Designer: Angela Robinson, Angela Robinson Interior Design
Goal: A young couple wanted a fresh, boutique-hotel look for their laneway home in Vancouver.
Inspiration: “Initially, the inspiration was based on our research of boutique hotel spaces,” says interior designer Angela Robinson. “The mix of bold and neutral with textural accents (leather, fur, metal, etc.). Once we found the wallpaper [a blue-and-white print by Wallquest, sourced through Crown Wallpaper] the design was launched. We kept the other elements in the room fairly neutral to balance the bold pattern.”
Breakdown: The blue-and-white wallpaper from Wallquest accentuates the unique shape of the room, and to keep the space from becoming visually overwhelming, Robinson chose the Simple Bed Frame from West Elm, covering it in HomeSense Luxe Habitat linens. A functional and stylish leather chair from Metropolitan Home sits in the corner, and two Chintz& Co. lights flank the bed and add a hint of luxury.
Tips to Get the Look: “The key to creating a space like this is to look for one big, bold statement, whether it’s a vibrant wallpaper or fabric and balance it out with soft, complementary neutrals for the rest of the space,” Robinson notes. “In this case, the neutrals we used (caramel, white, black, and oatmeal) allow the wallpaper to be the focus, but have enough contrast to ensure they don't fade away. The furniture styles were kept simple, and accessories to a minimum as well, so that nothing feels like it’s competing for visual attention.”