Contemporary Suburban TownhouseContemporary Family Room, Vancouver

The owner of this suburban townhouse was looking to decorate her space in a clean contemporary style. Her main priority was to accommodate her large extended family in the tiny family room off the kitchen where everyone always gathers. We maximized the seating with an apartment sized sectional that seats six, added a compact armless occasional chair in the fourth corner of the room and provided two ottomans that can be stored against the wall and brought out for extra seating when needed. A palette of grays and warm walnut wood tones are punctuated with hits of orange and fuchsia in changeable items like toss pillows and throw blankets. Interior Design by Lori Steeves of Simply Home Decorating. Photos by Tracey Ayton Photography.

Example of a small trendy open concept medium tone wood floor family room design in Vancouver with gray walls, no fireplace and a wall-mounted tv —  Houzz
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bobbiem wrote:Nov 22, 2013
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    Simply Home Decorating

    That is correct. I do not have any manufacturer's information since it comes in packaging from the store where it was purchased, The Urban Barn.

  • Itzel Morales

    where is the sectional from?

Jackie Nesnow-Bucholtz wrote:Oct 3, 2016
  • gustaruygers
    I would do a bold color but not a pattern. A vibrant blue comes to mind or an orange shade.
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    Simply Home Decorating

    I would certainly consider a pattern, perhaps something with the gray and another colour or two mixed with it. It really depends on what else is going on in the room, whether you have other fabrics, window coverings and toss pillows to consider. There is no right or wrong answer. A concept can be put together in a number of ways.

apgrayson wrote:Nov 30, 2013
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    Simply Home Decorating
    All of the pillows were custom made by our seamstress in 2 different embroidered linen fabrics by Clarke & Clarke. The artwork is a poster chosen by our client of "The Poet's Walk" that we had transferred onto a canvas and custom framed for a more upscale look.
  • psrirama
    Can you confirm which style number the Clarke and Clarke fabric is?
Melinda Dowdy wrote:May 7, 2018
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    Simply Home Decorating
    I'm sorry Melinda but this is not a question that I can answer without seeing the space and the items in question. I'm not sure that I know what you mean by a green pebble floor?
Stephanie Clarke wrote:Feb 4, 2016
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    Simply Home Decorating

    The carpet is from East India Carpet Company in Vancouver. The size is approximately 7' x 9'.

truroredhed wrote:Jan 3, 2016
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    Simply Home Decorating

    This is the Martin Sectional by Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams. With it's thin arms and compact size it is perfect for small spaces! To find a local retailer visit

dederae wrote:Jun 11, 2015
dmrinatl wrote:Oct 19, 2014
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    Simply Home Decorating
    Hi dmrinatl. These box pleated valances were designed by us and custom made for this project by our local workroom. The valances are made with inverted box pleats and have a decorative banding applied to the front. They attach to the wall on a board that is secured with L brackets. There is no box behind. As far as I know this type of treatment is always custom made to fit the size of the windows.
apgrayson wrote:Nov 30, 2013

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Caroline Vinson added this to Living Room InspirationJul 17, 2019

this geo pattern pillow style could be something to add

sgzinkz added this to Windows: Inverted Box PleatJul 8, 2019

The way these are made and hang looks messy.

barbaraharmon added this to Jacob living space stylesMay 21, 2019

Big comfy sectionals, with gray as a good background for color accents if you want to be more eclectic. Lots of seating for friends

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