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Home Tour: Inside This Mountain-Modern Home
A Seven-Bedroom Pied-a-Terre Designed to Bring Family Together
Design Crush: Inside a Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Clinic in Calgary with Natural, Serene Vibes
Recipe: Green Papaya Salad from Chef Angus An
Recipe: Scallop Ceviche from Maenam’s Chef Angus An
3 Classy Australian White Wines to Toast Olivia Newton-John With
The Best Beginner Hikes In and Around Whistler
Getaway Guide: How to Spend One Perfect Day on Galiano Island
Where to Eat, Stay and Play in Canmore
‘West Coast North’ is a Love Letter to Western Canadian Architecture and Interiors
Design Obsession: This Roll-Up Drying Rack Is Maybe My Favourite Thing in the Kitchen
10 of the Hottest Homewares for Summer 2022
Announcing the 2022 Designers of the Year Finalists
You’re Invited to the Design Party of the Year!
DotY 2022: Our Judges for the Maker Category Can’t Wait to See What You’ve Got
A chic chalet takes mountain living to new peaks.
This multi-generational Vancouver vacation home from DesignLab Interiors celebrates family with serenity and style.
Nigel Parish of Splyce designs an Okanagan home that's both part of the landscape, and a celebration of it.
Southwest minimalism is the latest look we love.
A Whistler home from Shelter Design and Lauren Ritz Design embraces sky and stone.
Thanks to HB Design, an extensive renovation brings life back into this rustic-yet-sunny home owned by a pair of Earls Restaurant co-founders.
Vancouver-based design firm Falken Reynolds celebrates the beautiful landscape with this sprawling mountain-meets-lakefront home.
Designer Lindsay Steele's own home makes the most of its Nanoose Bay location.
A Vancouver home by Measured Architecture is a gorgeous study of materials, from its confetti-like exterior to its boldly beautiful interiors.
BattersbyHowat brings a long-planned dream home to these homeowners on the Sunshine Coast.
A Hawaiian getaway gets a modern treatment from designer Stephanie Brown.
Just as he completed a renovation on his first Palm Springs home, a design-loving writer accidentally falls in love with another house.
Lessons from a high-contrast, high-traffic vacation home.
Designer Jamie Banfield gives an Ontario family their new West Coast dream home.
Engaging an architect’s services in your custom home project brings value, expertise and peace of mind
The design team at Parker and Harlow bring sophistication to a secluded isle.
Dream penthouse alert.
Designer Louis Duncan-He plays with colour-blocking and elegant arches for this distinctive space.
Designer Stephanie Charest brings a much-needed refresh to a home in Bearspaw, Alberta, that better suits the client and the space.
A super-satisfying transformation gallery of a Point Grey reno by Measured Architecture.
This formerly ’80s-era beach house now offers a lesson in flow, functionality—and beautiful design.
Victoria-based Bidgood crafts a playful modern entryway.
A house on the edge of the Sunshine Coast finds its soul thanks to the design team at Falken Reynolds Interiors.
Rent a modernist treehouse or shipping-container cabin from Winnipeg's Bowerbird Stays.
Dad of the Year alert: architect Rafael Santa Ana built an incredible treehouse for his kids that's almost as enviable as the family's real house.
Designer Tanya Wassen brings unfussy elegance to a three-storey modern home.
Bidgood creates perfect harmony in this family abode.
The nurse-turned-designer behind Calgary's ADM Interiors brings a wellness element to every project.
Frank Architecture and Little Giant Studio collaborate on a 70s-influenced mountain retreat.
Andrea Rodman designs a space with both Scandi and Japanese influencesand a stunning white and bright kitchen with a 13-foot island.
A heavenly look from Nako Design.
A classic Danish concept informs the design of a Kicking Horse ski cabin from architect Mark Burkhart.
Summer camp meets style in this Alda Pereria-designed modern getaway.
Three ways to design your entryway to make an awesome first impression.
For two lawyers from the American Deep South, a contemporary farmhouse on the San Juans by Olson Kundig is just what retirement ordered.
What inspires this Calgary designer? Modern lighting paired with traditional details.
Step into 7 homes through their stunning entryways and mudrooms
The renovation of this vintage home on Vancouvers west side is a master class in designing a space thats both contemporary, and a celebration of its history.
Doing colour properly also means having a space where you can get away from it, and have some variety, or it becomes too saturated, says designer Paul Lavoie.
Days are getting longer, but we're still looking for some cozy factor in our lives.
Megan Baker Interiors creates depth, texture and plenty of smart storage in a 664 square foot condo.
The designers at Reena Sotropa In House Design Group give this Bearspaw home a major glow-up.
Bergman Interiors designs a stunning secret bar behind a humble dumpling restaurant in Vancouver.
A weekend home in the Southern Alberta foothills celebrates family history and family time in equal parts.
Wallpaper has long been used to not only beautify walls, but to fix them too.
You know what's not divisive? Rebecca St. John's beautiful design solution.
The team at Burgers Architecture helps a Vancouver couple to rescue a 1970s gem of a home.
The renovation from Stephanie Brown Inc. can comfortably house a family of eightwith plenty of room to get away from it all.
A home for three families in East Vancouver from architect Marianne Amodio could just be a new prototype for communal living.
From subterranean to spectacular, this lower level is now ready for family fun.
The design from BattersbyHowat features a Y-shaped plan that both provides privacy and captures that view.
With Evoke International Design, hockey great Trevor Linden builds himself a laid-back, (but tricked-out) Whistler retreat.
Architect Bruce Carscadden designs an open and bright family home in Vancouver.
Rustic meets Scandi in this dreamy exterior by Synthesis Design.
The stories that caught our readers' attention these past 12 months.
These are the homes that we continued to obsess about long after they were published.
A cosmetic upgrade respectfully refreshes a historic Vancouver home.
Calgary designer Aly Velji brings a Palm Springs Christmas vibe to his mid-century home.
Designer Sarah Ward's talent for creating warm, intimate spaces is unfettered by size, space or season.
