When a young couple in Vancouver approached local firm Moor Design to make their new three-level, four-bedroom, 4.5-bath Craftsman house a home, they had a few guidelines. With two children under the age of three, they needed the space to be family-friendly but still stylish enough to entertain. They liked New York lofts and Scandinavian minimalism. And, says Moor’s founder and lead interior designer Sarah Desaulniers, “They wanted a custom home that reflected their personal taste.”
Desaulniers and her team met these requirements with aplomb: Graphic expanses of custom millwork variously covered in Benjamin Moore’s Iron Mountain and teak and white laminate keep the chaos of a young family out of sight, while custom white-brick feature walls in the living room and dining area rough things up just a touch. And for a perfect blend of hot and cold, they successfully managed to vent the fireplace—so it didn’t overheat the temperature-controlled wine storage right next store—making entertaining effortless.
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