West End StudioEclectic , Vancouver
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What sets this studio apart is the design. The natural light combined with the white walls and soft-colored furniture has opened up the studio and made it seem bigger than it is.To enhance the effect, the occupants installed a large mirror against one wall. This is another clever trick often used for making a room seem bigger and brighter.