It was a perfect match for designer Kendall Ansel and these homeowners: they're both obsessed with Christmas.
The 2,600-square-foot space pairs both modern and classic elements, thanks to the design duo at Ministry of Interiors.
With a bold and beautiful renovation, Kalu Interiors brings a classic home into 2021.
How cool is it to renovate a home built the year you were born?
This infill home by architect D'Arcy Jones bridges eras in style.
Architect Marianne Amodio and an ambitious homeowner stray off the beaten pathand anchor a heritage home even more firmly in its community.
Designer Ami McKay of Pure Design keeps it casual-cool for the holidays, part of the 2020 Kids Help Phone for the Holidays virtual tour.
An architectural collaboration that wows.
Can't pick a chair for your dining room? Just invite them all to gather 'round the table.
The team at Falken Reynolds creates a space that celebrates this Vancouver condo's historyand future.
The project also offered designer Lynn Gentile of Cabin Fever Interiors a chance to honour one of Whistlers old cabins.
Floral wall decals, football-focused decor, and a wine cellar basement make this Vancouver home functional for the whole family.
A post-and-beam home offers an architect (and family man) a chance to make a decade-long design dream a reality.
In a modernist West Vancouver home by McLeod Bovell, designer Gaile Guevara infuses seasonal style with sustainability at every turn.
A Palm Springs house with Spanish Colonial roots gets an elegant makeover from Calgary designer James McIntyre.
Designer Sophie Burke brings a tactile and organic new layer to her own homeand to celebrating the holidays with her family.
Designer Sophie Burke and her client, Sarah Duyker, pair up to bring a modern, organic spin to a formerly traditional home design.
From glitzy and glam to minimalistic and modern, these Christmas trees are the the perfect idea kickstarter.
Hockey legend Glen Sather may work in Manhattan, but he'll always call Banff home.
The right angles make all the difference in this revamp of a Whistler cabin by Stark Architecture.
Designer Paul Lavoie boldly brings colour and pattern into a formerly builder-basic designand we cant get enough of it.
Designer Michael Leckie takes inspiration from Canadian Cottage Country for his collab with The Back Country Hut Company.
A striking, ultra-modern black-on-black exterior hides a mid-century-inspired dream home inside.
Floor-to-ceiling glazing paired with thoughtful landscaping results in a Vancouver home that feels like it's miles away from the city.
PlaidFox's Ben Leavitt shares his top tips for stacking your favourite books and knick-knacks.
On the banks of Skaha Lake, a home design inspired by the palette (and serenity) of the lake itself.
Design-build firm Blue Water Concepts brings Passive House principles to every build.
Any successful project begins with a team that can take a clients dreams and transform them into reality. The group at Space 9 Interior Design Inc. is that team.
This magnificent spiraling home was updated 40 years later by its original architect, so it was featured in WL twice (and this time makes three).
Evidence from 1974 and 2020.
(And the artists who make it.)
Two acclaimed collectives emerging from Edmonton in the early 1990s resulted in double the daring design.
How to make the most of your trusty sideboard (because it's more than just a storage solution).
Hunter Office Architecture lets the light in.
We'll take this Bowen Island cabin over any cottage.
The best four-legged features of the last half century.
You won't find a more detailed love letter to Frank Lloyd Wright than Karl Stittgen's Pender Island home.
Remember the time we went to Michael Bublé's house?
The best gifts come in tiny packages.
We live in a beautiful placeand don't our designers know it.
We've been thinking about it for 4 decades.
A magazine is entitled to change its mind.
She'll never go out of style.
Prairie ingenuity makes it work.
A gorgeous Arthur Erickson home is given new life by BattersbyHowat, 45 years later.
Architect Werner Foster thinks outside the box.
Living got low.
Imagine your dreams of a custom home renovation becoming a reality. Imagine your ideas put down on paper, created into a 3D model, then designed and built within the walls and on the foundation of your existing house. Imagine your tired old home transformed into a new custom dream home.VictorEric...
Vancouver design firm &Daughters makes the most of a 1958 remodel.
After all... it's a wonder wall.
A cookie-cutter Vancouver duplex gets a relaxed, modern update (complete with a designated "calm space") from Rudy Winston Design.
British Columbia-founded Alair Homes focuses on transparency in home building
To celebrate 50 years of Western Living, we're digging through the archives and sharing our favourite throwback designs.
How one couple turned their COVID interruption into a reno opportunity.
You wanna buy Villa Maggio, pallie?
This Vancouver home, built from prefab mass timber CLT panels, offers views for days but makes for some pretty nice scenery in and of itself.
Interior Design firm Beyond Beige is taking advantage of the changes 2020 brought and is going withininside its business philosophy and its design studioto inspire clients
Marrimor and Frits de Vries Architects let the light in this seaside home.
Yes, Lanefab Designs and Builds Full-Size Homes
You're going to be obsessed with the kitchen island.
Interior designer Susan Bilbey shows us inside her playful and bright family home in North Vancouver.
An unconventional facade creates a memorable moment by DArcy Jones Architects.
Western Living's editors and art directors share the feature homes from this year that stuck with them.
A minimalist Vancouver home designed by &Daughters is at the top of our wish list.
We're dreaming of a green Christmas.
For the Kids Help Phone Homes for the Holidays tour, Kalu Interiors embraces at least one classic holiday ethos: more is always more.
Our new favourite quarantine hobby? Pretending we live somewhere else. Join us, won't you?
Alykhan Velji revisits one of his designs to bring a modern holiday spirit to a chic Calgary home.
For $25 million you can own Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House.
As part of IDS Vancouver, an empty loft in Hastings-Sunrise has been transformed into a moment of Zen.
It looks like we'll be able to buy WL-worthy homes online, soon.
These inviting living rooms will brighten up gloomy days.
Love It or List It host Todd Talbot transformed his dilapidated garage into a bright and airy backyard getaway.
We're meditating on the graphic greenery in this space by France Lefebvre.
Designer Robert Bailey elevates simplicity to an art form in the subtle and careful design of this Vancouver home.
