Wide doorways throughout the central “loop”
of Sylvia and Sam Ketcham’s striking renovated
Vancouver home allow for great flow, as well
as views to dramatic art in adjoining spaces.
The bold rug in the living room was designed
by Audrey Leigh Nevins and Stuart A. Schepps
of DSGN, the New Jersey firm that headed up
the reno. Sleek new mouldings and black
walnut floors instill a modern vibe. Miracle
piece by Sylvie Fleury; landscape by Elger Esser.
OPPOSITE: One downside to open-plan
living is the dearth of wall space. The partially
enclosed living room makes up for that with
white walls that give it a gallery effect. A
judicious handful of antiques, like the
Chippendale chair, offer counterpoints to the
sleek modern furnishings. Backlit photograph
by Rashid Johnson; small work by Ted Mineo;
resin tables, Martha Sturdy; chaise, B&B Italia;
sofa (back), Donghia; silver starfish, The Cross.
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