Western Living Magazine
These Are Your Top 5 Finalists for the 2022 WL Home of the Year!
The Home Tour: Black, White and Textured All Over in Vancouver
BEFORE AND AFTER: This 1970s Vancouver Home Goes from Drab to Fab in a Gorgeous Modern Renovation
Wine of the Week: Start Drinking Beaujolais or Christmas Is Cancelled
Recipe: Coconut Lemon Amaretti
New ‘House Special’ Docuseries Charts the Bittersweet Nostalgia of Chinese-Canadian Cuisine
Discover the Perfect Winter Getaway in Penticton
The Ultimate Winter Staycation Guide 2023: 6 Great Places to Explore in B.C.
B.C. Winter Staycation Guide 2023: 48 Hours in Tofino
Western Living’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide
2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Kitchen Aficionado
2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Homebody
Introducing Western Living’s 2022 Designers of the Year Award Winners
WL Architects of the Year 2022: Measured Architecture
WL Robert Ledingham Memorial Award for an Emerging Interior Designer 2022: Studio Roslyn
Designer Sarah Ward uses minimalism and biophilic design to inspire a calming and Instagram-worthy aesthetic.
From minimalist lounges to elegant, jewel-toned speakeasies, we've gathered some of the most beautiful bars in Vancouver for design inspo.
Amanda Hamilton Interior Design brings Kama restaurant to life.
Ste. Marie Art and Design spins a concept-heavy bike café into a casual, elegant restaurant.
This Calgary medical clinic embraces wabi-sabi design philosophy.
Qualicum Beach is thinking pink thanks to this stunning salon by Ivory Design Company.
Vancouver designer Scott Cohen turns a brutalist glass-and-concrete space into a welcoming community hub.
Amanda Hamilton’s Calgary office is daring design in action.
The colourful design came straight from the experts: the kids themselves.
Reena Sotropa In House Design Group crafted a homey, adorable space remotely.
A greenhouse effect steers this restaurant makeover at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.
Deadline is April 14, 2022: We can't wait to see what you've got!
This new space from Studio Roslyn blends hotel bar nostalgia with modern style.
Terrazzo, curving lines and hanging seats? Now that's juicy.
Superflux Beer Company brings good vibes around the clock.
It's a space built for balance by Edit Studios.
Henriquez Partners Architects beautifully transformed the former Emily Carr University to host 15,000 young artists this year.
Designer Reena Sotropa transforms this industrial space into a warm and welcoming office.
Luxury and function meet in this new West Vancouver salon.
From concept to construction, this restaurant was a serious challenge.
Vancouver lighting design team Andlight brightens up this downtown L.A. restaurant.
When it's safe to co-work again, we know where we'll be hanging out.
Texture elements and handmade materials warm up this cool Calgary bar.
Even the ceiling is designed to be special - because you'll spend a lot of time looking at it when you get a facial.
Natural materials and clever tricks of light take this Alberta restaurant from lair to luxe.
The West Coast taco chain continues to put a unique spin on each new location.
Sarah Ward Interiors used funky art and one-off pieces for a charming design.
Thoughtful, otherworldly touches make this dreamy jewellery shop a prize of its own.
The Western Canadian fine-casual chain continues their design evolution with an art-deco-meets-tiki-cool new Burnaby room.
A stark space sees a new day, thanks to a bold surge of colour.
Wilfred's, a romantic, heavy-on-the-millennial-pink restaurant in Edmonton, takes cues from the City of Love.
M8s urban-tropical vibe finds the sweet spot between two worlds.
Its normal to want to hit the road to, erm, see a restroom in person, right?
An entrepreneur-and-baker-extraordinaire adds interior designer to her resume with this warm Euro-influenced space.
Herschel Supply Co.s new Vancouver flagship brings an adventurous spirit to retail design.
Designer Alykhan Velji gives Sucré Body Sugaring a makeover of its own.
A revamped motel embraces the retro vibes whole-heartedly.
The city's 17th-avenue stretch gets a modern Spanish touch thanks to the team at Frank Architecture.
This tiny 22-seat watering hole is pretty in pink.
A hair-stylist duo call in House of Bohn to help bring their vision for Vanilla Loft to life.
During what feels like the hottest summer on record, the newly made-over Havana emerges to shower us in minty mojitos.
We're digging the look of Virtuous Pie's latest location, care of the local Mason Studio.
Interior designer Sarah Ward created a masterful mix of art deco and traditional Chinese architecture.
Melanie Auld's Vancouver space is crafted to provide plenty of inspiration in and of itself.
A Calgary ballet studio mixes girliness with grit thanks to designer Aly Velji.
We came for the food, but we stayed for the breathtaking interiors.
An all-white palette and rustic-chic details bring a slice of Italy to Vancouvers Chinatown neighbourhood.
Calgary architecture firm McKinley Burkart embraces the West Coast in their new Vancouver office space.
The mint-and-gold palette of Vancouver's La Glace Ice Cream Parlour has got us feeling nostalgic.
An East Vancouver taproom brews up a modern-but-cozy design.
How designer Jade Kwok transformed a 100-year-old room into a chic, modern Italian restaurant.
Wallpaper, chandeliers and walnut: cult gym brand Equinox steps up the Vancouver workout scene.
Aly Velji designed restaurant Foreign Concept with a nod to the past.
We're suddenly in the mood for a tea party after spotting the gorgeous design of Yaletown's Cha Le Tea Cafe.
A Kelly Deck-designed juicery embraces a "Scandifornian" vibe.
Calgary taqueria Native Tongues reinvigorates the shabby-chic trend.
Designer Alykhan Velji seamlessly combines modern colonial influences and Asian accents at Chef Duncan Ly's new Calgary restaurant.
Victoria's crown jewel gets a chic makeover.
Space Harmonys Negar Reihani makes her commercial design debut at New Westminsters El Santo restaurant.
Why we're loving Leckie Studio's modern and airy design of Small Victory Bread and Coffee.
Take some design inspiration from this chic Vancouver salon with a vintage-Hollywood vibe.
A multi-year renovation sends the Fairmont Empress Hotel back to its Edwardian past.
Take a peek inside Chinatown's new plant-based pizzeria.
B.C.'s favourite little taco empire continues it's forward march with a seriously-cool, surf-punk inspired joint in Yaletown.
How designer Karin Bohn helped transform a lovable hole-in-the-wall into the hottest Vietnamese resto-lounge in Vancouver.
Relive all your Fame fantasies at this gorgeous new ballet-inspired studio in Calgary.
Concrete, brick and leather make a beautiful team.
Creating community, one locally minded design at a time.
With subtle nods to the distilling process, the restaurant design is an ode to the gin cocktails and Cascadian cuisine.
Feast. Your. Eyes.
Calgary interior designer Elena Del Bucchia shows us a modern office space with traditional roots.
You'll want to order your coffee "for here" at these charming cafés found across the West.
Mountain Equipment Co-op opened its brand new corporate headquarters up to the media for a sneak peek of the LEED Platinum building in Vancouver's False Creek Flats neighbourhood.
A West Coast guest room gets some East Coast flavour with soaring white walls, natural linen window coverings and a breezy colour palette.