Vancouver has changed since then, but the view from the waterfront remains much the same. We are irresistibly drawn to the water’s edge and no matter where we stand; Vancouver will always be a city by the sea.

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An Illustrated Perspective

For some reason I am drawn to the water’s edge. The prospect of distance, the eternal change of the water’s surface, and the fascinating reflections of the sky above make water a special subject. When this dynamic surface meets with the stable nature of the shoreline the subject is irresistible.

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Vancouver’s Beloved Waterfront: An Illustrated Perspective

Top left. When I first met the woman who became my wife, she had a little apartment near Kit’s Beach. After the day’s work ended it was not unusual for us to walk a few blocks to the beach, there to catch the last rays of the August sunshine before going back to her place to make dinner. Obviously I was rapturously happy, and in this case was intent on doing my best to impress her with my abilities as a painter. This picture was the result. Top right. Somewhere on the Fraser’s delta was an ancient ship chandlery and hardware store called Grauer’s. It was an out-ofthe-way and rather romantic place for an indigent artist to have a low-rent studio space. One day in 1980 I found myself there with time on my hands. The arch of the little bridge which led to the island swooped overhead, and the industrial sites on the far shore were a pleasant backdrop to this dramatic subject. Middle. A distant view of the city, man’s best ideas growing like crystals in the bosom of nature’s glory, makes a challenging and complex study. One day I set up my painting materials on the top of a cement bollard near the waterfront at Jericho Beach. All day I had had my eye on the sky, waiting for the moment when the sun was low in the sky and offered rich colours. And on this day I was also attuned to the movements of a heavy bank of cloud gathering in the northwest, the perfect foil to the sunshine glinting off the towers of downtown.

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Bottom left. The waterfront near Granville Island is a gift to the artist. Here the worlds of fishing, tourism and pleasure boating meet in a site at once industrial and residential. Cars stream overhead while planes buzz by, and the sunlight sparkles off the chop and splash of the water. Is that a boat poised on dry land? Who painted that building bright yellow? As a basso continuo to the dazzle of it all, the North Shore Mountains wreathed of cloud silently overlook it all.

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Bottom right. A friend in the wine trade commissioned me to make paintings of the views from Vancouver’s finest waterfront restaurants, for use on their custom wine labels. We went on a tour of eating – and drinking – and painting - at various locations and this view of English Bay was one of the results. I love creating commissioned work, and this one was a dream job.


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Upmarket meets downtown

H&L Epicure went fancy for this Interior Design special issue! Food can be a work of art as well, and what better way to show off your new home’s interior than with a dinner party? For this menu, upmarket meets downtown where unhurried refinement works perfectly with the fast paced (no time to cook) urban lifestyle. As with interior design, not everything must match or be in a particular order. This menu is versatile; the crepe and the champagne sorbet would be equally wonderful as a starter or a dessert. Of course you can serve dessert first… it creates very sweet memories for your dinner guests.

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The theme here is polished and delicious but all three courses are easy to make. Better still, each course has make-ahead components so that you can not only be the belle of your own dinner party ball, but you can enjoy it too! This menu serves 4 dinner guests.

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Dining is and always was a great artistic opportunity — Frank Lloyd Wright

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1 lamb roast (approx. 2 lbs) 5 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped 2 1/2 cups bread crumbs 3 to 4 sprigs fresh rosemary ½ cup olive oil

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1. Combine champagne, white sugar and sparkling water in saucepan and bring to simmer over medium heat. 2. Reduce heat and continue to simmer for 8-10 minutes. Sugar must be completely dissolved. 3. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature, then add blueberry juice and lemon zest. 4. Chill 2-3 hours and then freeze in ice cream maker. 5. Scoop into serving dishes and garnish with blueberries just before serving.


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Homes & Living magazine was honoured to be invited to share in the David Foster Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Miracle Concert weekend in Victoria, BC – May 25-26, 2012. It was two days of red carpet (actually purple in honour of the foundation), world class celebrities, an unforgettable Miracle Concert and even little VIP heroes for which the David Foster Foundation so tirelessly raises money for. By the end of the star-studded weekend, the city of Victoria had a new name for the inner harbour walkway (David Foster Way), the events raised more than $4.6 Million and David Foster vowed that his dream of a world class performing arts centre in his hometown would become a reality.

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BOTOX® – SOFTENING LINES AT THE SOURCE the second Pillar of Beautiful Skin

A sentimental browse through family photos will remind you of incredible, happy memories – sunny days, children’s birthdays and family holidays. More and more, as the years go by, those photos begin to reflect the power of our genetic makeup – “Oh my goodness – I’m looking so much like my mother … or father for that matter.”

