For my latest Nordic inspired home tour, I’m heading to a city I had the pleasure of visiting on my honeymoon, Vancouver.
You may already know Financial Advisor, photographer, designer and blogger Kevin Chen on Instagram as ‘Nordic Entrance’ and like many others, I have long been a huge fan of his calm and considered sense of interior style.
Having moved with his partner Tim to their townhouse only a few months ago, now seemed like the perfect time to find out more about how they plan to make their new place feel like home.
Over to Kevin to tell us more:
“Over the last couple years, we had begun to realise that we were going to need more space both personally and professionally, but we hadn’t expected it to happen quite this fast!
We love visiting new developments and show homes, so one weekend decided to take a look at a few. We fell in love with this particular townhouse because of its open concept and the exterior also caught my eye as I love Tudor style homes.
As you can imagine at the moment, we have so many plans and with both of us coming up with new ideas all the time, I don’t think we’ll ever have a “finished” product.
So far, we have changed the majority of the lighting as the fixtures that came with the place where not really to our own liking and the window blinds, putting up curtains throughout instantly made the place feel a lot more homely.
Having just taken delivery of our dream Hay Mags sofa, we are currently working on plans for built in shelving and a fireplace for our living area, which will definitely make the winter months feel super cosy.
My favourite part of the house has got to be our dining area, its situated between the kitchen and the living room, and even though we have an office, I still prefer working on our dining table as it looks out to our balcony and I have easy access to our coffee maker!
Since the move we have become even more conscious of buying less but buying better. We don’t mind waiting if it means we can invest in well-made products that will last us a lifetime. One example is our Sick System shelving from Menu, for me it symbolises perfectly what great Scandinavian design is all about. I personally love how this minimal design has a strong back story. I feel very lucky that we now have the means to bring pieces such as this into our home.
For me home is a place where I can escape and be my truest self. We live in a world that constantly has something going on so it’s super important for me to have a place where I can let all of that go. Home is where I recharge and focus on being myself and sharing quality time with the people that mean the most to me.”
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
10 quick fire questions, to find out more about Kevin and his home:
- Tea or coffee?
- Chocolate or cheese?
- Watching TV or listening to music?
I’m a sucker for Netflix series.
- Reading a book or flicking through a magazine?
Reading a book.
- Bath or shower?
- Slippers or socks?
- House plants or fresh flowers?
This one’s a hard one, if I really had to choose probably house plants.
- Candles or lamps?
- Cushions or blankets?
- Dog or cat?
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us Kevin, I hope you and Tim share many happy years there together.
All photos courtesy of Kevin Chen.
Like this post? Then why not take a tour of the stunning Swedish home and garden of Malin Nilsson, aka vittvittvitt.