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Drew & Kelly's Walls of Windows

Name:

Drew & Kelly

Location:

Vancouver, Canada

Division:

International

Square Feet:

793

What I Love About My Home


We love that our house has almost no walls and tons of floor to ceiling windows. So much of living in a space like this is about the view- the city, the water the mountains- that we wanted to compliment the views and at the same time create a calm, inviting and stylish space.

Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home


We moved from a massive, rambling heritage apartment built in 1911 so we had to edit out a lot of our furniture and stuff. We've kept our favorites and kept it pretty sparse. Every time we start to layer in too many things it quickly becomes crowded and busy. We've learned that most of the accessories are outside the condo! We've also toyed with adding color to the walls but we keep landing back at white. It makes the space feel curated and open.

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This apartment has great bones in my opinion. I like the colours in the bedroom very much. I don't know if the black fridge was chosen intentionally: it looks very nice next to the white cabinets. I'm intrigued about the bathroom.

posted by hotpaprika on April 22, 2011 at 8:21am
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Must be great to live there. Great apartment and great views - perfect combo!

posted by dillonliving on April 22, 2011 at 8:56am
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I'm too overcome with envy to comment at this moment.

posted by cvgmiami on April 22, 2011 at 9:27am
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insane views! great job keeping things minimal to not detract.

posted by ec05 on April 22, 2011 at 9:37am
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i love all the windows! what incredible views!

posted by lorrinm on April 22, 2011 at 9:39am
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Lovely apartment, but stunning views. I'd never want to leave!

posted by RMF325 on April 22, 2011 at 10:01am
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AWESOME! Wish I loved there. I love Vancouver, for me this is the perfect home. I love the colors you have chosen. The simplicity
of it all. Would love to see the bathroom. I have voted on one or two of other homes. This is my FAVORITE. It is beautiful.

posted by raylene on April 22, 2011 at 10:59am
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I'm not really someone who normally cares about a good view...but wow! Amazing.

I am so in love with your kitchen, and I really like the grown-up yet not stuffy feeling of your living room. Plus, I've never seen a bed made with the pillows put that way and I love it!

posted by pheebs79 on April 22, 2011 at 11:16am
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Very jealous of your windows and view. Amazing!

posted by Tracy333 on April 22, 2011 at 12:02pm
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That is possible one of the best ever views anyone could have. Beautiful.

It must be horrible leaving that place to go to work!!! I know I'd want to just stay there and never leave the house :P

posted by lei on April 22, 2011 at 12:04pm
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Hellooooo Vancouver. Wow!

posted by cremedela on April 22, 2011 at 12:09pm
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I want to go to there. :o

posted by mmmmmel on April 22, 2011 at 12:15pm
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beautiful! I would love to live in Vancouver. That view is amazing.

posted by andrea_xtina on April 22, 2011 at 12:58pm
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Vancouver! I miss home! You have my vote! The views in Vancouver are simply breathtaking. Is it near Gastown? Amazing.

posted by owlmug on April 22, 2011 at 2:00pm
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WOW! I love this. really really nice job.

posted by solvera on April 22, 2011 at 2:18pm
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Love the windows; love the views; love the kitchen. Please mail me the keys!!

posted by williamsweyr on April 22, 2011 at 3:58pm
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I agree with your choice to let the view take center stage. Your restrained, architecturally-inclined style works perfectly.

posted by visualeyes on April 22, 2011 at 4:00pm
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Awesome views, love the kitchen too.

posted by pingpong1 on April 22, 2011 at 4:01pm
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beautiful, but how can you live in a cold place with no rugs?

posted by queenyellowsun on April 23, 2011 at 3:45am
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That patio blows my mindhole.
Oh, Canada. *sigh*

posted by bodicegoddess on April 22, 2011 at 4:13pm
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OMG THE VIEW! OMG! Lovely bedroom design as well :)

posted by jillelizabeth on April 22, 2011 at 4:53pm
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I have to give you my vote as I used to live in this building and miss that view everyday. I love how you have made use of this space.

posted by peariso on April 22, 2011 at 4:58pm
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yay vancouver!! cheers from new westminster :)

posted by formosagirl on April 22, 2011 at 6:32pm
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Weep.

