The piece I wrote for Avenue Magazine’s February issue is now out on newsstands, but you can read about each of the personalized spaces on the website, too. (All the links are provided below…)
Something I’ve been doing for five years, and love, is writing about design and architecture for Avenue. The October 2013 issue is now on the website and I wanted to share the piece I did on an amazing transformation in Whistler by architect Robert Pashuk.
This was a great story to write for many reasons. First, it’s a great project and those are always good stories to tell. However, the interviews with the Filipchuk family and with Robert were also wonderful. You could feel how passionate everyone was about the work that was done. When that kind of enthusiasm and care goes into a project you can always feel it in the finished product.
I think the most stunning element of the home is the lantern-effect created by the windows facing onto the forest behind the property. You can see the images on Avenue’s website.
What aspect do you like best?
The story I wrote for Avenue Magazine about a well-curated home on the city’s west side is live on their website now.
It was the second time I’ve interviewed the designer, Monica Stevens. This woman is amazing. Not only is she incredibly talented, but she forges these incredible relationships with her clients.
My favourite detail in the house? The double-sided limestone fireplace that greets you at the entry.
My story on the modern, fresh family home of Andrew and Allison Stordeur is up. This couple was such fun to talk with and their space really reflects their family and personal style. The designer was Aly Velji, a talented local designer who is also launching a new design office and resource in town called The Design Exchange 202.
I happened on a book the other day that I have to share. It is by a UK designer named Naomi Cleaver and is called The Joy of Home. I think I have a design crush. The premise of the book is that designing a home is about so much more than how it looks or functions, but in how it makes us feel and behave. Exactly!