Jul 23, 2014

Room of the Week: Kyla Bidgood, Kyla Bidgood Interior Design

Photos by Jen Steele Photography

Category: Living Room
Designer: Kyla Bidgood, Kyla Bidgood Interior Design
Location: Vancouver

Goal: To reflect the homeowners’ friendly, energetic personalities and infuse a bold dose of color and pattern into a brand-new, boring-beige home.

Inspiration: The clients. “As co-owner of WildPlay Elements Park, Gord takes his pleasure very seriously,” says interior designer Kyla Bidgood. “He's a savvy business man, avid outdoorsman, and one of those all-around genuine nice guys. And Jay is a hard-working, mountain-biking firecracker with a love of quirky art, good wine, and a good laugh. These people were speaking my language when they told me they wanted their space to be vibrant and modern with a little quirk.”

Breakdown: Bidgood used her design savvy to turn a standard beige house into a modern, personality-filled open space. Two Camerich sofas from Only Human sit on either side of a three-piece custom-designed walnut coffee table from Ian Erdmann of Woodshop 506. The HansWegner Teddy Bear chairs are vintage—salvaged from the client’s childhood family cabin—but Bidgood reupholstered them with a retro-inspired fabric.

Tips to Get the Look: Bidgood recommends keeping the larger furniture pieces neutral and going with bolder accents. She notes that “My no-fail recipe for mixing color and pattern is thus: a large-scale graphic on the area rug; heavy, textured or bold-colored accent furniture; a mix of [sizes] on the pillows; and a shot of vintage to keep it from looking too modern.”

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