Bright Little Vancouver Studio

Type: Studio // Location: Vancouver, British Columbia // Source: malelivingspace


About this Place

This Vancouver studio has two of our favorite things–lots of natural light and tons of houseplants. There’s also hardwood floors, a great layout, and crisp white walls.

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coffee table (custom) | modern armchair

White window treatments soften the light pouring in the living area. He’s stuck with light wood finishes on all the furnishings, which adds to the bright feel in here.

The hairpin leg coffee table visually floats above the Dhurrie rug and the vast collection of plants add lots of color to the otherwise neutral space.

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sofa | end table (custom)

The end table also has hairpin legs, and we like the continuity of table styles throughout the space. The gray sofa has clean lines and a multi-colored throw provides a bit of color.

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sound bar | entertainment center (custom)

The plant ledges float above the television and media center. If he wasn’t into plants, shelves like this would also be great for books or displaying art.

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The media center holds his record and game collection. We’re all for open storage when you’re a neatnik, which this guy clearly is.

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A leaning wall mirror and a set of open shelves act as a divider between the living area and the sleeping area.

He’s clearly put a lot of thought into arranging his books and even used the vertical/horizontal trick. Lay some books down and keep others upright to make your shelves look more interesting and put together.

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eyes print

The office area sits behind the sofa and features a desk with, you guessed it, hairpin legs and more plants.

Take a cue from this space and lean your prints against the wall instead of hanging them. You can change them out when the mood strikes and spare your walls from countless holes.

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desk (custom) | shelf | computer monitorTelecaster with hanger

We like the leather chair paired with the desk. Something in acrylic or plastic wouldn’t have provided the textural contrast that the leather chair does.

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A former shop bench is topped with marble to create a one-of-a-kind dining bar.

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This is a split-leaf philodendron, and it’s a crazy-fun plant to watch grow. The leaves start out solid and magically split while they grow.

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bed | wool blanket | whale print | mountain print

The sleeping area has the same organic feel as the rest of the space. Two black and white prints hang over the bed to add some pattern but still keep things neutral.