A CONTEMPORARY HOME GETS A COLOUR INFUSION

Bold graphic details, the exuberant use of colour and a modern and mid-century mix of furnishings transform this contemporary home into a tailored interior that is casual, friendly and energetic — the perfect reflection of the homeowners’ unique style.

The wallpaper and rug in the entry introduce the colour scheme to be carried through the home. A custom walnut shoe cabinet (designed by Kyla Bidgood and built by Ian Erdmann of Woodshop 506) fits the narrow entry perfectly. Tear drop coat hooks, also by Ian Erdmann, are a usable art installation.

The wallpaper and rug in the entry introduce the colour scheme to be carried through the home. A custom walnut shoe cabinet (designed by Kyla Bidgood and built by Ian Erdmann of Woodshop 506) fits the narrow entry perfectly. Tear drop coat hooks, also by Ian Erdmann, are a usable art installation.

The neutral shade of the Gus Modern Glider chair grounds the home office, which is usable and comfortable. Various elements, such as the HAY area rug, work within the home’s décor palette. The large wash of colour on the wall provides a backdrop for the Canadian Lakes & Forests poster from Vancouver Island’s own dng STUDIO.

The neutral shade of the Gus Modern Glider chair grounds the home office, which is usable and comfortable. Various elements, such as the HAY area rug, work within the home’s décor palette. The large wash of colour on the wall provides a backdrop for the Canadian Lakes & Forests poster from Vancouver Island’s own dng STUDIO.

 

When designer Kyla Bidgood was approached to help inject some style into a new home, she was thrilled the owners weren’t afraid of colour. She calls the project — where the wish-list called for a vibrant and modern space with a little quirkiness — a true client-designer match made in heaven. “My goal for this project was to translate the homeowners’ personalities in the space and create a home that expresses their interests and colourful lifestyle,” Bidgood says. Using the open, modern layout with its stunning wall of windows as her canvas, Bidgood incorporated analogous shades of turquoise, navy and cobalt blue throughout the home to tell a unifying colour story. By mixing family heirlooms with immaculately built custom pieces and design-forward furniture, she infused this modern space with character. And setting the stage for the entire house is the bold wallpaper and rug in the entry, welcoming you into the home of some obviously fun-loving, creative people.

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Modern Dutch chairs carry the blue theme through to the open living area, while the table’s stainless steel legs play off the kitchen appliances.

The colour scheme of the office is reversed in the bedroom, where the blue moves to the Gus Modern sofa and the neutral grey of the walls.

The colour scheme of the office is reversed in the bedroom, where the blue moves to the Gus Modern sofa and the neutral grey of the walls.

Original Hans Wegner Teddy Bear chairs were rescued from the homeowner's childhood family cabin and refinished.

Original Hans Wegner Teddy Bear chairs were rescued from the homeowner’s childhood family cabin and refinished.

Design Specialist: Iván Meade  |  Photographed by Simon DesRochers