All you have to do to decorate is not mess with the view.

Beautiful!

posted by kelleyk on April 22, 2011 at 7:36pm
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Oh my...I've spent too many minutes gawking at this entry and now I've burned my microwave popcorn. Stunning!

posted by kellykat0 on April 22, 2011 at 9:42pm
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amazing apartment. also great chairs and table. i have the same.

posted by tudobeleza on April 23, 2011 at 2:49pm
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Ah, I can't tell how much I love Vancouver!.. <3
And this is just like my dream apartment. You did a great job!

posted by Victoria Ulanova on April 23, 2011 at 4:57pm
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beautiful apartment!! I live in Vancouver too. She has my heart and I'm never leaving!

posted by jessica604 on April 23, 2011 at 10:24pm
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I feel a little weird about people who don't respond to comments. We are all busy, I know. Still feels wonky to me, sorry.

Anyway, view, view, view. Wow!

posted by PattyD on April 24, 2011 at 2:14am
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queenyellowsun - vancouver really isnt that cold. the average low in january is about 1 degree (33f) and the high is about 6 (43f). vancouver rarely gets snow and when it does, it doesnt last more than a day or so.

posted by justineclarke on April 24, 2011 at 2:22am
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Thanks for all the wonderful comments everyone! So much love...

We absolutely love the condo and of course the views from the 27th floor! It was so sunny and beautiful here today we enjoyed a glass of wine on the balcony for the first time this year!!! It's located close to Gastown and Chinatown in downtown Vancouver.

A few people have asked to see pics of the bathroom and I also haven't shown any of our home office so I'll set up a gallery tomorrow to show a little more.

xo

(sorry for the delay PattyD, been away for a few days on a work contract but nothing 'wonky' here.)

posted by drewfacey on April 24, 2011 at 2:26am
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queenyellowsun & justinecclarke- usually pretty great weather indeed but the weather was horrible the day I took the photos so it does look pretty chilly;)

posted by drewfacey on April 24, 2011 at 2:34am
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omoriala- Nope not us on HGTV...

posted by drewfacey on April 24, 2011 at 2:34am
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A few of you have been asking about the bathroom and the office... and of course there have been no end to the comments about the view!

I've created an additional Dropbox gallery with a few of my favorite shots from the balcony as well as the bathroom, the office and one showing off the couch;)

http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/27161208/1/Apartment%20Thearapy%20Extra%20Photos?h=a8a37f

Thanks for looking and I wish we could have all of you over for a big party!!!

xoD

posted by drewfacey on April 24, 2011 at 6:18pm
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Yay Vancouver! I think I live in the same grouping of buildings. Love the pillow cases. Are they from Nood?

posted by Pamela L on April 24, 2011 at 7:40pm
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Hi neighbour! Are you in Spectrum? Thanks, we love the pillow cases too... the ones in the bedroom are indeed from Nood;)

posted by drewfacey on April 24, 2011 at 8:05pm
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Yea Vancouver is one of the warmest cities in Canada!

posted by owlmug on April 24, 2011 at 8:50pm
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Totally my style. Love those Barcelona chair and black sofa and white everywhere. I could live there!

posted by Ofelia on April 26, 2011 at 9:23pm
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with views like that a bean bag and couple of crates would be enough. That gray sky is gorgeous!

posted by conejitoasesino on April 27, 2011 at 8:15am
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Love the clean and refreshing style! What color did you paint the walls in the bedroom? Thinking of that color for my baby's room.

posted by CRYSTAL24K on April 30, 2011 at 5:22pm
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Thanks for the kind words CRYSTAL24K! The color in the bedroom is Benjamin Moore's 'Distant Gray' 2124-70. Although you can't tell from the gray day I took the photos, the color looks beautiful in sunlight!

posted by drewfacey on April 30, 2011 at 9:35pm
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I love the small touch of the binoculars on the window sill.

posted by House Voyeur on April 30, 2011 at 9:57pm
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Nice job with your apartment! Where did you find your round mirror above your bed?

posted by guffee on April 30, 2011 at 11:34pm
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Love the black and green.

posted by Fatcatpaulanne on May 2, 2011 at 10:24am
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