Design Project: this fabulous home has Scandinavian style at its heart

Scandinavian style keeps this home casual, cool and cosy

Originally from Scandinavia, the owners of this home, a young family of five enlisted interior design company, Falken Reynolds to create a bright, casual home filled with Nordic sensibilities. 

The design of the new 4,500 square-foot house in Vancouver’s West Point Grey neighbourhood revolves around family togetherness. 

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Falken Reynolds project - Scandinavian style

(Image credit: Falken Reynolds project)

Connectivity between the kitchen, dining room and family room was integral, as was a natural flow from inside to outside for an easy transition from daily family life to hosting larger gatherings.

Falken Reynolds project - Scandinavian style

(Image credit: Falken Reynolds project)

The kitchen’s worktable island forms the central gathering place, along with an ample-sized mudroom and sizable study with multiple work areas.

Falken Reynolds project - Scandinavian style

(Image credit: Falken Reynolds project)

The kitchen faces the back garden to more easily keep an eye on kids playing in the pool.

Falken Reynolds project - Scandinavian style

(Image credit: Falken Reynolds project)

A single dining area is used for both everyday family meals and entertaining. 

Falken Reynolds project - Scandinavian style

(Image credit: Falken Reynolds project)

Much of the furniture is strategically light for easy repositioning to accommodate extra guests.  

Falken Reynolds project - Scandinavian style

(Image credit: Falken Reynolds project)


A statement staircase and balustrade is made with steel pickets and solid oak, allowing light to pass through from the upper floor.

Falken Reynolds project - Scandinavian style

(Image credit: Falken Reynolds project)

In tune with the owners Scandinavian roots, the palette is restrained with textured layers of whites and greys, and black accents; alongside natural woods, wools and linens and matte finished black hardware and fixtures for a soft, casual effect. 

Falken Reynolds project - Scandinavian style

(Image credit: Falken Reynolds project)

Upstairs an extra bedroom was added so all three children could have their own room.

Falken Reynolds project - Scandinavian style

(Image credit: Falken Reynolds project)

Lots of white was used to reflect light into the house on dark winter days.

Falken Reynolds project - Scandinavian style

(Image credit: Falken Reynolds project)

A separate shower room incorporates a utility area for laundry.

Falken Reynolds project - Scandinavian style

(Image credit: Falken Reynolds project)

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