200 cookbooks + 4 kitchens = 1 house for a
A smart renovation by Negar Reihani gave a 30-year-old space a fresh new personality.
A three-bedroom renovation that brings hospitality home.
Divine dining spaces perfect for entertaining... or at least dreaming about it, for now.
A modern house in Calgary's River's Edge neighbourhood is "a functional work of art."
Rich, sophisticated colour in a minimalist space makes for a beautiful combination.
The team at Calgary's Reena Sotropa In House Design Group were tasked with creating a forever-home for a growing family of five.
Let a little light into your stairwell with this genius design feature.
A young couple takes over one partner's childhood home to create a space for brand new memories.
Melanie Finkleman of Hazel and Brown Design brings a little rock-star edge to a heritage home in Vancouver.
Layer on the monotone shades for a sophisticated master suite.
A Calgary reno from Paul Lavoie Design strikes a balance between elegant restraint and glittering exuberanceplus a few pleasingly placed unicorns.
The team at Falken Reynolds helps a family transition from close quarters to this airy dream homewithout the growing pains.
Annaliesse Kelly Design used a timeless palette and natural elements to give this home lifelong style.
When designing their home from scratch, one young East Vancouver family sought a transitional design that fit with the traditional heritage of the area and their modern tastes. A close working collaboration between Turco Homes, Kalu Interiors and Kitchen Art Design (KAD) made this dream possible. The family consulted with...
Make the most of every square inch with these expert tips.
Its time for a fiddle leaf fig intervention.
Haeccity Studio Architecture embraces the contrast of tradition within a streamlined modern space.
Maybe snag it before Meghan and Harry do?
Restoring a 100-year-old home is a labour of love for designer Kerri-Lee Watsonand the results offer the perfect stage for a classic Christmas design.
Dine in style with this trio of approaches.
Modern meets traditional in this showstopper of a fireplace.
This Fort Langley project is thoughtfully laid out with the future in mind.
Brianna Hughes and Shannon McClelland prove it takes two.
Insulation is sexy, storage is cool, and Net-Zero Homes are really a thingtake in these 8 tips for building a great (and green!) home.
Designer Gaile Guevara hosts an open house on a home that's still in construction to help people understand how to build for aging in place.
A Calgary hotel with a rich history gets a classy update.
This Chilliwack home keeps things simple (and sophisticated).
We've got a design crush on this East-meets-West beauty.
A global collection merges with a thoroughly West Coast aesthetic.
Floor-to-ceiling windows, rooftop decks and other features maximize the vistas just outside these houses' doors.
This one-on-one is the first step in bringing your customized dream home to life.
After 12 years and a lot of life changes, it was time to make this home truly hers.
A lush terrace shares design DNA with the gorgeous surrounding garden.
On land once ravaged by fire, Geoff Orr builds a new home that celebrates a rebirthnamely, of the salvaged materials used to construct it.
One Calgary couple makes a fresh start on a striking Okanagan site with the help of Sturgess Architecture.
An Edmonton bungalow gets an open-concept makeover.
A modern renovation offers a fresh new look for a cookie-cutter Calgary home.
A chic modern makeover brings a Steveston home into the 21st century.
Windowworks specializes in window treatments of all styles and shapes.
Architect D'Arcy Jones lets in the light with this striking modern space.
A heritage space in Victoria Park gets a restorative reno inspired by its restaurateur (and hobby-surfer) owner.
This bespoke storage wall bridges a homes history with its present.
Hollywood's favourite home organizers share their tips for a clean and tidy space.
Once a closed-off bungalow, this Vancouver home now soarsand has plenty of room for its owners quirky collections.
An architects hideaway is a modernist marriage of sleek design and solid pragmatics.
Edmonton-based interior designer Jennifer Hughes shares the secret to falling in love with a home at the first step in.
Here's how the design team at California Closets helped maximize a small space.
A tapered island becomes the life of the party.
A dozen stunning residential spaces from across the West.
A pair of WL editors take on a quick reno of a 1940s Palm Springs hacienda—and all of the resulting challenges along with it.
All in all, a beautiful way to create a warm welcome.
Beautiful homes, expert advice and insider tips topped our list of most-read stories for 2018.
From a dramatic, colour-infused West Van crib to a Spanish-Colonial revival in the desert, these are the spaces that captured our heartsand attentionthis year.
A sleek hotel-lobby vibe comes home in this Vancouver penthouse.
Interior designer Karin Bohn shares her tips for creating a modern, colourful holiday look.
A former restaurant designer's own three-storey in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant neighbourhood puts a soft spin on holiday decor.
This light and bright home in Whistler is also deceptively futuristic: its passive design creates a home thats at once elegant and ecofriendly.
We tapped Vancouver interior designer Megan Baker to create a refined and modern tablescape to last you from Christmas to New Yearsand shes sharing some of her top style and entertaining tips, too.
Designer Denise Ashmores home from last year's Kids Help Phone Homes for the Holidays was made for snuggling up by the fire with cocoa and cookies.
Interior designer Andrea Rodman shares her 80s-inspired mood board.
Dreaming of brighter times.
Bold modernist arches create a statement overhead.
We love that these old brick walls were given a second chance to shine.
RNDSQR's Alkarim and Majida Devani have some fun with the design of their own family home.
Architect Rol Fieldwalker revisits the site of his groundbreaking Spiral House and begins anew.
Every inch was considered in this modern, minimal abode.
We evoke an unusual home design from the November 1976 issue
Layer texture and colour for a contemporary look thats warm and welcoming.
An oasis in Yaletown by award-winning studio maison detre.
A new development company wants to demonstrate that truly sustainable design is beautiful, too.
A radical update to a vintage 70s home in Calgary has more than a few playful nods to its original era.
A pair of luxe condo units is transformed into a singular home with twice the sophistication.
A few strips of painters tape and a palette of pink and peach, and you've got yourself a one-of-a-kind wall design.
With this award-winning interior design in West Vancouver, designer Robert Bailey offers a formal approach to coastal living.
Join the West Vancouver Museum in touring five of the citys most unique homes.