What is Botox®: Now a household name, BOTOX® has become synonymous with the treatment of dynamic lines and wrinkles. It is a purified protein derived from nature that helps relax excess muscle movement. Its cosmetic use was first appreciated in 1989 and in 1992 (20 years ago), two local Canadian physicians first published its use for frown lines. Its medical uses are varied and include treatment of children with cerebral palsy, treating Bell’s palsy (a type of facial paralysis), relaxing spastic muscles following strokes (it helped an Australian man get out of his wheelchair 20 years after a disabling stroke), treating bladder problems and curing people of blindness due to blepharospasm. As one of the most researched medications globally with over 4,500 peer-reviewed articles confirming its safety and benefits and with over 10 million treatments being performed worldwide, it has been a great benefit to our patients beyond its simple cosmetic use. In 2010, Botox® was also FDA approved to treat migraine headaches due in part to its analgesic benefits. And finally, in 2001, Health Canada approved its use to treat hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) of the underarms. Patients no longer have to suffer with underarm sweating as results appear within just days and can last 6-12 months.

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I find my patients have two main fears when we discuss Botox®: The first is that they worry that they will look unnatural, “frozen,” and obviously treated. The second is in part due to the name, “Botox® wherein they worry that this is a “toxin,” or “poison” and could be damaging in some way.

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I agree with my patients that as far as the look, it is of utmost importance that treatments look natural and that no one should know that they have even had a treatment other than to compliment them that they are, “looking great,” … without knowing how. It is also unfortunate that there is a growing number of injectors administering Botox® treatments without the experience and without being Dermatologists or true skin specialists. And even some so-called experienced injectors are creating very unnatural looks with spocked eyebrows and frozen looks, as we see with some movie stars … and even with some folks around town. My patients are often surprised that my staff have had Botox® treatments because they all look very natural … and I would say that this is the best way to allay their fears and know that my experience treating thousands of patients over nearly two decades as well as my background training in Neurology and Dermatology helps me to provide best results … that look natural!


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As relates to worrying that cosmetic Botox® is a toxin and might spread in the body, this is also unfounded, despite occasional media scare tactics. Most things are “toxic” in high doses – e.g. alcohol causes liver disease, ultraviolet light causes skin cancer, aspirin causes bleeding stomach ulcers, acetaminophen causes liver failure, some antibiotics cause deafness and kidney failure. And yet we know that in smaller, therapeutic doses, these same things can save lives (OK – perhaps alcohol doesn’t save lives, but a glass a wine does bring a smile.). So the point is that Botox® in the tiny doses that we use cosmetically is simply therapeutic and not harmful. It is not stored in the body and does not spread to other areas as it is confined to a 2cm radius from where it is placed. Finally, the fear of treatments being painful is quickly dispelled when most patients have a treatment with me and realize that they hardly felt a thing. And they can return to work immediately without anyone knowing they had a treatment.

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From a cosmetic perspective, I find Botox® helps my patients in the following ways: • It helps create a more pleasant, more relaxed look – such as when treating a strong frown expression • It helps to lift areas such as the brows, the corners of the mouth and the neck • It helps to improve asymmetries such as when one brow is lower than the other • It helps to improve scars – for example, when used prior to facial surgeries, as the skin heals, there is less tension and therefore, better cosmetic results for scars • It helps improve results from other procedures – e.g. when healing from laser treatments, again lines are less likely to reform as the skin is not bunching up while new collagen is being formed • It increases the longevity of dermal fillers such as Juvederm® and Restylane® - the reason for this is that strong facial movement can massage the fillers away more quickly • It helps soften and round out a square jaw when this is due to bulking up of the masseter muscle (the chewing muscle) – in so doing it can also help TMJ pain and teeth grinding habits • It helps soften radial pursing lines around the lips • It helps headaches including migraines even when used cosmetically • It helps soften a gummy smile – when some people smile, not only the upper teeth but also the gums may over show • It helps to turn up the tip of the nose if this is downturned • It helps improve lines over time and can open eyes if they are overly narrowed I hope that this short article has shed a little more light on Botox® - demystifying what it is and allaying some fears. As with any treatment, there are of course risks and limitations and I spend the time with my patients to help ensure they are well informed and comfortable. But you can feel perhaps a greater sense of safety and assurance when you know that this amazing medication has saved lives and is commonly used not just in adults but also in children to treat medical disorders … in much higher doses than we use cosmetically. So you may rethink Botox® and realize that if you are feeling that you are looking stern and stressed, perhaps this might be an option to consider to help you look and feel more relaxed … Naturally!

