With so many beautiful Vancouver Island homes featured in our magazines this year, it was a challenge to pick just a few. There were bold bathrooms, bright kitchens and cozy living areas, but these are our six favourite rooms from our 2017 issues.

Kristiane Baskerville’s Living Room
From the July/August 2017 issue of YAM

_MG_2915c-BosdetA wall in Kristiane Baskerville’s Rennick Cottage shows artwork hung salon style. For balance, other walls in the room feature lone paintings. PHOTO: JEFFREY BOSDET.

Merle Alexander’s Striking Bathroom
From the September/October 2017 issue of YAM

11napoleon_1845-Janis NicolbyThe striking black tile makes a strong statement for such a contained space. PHOTO: JANIS NICOLAY.

Anna Shetty’s Vibrant Living Room
From the May/June 2017 issue of YAM

Aspen_9380-Janis NicolayPale, neutral walls and colourful accents were used to brighten up this open-concept space. PHOTO: JANIS NICOLAY.

A Minimalist, Modern Bathroom
From the March/April 2017 issue of YAM

caddybay-153-Joshua LawrenceLighting plays a key role throughout this home, with two special features occurring in the main-floor bathroom. A slide-away mirror wall opens up to a windowed view over the sink, while a framed lighting inset creates illumination over the bath. PHOTO: JOSHUA LAWRENCE.

The Kitchen In This Fully Restored Heritage Home
From the May/June 2017 issue of YAM

dallas00527-Joshua LawrenceWhile the dimensions of the kitchen and main floor have been reconfigured, many heritage elements, such as the original fir banister toppers, accessorize this space with history. PHOTO: JOSHUA LAWRENCE.

Chris Stooksbury and Dixie Klaibert’s Dining Room
From the July/August 2017 issue of YAM

SC166-46121-Sama Jim CanzianChris Stooksbury and Dixie Klaibert wanted their home to be open and functional while utilizing a minimalist design that showcased their favourite objects. The dining room chandelier is the original incandescent model of the Droog 85 Lamps chandelier by Rody Graumans. PHOTO: SAMA JIM CANZIAN.