Get inspired by these bright, summer-ready living rooms.
How a renovation transformed the interior of this three-storey wood-frame building.
This McLeod Bovell project embraces hard-working materialsand colour.
Interior designer Jamie Banfield shares his expert tips on the best ways to upcycle.
With the help of designer Paul Lavoie, the late Jim Shaw created a lakeside home in the Okanagan as warm and welcoming as the cable magnate himself.
Designer Vanessa Stark turns a too-dark corner into the best part of her home.
A stunning staircase and floor-to-ceiling curtain wall highlight the open design from intern architect Marvin DeJong and designer Nyla Free in the citys Elbow Park neighbourhood.
On paper, this gorgeous house seemed at odds with its natural surroundings. But in practice, the Cedric Burgers-designed home feels like its somehow always been part of the landscape.
Considering making the move into a smaller home? Heres what you need to know.
Launching this month, Crafted Vancouver is a new kind of Craft Festival.
Three new Lower Mainland condo developments demonstrate how one standard kitchen layout, with the right design elements, can take on endless fresh looks.
Naikoon Contracting's House of Hope is making us feel all sorts of room envy.
California Closets transforms an entire room with one very large, multi-functional storage solution.
With help from Xprt Integration, everything can be controlled with the simple touch of a button.
We pay tribute to a Western Living classic that's surprisingly near and dear to our hearts.
We can't get enough of these picture-perfect pups.
Victoria's new James Bay branch is just the latest example of how library design is evolving.
You don't need a green thumb to be inspired by these chic rooms.
BattersbyHowat brings the notion of quiet respite and reflection to a family home in Vancouver.
Lighting inspiration to brighten your day.
A modern nursery by Mango Design Co. couldn't have come at a better time.
Designer Negar Ghorashi saves a mid-century West Vancouver home from the bulldozerand brings it beautifully into the present.
Bahnuk Construction minimizes surprises by providing absolute certainty in your home renovation.
Tiffany Pratt gives us the scoop on five sweet-and-simple DIY projects that will have a stunning impact on your home.
California Closets demonstrates how to yield maximum results and design-forward living in Vancouvers smallest spaces.
Apply new finishes to traditional design elements for a fresh take.
A challenging waterfront site on Cadboro Bay is tamed for a Scandinavian-influenced house built to withstand an active family of five.
Goldcon Construction's Karim Goldan gives us the inside scoop on renovation considerations.
Watch your step.
Bored with your interior? Try one of these quick-and-easy updates from interior design Kendall Ansell.
From wild and crazy patterns to subdued tones, there's a colourful sofa for everyone.
Wanna rock the high-contrast look? These eight black-and-white rooms are sure to inspire.
Give your decor story a happy ending with these clever designs.
Every piece in this interior designer's home tells a story.
The more cabinets, the better, right?
California Closets brings forever home dreams to life.
Calgary interior designer Aly Velji answers our wallpaper querieslike can I do this myself?!
Want to blow up a beloved photo without blowing your budget? Here's our fave new designer trick.
How a renovated 1980s townhouse was transformed into a dream home for one young North Vancouver family.
You already spend countless hours scrolling through social mediawhy not check out some Scandinavian-inspired design while you're at it?
A Calgary family bought a lot with an unobstructed view of Molokiniand then built a vacation home that frames it from almost every room.
Sure, it needs some work...but what do you expect for $18.6 million?
This one's for the oenophiles.
Get inspired by these fearless designs.
Antique pieces are perfectly at home in these sleek modern designs. (Can you spot them? Its like I Spy but with furniture.)
Designer Mitchell Freedland brings a contemporary spin to a classic Whistler home.
The 'Bridesmaids' star just purchased a Case Study masterpiece in Pasadena.
Gorgeous transformations to inspire your next home makeover.
Designer Negar Reihani reveals her trick for mixing contemporary and traditional looks.
We love all the homes we feature in the pages of Western Living, of coursebut reflecting back on the past year, it's clear we've all got our own favourites.
We had a staff party at La Mezcaleria last year where they served this queso fundido and we're still talking about it.
Designer Aly Velji mixes patterns and textures for a cheerful, playful (and festive!) style.
These beautiful table settings will impress every single one of your holiday guests.
A historic community hall gets a second life as a warm and welcoming home for a young family.
A classic holiday ballet sets the stage for a not-so-traditional Christmas design theme in this west-side Vancouver home, part of the annual Homes for the Holidays fundraiser.
Designer Reena Sotropa restores a family home after the city's epic floods.
Take your dinner parties to a new level with this tabletop look by Stephanie Brown.
Designer Paul Lavoie brings some California cool to a Calgary home with views for miles.
HGTV power couple Kortney and Dave Wilson share their interior design and home renovation secrets.
Tight corners, narrow spacesno problem!
Architects Dustin Couzen and Ben Klumper team up with Nicky Gretzen to design a sophisticated family home.
Natural floors, custom furniture, live-edge detailswe can't get enough of these rooms that have been warmed up with wood accents.
As designer Andrea Rodman demonstrates, the key to a light and bright home is a little Scandinavian influence and a touch of black.
Say hello to your new DIY project.
Professional organizer Hannah Young shares her best tips for decluttering your most lived-in spaces.
Designer Gillian Segal reveals her trick for revamping a dated feature fireplace.
These rooms are made absolutely fabulous by using a touch of gold, the essence of elegance.
How a forgotten Langley farm inspired an interior designer and her IT executive husband to get into the garlic business.
A Calgary duplex designed by the team at Lighthouse Studios Residential Design is a prime example of sustainability.
With striking angles and incredible outdoor living spaces, this North Van house is the perfect marquee for this year's Modern Home Tour.
Interior decorator Neelam Gurm proves you don't need a backyard to get this quintessential summer look.
Helen Youn has trained under Marie Kondo herselfget ready to declutter and spark some joy.
Dramatic overheard lights take centre stage in these gorgeous dining rooms.
The right project (and the right clients) brought the team of Hindle Architects back to their hometown.
In these homes, the closets are just as beautiful as the clothes that hang within them.