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BEHIND THE SPARKLE The History of the Chandelier - A candled light fixture hanging from the ceiling, or a chandelle as it was once called evolved into one of interior designs most historic and celebrated pieces – the chandelier. Taking an inspiring journey throughout the decades, ever changing with the times and current trends, the chandelier has evolved from a practical resource of light, to a wondrous - often elaborate, staple of Hollywood glamour. The story of the chandelier begins in the 14th century when wooden designs fitted with candles were slung from the ceilings in abbeys, medieval churches, and monasteries. Chandeliers soon found their way into the homes of tremendously wealthy families. In a time when days were planned around the rising and setting of the sun, the chandelier was a true declaration of wealth and luxury – allowing their owners to illuminate the night. Read the full article online at HLMagazine.com

Take it Outside The Rules of Architectural Interior Design Applied to a Structured Garden - The architectural design of a garden is more complex than just the interior of your home; it is more similar to the construction of a house from ground up. You have to raise your blueprint, bring it to life by incorporating hedges, structures, furniture, fences, walls, paved areas, gardens and pools. We find inspiration for a structured garden from two key sources: architecture and art. Architecture offers insight into lines, style, space, personal preferences. Art is the wondrous muse for colour, texture, organization and beauty. By having a clear understanding of your lifestyle you will be able to create a garden that fits your precise alfresco desires. Read the full article online at HLMagazine.com

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Discover what Future Living can do for your Urban Space - An interior designer is dedicated to working with you to identify your specific needs, expectations and personal tastes to develop a customized concept that captures your vision for your home. Whether you have a clear idea for your urban space, or seek guidance from an expert, working with an interior designer entails building a unique partnership. Together, you will be able to create a highly functional, attractive and personalized design concept. Hiring a designer that specializes in both architectural and interior design is swiftly becoming the new trend in total home design. The expert combination allows your designer to manage all aspects of the design process ensuring flawless completion. Read the full article online at HLMagazine.com

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Interior Design Show West September 27-30, 2012 Now in its eighth year, IDSwest 2012 will once again demonstrate that design is alive and thriving on the West Coast. Showcasing everything for the home, this year’s show will deliver a platform of top retailers, custom designers and premier manufacturers. Add to the mix the best in design media, the new One of a Kind District and a handful of world class feature installations, and more than 350 exhibits that are sure to send you home feeling totally inspired. Among this year’s highlights will be HGTV designer Tommy Smythe, who is known for his delightfully acerbic approach to interior design. The Architectural Foundation of BC will be hosting the 100 Mile House Design Competition. This open ideas competition explores whether a house can be built sourcing products and materials from within 100 miles of Vancouver. Lighting up the centre of the show, one of the hottest designers on the planet Omer Arbel of Bocci, is designing a cocktail bar. With an incredible lighting installation and amazing furnishings, the Inform Bar by Bocci promises to be the place to be at IDSwest 2012.

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IDSwest 2012 will be held from September 27th to September 30th, 2012 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. Homes & Living Magazine is thrilled to be a part of this elite event and will be on site at the 2012 show to offer ideas and inspiration for your home.

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Event and ticket information available online at idswest.com Interior Design Show West Vancouver Convention Centre West 1055 Canada Place Vancouver, BC Located at the foot of Burrard Street, North of Cordova idswest.com

updates around the community

Paradigm Kitchen Design Expansion Vancouver’s Luxury Supercar Weekend New Railtown location offers

vertically integrated design and manufacturing

Paradigm Kitchen Design, a full service design and manufacturing firm in Vancouver, BC, is pleased to announce the expansion of its showroom and fabrication operations to a new, combined facility, in Vancouver’s historic Railtown district. “We felt it was time to bring things together,” says Paradigm owner Justin Horn. “The convenience of having everything under one roof allows us to operate more efficiently. We can offer our clientele locally manufactured custom cabinetry and millwork without having to rely on products from out of town or overseas. It is great to be able to employ talented local designers and skilled trades people, and keep them working right here in the heart of Vancouver.” The new location allows for more sophisticated projects. The design team at Paradigm required a more flexible and reliable cabinet and millwork supplier; Horn introduced his own manufacturing facility to answer this need. With their own means of production, the designers at Paradigm are better able to create spaces based on the unique and specific needs of their clientele. The amalgamation of the showroom and manufacturing facility to 720 Alexander Street offers Vancouverites a unique, total design experience. Visit them today to create your own exclusive space. Paradigm Kitchen Design 720 Alexander Street Vancouver, BC 604.326.3000 paradigmkitchendesign.com

