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Get the Look: Sweet Suite

How to make a basement bedroom into a bright and airy oasis.


The Look: Sweet Suite

Taking on a basement suite redesign for a multi-generational family home is no easy task: how do you create a bright-and-airy vibe when you’re fighting low ceilings and limited light? If you’re designer Angela Robinson, you install custom lightweight sliding glass doors—a modern take on traditional Japanese screens. “They separate the bedroom from the living room while still allowing daylight to filter through,” says Robinson. And when the homeowners are craving a little more privacy than glass panels allow? They can just draw the linen curtains.

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Sliding Door home room dividers, The Sliding Door Company, Vancouver, slidingdoorco.ca. Wall paint, Benjamin Moore oxford white, Benjamin Moore, Vancouver, benjaminmoore.com. White curtains, Homeowner’s own. Flooring, brushed oak cirrus, Kentwood floors, kentwoodfloors.com. Kidiway wooden bassinet stand and lullaby wicker basket, Babies’R’Us, Vancouver, toysrus.com. Sheepskin rug, Southern Cross Sheepskin, Vancouver, sheepskinstuff.com. Stonewashed Belgian duvet cover, Restoration Hardware, Vancouver, restorationhardware.com. Silo side table, CB2, Vancouver, cb2.com. Malm Six-Drawer dresser in white, Ikea, Coquitlam, ikea.ca. Melampo hanging wall lamps, Luminosa Light, Vancouver, luminosalight.com.

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