This residence, designed for a young family, is located on the waterfront in Vancouver Harbour. As parents of young children, the couple wanted a fresh, light look in the home that was still sophisticated and urban.

We began by stripping this 2,800-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home back to concrete. From there, we liberated the floor plan and designed bright, open spaces that allow the family to enjoy time together, while taking full advantage of the spectacular views.

To continue that lightness, soft furnishings are plush and forgiving in off-whites and beiges. A highly customized design, with specific elements, such as ample storage to keep clutter at bay and easy-to-clean streamlined millwork, make this suite functional, as well as elegant.