Located on the great lawn of VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver is one of this magnificent city’s most anticipated events The Luxury Supercar Weekend. This elite social event, now in its fourth year, offers a rare look at the most exclusive and spectacular vehicles on the planet. Every car is carefully considered, and handpicked by the Concours d‘Elegance selection committee. Several vehicles arriving at the Luxury Supercar Weekend have previously been celebrated at many of the world’s most prestigious international automotive events, including Villa d’Este in Italy, Salon Privé in London, and The Quail Concours at Pebble Beach in California. The gala is a rare and exciting occasion for Vancouverites, socialites and car collectors alike. Entertainment includes an elite fashion show, featuring high-end couture designers. The Luxury Supercar Weekend is a celebration of a lifestyle - a sublimely lavish and truly spectacular event that is not to be missed. Homes & Living magazine is pleased to be the official magazine for the 4th Annual Luxury Supercar Weekend – September 8th and 9th 2012. Tickets are available through the Luxury Supercar Weekend website at luxurysupercar.com Luxury Supercar Weekend 5251 Oak Street Vancouver, BC, Canada Located at The Great Lawn VanDusen Botanical Garden Entrance via Gate 2 or through VanDusen Visitor Centre luxurysupercar.com


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June 1st marked an exciting day for the West Coast as hundreds turned out to celebrate the grand opening of the new Ucluelet Aquarium! This amazing facility features an extensive display of the region’s marine life in 37 exhibits and touch tanks with most specimens collected within a few km of the aquarium. Sea slugs, blood stars, decorator crabs and a Giant Pacific Octopus are but a few of the species that call the aquarium their home – for a short time. Unique to the Ucluelet Aquarium, specimens are released back to the sea after 5-8 months! Passionate and knowledgeable staff provide interpretation in a fun and informative manner that promotes responsible enjoyment of our marine environment. From the curved roof to the raw-log post and beam construction, this aquarium is a stunning example of west coast/modern architecture. The building is heated by a unique process that captures energy from the sea water pumped from the harbour for the displays. This innovative technology creates colder water as a by-product which is isolated and pumped into a deepwater exhibit sponsored by Black Rock Oceanfront Resort. This display houses a rainbow of rockfish, huge plumose anemones and a mating pair of wolf eels. Water leaving the exhibits flows back to the sea through tide pools created on the beach below. The panoramic windows that look over this intertidal garden also offer a view of the bald eagles and sea lions that frequent the harbour. A visit to the new Ucluelet Aquarium is a genuine experience; an opportunity for all to enjoy the rich natural beauty and maritime culture that is the wild side of Vancouver Island. Ucluelet Aquarium Located at Main Street Waterfront Promenade Ucluelet, BC 250.726.2782 uclueletaquarium.org

A Successful Grand Opening of the Natuzzi Italia Store at Sandy’s Furniture Canada’s very first Natuzzi Italia Store opened on April 11, 2012 at Sandy’s Furniture in Vancouver. Since its successful grand opening, this showroom has attracted a wide range of visitors. “We’ve had an amazing response from local and national shoppers,” says General Manager, Dayna Tukutau. Metro Vancouver was handpicked by Pasquale Natuzzi himself, to become the first Canadian spot for a Natuzzi Italia storefront. The 7,000 square foot location is a stunning example of world class taste and sophistication. Every detail has been carefully considered by the Natuzzi decorating team. Visitors are welcome to come in, have a cappuccino and browse the 2012 collection of cutting edge designs Natuzzi Italia has become renowned for around the world. The recent opening of the Natuzzi Italia Store at Sandy’s Furniture has added Metro Vancouver to an elite list of international locations including Barcelona, Dubai, London and Milan. As a proudly local retailer, Sandy’s Furniture has been working with the Italian visionary for over 20 years and it was the strong relationship between the two that led to this partnership. “Natuzzi furniture stands out far above the rest when it comes to authentic designs,” says Sandy Seney, Owner of Sandy’s Furniture. “We’ve strived to offer fine furniture for over 35 years and it just made sense for this chapter to include Natuzzi.” Natuzzi Italia 1335 United Boulevard Coquitlam, BC 604.520.0800 sandysfurniture.ca

Redfish Kids Announces Flagship Store Opening Bold and beautiful designs lead the way in locally founded and locally produced line of children’s clothing Redfish Kids Clothing has successfully opened its first flagship store at 851 Hornby Street in downtown Vancouver. Locally made in Vancouver and 100% sweatshop free, Redfish Kids Clothing was born of a desire to create clothing with “heart”. The line is committed to using the highest quality materials handpicked from around the world, local craftsmanship and zero in-house waste. Redfish Kid’s “Clothing for the Courageous” motto reflects the brand’s commitment to children; and serves as a celebration of their courage, creativity and unlimited potential to shape the future. Co-founder Kristy Brinkley explains, “The philosophy that fuels Redfish Kids Clothing is courage, we are continually inspired by the courage of our children; courage to try new things, courage to live with a strong confident voice, courage to live life with gusto.” Redfish Kids clothing is designed for versatility, freedom of movement and the expression of individuality. With crisp architectural lines that are easily layered and worn together, Redfish Kids Clothing transforms and endures with growing kids. Redfish is pleased to welcome all ‘courageous kids’ and their families to the new Vancouver store. Redfish Kids Clothing 851 Hornby Street 604.685.7339 redfishkidsclothing.com

