Doing what you love is always exciting, especially when you feel there’s always room for growth. That’s exactly what happened to me while following Sonja from @sonja.lk – a homeowner that just finished building her home and shares many pictures on her Instagram page. I follow many interior design pages on Instagram and I love sharing photos on my own page as well, but seeing Sonja taking care of her home, sharing all of the details and reading all of the comments always complementing her style made me discover an incredible world of talented homeowners that love to share their homes on Instagram. This inspired me to start a bi-monthly series where I will showcase beautiful Instagram homes designed by homeowners, like yourself. I am sure you guys will love to get to know more about these homeowners and see how they designed their interiors.
Take Sonja for example, a mother of two who decided to put all of her energy and knowledge towards building their dream home in Vancouver, BC. Patience, research and intuition were key to get to where she is right now. Here, she explains more about the journey of building her dream home:
Her beautiful personality can be felt in every space of this home. Thank you, Sonja for allowing all of us into your home today…
The exterior paint color is Sherwin Williams SW 3027 Driftwood. The homeowner used cedar shingles for siding.
Besides Sonja, I think Charlie is also eager to meet you in the foyer!
Hardwood floors throughout the house is Pravada Floors- Artistique Collection in Matisse.
I fell in love with this kitchen! My last kitchen design was, in fact, inspired on this fabulous white kitchen.
Kitchen Paint Color
Most walls, ceiling and cabinets in this house, including this kitchen, are painted in Benjamin Moore OC-117 Simply White.
The kitchen features marble countertop; honed Bianco Carrara.
The homeowner celebrated Mother’s Day eating some macaroons over tea with her daughter.
The tea set is by Royal Albert.
Kitchen Lighting: Restoration Hardware Victorian Hotel Pendants – Small- Polished Nickel.
Fridge & Freezer: Sub Zero.
Pot filler is Rohl in Polished Nickel.
The backsplash is 3×6 White Beveled Subway tile – ANT- PLB186. Purchased through World Mosaics.
These wicker barstools, from Restoration Hardware, add texture and warmth to this crisp white kitchen. Great choice!
Range is a 48″ Wolf.
Hood Fan is Ventahood.
Popular Paint Color
Many designers find Benjamin Moore OC-117 Simply White to be one of the best white paint color for cabinets.
The kitchen features a Kohler Farmhouse Sink. Blue hydrangeas add beauty and color to the kitchen.
The kitchen faucet is Rohl in Polished Nickel.
Who wouldn’t love to cook in this kitchen? It’s not only gorgeous but also very practical.
The kitchen opens to a butler’s pantry. Notice the tongue and groove ceiling and trims.
The pantry comes with a custom swing door with window. This is just too cute!
Pantry Lighting: Aerin – Hampton Large Pendant in Plaster white.
This small farmhouse sink is practical and beautiful.
This is what the homeowner had to say about this space: “My pantry makes me happy! It’s such a fun space. This is where I make my smoothies, juices, coffee, all the good stuff! To the right we have a full size freezer and to the left is a built-in microwave and more storage cabinets.”
Faucet is by Brizo.
Sonja says that she prepares her coffee every morning here.
Beveled subway tiles were added from floor-to-ceiling on this wall.
Bright, crisp and with personality, this dining room is truly impressive.
The side chairs are Dayna Chairs in Rubbed Cream from Ballard Designs.
Dining room lighting is Ro Sham Beaux Orbit- White Milk beads.
Host Chairs: Restoration Hardware – French Upholstered wing chairs- Belgian linen- white.
Toss Pillows: Motif Pillows – Schumacher.
Sideboard: Restoration Hardware.
The homeowner often display fresh flowers on her table. This is also my favorite way to decorate my dining room.
Dining Table: Restoration Hardware Salvaged wood trestle table- 108” in Natural .
Flooring: Here’s what the homeowner has to say about her gorgeous hardwood flooring: “I get so many questions about my hardwood floors. Here’s a little info on them. They’re from Pravada Floors. Artistique collection in “Mattise”, Engineered European white oak. 9.5″ wide plank, wire brushed with UV lacquer finish. I looked at so many stores and finally found them at Pravada! They had the best color and style that I was looking for. I was so worried my puppy would scratch them up. The floors have been so durable! Not a scratch! These are the best hardwood floors I have ever had!”
