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HB Design pairs clean lines with rich, flagstone floors for something special.
In such divided times, it’s nice to see a space that defies a strict binary. Yes, you can have it all, if this West Vancouver home from HB Design is an indication. Here, the clean lines and crisp whites of minimalism play nicely with warm, welcoming texture—it’s artful, but not intimidating; considered, but unfussy. And that’s just the way the homeowner likes it, explains HB interior designer Shannon Bradner: “She had this desire for an inviting home.”
Bradner nailed the directive, incorporating rich, earthy tones and subtle curves throughout the space to create a sense of comfort. Textural elements—think plush fabrics, natural wood finishes and unique lighting fixtures—add depth and interest to the design. “We wanted to bring in an eclectic feel in that process,” says Bradner.
The homeowner is a fan of midcentury modern design, so the birch paneling was stained to look like teak and flagstone flooring was installed. But the 4,000-square-foot new build isn’t a pure homage to the past: the open-concept floorplan is ideal for her family’s modern lifestyle. Everything is oriented towards the views outside, but if you turn your eyes towards the interior, there are plenty of delights to be found.
In the kitchen, cabinets from Sage Cabinetry glow by the light of the Anna Karlin ceramic pendant lamps. Vintage barstools were sourced from Guff Furniture.
The powder room (which you’ll spot in our 2024 Dream Bathrooms package this January) is a moody sanctuary. The oversized mirror is backlit by an ethereal glow, and the quirky Mind the Gap wallpaper adds to the out-of-this-world appeal. The ensuite features Creekside Tile tile in the shower, and a charming dandelion feature wall from London Art Mural.
A dining table and chairs from More are surrounded by beautiful custom cabinetry from Sage, all placed atop a Jan Kath area rug. The living room, meanwhile, is wrapped in warm birch paneling and Cloth Studio linen sheers; Harvest Gold fireplace stone adds even more natural texture. Even the outdoor spaces exude a warmth: the patio features a fireplace, too, and is outfitted with Roda furniture.
“The homeowner wasn’t shy about working with texture and unique elements,” says Bradner. From the curves in the kitchen island and ceiling to the unique mottled stone elements, it’s a space that truly is an invitation to come on in and join the fun.
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