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H&L’s auto profile

Introducing the brand-new Porsche Cayenne Diesel

MSRP $64,500

Porsche’s incredibly successful Cayenne SUV family will expand this fall with the long awaited addition of the Cayenne Diesel - a sporty, roomy and luxurious SUV that offers fuel economy up to 30% better than the base V6 model with no compromises in style, capacity or performance. Originally introduced to the diesel loving European market in 2009, clean diesel technology and its many consumer benefits will now available to Porsche customers in Canada for the first time. The 2013 Cayenne Diesel’s powerful, yet fuel efficient, 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel engine delivers 240hp and 406 pound per foot of torque, available from as low as 1,750 rpm. Environmental highlights of the 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine include high pressure common rail fuel injection and a variable-vane geometry turbocharger, which give the engine improved response to driver inputs and enhanced fuel economy when compared to more conventional diesel engine technologies.

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Inside, the luxurious interior is distinguished by its high quality fittings, touchscreen infotainment interface and a centre console which, like the Panamera, rises up to meet the dashboard. Porsche’s traditional set of five round instruments includes a high resolution circular TFT screen to the right of the tachometer. It can be used to change radio stations or vehicle settings, or access the navigation system and view the map. Rear seat comfort is much improved as well. The bench slides fore-and-aft by 160 mm, while the backrest can be adjusted to three different angles.

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As you would expect of any Porsche model, the Cayenne Diesel comes well equipped with an 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission, Porsche Traction Management (PTM), permanent all-wheel drive and a mechanically locking rear differential. The interior features standard eight-way power heated front seats, heated multi-function steering wheel, a touchscreen infotainment system and automatic climate control. As with all Porsche vehicles, a wide range of colour, leather, interior trim and customization options are available, allowing you to build the Cayenne of your dreams, and one unlike any other on the road. Also new is the introduction of a new European delivery program in which Cayenne models may now be ordered for delivery at their birthplace in Leipzig or at the Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen. At your Porsche Centre in September. Contact MCL’s Porsche Centre Vancouver today. (604) 736-7911


Introducing the Mercedes SL

MSRP $123,900 Exhilaration inspired from a single look. The sleek body of the SL Roadster draws the eye across the long contoured hood, down to its enticing, elegant backend. Even as it sits patiently waiting to be ignited, the SL radiates palpable power that calls out to be unleashed. The SL Roadster has been designed with such remarkable precision it evokes the possibility that every inch has been handcrafted. The open air driving option delivers blissful freedom to its handler. The slight touch of a button unravels the roof from its place of resting in the trunk, to shelter the luxurious interior from drops of rain. The innovative 8-cylinder engine deploys cutting edge technology and combines smooth running characteristics with ecological efficiency and the ultimate in agility and driving dynamics. The superior engine qualities allow you to indulge in the elite driving experience - rain or shine. The SL Roadster by Mercedes Benz is a true style-defining work of art that provides pure driving pleasure. So superior, it promises to be the marvel of roadsters for decades to come.

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Bradlee Distributors

Canadian Carpet & Tile

13780 Bridgeport Rd. Richmond | 604.244.1744

2620 Arbutus St. Vancouver | 604.739.4477

Coast Wholesale Appliances

Jordans Floor Coverings

8488 Main St. Vancouver | 604.321.6644

1539 United Boulevard Coquitlam | 604.522.9855

Miles Industries Ltd. | 604.984.3496 190 - 2255 Dollarton Hwy North Vancouver

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Solus Decor

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Forum Home Appliances Inc.

Jordans Floor Coverings

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Vaglio Fireplace Ltd.

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3600 East Hastings St. Vancouver | 604.298.6494

Handy Appliances Ltd.

Mavyan Distinctive Carpet Collections

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2229 Granville St. Vancouver | 604.733.3285

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Salari Fine Carpet Collections

Bamboo Direct

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Fireplace Unlimited 4460 Juneau St. Burnaby | 604.415.9330

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California Closets

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“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES

BEGINS WITH THE FIRST STEP” Lao Tzu

pg. 91 AT KENORAH, PLANNING IS THE CRITICAL STAGE OF YOUR RENOVATION OR CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION PROJECT. We eliminate guesswork with the industry’s most rigorous and comprehensive planning process. This means collaboration, transparency and fixed construction fees. It’s about delivering a guided journey from design through construction completion, while staying true to your unique vision of better living.

LivingSpace 1706 West 1st Ave. Vancouver | 604.683.1116

T 604.940.2767 WWW.KENORAH.COM

TM

TRUE TO FORM

Digital Smart Homes

Laird Custom homes Ltd.

