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Minimalist Style in a Vancouver Home

by Shannon Grant

Although a hair stylist and make-up artist by trade, Danielle Valentine says she has a passion for all things interior design and would one day love to try her hand at it professionally. Her keen sense of style is evident throughout her Vancouver home. She shares this 1000 square-foot space with her husband and three year old son, Freddy Ray. Key features such as the two skylights in the main living area flood the white washed space with light. That bright, airy feeling pairs well with the minimal, Scandinavian aesthetic she and her husband are drawn to. Thank you, Danielle! Shannon

Image above: Our couch was given to us by my parents who recently moved. We have plans to design our dream buttery leather couch but will get to it someday! This Natuzzi couch works just great and has a simple yet modern scandinavian feel we like. The pillows are Envelope.Eu and Society 6, i love concrete anything. The Kate Moss poster was made by myself and ‘Think outside the box” was a Fab.com buy years ago.

Image above: My uncle made the teak credenza 30 years ago and we have had it since we got married 4 years ago. We take care of it as it’s truly a special piece! This wall houses our favorite prints. The horses print is from Kevin Russ, Marble and pink print is Carol from Oylife on Society 6 she an amazing artist! Moto print is from Jeremiah Hagler.


See more of this Vancouver home after the jump!

Image above: The dining room table was a long thought out process. In the end my husband couldn’t make it himself so we hired a carpenter from East Vancouver to make the table top. She did a fantastic job! The legs were made by a local steel company but my husband painted the legs. It is extremely sturdy and we look forward to it showing great wear and tear from our son.

Image above: My son is an artistic character. He prefers to stay home as he finds it a comforting place. I prefer to be outdoors so we compromise:) That being said I love hanging out in our living room, It allows us to be creative in anyway we feel that day.

Image above: Our desk is from IKEA and houses an IKEA wall lamp we secured to a piece of old wood my husband found. We move stuff around too much we didn’t want to commit to tearing up our drywall yet.

Image above: My darling husband made the magazine holder/terrarium. He made this for me almost 5 years ago before we started seeing them at local shops.It now holds my vintage RUSH and Fleetwood Mac records, It’s the heaviest thing ever!

Image above: I had wanted a STRING shelf for years and finally found one through a Swedish website. I would ideally like a whole wall unit, one day.The photo is of my late nana who used to model for my grandfather as he is a great photographer. I love placing special items on the shelf on a rotating basis,keeps it fresh!

Image above: Our bed was given to us by my grandfather as it was used by him and my nana and my own parents throughout the years. It came with a stunning dresser and side table. The teak is the best condition i have ever seen, we adore it. The glass brick lamp is DesignHouse Stockholm.

Image above: This is Freddy Ray’s bathroom, his toys are strewn about so watch your step!

Image above: Freddy’s bedroom is my favorite place in the house! His room gets the best light. I wanted his toys and special belongings to be the pops of color in his room as to not over stimulate him. He never goes anywhere without his “bun bun” and Fjallraven backpack. The Herman Miller chair is an original stacking chair my husband found for me on a job site!

Image above: The dresser is IKEA and the piano (Schoenhut) was a gift from his grandparents, we are playing Jingle Bells year round in this house.



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