November 5, 2019

Vancouver’s Moor Design Styles a Craftsman Home With Scandinavian Minimalism

In the kitchen, School House pendants hang above an island topped with Silestone quartz and paired with West Elm stools. Photography by Vincent Lee.

When a young couple in Vancouver approached local firm Moor Design to make their new three-level, four-bedroom, 4.5-bath Craftsman house a home, they had a few guidelines. With two children under the age of three, they needed the space to be family-friendly but still stylish enough to entertain. They liked New York lofts and Scandinavian minimalism. And, says Moor’s founder and lead interior designer Sarah Desaulniers, “They wanted a custom home that reflected their personal taste.”

A Gluckstein Home table and club chairs gather in the living area; the wine storage is by Asanti Homes. Photography by Vincent Lee.

Desaulniers and her team met these requirements with aplomb: Graphic expanses of custom millwork variously covered in Benjamin Moore’s Iron Mountain and teak and white laminate keep the chaos of a young family out of sight, while custom white-brick feature walls in the living room and dining area rough things up just a touch. And for a perfect blend of hot and cold, they successfully managed to vent the fireplace—so it didn’t overheat the temperature-controlled wine storage right next store—making entertaining effortless.

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A custom Union Wood Co. dining table and Eurostyle side chairs gather beneath an Estiluz pendant in the dining area. Photography by Vincent Lee.
A Eurofase Lighting pendant illuminates a Joynote teepee in a child’s bedroom. Photography by Vincent Lee.
The powder room on the main level offers a Kohler sink and Brizo faucet within a custom vanity by Blue Mountain Kitchens; the pendants are custom made by hand by Bocci. Photography by Vincent Lee.
A custom vanity and cabinets by Blue Mountain Kitchens line the master bathroom, with Duravit sinks and Delta faucets. Photography by Vincent Lee.

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