Cabins, cottages, vacation homeswhatever you want to call them, these B.C. island getaways are sure to inspire summer dreaming.
Every piece tells a story in PR maven Shannon Heth's family abode.
Sincerity, Affinity or Connectivitywhich of Sherwin-Williams's 2018 colour schemes do you love most?
These versatile systems can work in any room.
Easy ways to upgrade your painting game.
A fateful trip to Paris set the stage for the multinational influences in this Stephanie Brown-designed Calgary home.
Gorgeous designs that bring a little sunshine indoors.
Designer Elena Del Bucchia shows us how to design a nursery with a style that grows up along with the baby.
A family home in Vancouver is equal parts light-and-airy gallery and warm-and-welcoming hideaway.
With a focus on Passive House design principles, this Victoria home is built to last.
Vancouver architect Jason King shares his tips for building a dream vacation home on B.C.'s Gulf and Discovery Islands.
From living rooms and kitchens to patios and '70s-inspired conversation pits, there are myriad ways to make use of sunken spaces.
Vancouver architect Tony Robins thinks outside the box (pun intended) to design the polarizing Cube House.
Designer Nancy Riesco transformed a heritage building in Victoria's Old Town district into a stunning apartment block.
A fateful purchase of a brilliantly designed area rug was the start of a bold and beautiful colour palette in this stunning Calgary home.
How designer Lori Steeves used Scandinavian decor and a white-and-blue palette to freshen up a once-dark living space.
Making a small space comfortable is a challenge more and more homeowners face.
A pair of architects gives an Arthur Erickson-designed loft a new lease on lifeand whole lot of love.
A Vancouver design team reinvents an uninhabitable cabin and produces a wistful paradise on Mayne Island.
Trendy or not, feature walls are a design element that endures.
Designer Robert Bailey reimagined the classic B.C. cottage while subtly respecting its roots.
Guidelines for mixing stripe, geometric, floral and organic patterns.
When a Vancouver couple was downsizing from 4,700 to 1,700 square feet, California Closets design consultant Emma Beaty had to be creative with storage solutions.
The Beaux Arts beauty will be opening its doors for this year's Heritage House Tour.
Food reporter Erin Ireland and her husband had the perfect renovation plannedand then along came baby.
A grand traditional-meets-contemporary house designed to host five or 50 manages to be both magnificent and homey.
Embrace the season with bright colours, fresh blooms and outdoor oases.
In the rapidly growing city, Concord Pacific is upping the ante with its latest development, Park Boulevard.
A cool new way to use wallpaper, according to designers Erin Chow and Megan Baker.
A home on Bowen Island captures forest and ocean viewsand the happiness of its residents within.
These unexpected table-and-chair combinations prove that opposites really do attract.
We all need a space of our ownand these eight kids, from newborns to young teens, have got it good.
The thoughtful renovation of a historic gatehouse by homeowner-and-designer Aliki Gladwin straddles Vancouvers past and present.
Thirdstone's Louis Pereira saw potential where no one else could.
Renowned fashion designer Paul Hardy takes on his first interior design project, with predictably dramatic resultsthink gold ceilings and chandeliers galore.
This family home offers comfort while providing energy savings.
A family home in Vancouver's oldest neighbourhood is given new life (and a lot of love) with the help of Mango Design Co.
You've got to see this stunning renovation.
How one Calgary family embraced a new style after the city's devastating flood.
Yukon Residences, the latest project by Alabaster Homes, combines location, amenities and style on Vancouver's Westside.
Design opportunity awaits overhead.
These Western Canadian homes make a lasting first impression thanks to expertly designed entryways.
Architects Jeremy Sturgess and Lesley Beale make the most of compact quarters with made-to-fit storage.
Warning: The following content contains gorgeous pendants and striking chandeliers.
A contemporary house in Vancouver pairs two unusual influences: modern Mexico and calligraphy.
We spend a lot of time marvelling at beautiful interiors, but sometimes its what's on the outside that counts.
Agassiz couple's desire for comfort and efficiency spawns collaboration.
Designer Elena Del Bucchia seamlessly blends contemporary and cowboy styles at this Calgary ranch.
How defogging your windows can make them look like new for a fraction of the cost.
Architect Michael Leckies new project takes a backcountry, Ikea-like approach to prefab housing.
How designer Dana Peers created a playful space fit for an entire family.
Rusco Industries's triple glaze HPE Argon windows can save you 15 to 25 percent on your heating bills.
Albertan beauties that have us swooning.
Hitting your daily step count (aim for that 10,000, guys!) is easy in these Western Canadian homes.
How one Vancouver couple made the transition from a large suburban house to a North Shore apartment.
How designer Lynn Gentile transformed an awkward space into an intimate lounge for two.
Four designer ways to style your fave snapshots, prints and canvases.
Designer solutions to six common interior design problems.
Big, bold artwork takes centre stage in these Western Canadian homes.
These homes display works of art underfoot.
And you thought desk drawers were only meant to hold stationery and pens.
Sleek Burnaby Mountain remodel earns maison dêtre two Georgie nominations.
Designer Allison Holden-Pope shares her secret for grounding an open-concept space.
Vancouver designer Mitchell Freedland gets playful with his Palm Springs rancher, incorporating bold colours, quirky patterns and plenty of California cool.
Calgary designer James McIntyre turns his Arizona vacation home into the ultimate design experiment with a one-of-a-kind Morocco-meets-Tom-Ford vibe.
He was a robust, loveable person who didnt seem interested in architectural fad or fashion or famejust on improving peoples lives."
In the luxe resort of Punta Mita, a Vancouver couple finds an idyllic slice of home away from home.
Who needs tile and hardwood floors when you have sleek, industrial concrete?
Here are the posts our readers loved most this yearbeautiful homes, West Coast road trips, designer profiles and more.
From deconstructed wreaths, to full-on traditional decor, every one of these West Coast homes does holiday their way.
Designer Karin Bohn shares her tips for getting this non-traditional but oh-so-festive black, white and metallic holiday look at home.
