East Vancouver Residence

In October of 2013 I made the hard/not hard decision to start my own design firm. I always saw this as my future but took the plunge earlier then I might have imagined. After working mainly on large commercial projects, I realized my true passion lies in smaller projects with a focus on residential, hospitality, and retail design. I'm very excited to present my first complete project that was finished in July of 2014. I joined the project as the walls were being framed so I basically had a blank slate to work with. I was involved in every part of the design from concept to millwork to styling. My client was great; a bachelor with modern taste who trusted my vision yet was involved in almost every decision along the way. The result is a modern yet comfortable space perfect for entertaining friends and family. 

The kitchen features a beautiful 3" thick white quartz waterfall island countertop. We chose white carrara marble subway tile for the backsplash and added custom charcoal bar stools to add contrast. 

The open concept floor plan in the kitchen and dining room is the perfect set up for entertaining a group. Both rooms flow together with linear glass pendants and a continuing neutral palette. 

The living room features a floor to ceiling marble stone fireplace and a beautiful white cow hide rug to anchor the space. Custom sofas and Mongolian sheep fur pillows add softness and texture making it a comfortable area to relax and socialize. 

The family room off of the kitchen is a more relaxed place to watch TV and hang out. A cozy area rug and a sectional sofa make it a comfortable place to lounge with plenty of room for a group. Four black and white prints of Vancouver by Levi Groeneveld add character to the space. 

The modern master bathroom has clean lines with a floating countertop and backlit mirror. It features a beautiful grey quartz countertop and a square charcoal floor tile. 

The other side of the master bathroom features a jacuzzi tub and steam shower for the ultimate relaxation. The wall tile is a beautiful faux white marble and covers three of the walls completely.  

The focal point of this master bathroom is a photograph printed on acrylic by Levi Groeneveld. The design of the room was inspired by this piece and is one of my favourite rooms in the house. 

The shared bathroom joins the other two bedrooms with pocket doors on either side. We created a custom striped tile pattern on the walls around the double sinks to add interest and texture to the space. 

Powder rooms are fun because you can do something a little more creative with them. Nobody spends a lot of time in there so you might as well leave them with an impression. We decided to put a fun geometric floor and striped wall all while keeping the neutral palette of the house. The fun Marset pendant and carrara marble countertop add interest to the small space. 

In the master bedroom we used a geometric wall covering as the focal point on the headboard wall. A cozy rug, upholstered headboard and deluxe bedding make for a space that is both comfortable and stylish. 

The office, located just off of the great room, also features a geometric wall covering to add interest to the space. The desk offers plenty of storage and workspace for at home affairs. 

A white gallery wall in the hallway lends itself to perfectly host three beautiful pieces of art by  Levi Groeneveld . The pieces add a welcome pop of colour to the space. 

A white gallery wall in the hallway lends itself to perfectly host three beautiful pieces of art by Levi Groeneveld. The pieces add a welcome pop of colour to the space. 

Coffee table styling in the family room featuring a vintage camera and handmade concrete lightbulb. 

Close up in the office. The wall covering is called parliament windows but I thought it looked somewhat like books; perfect for an office. 

Here's me just hanging out in the kitchen, chopping up some kale and eggplant and pretending I live here. 

I'm so grateful to have worked on this project and thanks to everyone who was involved along the way. Although I am currently working in Paris for the year, I love working in the west coast style and can't wait to start my next project when I return. 

Until next time,

Bryony

For more images view my portfolio page here. 

All photos are ©copyright Levi Groeneveld Photography and cannot 
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THE SPOTLIGHT: LEVI GROENEVELD PHOTOGRAPHY

I feel truly lucky to be married to a talented photographer who can not only shoot my spaces, but fill them with magnificent artwork. Levi Groeneveld started his career fuelled by a passion for travel photography which eventually led to doing interiors and architectural photography in Vancouver where there is no shortage of beautiful spaces to shoot. Along the way he has developed a wonderful collection of abstracts and landscapes that are the beginnings of his fine art collection. As we are moving to Paris in August, Levi is taking the opportunity to develop this collection while continuing to hone his interiors and architecture skills. I look forward to all of the new work that will be created this year as we travel the globe! 

All of Levi's photographs are available for purchase and can be made with custom finishes and sizes. Everything can be shipped worldwide. Check out his website and blog for continuous updates to his collection. 

Check out a few of my favourites below, and stay tuned for future collaborations soon! 

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Contact Levi at www.levigroeneveld.com for any details!