An urban bedroom gets a cabin-chic makeover from designer Alykhan Velji.


This Calgary room had all the bones for a stunning reno: wood flooring with a distinctive grain, prominent ceiling beams with matching window framing and a heavily treed backyard view, giving the impression of rural seclusion even though the home is in the city. Designer Alykhan Velji paired that rural-urban vibe with a rustic Canadiana theme for the redesign. He installed a stunning feature wall—a birch-print Cole and Son wallpaper—and played up the cabin getaway vibe by designing the room around a cozy felt-upholstered bed and a custom-made bench covered in an iconic Hudson’s Bay blanket. But Velji was careful not to take the motif too far. “We repeated colours with the cushions so your eye can pick up on subtle hints from the Bay blanket without being matchy-matchy,” he explains. “There’s this balance between turning it into a theme room instead of something that looks like it’s been carefully curated over time.”

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Wrap it Up It doesn’t get more Canadian than the Hudson’s Bay Company Multi Stripe Point blanket (from $295).

Into the Woods Cole and Son’s birch-print Woods wallpaper ($250 per roll) takes the woodsy theme literally.

Well Lit The silvery Liza table lamp ($229) adds a touch of glam to a rustic space.