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Stunning French Country Makeover

Stunning French Country Makeover

This light-filled, French country design by Daniel Meloché is a breath of fresh air for Vancouver’s bougie Shaughnessy neighborhood. Warm and eclectic with antique furniture and collectibles throughout, Meloché created a truly inspired design reflective of the homeowner’s personality and lifestyle. And who doesn’t love a before-after comparison? Check it out below.

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Designers Get Creative With Their Island Getaway

Designers Get Creative With Their Island Getaway

Part of what Kerry Johnson and Ian McLeod enjoy spending time on when it comes to renovating their British Columbia vacation house are art projects, construction work, and meticulous DIY jobs. In fact, Johnson and McLeod have been so busy working on their playful and practical Mayne Island home since Houzz profiled it 3½ years ago that it was time for another tour. 

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Bright and Airy in Vancouver

Bright and Airy in Vancouver

Regan Xausa and her husband, Davide, founder of Velofix, a mobile bike repair company, found the perfect teardown property on a lot with major potential in one of Vancouver’s desirable neighborhoods. “We knew it was the one because the house had a south-facing backyard and it was on a quiet, tree-lined street,” says Regan. They rented for a year before starting the project, and Regan spent that time looking for inspiration and planning for a home that would include outdoor living, plenty of storage and a spacious kitchen. “We then tore the house down and started from scratch,” she says. 

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Full-Tilt Reinvention for a 1950s Ranch


“It has always been my dream to renovate a '50s rancher," says Patti Houston, owner of the home staging company Flüff Designs and Decor. Houston and her husband, developer Rick Williams, made it their mission over a year to completely transform their Vancouver house — marked by pale green carpet, brown linoleum and worn wallpaper — into a modern oasis. 

The house "is on a slope-away lot with a killer view. It had great bones but needed a lot of lipstick and rouge," says Houston. "When we started peeling off the first layer, we decided to go full tilt and took it right down to the studs."

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