McIntyre Bills helps a family rebuild the home of their dreams after the citys epic flood.
For designer Ami McKay, the trick to holiday harmony comes in small shapes and sizeshandcrafted and simplified.
Mike Holmes Jr. of HGTV's Holmes + Holmes gives his top suggestions for a successful home renovation.
Patterns and Prosecco blogger Neelam Gurm shares her holiday style secrets.
Want to spruce up your mantel for the Christmas holidays? We rounded up six design ideas to inspire.
The Vancouver designer shares her tips and shows us two inspirational tablescape looks you can try at home.
You'll want to stay indoors this winter thanks to these decor tips from interior designer Laura Melling.
Jillian Harris of Love It or List It Vancouver turns a heritage home in Vancouvers Point Grey neighbourhood into a backdrop for a dream Christmas, past and present.
Furniture maker and local design enthusiast Kate Duncan invites us into her new live-work showroom to chat brunch, built-in cabinets and finding a space to call home.
Designer Amanda Hamilton proves that festive doesnt always have to mean classic as she invites friends home for the holidays.
Cabinets you'll covet.
With its beautiful views and energy-efficient design, Blue Heron Haus is everything its homeowners wanted.
A house on the edge of the Sunshine Coast finds its soul.
One look at this Stephanie Brown-designed dining room, and you'll be on the hunt for blue dining chairs of your own.
Raised 44 feet up from Pacific waters, the Tula House on Quadra Island, B.C. is the latest recipient of the International Excellence in Architecture award from the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Three designers update three living rooms to make the most of a small space.
Interior design duo Ivan Quintana and Erica Schmidt transform a pro poker players stock condo into a hybrid of West Coast-meets-Las Vegas luxury.
Designer Nam Dang-Mitchell brings Napa Valley charm to Calgary. Who needs wine country when the best elements of an intimate resort are right down the hall?
A cleverly hidden Murphy bed helps this pretty guest room do double duty as a yoga studio.
An innovative design in Vancouver takes creative advantage of outdoor spaces on both sides of the property.
Downtown convenience meets oceanfront escape in this maison d'etre redesign.
These pups are living the dream.
The trick to this look? Just pretend its not actually a basement.
Adera's new South Ridge Club includes an amenities room fit for gatherings of any kind.
A local architect embraced the chance to modernize this West Coast home while preserving a family's history. See it yourself on this years MADS Modern Home Tour.
See how the "Love It or List It Vancouver" star illuminated his West Coast family home with help from Robinson Lighting and Bath Centre.
Designer David Nicolay reimagined a cramped vintage space as an open-concept dream home that lets the sun shine in.
How to incorporate this basic-but-beautiful-tile in your kitchen or bath.
A sweeping window and an understated elegance makes this home in Victoria the perfect balance of timeless design and modernity.
The fitness facility at South Ridge Club makes it easier than ever to get active.
South Ridge Club's premium sports gym encourages resident fitness and a sense of community.
Aderas latest townhome community features top rate amenities and a country club vibe.
Calgary's family-owned Rusco Industries offers quality-assured exterior renovations.
This renovated 1988 Russell Hollingsworth home will have you dreaming of a beach getaway. See it for yourself at this year's West Coast Modern Home Tour.
We've got a case of cabin fever.
This gorgeous, post-modern home is all yours to tour at this year's West Coast Modern Home Tour.
Layer textures and finishes to create a tone-on-tone look that feels fresh.
Just in time for Father's Day, kids!
Alabaster Homes brings new life to significant Vancouver cross streets.
A new home in Calgary's Elbow Park takes notes from the historic neighbourhood and adds contemporary flair.
A question for the ages. Check out our comprehensive guide and mark your calendars now.
See it yourself in person at the Vancouver Heritage House Tour June 5.
maison d'etre owner Rob Capar invites us inside his own Vancouver condo.
Rich textures and a subdued palette make for a space with some serious sophistication.
Sun shining, cool beverage in handthere's no better place we'd rather be than sipping and sunning on one of these gorgeous patios.
Trademark Renovations' Blair Foisy shares how renovating can make your dream home a reality.
Perched on a challenging site in West Vancouver, this concrete creation from design team McLeod Bovell is a revelation.
The renovation inside looks pretty great, too.
The Montebello show home by Astoria Custom Homes brings French countryside elegance to the city of Calgary.
A lovingly restored mid-century gem looks to be facing the wrecking ball.
Calgary's Dorsia Designs builds homes to suit their owners.
Create a Euro-cool look for your mantel with a visual trick.
Because we all know Mother Nature is world's best decorator.
A new(ish) home in Edmonton gets a major overhaul for a young family.
Designer Aly Velji gives a mid-century house a second chance.
Retailer, designer, manufacturer: William Switzer was a triple threat.
Fall in love with your home again with award-winning designs by Astoria Custom Renovations.
Three Vancouver households explore what home really means to them: space or place?
In just two years, the event in the Waterfall building has become a go-to for designophiles to spot up-and-coming and established talent in the city.
The new Shaughnessy Residences by Alabaster Homes offer award-winning townhome designs and ideal neighbourhood amenities in the heart of up-and-coming Marpole
Want to boost your mood? Grab a paint roller.
One of Frank Lloyd Wright's last residential designs is a tour de force of the master's late period.
A London-style kitchen goes up against a modern concrete jungle.
Vancouver's Karin Bohn gives web audiences a behind-the-scenes look into the daily drama of running an interior design firm.
This week we're throwing back to a feature on Canadian artist Otto Rogers, who perfected the art of 'workspace'.
It looks like it could have been built yesterday andbonus!you can buy it for $5,500,000.
An English engineer wants to build this design in the Village of Wraxhall and isn't having much luck.
It's no coincidence pink is one of Pantone's Colours of the Year.
Bring on the gilded embellishments, the curlicues, the superfluous objets d'art!
This week for Throwback Thursday we're digging deep into our archives to bring you some of our favourite home design stories from the 1950s.
Wallpaper pro Markella Mildenberger shares her top tips for incorporating a little pattern into your space.
