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Behind the Scenes: Hycroft Manor Photoshoot

Updated: Jun 28

If you’re a Vancouver local, you may recognize the setting of many of our luxury bedroom photoshoots as the Hycroft Manor. The Hycroft is a magnificent ivy-covered Edwardian mansion that the University Women’s Club of Vancouver calls home.


This elegant property was built in the early 1900s. It includes the main house, a coach house, and originally had luxurious amenities such as stables, a swimming pool, an Italian garden, and more. It was home to lavish parties throughout the years, as well as a convalescent hospital for war veterans. In 1963, the University Women’s Club of Vancouver purchased the property. They spent 5 years restoring it to its former glory, which has been maintained to this day by the Women’s Club.

Stepping through the doors of the Hycroft is akin to stepping through a time machine, to an era of opulence and glamour. Hycroft Manor is the perfect setting for a photo shoot featuring St.Genève luxurious Canadian-made bed linens.


For this photo shoot, we were joined by our friend Janis Nicolay, the brilliant mind behind the lens at Pine Cone Camp. We took over the rich mahogany study aw well as the lavish drawing room to create Pinterest-worthy bedrooms. Styling is simple – we simply ensure that all of the wrinkles are steamed out and add a few well-placed decorations, like candles. At St.Geneve, we don’t need to rely on Photoshop or fancy camera tricks to sell our bed linens. Instead, the quality of our products speaks for itself. Some light fluffing and natural light are all we need to showcase the stunning craftsmanship of our duvets, feather-top covers, and pillows. Isn’t that a bed you’d love to burrow into?


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