Subtle Nuances in a Beautiful Mid-Century Inspired Home

Why hello there! Everything's been so rushed today - and then I discovered the home of historian Tara Mayer in the moutains in North Vancouver, and everything came to a grinding halt. As pared-back spaces go, this one is breathtaking! If you love incredible architecture, rich textures (light wood, concrete, marble, wool...), neutral nuances, mid-century furniture and worldly art pieces, you're in for a real treat! Relax, put your feet up and enjoy!

Concrete floors add a surprising amont of texture to a space, even so, a fluffy, cosy rug like this beni ourain (this one* is similar) is a must!

Be still my beating heart! Just how beautiful is this marble kitchen sink?! I love the wooden worktop too (do you think it slides?).

I am currently collecting handmade ceramics for my own kitchen - but seeing Tara's it looks like I've got a long way to go! They look so pretty as a complete collection, don't you think?

I love how Tara has used simple oyster and cream sheepskins to cushion the mid-century furniture - they add just the right amount of softness to the space. 

Get the look

1. Carl Hansen & Son CH25 Easy chair
2. Custom made Beni Ourain rug 
3. Nambé Kyoto Tea Pot*
4. Notary ceramics

Isn't this space beautiful?! I hope you enjoyed the tour as much as I did.

If you'd like to read a full interview and see more pics - check-out this feature over at Jenni Kayne.

Have a lovely evening!


All photos by Gillian Stevens.


  1. I am swooning over this house. Absolutely swooning. I can hardly believe it's someone's home, and not an amazing showroom or.... I just LOVE it. Great find.

    1. It’s incredible! The only problem is, it makes me want to completely change my entire home!!

  2. exquisite.....serene, so hard to put in living on a cloud.

    1. I can’t tell you how much I wrote and then re-wrote the words in this post - and still couldn’t quite give it justice! It’s such a beautiful home!!

  3. Never thought marble and wood goes so well together! Kitchen is awesomely beautiful:)

  4. Ah great home. I'm so glad somebody else has as much sheep skin in their home as I do. What an inspiring space. Perfectly curated.

  5. Anders MĂ„rtensson3 September 2018 at 14:10

    I absolutely love the dining table, but I'm having trouble locating it. Anyone out there that knows what table it is?


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