This impressive architectural feat, designed by Werner Forster, has both a grand exterior and a secluded luxurious inner terrace, which is home to a pool that seems to hang suspended over a ferny ravine in Victoria.
Finish formal furniture in a modern colour palette for a fresh look.
Two playful looks we love for the perfect kids' room makeover.
Four smart tips from designers for making the most of your dining room design.
From gorgeous open-concept kitchens to modern home offices to quirky kids' rooms, we're showcasing our favourite inspiring spaces from across the West.
Want to make over your living room? Take your cue from these gorgeous spaces from across Western Canada.
After the chaos of the holidays, we help you get organized with these clutter-busting tips from one of our all-star stylists, Nicole Sjostedt.
Some eye candy for your holiday break, as selected by the WL art department.
Put on your chunkiest turtleneck, get a pot of fondue going, and dream of a slopeside retreat.
We know we shouldn't play favouritesbut with houses this beautiful always on our radar, sometimes we just can't help ourselves.
A globe-trotting Mexican family fashions their ideal retreat in B.C.s ski mecca.
Our trend forecast calls for heavy doses of black, saturated and sumptuous furnishingsand texture, texture, texture.
Sandy shores and ocean palettes inspire a modern new nautical.
Ultra-layered, monochromatic spaces play up texture instead of colour.
A six-sided living room gets a 70s-cool makeover.
Bring a little light into your space with these designer tips.
Soha Lavin of CountDown Events shares her holiday decorating expertise.
The annual fundraiser for Kids Help Phone kicks off this weekend: here's a glimpse into some of the homes.
A heritage home celebrates the past and the holidays in a modern way.
Designer Carrie McCarthy skipped the classic pine in favour of some natural minimalism.
A three-storey water slide brings a supersized splash of excitement to a Calgary family's already playful home.
A West Coast modern home gets a contemporary update.
Inside designer Carrie McCarthy's Pender Island home, where simple luxury rules.
The singer and Burnaby, B.C., native travels the world with his music, but when it comes to Christmastime, he always makes his way back home.
From fashion to the home front, colour blocking is a visual dynamo.
The Love It or List It Vancouver host shows us the real-estate side of the show's gorgeous home makeovers.
The Love It or List It Vancouver star looks back at her favourite home makeovers from the show.
Three designers take on three dining rooms to create a trio of show-stopping looks.
A Vancouver home becomes an experiment in collaborative design between its architects and the artisans they work with.
We chat to Calgary interior designer Nyla Free about design tips for today's kids' rooms.
With a rare view of both the city of Calgary and its mountains, this Sturgess Architecture home could do only one thing: capture it.
The Interior Designers Institute of British Columba announces its Shine Awards and Excellence program winners.
Western Living stylist Nicole Sjostedt shares her trade secrets as part of Western Living Design Week's Conversation Series at Oakridge Centre.
The Western Living team looks back at our favourite spaces for reading, relaxing, and quiet contemplation.
From how to work with colour, to how to work with a designerthe WL Conversation Series features top names like Amanda Hamilton and Measured Architecture.
In the home, one pop of colour can make all the difference.
Designer Janette Ewen shares a few of her favourite ways to customize a space in a snap.
Interior Designer Jamie Banfield shares his family-friendly tips and tricks.
We resurrect the best fireplaces of the late-70s.
"Life is too short to be lived in a beige box" Calgary designer (and colourphile) David Crosson
We get a sneak peek into featured homes on the Vancouver Modern Home Tour coming September 19.
Set the kids up for a successful school year with a workspace to call their own.
In the West we're positively spoiled when it comes to gorgeous sceneryhere's a collection well-designed rooms that make the most of it.
We remember an island getaway with a distinctive shape.
We look back at a Spanish decorator's furry makeover of a tiny apartment.
Many a makeover has graced the pages of Western Living over the yearshere's a look back at some of our favourites.
Are the Houses at 1340 the new face of modern high-density housing?
Island lovers of the 80s share their visions of paradise
Bring the Scandinavian look home with our top six white and wood furniture picks.
Here's why West Coast designers are borrowing design ideas from Scandinavian spaces.
With spaces this calming and beautiful, we don't mind staying in.
How do they get those corners so crisp, and those tucks so tight? We asked the experts to show us the tricks of the trade.
For more than 30 years, a sunny patch of Washington State offered a retreat for architect Robert Lemon and his late partner, the great designer Robert Ledingham.
A legendary Arthur Erickson home is given new life, thanks to a couple who take their custodial responsibility very, very seriously.
Make your home as efficient as you are. And get rewarded for it year round
These gorgeous patios conjure up images of leisurely afternoons spent lounging in the sun and long, lazy outdoor dinners.
Mixing and matching sheens can add a little personality to a room.
We take you inside a modern Japanese-style house in West Vancouver.
With strong connections to our pioneer roots, we have 4 essential tips on how to create a rustic space.
There's no need to fear bold colourhere are 5 ways to get experimental with your favourite hue.
A retreat in Vernon, B.C., serves as respite for a pair of E.R. practitioners looking to make the Okanagan home.
We've gathered together some of our favourite staircases that combine fashion and function.
The owner of Liquidity Winery finds a piece of modern paradise, perched high over Okanagan Lake on the Naramata Bench.
Designer Melissa Ennis gives us her top tips to brighten any room without a dramatic reno
A Coal Harbour condo pairs feminine charm with a masculine edgeand some seriously cool wall treatments.
Western Living mines the pages of its 80s issue for advice gold.
Take a tour of the 3,000-square-foot PNE Prize Home destined for the Naramata Bench.
Designer Robert Bailey brings together the best of both worlds.
Life and art collide inside the Shaughnessy home of a celebrated Vancouver gallerist.
A savvy realtor created a gorgeous modern spaceand then just had to live in it herself.
An eclectic, barn-like loft becomes the perfect home base for a creative marketing director looking for a space to call her own.
A home on Pender Island makes a big impression in just a few hundred square feet.
Kelly Deck turns a former dream home into a place better suited to its familys changing needs.
