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Introducing Western Living’s 2023 Designers of the Year Award Winners
Have a say in our first-ever readers' choice awards.
Each year, we feature dozens of gorgeous homes from across the West, and this year, we’re announcing the inaugural Western Living Home of the Year Awards, as chosen by you, our readers. Each home below is already a winner—from the hundreds of homes to cross our desks each year, we’ve narrowed the finalists down to just 15, from a sleek cliffside studio in the Okanagan to a glamorous, eclectic and over-the-top first design from fashion designer Paul Hardy. We’ve included a taste of each home in the poll below, but if you’d like to see more, click through to the story as it appeared in the magazine.UPDATE: December 7, 2017Due to a glitch in our previous software, we’ve reset the vote with a new polling system to determine the top five finalists in our 2017 WL Home of the Year readers’ choice awards. Scroll through the homes to find your fave, and then submit your vote at the bottom of article.Vote as often as you’d like and share your favourites with friends. We’ll be narrowing it down to the Top 5 on Wednesday, December 13, and crowning the victor—2017’s Western Living Home of the Year—on December 20.
A home on Bowen Island designed by Patrick Warren of Frits de Vries Architects captures forest and ocean views—and the happiness of its residents within.
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.
As designer Andrea Rodman demonstrates, the key to a light and bright home is a little Scandinavian influence and a touch of black.
A fateful trip to Paris set the stage for the multinational influences in this Stephanie Brown-designed Calgary home.
A historic community hall gets a second life as a warm and welcoming home for a young family, designed by the homeowner herself—owner of Smithers’ Salt Boutique.
A family home in Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood is given new life (and a lot of love) with the help of Mango Design Co.
A cantilevered studio from Ply Architecture on the property of winery owner Ian MacDonald is a rather literal leap of faith in the Okanagan.
Designer Paul Lavoie brings some California cool to a Calgary home with views for miles.
Vancouver designer Mitchell Freedland gets playful with his Palm Springs rancher, incorporating bold colours, quirky patterns and plenty of California cool.
Designer Robert Bailey reimagined the classic B.C. cottage while subtly respecting its roots.
Designer Sophie Burke brings a tactile and organic new layer to her own home—and to celebrating the holidays with her family.
Renowned fashion designer Paul Hardy takes on his first interior design project, with predictably dramatic results—think gold ceilings and chandeliers galore.
A family home in Vancouver is equal parts light-and-airy gallery and warm-and-welcoming hideaway.
Calgary designer Aly Velji brings a Palm Springs Christmas vibe to his mid-century home.
A grand traditional-meets-contemporary house designed by Rockwood Custom Homes to host five or 50 manages to be both magnificent and homey.
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