Category: Living Room
Designer: Steven RodRozen, RodRozen Design
Location: West Vancouver
Goal: The clients, who had purchased a new home in the British Properties area of West Vancouver, wanted a contemporary look that worked well for their family. Working with the existing structural details of the space, interior designer Steven RodRozen and his team maintained an open feeling in the living room, using neutral colors to complement, not compete with, the views of English Bay, Stanley Park, downtown, and the Lions Gate Bridge.
Inspiration: The panoramic views were a strong inspiration for the un-distracting neutral color palette, which also fulfilled the client’s request for a warm, comforting space.
Breakdown: Utilizing the scale of the living room, RodRozen divided it into two separate conversational areas, each anchored by a custom sofa and an heirloom Iranian rug. “In regards to the furnishings, we kept with a contemporary, minimalistic design so I incorporated larger pieces of artwork that would help create presence, texture, and visual interest to the space,” the designer notes. “The tall statue was definitely a statement piece, giving off a feeling of warmth, love, and family.”
The furniture, in refined creams and whites, serves as a muted canvas for layered-in local art and colorful throw pillows and accessories.
Tips to Get the Look: RodRozen’s advice for layering the elements of a room? Keep it simple and sophisticated.
“Work with a neutral and warm color scheme with pops of color through artwork and accessories,” he says. “Lots of glass and chrome accents, either through furniture details or accessories, add a luxurious feeling to the space. Lastly, create visual texture through artwork, paintings, and sculptures—and don’t forget to bring the same concept to your furnishings by playing with different fabrics on your toss cushions and throws.”
Images Courtesy of Mark Whitehead, GetThe Shot Studio