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Downstairs, Scott created a playspace for her little one to work on creative projects of her own. The old school desk — now seating an oversize stuffed animal — was a great garage sale score.
Shelving: Expedit, Ikea
The living room is the first space that greets visitors entering the home. The playful, styled space is Scott's favorite room in the house. "We have a family room and play area downstairs to keep my husband and daughter happy. I love this space because I get to put my favorite finds and furniture in it," she says.
One of Scott's prized home pieces is this France & Son couch. "If ever there was a fire, I guess I can’t really just grab a couch, but that couch would be the first thing I’d get out somehow!" she says.
Scott reinserted a stairway to the basement level to create a larger family room and home office. The space functions as the primary TV and lounge area. Original large-format photographs serve as a focal point in the space above a tufted leather sectional. "The mini Eames-inspired rocker was too cute to resist," says Scott.
Stairs from the patio lead down into a beautiful backyard. Lane access at the back of the home and into the garage is a storage bonus as well as a space to keep the couple's motorcycles. LED wrap lighting illuminates the largest tree in the yard, creating a nice ambience in the evenings. A retreatlike seating area with a water feature was created among the lush bamboo, rhododendrons and wild flowers.
"I spent five years in Toronto, and I absolutely missed the natural beauty of Vancouver," Scott says. "I also love the keen, growing art and design culture we have here. There’s such a creative, supportive community of people who want it to grow — it’s inspiring."