New year, new luxury house goals! At Once A Tree, one of our favourite offerings includes collaborating with local interior designers on design projects of every size and scale. Recently, we had the chance to work alongside one of our favourite award-winning interior designers, Victoria McKenney of Enviable Designs on a stunning, custom home situated in the Shaughnessy neighbourhood of Vancouver.
Our priority is to bring your vision to life whether you are visiting our showroom for the first time or you’ve worked with us many times before. So, that means working with the best in the business. Today, we’re excited to let Victoria take you on a ‘home tour’ of this beautiful Vancouver home that features everything from bespoke furniture with stunning, unique fabrics and luxurious fixtures which enhance and highlight the architectural details throughout the home.
Read on for all the details, design tips and home inspiration from Victoria herself below!
After working on this home for the past 2 years, I am thrilled to be taking you on a tour of this stunning custom-built Vancouver home and to share with you my thought process and inspiration for the designs. It is always so rewarding to complete a custom home from start to finish, working with the architect and client to create a beautiful space the clients are able to enjoy for years to come.
We were greatly inspired by the architecture of the home, in particular the over-height ceilings, beautiful windows and grand scale of the rooms. Every room in the house, including the living spaces, drew upon these classical elements of proportion, scale, and of course a thoughtful selection of materials and furnishings. From the Canadian-made Delano Nesting Tables to the bespoke armchair and original artwork by Vancouver-based artists Miriam Aroeste and Gabryel Harrison, each piece in these rooms was carefully curated for this space.
The master bedroom of any home, I feel, should always be a space that lends itself to a serene and relaxing sensibility. Starting by creating some visual interest with architectural mouldings throughout the room, we then focused on using different textures with warm, inviting colours in the soft furnishings to create a soothing aesthetic. The custom headboard, built by Once A Tree Furniture, echoes the ceiling mouldings and features a beautiful fabric and contrasting piping. Each piece in this master suite was thoughtfully chosen to reflect a timeless and tailored approach to reflect a luxurious sentiment.
Stylish and Functional Home Office
With the changing relevance and importance of a home office in today’s environment, we knew it was of paramount importance to create an organized and serviceable space that also honoured the home’s design aesthetic. The natural light inspired us to design a room focusing on lighter colours and to create different seating areas for reflection. We curated a collection of furniture from Once a Tree Furniture, including the Solange Desk by Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams to allow our clients to feel comfortable and constructive in this home work area.
I always love designing a kitchen! Clients have such specific requirements that I find the challenge of meeting these needs while creating a beautiful space so rewarding. In this home, the custom cabinetry features a creamy white paint colour and is highlighted with marble countertops and backsplash. Details are always so important in perfecting any room so we included custom door panels, stunning hardware and furniture kicks. What I love most about this room though are the oversized Gustavian pendants finished in a polished nickel and linen shade.
Open Concept Dining Room
The dining room in this home is completely open to the formal living room and foyer so we wanted to create a colour palette and scheme that tied in seamlessly with the other furniture which is visible throughout the main floor. The bespoke dining chairs featuring two contrasting fabrics is a wonderful detail to add pattern and visual interest without overpowering the room. We designed a large custom table in a richly lustrous finish which added a more modern element to the room while creating a strong and dramatic moment.
Quality Home Accessories
One of the most paramount aspects of completing a home is focusing on the attention to detail. For every home we design, we curate a collection of beautiful accessories which we style and arrange throughout to create a layered and truly luxurious feeling. In this home, we did so with a blend of beautiful custom pillows, accent mirrors, original artwork and thoughtful objet d'art as our final approach to achieve a truly elegant home.
We hope you enjoyed this ‘home tour’ through Victoria’s latest luxury design project! Whether you’re about to start on a one room renovation or a newly built custom home, we’d love to work with you to bring your vision to life. Contact us today for more information on how we help you design a unique, livable, high-end space or follow us and Victoria on social media for more design inspiration!
Photo credit: Tracey Ayton