Growing up in a small town, Clair Linden Parke didn’t envision a future in interior design. It wasn’t until she moved to Vancouver and enrolled in design school “on a whim,” as she puts it, that she found her passion. She says, “The excitement on my clients’ faces when they walk through their completed space is definitely where my most proud moments are. I feel so grateful that I get to create environments that improve the way my clients live their lives, both functionally and aesthetically.”

This recently completed project was for a very special client- her own family. Built in the ‘50s, the home offered great midcentury details but also had its challenges. Like many older homes, walls needed to be removed to create the open flow that Clair desired. Likewise, the long and narrow master bedroom required creative furniture placement. “The architecture is so unique and the space has tons of windows so it was really fun to work with such an interesting layout,” Clair recalls. Throughout the home, Clair selected clean lines and neutral colors, allowing her collection of art and family photos to take center stage. Currently expecting her second child, Clair had a “strong urge to nest” while designing this home. She says, “I wanted each space to feel complete so I went through and styled and accessorized each room, which I would always do for a client, but have never done for my own home.”

See Clair’s home in the slideshow!