today we’re dropping in on the chic, minimalist and very cozy home of Chessa Osburn, the co-founder of online shop Twenty One Tonnes, where she lives with her husband Steve and their two young children. their pretty, light-filled home is a post-war bungalow in the Hastings-Sunrise neighborhood of East Vancouver, British Columbia, built in 1945. the couple bought the home in 2014 which features those lovely original oak and fir floors throughout, but the previous owners had installed a gas insert — and since Chessa and Steve were determined to have a wood burning fireplace they had a local master restore the internal brickwork and cast a new concrete surround, creating that beautiful mantel as the showpiece in the living room (I love those framed moroccan slippers!). Chessa’s filled her home with all kinds of handmade items from her shop twenty one tonnes, treasured finds from her travels abroad, as well as the work of several Vancouver-based artists and designers including Omer Arbel, Janaki Larsen, Gailan Ngan, and Lisa Ochowycz. enjoy the petite tour (sources are listed just below), and be sure and visit chessa’s shop and follow along on instagram.
• photography by Gillian Stevens.
SHOPPING / SOURCE DETAILS:
KITCHEN: Glasses on table and shelf from Glasses on table and shelf from twenty one tonnes; Ceramics on table by Janaki Larsen of atelier st. george; Thonet chairs are local antique shop find; Ceramic bowls on shelf by Gailan Ngan: Ceramic planter on shelf by Rami Kim; Wood bowls on kitchen shelf are market finds from Zanzibar and Marrakech.
LIVING room: Lighting fixture by Bocci; Painting by Vancouver artist Lisa Ochowycz; Danish chairs were handed down from Grandpa Osburn; Side table by Hay; Wire basket by Ferm Living; Dress on Chessa by Sunja Link
BEDROOM: Pom Pom blanket on bed from twenty one tonnes; Woven cushion on bed found in Istanbul; Doum stool at bedside from twenty one tonnes; Leather babouches at bedside from twenty one tonnes; Charcoal sketch by artist Zoe Pawlak; Baskets, also from twenty one tonnes.