Volume 17 - Winter 2013

Get Your Green

The Grove is now officially open. Located just across from the successful Clayton Rise, this new community has been designed around a central grove of trees, creating a woodsy atmosphere that’s entirely unique. The community is also surrounded by parks and green space on three sides. You’ll definitely want to come out and see it in person, but in the meantime, take our virtual tour that shows the site plan, surrounding green space, and inspired interiors at

Fresh interiors

Townline worked closely with Gannon Ross Designs on The Grove’s interiors, and project lead Caitlin Nordin says she drew her inspiration from the neighbourhood itself, so the finishings reflect the area’s natural, outdoorsy character. For example, the laminate cabinet doors are heavily grained, and the quartz countertops have a texture that’s clean and modern, but not as stark as you might see downtown Vancouver. “The style is very friendly and family-oriented,” she says. The Grove offers buyers two distinctly different palettes to choose from, and the display homes express these extremes of the spectrum.

One: Neutral and Natural

Nordin says she based one palette around neutrals to make it easy for people to imagine their own furniture and accessories in place. “This is an example of how to create a warm, soft, inviting environment using virtually no colour,” she says. With soft greys and a dark backspash, it’s an option she thinks will appeal to people who enjoy going for walks and are attracted to the aesthetic of Restoration Hardware.

Two: Bright and Bold

The other display home has been designed for buyers who would describe themselves as fun, trendy, and outgoing— people who might work in a creative industry like fashion or graphic design. “It’s basically white walls everywhere, with huge pops of colour in furniture, textiles, and artwork. If you’re colour-oriented, this one shows how easily you can change a room by swapping out one colour for another.” With white counters and blacksplash, Nordin expects this one to appeal to couples who love to entertain—who enjoy making seasonal updates to their home and then inviting friends over to see what they’ve created.

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