1385 West 6th Ave. Vancouver | 604.375.3474

200–100 Park Royal West Vancouver | 604.925.5248

Millson

Marcraft Homes 604.461.2560

Beautiful Furnishings. Beautiful furnishings for every room in your home. Choose from the best names available today – North American made as well as Selva from Italy, exclusive to McKellars Interiors. We also carry a stunning selection of lighting fixtures including spectacular chandeliers for every style. A design service is available if you require it.

1549 West Pender St. Vancouver 604.734.1671 | mckellarsinteriors.com

2036 Columbia St. Vancouver | 604.707.0414 pg. 39

34A-2755 Lougheed Hwy #529 Port Coquitlam

McKellars Interiors, in business for 30 years, is the Lower Mainland’s best kept secret conviently located in the heart of Coal Harbour.

1549 West Pender St. Vancouver | 604.734.1671 Free parking off Nicola Street

mckellarsinteriors.com | info@mckellarsinteriors.com

the living lab

New Space Technologies

My House Design Build

1121 West 15th St. Vancouver | 604.973.0263

117 West 6th Ave. Vancouver | 604.724.6775

1275 West 6th Ave. Vancouver | 604.694.6873

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Come and visit us soon!

McKellars interiors

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Polygon Homes Ltd.

Downsview Kitchens

900-1333 West Broadway Vancouver | 604.877.1131

78 East 2nd Ave. Vancouver | 604.685.5823

Future Living is Vancouver’s only fullservice renovation & construction company that offers everything you need to exactly what you’ve been dreaming of.

Showroom Location

How do we achieve this? Well our unique combination of design, renovation and

914 Main Street

realty services allows us to ensure that

Vancouver, BC V6A 2W1

your vision is achieved by managing every aspect of your project, whatever it may

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604 801 5720

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604 801 5727 info@futureliving.ca

plete interior renovations, Future Living’s integrated services and proven project management strategies provide our client’s with peace of mind knowing that all areas of their project are being managed

pg. 87

to ensure exceptional results.

Showroom Location

Showroom Location

914 Main Street Vancouver, BC V6A 2W1

914 Main Street Vancouver, BC V6A 2W1

pg. 43

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Discover the Total Solution for Urban Living,

SHOWROOM

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NATIONAL

Architectural and interior design firm that specializes in residential and commercial project management and construction for both urban homeowners and businesses.

YOUR KITCHEN, YOUR STYLE

Lonetree Kitchens & Bathrooms 2990 Arbutus St. Vancouver 604.739.1110 | lonetreekitchens.ca

transform your urban living space into

914 Main St. Vancouver 604.801.5720 | futureliving.ca

120-13575 Commerce Pkwy Richmond | 604.276.8823

futureliving.ca We invite you to visit our downtown Vancouver showroom location and discover the opportunities that exist for your urban space.

Is it time to transform your urban living space into the showpiece habitat that you have been dreaming of?

Is it time to transform your urban space into the showpiece habitat that you have been dreaming of?

MILROSS

Townline Homes

13042 84th Ave. Surrey | 604.599.4274

GEORGIA

Future Living

Hari-Stone

CUSTOM CABINETRY & RENOVATIONS TO SUIT YOUR LIFE

2990 Arbutus Street, Vancouver lonetreekitchens.ca | 604.739.1110

kitchen craft kitchencraftvancouver.com

Upward Construction & Renovation

SHOWROOM Mon - Fri 9-5 | Sat 10-4

Paragon

210-19700 Langley Bypass Langley 2148 Douglas Rd. Burnaby

101-1305 Welch St. North Vancouver | 778.340.1355

6720 Graybar Rd. Richmond | 604.278.2225

pg. 81 YOUR KITCHEN, YOUR STYLE

Lonetree Kitchens & Bathrooms

hot tubs & saunas & Pools

Valley Countertops Industries Ltd.

2990 Arbutus St. Vancouver 604.739.1110 | lonetreekitchens.ca

30781 Simpson Rd.  Abbotsford | 604.607.1036 pg. 43 CUSTOM CABINETRY & RENOVATIONS TO SUIT YOUR LIFE

2990 Arbutus Street, Vancouver lonetreekitchens.ca | 604.739.1110 SHOWROOM Mon - Fri 9-5 | Sat 10-4

Alka Pool Construction Ltd.

