Lamps are not usually something you’re thinking about when you’re buying them for your home. They’re mostly decorative and they serve as light sources. However, when you really think about it, this doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your privacy. Instead, you can have two pieces that are beautifully arranged together. It’s what James Smiley did when he had the opportunity to purchase his own private home.
The house is located in West Vancouver, British Columbia and it’s a modern beauty. It has a simple exterior design but, at the same time, it’s also modern and colorful. The owner felt like a homeowner should have a real home where he could feel like a homely family again. He decided to do that and to try to make that possible. He asked Smiley to design a comfortable and inviting home like his home. When he finally made that decision, it was a really challenging one because of the site and vast landscape.
James Smiley had to spend four years working on this project. That was definitely a time consuming effort but in the end the architect finally had what he wanted. He finally had his dream home. The house has an oval shape and a simple but striking design. It’s surrounded by vegetation from every angle. It’s like a small oasis.