I love the neutral hues and textures found in this living room. The chairs are Restoration Hardware Lyon Chairs- Belgian Linen- sand- Distressed white oak finish.
Sofas are from Restoration Hardware, Belgian linen, sand.
Toss Pillows: Designers Guild – Shanghai Garden Ecru.
Lamps: Horchow- White Rippled glass lamp.
Softness and calmness are felt in this living room thanks to its neutral elements.
Bar Cart: HomeSense.
The coffee table is Restoration Hardware Balustrade Coffee Table – Natural.
Fireplace is Limestone.
Fireplace Mantel: Custom-made from Lyonstone.
Fireplace: Town and Country.
Paint: Simply White by Benjamin Moore.
Rug is Restoration Hardware Braided rug- Marled color.
Wood side table: The Cross Design.
Living Room Drapery
Drapes were done by Q design Centre – Linen- Winter White.
The living room features traditional wall paneling and coffered ceiling.
The upstairs hallway feature paneled walls and white oak hardwood floors.
This beautiful powder room is all about the neutral wallpaper and that mirror.
Sconces: Camille Long Sconce – Polished nickel – Suggested by Purity Designs.
Marble Herringbone Floor Tile: Olympia tile – Suggested by Purity Designs.
Countertop is honed Statuario marble.
Soap tray is from Anthropologie.
Wallpaper: Crown Wallpaper- Ordered through Purity Designs.
I love how the homeowner designed her son’s room. Notice the wainscotting.
Bed and bedding are from Restoration Hardware Teen – queen size.
Wall paint color is Revere Pewter HC-172 Benjamin Moore.
This bedroom is truly enchanting. The room paint color is Benjamin Moore Simply White.
Bed is the Alcott Hill in Twill White.
Rug is the B01 braided rug from Rugs USA.
Chandelier is from Horchow.
Wallpaper is from Anewall Decor.
Wallpaper sourced by Purity Design. Decorated by the homeowner.
The countertop is Quartz. The homeowner looked for a white Quartz with no specks in it.
This master bedroom feels so peaceful… I love the vaulted ceiling with tongue and groove and beams.
Chandelier is Currey & Co 9891 Silver Leaf.
White Bedding: Duvet cover is from Pottery Barn.
Pillows and shams are from Anthropologie.
Bed is from Restoration Hardware.
Wall paint color is Benjamin Moore OC-117 Simply White.
Bathroom Door Knob
The master bathroom door features a glass door handle.
Glass Door Handle: Emtek – Door handles – Old town clear knob – polished nickel.
The master bathroom features two vanities and a freestanding bath below three windows with white line Roman shades.
Roman Shades: Q-Design Centre- Linen in Winter White.
Bathroom floor tile is Jeffrey Court Chapter 16- Metropolitan Grey #16510.
Tub Filler & Faucet
Tub filler is Cheviot Products Inc – Rim mount.
Tub faucet in Polished nickel.
Freestanding Tub: Cheviot Products Inc – Sandringham cast iron tub.
Mirror: Restoration Hardware Lugarno Traditional Mirror- polished nickel.
Sconces are Thomas O’Brien, Bryant sconce – polished nickel- natural paper shade no trim.
The bathroom wall and cabinet paint color is Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117.
The vanity faucet is Brizo – Polished nickel.
I love how bright this bathroom feels.
The cabinet hardware is Emtek – Old town clear cabinet knob – polished nickel.
Countertop is honed Statuario marble.
Shower walls feature 16×18 Statuario marble tiles.
The shower feature three separate wall niches.
Shower faucet is Brizo – Polished nickel.
Everything was impeccably designed in this mudroom, but what really catches your attention is the flooring.
Tiles are Fontile- Porcelain floor tile in Antique Acero color- 24×24.
Lighting: Hicks pendant- polished nickel.
Baskets are from Pottery Barn.
Bench Seat Cushion: Q design Centre.
Mudroom Hardware: Restoration Hardware Ephram- Knob, handles, and hooks.
Back of the House
Classic architectural details for a beautiful and happy family! 🙂
The patio furniture is from Restoration Hardware. Coffee table is the Cannes coffee table.
The patio and front entryway floors are granite.
Interiors & Photos: @sonja.lk
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