Merit Kitchens

4013 Graveley St. | 604.320.2552

12185 86th Ave. Surrey | 604.591.3321

kitchen & bath fixtures HB 690

SLIDING DOOR PRIVACY LOCK w/ INTEGRATED EDGE PULL

designed and made in New Zealand

bradford hardware

Paradigm Kitchen Design

Crystalview

720 Alexander St. Vancouver 604.326.3000 | paradigmkitchendesign.com pg. 12

104 Philip Ave. North Vancouver | 604.985.0057

REDL SIEMATIC SUB ZERO GAGGENAU WOLF ASKO DORNBRACHT FRANKE

101-1626 W 2nd Ave. Vancouver 604.569.0783 | bradfordhardware.com

pg. 25

101 - 1626 west 2nd avenue

|

vancouver

armoury district | 604.569.0783 bradfordhardware.com

BRADFORD hardware

Beaux Arts 2

Redl Kitchen Studio

interior designers

Cantu

1669 West 3rd Ave. Vancouver 604.681.4457 | redlkitchenstudio.com

8351 Ontario St. Vancouver | 604.688.1252 pg. 03

Exclusive representative of

102 - 1669 WEST 3RD AVENUE, VANCOUVER, BC | TEL 604.681.4457 | redlkitchenstudio.com

Ripples kitchen & Bath

Beyond Beige Interior Design

Come visit our NEW location 720 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC | 604-326-3000 paradigmkitchendesign.com

3272 Main St. Vancouver 604.879.6999 | rippleskitchenandbath.com

beyondbeige.com | 604.876.3800

The Ensuite (Emco) Vancouver: 604.872.3375 Richmond: 604.273.8604 | N Vancouver: 604.903.4050

pg. 02 KITCHEN + BATH

Complete Renovations from start to finish.

CCI Renovations

Room 8 110-1706 West 1st Ave. Vancouver

129-1305 Welch St. North Vancouver 604.980.8384 | ccirenos.com

3272 Main Street Vancouver | 604.879.6999 | rippleskitchenandbath.com I like standing out from the crowd and I surround myself with things that

SAY WHO I AM, that are similar to but

never the same as others, that have an individual personality which is

the expression of a unique, distinctive approach with which I can identify.

604.734.1323 | room8.ca

101-2555 Granville St. Vancouver | 604.731.3918

pg. 33

GRAPHICS | LE DOUCET

pg. 07

room8.ca

info@room8.ca

Restoration Hardware

Custom Italian millwork and furnishings

it’s all about the details...

www.ccirenos.com | 604 980 8384

Interior Solutions

Ripples kitchen & Bath

V6B Design Group

Interiorsolutionsdesigngroup.com | 604.985.5018

3272 Main St. Vancouver 604.879.6999 | rippleskitchenandbath.com

363 West 6th Ave. Vancouver | 604.684.6824

Beautiful Furnishings. Beautiful furnishings for every room in your home. Choose from the best names available today – North American made as well as Selva from Italy, exclusive to McKellars Interiors. We also carry a stunning selection of lighting fixtures including spectacular chandeliers for every style. A design service is available if you require it. Come and visit us soon!

KITCHEN + BATH

Complete Renovations from start to finish.

McKellars interiors 1549 West Pender St. Vancouver 604.734.1671 | mckellarsinteriors.com

pg. 02 3272 Main Street Vancouver | 604.879.6999 | rippleskitchenandbath.com

pg. 39

Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre

kitchen & bath countertops

2285 Cambie St. Vancouver | 604.879.2494

McKellars Interiors, in business for 30 years, is the Lower Mainland’s best kept secret conviently located in the heart of Coal Harbour.

1549 West Pender St. Vancouver | 604.734.1671 Free parking off Nicola Street

mckellarsinteriors.com | info@mckellarsinteriors.com

Twenty One Two Designs Inc.

ATLAS STONE PRODUCTS LTD.

Siema Kitchen and Bath

twentyonetwo.ca | 778.847.5554

3153 Thunderbird Cres. Burnaby | 604.421.4229

1854 West 4th Ave. Vancouver | 604.569.1530

columbia countertops

Splashes (Andrew Sheret)

2210 Mason St. Abbotsford | 1.877.850.0371

425 Broadway Vancouver | 604.874.2351

kitchen & bath cabinets columbia cabinets HLMAGAZINE.COM

2221 Townline Rd. Abbotsford | 604.850.3538

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Colonial Countertops 3841 Still Creek Ave. Burnaby 604.421.2205 | colonialcountertops.com

Universal Supply 2835 12th Ave. East Vancouver | 604.253.4000 pg. 08

PLEASE VISIT ANY OF OUR 5 LOCATIONS:

colonialcountertops.com

Courtenay: 2989 Kilpatrick Ave, 250-334-2126 Nanaimo: 4115 Mostar Rd, 250-758-5132 Victoria: 609 Alpha St, 250-383-1926 Burnaby: 3841 Still Creek Ave, 604-421-2205 Kelowna: 1630 Innovation Dr, 250-765-3004

BELLINGHAM Waterstone Collection TM

TM

© Cambria 2012

Coordinated Kitchen & Bath 123 East 1st St. North Vancouver | 604.985.9128

FloForm 401-8620 Glenlyon Pkwy. Burnaby 604.568.6325 | floform.com

Wolseley Inc. pg. 81

2198 Yukon St. Vancouver | 604.876.8861


landscaping

J & L Window Coverings

tile & stone

creative bricks n’ blocks

8547 Main St. Vancouver | 604.322.7717

Ames Tile & Stone

Jabot Window Coverings

2229 Beta Ave. Burnaby | 604.294.9690

2413 Marine Dr. West Vancouver | 604.922.4668

City Tile

Kensington Paint and Decorating

4330 Halifax St. Burnaby | 604.298.6252

6791 Hastings St. Burnaby | 604.320.2565

landscape & Stone Supply

Creeksidetile Ltd.

