Relaxed style and cosy accessories make this a warm, family-friendly space.

When young kids are part of the picture, a living room should be easy to maintain—but that doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish, too. For this Deep Cove, B.C., condo, designer Angela Robinson kept with a West Coast contemporary design: beachy in its aqua and sand colour palette, and layered with texture and pattern (like that great Crate and Barrel rug).The husband is a musician—that’s one of his drums on display—so the armless wicker chairs, paired with sheepskin rugs to keep them cozy, make it easy to play guitar with the family. Meanwhile, the concrete coffee table’s cornerless design makes the piece more toddler-friendly; it’s safer for wobbly walkers, and easier to clean than fingerprint-magnet glass. 0114-great-spaces-lifes-a-beach-2The armless Anders chair by Roost ($740) is perfect for the guitar-playing homeowner. homewerx.ca0114-great-spaces-lifes-a-beach-3Bring in task lighting for reading, like the Flex floor lamp ($565). mintinteriors.ca0114-great-spaces-lifes-a-beach-4Soft aqua pillows ($20) reflect the water views outside the windows.