THE NORDIC-INSPIRED STRAWBERRY HILLS FARMHOUSE IN LANGLEY
As the design of the Strawberry Hills Farmhouse progressed from concept to reality, it became clear that it had begun to adopt some of the nordic sensibilities from our design team's recent design trip to Iceland.
NEW BUILD IN LANGLEY: A ROOMY 5,600 SQUARE FEET.
The modern farmhouse, located in the Strawberry Hills area just outside the charming riverside community known as Fort Langley, sits nestled in a wooded area with nearly three acres to roam. While the property is large, the home’s interior was designed to feel cozy.
A MIXTURE OF TEXTURES AND MATERIALS
The kitchen borrows from both past and present: high gloss upper cabinetry is paired with rustic white oak shakers below. Overall, the kitchen cabinetry is a lesson in mixing and matching. We incorporated four different finishes, including high gloss white flat panel doors, matte-painted grey accessories, rustic white oak shakers and dark forest green shakers.
LAYER BY LAYER
The designers traded cavernous non-usable spaces for more intimate conversation pockets—a feature more typical of a classic farmhouse-style home. While each room carries a "more is more" attitude, layering multiple textures, colours and finishes, the overall structure gives the home a more pared down, 'nordic farmhouse' feel, relying heavily on organic materials to bring warmth and depth to the home.
CONTRAST IS THE NEXT BEST THING TO COLOUR
This home's kitchen was totally transformed by the stark black tile and oversized saddle-style counter stools. And similarly in the mudroom with its jet-black cabinets and contrasting charcoal grout. Good design is not linear. Instead, it is adaptable, flexible—and above all else—it should be fun.