The Added Touch

5883 Byrne Rd. Burnaby | 604.435.4842

48 West 5th Ave. Vancouver | 604.876.4900

19-3033 King George Blvd. Surrey | 604.538.5889

Stone Tile

Westwide Window Coverings

1775 Pine St. Vancouver | 604.731.9948

2370 West 41St. Ave. Vancouver | 604.261.8875

1371 McKeen Ave. Vancouver 604.984.3008 | bricksnblocks.com

grand cru projects Vancouver 604.551.8993 | grandcruprojects.com

pg. 47

lighting showrooms Light The Store

Tiles For Less

2045 West 41st Ave. Vancouver | 604.879.6377

835 Terminal Ave. Vancouver | 604.605.8453

windows

Lightform

World Mosaic (BC) Ltd.

innotech windows & doors

1060 Homer St. Vancouver | 604.688.7022

1665 West 7th Ave. Vancouver | 604.736.8158

119-3855 Henning Dr. Vancouver | 604.854.1111

Norburn Lighting Centre 4600 East Hastings St. Burnaby | 604.299.0666

Long Life Windows & Doors

window coverings

1645 Boundary Rd. Vancouver | 604.439.0982 NOT ALL WINDOWS ARE CREATED EQUAL.

Vinyltek Windows

Robinson Lighting and Bath Centre

Best Window Fashions

2285 Cambie St. Vancouver | 604.879.2494

11-3003 Kingsway Vancouver | 604.436.3738

587 Ebury Pl. Delta 604.540.0029 | vinyltek.com

IFC

PREMIUM GLASS / SUPERIOR ENGINEERING / QUALITY HARDWARE / LUXURIOUS INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR FINISHES

paint stores

507 15th St. West Vancouver 604.926.0413 | bradshawcarpets.com

Cloverdale Paint

Chintz & Company

West Coast Windows

WWW.VI NYLTEK .CO M PA R K S V I LLE / V I C T O R I A / VA N C O U V E R / K E LO W N A

8028 River Way Delta | 604.946.2310

Westeck Windows

225 Terminal Ave. Vancouver | 604.689.4414

950 Homer St. Vancouver | 604.689.2022

Industrial Plastics & Paints

Concord Interiors

107-19505 56th Ave. Surrey | 778.803.1541

103-2429 152nd St. Surrey | 604.536.5598

window & door screens

Para Paints

Designer’s Resource Centre

Comfort Screens Vancouver

763 Terminal Ave. Vancouver | 604.662.7272

108-8449 Main St. Vancouver

800 West 8th Ave. Vancouver | 604.351.5335

roofing All weather products ltd. 12510-82nd Ave. Surrey | 604.572.8088 2717 Lake City Way Burnaby | 604.420.9000

| 604.322.7611

1480 Kootenay St. Vancouver | 604.298.6700

Fabricana- Interior Delights

Phantom Screens

4591 Garden City Rd. Richmond | 604.276.2553

30451 Simpson Rd. Abbotsford | 604.855.3654

Fabricana- Interior Delights

Want to showcase your business?

1348 United Blvd. Coquitlam | 604.528.9100

Call H&L for placement in our directory!! 1.885.694.5624

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a final thought

Here’s the thing about interior design trends – they come and they go – always have and always will.

HLMAGAZINE.COM

Indulge on the little things… if you are in love with shiny objects this season, and want a room dripping in crystals, get your sparkle on! Remember to have fun with interior design, infuse your home with personality and whatever small changes you make, they don’t have to be forever. When you’re over it in six months, or the trends shift in a few years, change it.

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Words by our editor - tracey drake

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality — Walt Disney

When it comes to major projects… whether you can afford to hire an interior designer, or are going it alone, you need a plan. Know your budget, understand your space and consider the people in your life that make your everyday interior design dreams a reality. Just remember… if you concentrate on passing trends, your home becomes quickly outdated. If you design for the aesthetic alone, you may end up with a house that doesn’t work for your family and lifestyle.


Benvenuti a casa. Visit Canada’s first Natuzzi Italia store at Sandy’s Furniture

1335 United Boulevard, Coquitlam 604.520.0800

www.sandysfurniture.ca/natuzzi-italia

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Homes & Living Vancouver Aug/Sept 2012  

Homes & Living Vancouver Aug/Sept 2012

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