An Eclectic Pacific Northwest Cottage

For his latest collaboration with a repeat client, interior designer Brian Paquette burnishes an eclectic Pacific Northwest cottage’s charm.

"It was like something out of a horror movie." That’s how Brian Paquette recalls his first visit to entrepreneur Bruce Livingstone’s seaside vacation cottage on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The damp Pacific Northwest climate had left the dark, shingle-clad house waterlogged, and vines were slowly creeping into the rustic 1940s structure.

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