Modern Glamour in Vancouver

Interior Designer Karla Dreyer Creates a Chic Space for Her Parents

Designer Karla Dreyer's Labor of Love | Interior Design by Karla Dreyer of Karla Dreyer Design | Photography by Janis Nicolay | Modern Sanctuary | Dining Room Inspiration | Glamorous Dining Room | Lighting Inspiration | Modern Lighting | Details and Accessories
Photo by:
Janis Nicolay
05/03/2017

When you are ready for a fresh start and want to ensure that your new space fits your lifestyle and reflects your personality, who do you turn to? If you are lucky enough to be the parents of a talented interior designer, the decision is easy! This empty-nester couple enlisted daughter Karla Dreyer of Karla Dreyer Design to help them make a move to the city and downsize to a 1,600 square foot condo in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“This modern glam condo is one of my favorites”, says Karla.“It had great bones with tons of natural light and white floors. We wanted to make a place that was light and bright but also very comfortable.”

So many large windows are a blessing, and can also be a drawback. With little wall space, Karla added glamour and interest through the use of color and texture in the furnishings. Gold metallic accents are enhanced by all the natural light, and the use of small-scale furniture and glass tables keeps the space feeling open and airy.

Photo by:
Janis Nicolay
Sofa: EQ3 | Coffee table, side table, and pouffe: The Cross Decor & Design | Rug: Restoration Hardware | Floor Lamp: CB2

I am such a believer that our homes represent our lives. As Oprah says “Your home should rise up to meet you!” and I believe this to be true. It’s the most personal thing we have and where we can really show who we are and want to become.  Karla Dreyer

Photo by:
Janis Nicolay

“I love the simple things in a home such as a favourite textile, a candle or fresh flowers. Adding these touches make it personal and bring joy.”

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Janis Nicolay

A dilemma many of us face is how to deal with the large TVs we so love. Karla’s stylish solution is to camouflage it with graphic wallpaper, plants and a sleek black console.

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Janis Nicolay
Chest: Home Sense | Artwork: ZoĒ Pawlak

Karla’s mom loves birds, so this was honored with small touches throughout the condo like this hummingbird wallpaper by The Red Palette.

Photo by:
Janis Nicolay

Karla created a sense of luxury and scale through her expert use of accent items, which add drama without bulk.

Photo by:
Janis Nicolay
Dining table, white chairs and rug: Karla Dreyer Design | Black chairs: Restoration Hardware

This dining area is a perfect place to greet the day with the newspaper and a cup of coffee.

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Janis Nicolay
Bedframe: Karla Dreyer Design | Nightstand, duvet: West elm | Table lamp, headress: The Cross Decor & Design | Rug: Home Sense

A soft, tufted custom headboard and sumptuous bedding create a serene master bedroom.

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Janis Nicolay
Desk: West elm | Chair: Restoration Hardware

This gorgeous, personalized condo for her parents is just one demonstration of Karla’s dedication to family.

“I am a mom of two little gals and one of my values is to show my girls they can live their passions. I envision a world where women are empowered, educated and inspired.”

We think Karla is an excellent role model for her daughters in respect to turning your passion into your life’s work and making a difference in people’s lives.

Meet the designer Karla Dreyer of Karla Dreyer Design
Bio:

Hi, I’m Karla. My goal is to inspire and create decor with Love. I want everyone to create more love, inspiration and creativity in their life and in their home.

I truly believe everyone deserves to have the home they desire and this is why I do E-Decor, a program that allows you to get the space of your dreams on your budget and timeline. Through my service I want to make ‘hiring a designer’ something everyone can have access to.

My company is a purpose-driven business. I want our work together to impact your life and the life of other women and girls in the world. I do this in three ways.

LOVE: For every E-Decor you purchase a portion will go to CARE which is about empowering and education girls around the world.

COLLABORATION: I have a personal commitment to work and collaborate with other conscious and inspired women.

INSPIRATION: I am also very proud of my commitment to share and have a Vlog where I will show you how to make changes to your home, find the best items out there and create a space you love. I will also send inspirational quotes and stories.

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