Designer Ami Mckay reveals the warm, modern home disguised behind a dark and dated design.
A retired NHL goalie builds a dream home in the Okanagan--complete with indoor and outdoor rinks, of course.
Bau-Xi Gallerys Pennylane Shen shares her secrets for the emerging art collector.
Breathe new life into your home for spring with these quick and foolproof tips.
A ho-hum space becomes a beautiful riot of colour and texture.
Designer Ami McKay creates a design that turns awkward into functional.
Cabin Pressures Colin and Justin fill us in on how to create the perfect personalized cabin without breaking the bank.
This trend featured in a kitchen from our March 2007 issue is back in a big way for its second generation.
Once home to cocktail parties and a vibrant past, a mid-century home gets a second life thanks to designer Paul Lavoie.
Calgary designer Erica Cook shares her tips for creating a gallery wall that showcases your memories in style.
A decades-long collection of art provides the launch point for designer Douglas Cridlands condo.
Vancouver interior designer Stephanie Brown transforms a 70s condo into a white and gold stunner.
This Edmonton space is oh-so-cozyand packed with plenty of personality.
Designer Robert Bailey was charged with setting up a respite in the top two floors of the recently built Fairmont Pacific Rim. First published in 2012.
A Burrard Inlet island cabin for the price of a studio condo?
Smart planning transforms a house made for two into a home for a growing family.
Make the most of your ceiling space.
A Calgary couple sidesteps alpine-ordinary in their getaway without losing the view of their rugged surroundings.
A bold renovation transforms a dowdy Whistler cabin into a modern marvel designed with entertaining in mind.
After being asked to reconstruct a private Vancouver seawall that had succumbed to high tides, architect Paul Sangha and his team created a wall thats as interesting to look at as it is functional.
A Vancouver designer turns a near-disaster reno into a classic, jewel-toned holiday charmer.
Fill your space with good cheer and great style with these holiday decor tips from interior designer Heather Draper.
A neutral palette doesn't have to be boring. Designer Alykhan Velji shows us how.
Christmas is equal parts haute, ho ho ho and happy home for a young B.C. family.
Sweet and simple holiday decor is the perfect fit for a modern renovation in Vancouver.
Why hide your favourite bottles down in the cellar? This elegant personal tasting room is designed to show off.
A Calgary designer uses smart planning and select materials to create an authentically designed home that still complements its venerable neighbourhood.
A Point Grey guest cottage that holds its own.
The Calgary pied-à-terre of a cable magnate is a showcase for artworkand the colour orange.
Buying a remote patch of Kootenay Lakes sublime shoreline secures one couple an ultimate escape from the citys hurly-burly (and one of the countrys finest patio views, too).
A Vancouver couple makes a century-old house relevant again.
A trip to the Big Apple inspires an eating-area makeover replete with bold hues and cozy textures.
The Calgary designer shares her expert advice on designing with bold colours.
A summer beachside home from the team at Kelly Deck Design features on the second annual Vancouver Modern Home Tour.
You just need to head a little bit (a lot) South.
A Vancouver design team transforms a condemned Mayne Island cabin into an idyllic retreat from the big city.
A local builder's vision for a modern, energy-efficient home takes root in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.
A bespoke home on Vancouver's best street has an envy-inducing patio that's the perfect setting for throwing a summer wine tasting.
Five designers share their best tricks of the trade for creating a smartly designed home.
Practical meets poetic in a home on the coast, just right for hosting three generations.
Once dark and cavernous, a West Vancouver home gets a light-filled renovation.
The mid-century roots of this Gulf Island home provide inspiration for a breezy renovation.
JoieFarm Winerys Heidi Noble and Michael Dinn bring a modern approach to living and working on the Okanagans Naramata Bench.
Academy Award-winner Jim Erickson has created an island getaway as memorable as his movie set designs.
A traditional ivory and black space gets a modern update with subtle, on-trend details.
A family cabin gets a much-needed upgrade from 80s relic to modern marvel.
A seaside space is transformed into a modern, masculine condo, perfect for entertaining.
A Vancouver designer turns her sophisticated waterfront condo into a showcase for art and design.
A cliffside residence in West Vancouver is designed for both public gatherings and quiet reflection.
Nearly six decades after it appeared in this magazine, a Vancouver home is lovingly restored to its original glory.
Look down: innovation and creativity have gone horizontal. Take it to the floor, from rather glam graffiti and beastly (in name only) beauty to concrete chic and hardwood that quite literally clears the air.
Vintage-inspired details give this rustic-modern space a serious shot of Parisian glamour.
Vancouver architect Michael Green creates a home thats made for the modern family.
The Calgary home of designer Martine Ast is a showcase for how modern and traditional style can live in harmony.
Vancouver designer Alda Pereira has only one constant in her cozy family home: somethings always changing.
Forget the bearskin rugs and flannel throws: this contemporary Whistler chalet is a sleek and stylish reimagining of the classic family cabin.
A Calgary couple infuses a historic home with worldly style.
Winter whites paired with silver and gold transform a Vancouver home into a holiday delight.
Weve enlisted resident stylist Nicole Sjöstedt to create a look that will set the perfect festive stage.
This sleek laneway home is just right for a family of three. Thats because dad, Doug Weibel, was both the designer and general contractor. Look inside the perfect space he created for his family.
He loves cool modernism, she loves warm and cozy. The results? A beautifully designed compromise.
When the head of one of the city's greenest developments was ready to move, he wanted to lead by doing. A mid-century retreat became an eco-beacon.
It's bold, brash and unapologetic. Give your dining table a dose of retro glam with these designer tips.
When a fire destroyed their beloved lakeside retreat, a Calgary couple turned tragedy into a bold new beginning.
A Hamptons-style retreat on Mayne Island brings three generations of one family together for a rural escape from iPads, sports schedules and carpools.
A custom cabin in the Gulf Islands offers a great escape for a family searching for the perfect summer retreat.
A familys Whistler retreat is built around a gabled great room that simply soars.
An intimate space is just what was needed in this West Vancouver oceanside home.