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A Designer Converts a Dated BC Home Into a Nature-Inspired Haven

Though hard to imagine, this waterfront property in Nanaimo, BC used to be builder-basic and dated, with tiny rooms and original ’90s accents – think vinyl sheet flooring, lots of laminate and icky carpeting. That is until its empty-nester owners hired designer Rachelle Gervais of RG Design Studio to make it “simple, light and bright.” The end result? A contemporary-meets-cheerful home that’s in harmony with its idyllic setting. Here’s an inside look.

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