Black and White Home Decor Ideas and Inspiration

If you love being on trend in all things home decor, then you’ve probably noticed all the hype around black and white home decor. It seems like the home decor scene is shifting from a more simple farmhouse approach to modern farmhouse by adding bold black colors into the mix. A lot of homes now have black doors as accent pieces, straying away from the traditional white doors we have gotten so used to.

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Making the Most of an Ocean View Kitchen

One of the main reasons to renovate an oceanfront property is to open up the kitchen to the view. This was the case for a project done by lead designer Gwynite van Tuyl Weswick of Emerge Design in Sechelt, British Columbia, who was brought in to not only change the direction of the kitchen but also create a bright and welcoming space throughout the whole main level.

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Coastal Vacation Home With Views Gets a Bright Revamp

By Julie SheerJune 28, 2020

This cabin from the 1940s was inherited from the grandparents of one of the current homeowners, a couple with grown children who use it as a summer getaway. It’s located in Roberts Creek, a town north of Vancouver along British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, a remote and mountainous region accessible only by air or boat. The homeowners enlisted designer Gwyntie van Tuyl Weswick of Emerge Design to transform the cabin from dark and gloomy to light and airy, taking full advantage of the seaside location.

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A Playful, Pattern-Filled Home Inspired by a Love of Marimekko

By Stacey McLachlan / Aug 11, 2020

For a homeowner in Dawson Creek, B.C., with a love of Marimekko, incorporating bold patterns wasn’t even a question. “The client had some great existing pieces, and a love for fun colours,” explains Gwyntie van Tuyl Weswick of Emerge Design, an interiors firm based on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast. “We wanted to incorporate many elements into the home by using bold patterns and prints.”

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The Home Front: Getaway home design


Many people dream of living by the water year round. And, with the recent stay-at-home measures, that dream has become a reality for some of us.

Interior designer Gwyntie van Tuyl Weswick is owner of Emerge Design based in Sechelt, on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. Her firm recently completed two projects for clients who have left the city, and are now living closer to nature

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Emerge Design Wins Business Excellence Award for Outstanding Workplace


The Business Excellence Awards is an annual program that celebrates outstanding business success on the lower Sunshine Coast. Since its inception in 2017, a number of awards have gone to nominated businesses. The finalists and the award recipients receive valuable publicity before, during and after the event. The employees of these companies also feel a sense of pride in their employer.

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KBB Online: Modern French Provincial Project


Designer Gwyntie van Tuyl Weswick and her team from Sechelt, B.C., Canada-based Emerge Design not only had the opportunity to get creative recently, but they were invited to learn about a more uncommon category of design.

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Homes & Decor: Emerge Design – Bringing the Beauty


When people walk by the Emerge Design studio in Sechelt, they  can’t help but stop and peek in the  windows. What attracts them is a light-filled sophisticated space, with  material vignettes styled neatly on  narrow shelves and lots of open, uncluttered  work surfaces.

Sometimes the public just walks in, intrigued,  or industry creatives – tradespeople,  artists – stop in to introduce themselves and pitch their work.

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Office Snapshots: Emerge Design Offices – Sechelt


Emerge Design has created the design for their new offices located in Sechelt, Canada.

Emerge Design is a boutique interior design studio located in the heart of Sechelt, a sunny seaside town on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia where this group of professionals design beautiful spaces for their clients.

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Vancouver Sun – Reviving a rustic Roberts Creek waterfront cabin


Sometimes you just strike on a project you really love, says interior designer Gwyntie van Tuyl Weswick, principal designer of Emerge Design Inc., based in Sechelt on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast. The complete renovation of a 1940s cabin on the waterfront at Roberts Creek was one of them, she says.

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Office Design: A Smart Smile – Emerge featured in Oral Health


The Sunshine Coast of British Columbia is a place where life slows down. A Smart Smile is a family owned business and is located in Gibson’s BC just a short ferry ride from Vancouver. There is a certain blanket of relaxation that hugs this community.

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Stylish Bathrooms – Emerge featured in Boulevard Magazine


Emerge Design’s showroom is beautiful and practical, using DXV’s Percy faucet collection and Equility collection, POP washbasin and Contemporary tub filler. The botanical elements bring into the space the tranquility of nature.

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Western Living – Inside a Coastal-Inspired North Vancouver Townhome


Sechelt-based designer Gwyntie Van Tuyl Weswick brings a touch of the Sunshine Coast to the North Shore…

Homeowners Justin and Karen didn’t really want to downsize. Sure, moving from a large home in West Vancouver to a small townhome on the North Shore would bring their dreams of owning a summer house on the Sunshine Coast that much closer to reality—but they didn’t want to feel too cramped. “The goal was to make the space feel as big as possible, bright, airy” says Emerge Design principal Gwyntie Van Tuyl Weswick.

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