Ocean Park’s living room brings natural elements inside

Vancouver’s Jamie Pryde is an interior designer who also happens to be one of the world’s top antique and decorative art dealers. With major projects in Toronto and Vancouver, Jamie’s latest project started small — with a wall cover consult. By completion, he had expertly taken on the art, furniture and lighting for his Ocean Park project in Vancouver.

“I look at what I do as art. I am always collecting new pieces, pottery, paintings and furniture to store away to use for a future project. With Ocean Park, the color palette I chose really plays off of the natural beauty of this waterfront property; neutral tones, layered textures and organic shapes. Beyond the living room is an expansive deck, overlooking uninterrupted ocean.

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I tried to make it feel like one space, bringing a lot of the natural elements inside. The coffee table, made of resin over strips of rattan, changes shape as you move around it. I imagined using the living room as an indoor/outdoor space, perfect for lounging and entertaining. One of my favorite pieces is the étagère I designed and had made by Stefanie Dueck and Kate Duncan. It is made of hand-brushed stainless steel with feet and finials of solid hammered steel in contrasting black. The shelves are made of ebonized oak. The bamboo silk rug lends harmony to the room. I curate these pieces by using an amazing network of local makers and artisans. My current project is personal; my partner and I are refurbishing a 29-room lakeside property in Ontario. It is a great adventure!"

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