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Introducing Western Living’s 2023 Designers of the Year Award Winners
These were the home stories, design tips, recipes and travel stories that caught our readers' attention over the past 12 months.
A modern house in Calgary’s River’s Edge neighbourhood is “a functional work of art.”
Designer Robert Bailey elevates simplicity to an art form in the subtle and careful design of this Vancouver home.
You might think this Whistler getaway is meant for those who come to the mountains only to enjoy the scenery from a cozy spot on the sofaand indeed, the house is designed to capitalize on some pretty killer views. The warm, contemporary home just begs for weekends by the fire.
For Vancouver architect Fook Weng Chan, the start of the design process literally begins at ground level: before a single angle is drawn, he camps on the land himself for a couple of days. I take some to time think about how one would design there, says Chan. It's a conscious design time, but It's also time to allow the subconscious to absorb the nuances of the site.
We first wrote about this home five years back, when it was $5,000,000, an unheard of sum for Qualicum Beach, or pretty much anywhere on the Island outside of Victoria. It popped back up on our radar just as the former royals were house-hunting on our side of the world… and it turns out, this beaut still has us swooning.
They’re serving wine in sneakers, making it easy (and downright cool) to eat your greens and eschewing clean food for a delicious mess: your 2020 Foodies of the Year winners are bringing the fun back to food, and making Western Canada a culinary wonderland in the process. These are your 2020 Foodies of the Year winners.
It has been a year, to say the least. But throughout the chaos, we found joy, beauty and inspiration in the incredible work of our 2020 Designers of the Yeara reminder of the power design has to shape our experiences, and to craft a better world.
As anyone who’s toured 1000 Parker Street in Vancouver knowsmore than likely on the East Side Culture Crawlthe first time you stumbled into Judson Beaumont’s studio, Straight Line Designs, was a trip. We lost him this spring, but his memory lives on in his impact on the Western Canadian design scene.
Here’s how Love It or List It host Todd Talbot transformed his dilapidated garage into a bright and airy backyard getaway.
It starts with 15 gorgeous homes, seven days of voting and plenty of love for every single home on this year’s list, and then: we meet the final five. Here are the reader-selected top-five homes from this year’s design showdown.
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