Minimally modern — This home in Canada by Andrea Rodman is a canvas painted in strokes of Japanese and Scandinavian design styles

MAY 19, 2022 | By Pratishtha Rana
The main living room harbours custom L shaped Sofas and a coffee table designed in-house as well as Summit Lounge Chairs designed by Norm Architects for Ariake from Hem Interiors. The aesthetic coffee table is fabricated by Lock and Mortice; Photographs by Ema Peter
The living room accommodates Miles Sofa collection by Sebastian Herkner, Isola Coffee Table by Roderick Vos and Mohair Rug by the rug company from Avenue road furniture; Photographs by Ema Peter
Model 2065 Pendant lights by Astep Lighting visually balance the Outline counter stools by Norm Architects from Hem Interiors in the kitchen zone; Photographs by Ema Peter
The ARV Chairs by Brdr.Kruger from Inform Interiors paired with the Celerina Dining Table by Riva seamlessly complement the minimal Long Hood Chandelier by Ravenhill studio; Photographs by Ema Peter
The primary bedroom hosts a customised bed, bedside tables and linen Bench Ottoman made in-house. The circular mirror from Restoration Hardware and matching bedside table lights by Atollo 237 Lamp complete the chic vibe of the room; Photographs by Ema Peter
The Etcetera Lounge Chair by Jan Ekselius from Hem Interiors coupled with a Floor Lamp by Arne Jacobsen and a marble side table by Norm Architects, also sold at Hem Interiors, add an understated elegance to the primary bedroom; Photographs by Ema Peter
Cosy recliners combined with the mood lighting create a snug environment in the private media room; Photographs by Ema Peter
The splendid home blurs the lines between inside and outside with their exquisite semi-covered patio overlooking the garden; Photographs by Ema Peter

Imagine opening an envelope and your senses slowly but swiftly getting deluged by a soft whiff of serenity. Andrea Rodman of her namesake practice Andrea Rodman Interiors has attempted to manifest a similar semblance of quietude and sophistication in this grand home in Canada’s Vancouver Island, in a sleepy coastal village Victoria. 

Sprawling 10,000 sq ft with six bedroom and seven bathrooms, every corner and turn in this residence dances on the rhythm of minimalism, interiors swooning on the tunes of Japandi (blend of Japanese and Scandinavian) influences.

The home is like an elegant drama that unfolds section by section. From the entrance in sight is a gorgeous open foyer with a staircase standing on the left. One cannot miss catching the other side of the back patio that houses an outdoor dining area and living area with a concrete outdoor pit and covered deck. 

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The living room is stationed with massive glass sliding doors blurring the lines between outdoors and indoors; Photographs by Ema Peter


The living room invites profuse daylight meeting the custom coffee table and custom sofa designed by Andrea Rodman Interiors; Photographs by Ema Peter

Andrea reveals, “The clients wanted the house to feel very light and airy with lots of natural light, large windows and a connection from the inside to the outside patio living area and courtyard.”

The living room assembled elegantly becomes the perfect den for adults, with a 7-foot wide sliding door sited to close the room for privacy when needed. This space is a vision in white, peppered with greens, artworks and a fireplace that fits right in the room like a puzzle.

Comforting yet chic, the living room houses Miles Sofa collection by Sebastian Herkner, Isola Coffee Table by Roderick Vos and Mohair Rug by the Rug Company from Avenue road furniture; Photographs by Ema Peter

Next, the strolling brings you to the kitchen and the family room that extends out to the deck and courtyard, modelling a neat arrangement of floor to ceiling glass windows. A breezy splash of white blankets the culinary space with welcoming hints of oak wood tones and natural stones.

Tranquil, elegant and warm, the walk to the living room brings one up and close with the classic minimal design style; Photographs by Ema Peter
Outline counter stool by Norm Architects from Hem Interiors stand with poise; Photographs by Ema Peter

Ascending through the stairs, an absorbing art collection makes up the space with the bocci lights drooping down in clean, edgy linear forms and creating a layered lighting effect. The eyes also meet the bastone sideboard by Hem Interiors resting on the landing.

In fact, a trove of furniture at this home comes from the designer’s own store Hem Interiors that holds expertise in Scandinavian furniture.

With a striking lighting installation contouring the staircase, the landing features bastone sideboard from Hem Interiors; Photographs by Ema Peter


In focus is the bastone sideboard from Hem Interiors overlooking the bedroom; Photographs by Ema Peter


Layered in whites, the bedroom fashion fresh white linens, custom bed and bedside tables retailed at Hem Interiors; Photographs by Ema Peter

The primary bedroom continues the breezy, minimal design language with wall to wall drapery and an unmissable view of the ocean.

The room is decked to perfection with etcetera lounge chair and marble plynth side table shaping up as a stylish reading or leisurely spot. The custom bed fashions built-in lighting for reading at night.

Andrea informs, “The master bathroom is connected through a hidden entrance with a pivot door that blends into the closet to hide the room when closed.”

The bathroom models a custom steel framed shower enclosure with ribbed glass for privacy and clear window above; Photographs by Ema Peter


Steel framed shower enclosure outlines the bathroom space; Photographs by Ema Peter

The other bedrooms and guestroom are cooped up at the other side of the residence along with a music room and playroom, and the kids room and a private office upstairs. Towards the basement, another leisure-led section invites cosy design cues, including the gym and a media room.

The outdoor deck zone hosts a beautiful dining setup; Photographs by Ema Peter


The Canada home revels in the lap of the nature, overlooking the ocean and a beautiful skyline; Photographs by Ema Peter

The overall Scandinavian design grammar of the home is intersected with warm splashes of light oak tones and rattan. Andrea muses, “Rattan was also used in some of the millwork in the house and in furniture inspired by traditional accents and my clients’ french cultural connections.”

Scroll below for more glimpses of the home…

An all-white palette married with light oak tones in the kitchen; Photographs by Ema Peter


A classic example of minimal style is this corner in the Vancouver home; Photographs by Ema Peter


This is where work, play and leisure find home; Photographs by Ema Peter


Light, woody tones seen in form of furniture team up with the white-washed interiors; Photographs by Ema Peter


Natural stones, window overlooking the outside and a modern shower setup complete the bathroom zone; Photographs by Ema Peter

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