Falken Reynolds Designs a Home With a Canadian Nordic Aesthetic

There are those people that crave over the top, bright + bold environments to live in, and then there are those that prefer their spaces to be classic and timeless, i.e. black and white. Black and white spaces are dramatic, modern and sleek, never going out of style, instead living through trends as they come in and out of favor. The contrasting color scheme makes any room feel clean and dynamic, whether you’re living in a modern home or a traditional farmhouse. Layer in smaller elements like black and white textiles or go big with a graphic, black and white wall mural – either way, you’ll love living with this classic palette.

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Falken Reynolds Designs a Home With a Canadian Nordic Aesthetic

Falken Reynolds designed the Westside House in Vancouver, British Columbia, for a family wanting to be together. The kitchen, dining room and family room connect creating an easy flow from one space to the other, including outdoors, making it great for entertaining. When the family has company, the lightweight furniture can be reconfigured to accommodate the extra people comfortably. The color scheme is kept black and white with shades of grey, resulting in a Canadian Nordic aesthetic.

modern living room with view of fire place

Paired with the classic color palette, a curated mix of modern furnishings and minimal accessories complete the cozy interiors.

outdoor terrace with seating off modern living room

interior view of modern staircase looking into dining room

modern dining room with wood table and chairs

Pale wood floors, crisp white walls, and light wood elements offer the perfect contrast to the black accents displayed throughout. Every space feels open and bright with light entering through black framed windows.

modern black and white kitchen with wood accents

The kitchen’s massive island is ideal for meal prep and family gatherings.

classic black and white bathroom

modern bedroom with neutral color palette

modern bathroom with classic black and white color scheme

modern sitting room with black and white furnishings

minimalist home office with desk under window

Multiple work stations are available for several people to work at the same time.

rooftop terrace with seating and plants

modern interior with ladder to loft

String shelving appears is the kids’ bedrooms adding storage and a Swedish touch.

modern child's bedroom with white, black and gray decor

modern bedroom for child with gray, black and white decor

simple bathroom with gray tile and white fixtures

modern bedroom in neutral gray palette

modern bathroom with wood and white fixtures

rooftop terrace with seating and views of city

modern screening room with black sofa and white walls

modern bonus living space with kitchenette and exercise bike

view of modern swimming pool

front exterior view of modern house

Photos by Ema Peter.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.