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  • LABRECHE STREET PROJECT

    We've said this before and we'll say it again, a client who trusts the design process yields the best results. Sometimes it takes a few interactions to build that trust and sometimes it's immediate but as soon as the client allows us to take the lead on the project, we all feel the beginnings of something great! 

     

    The family from our Labreche St. Project proved our theory once again. They were not only a pleasure to work with but their design aesthetic jived with ours and when we suggested anything that they were unsure about, they always decided to trust our judgment and take the plunge. From a designer's standpoint, it's a great feeling because we know we have the opportunity to make our vision come to life, but it's definitely a lot more responsibility and pressure for us because we know we are ultimately entirely responsible for the outcome.  An outcome that both our team and our clients were thrilled about!

     

    The project started with some small renovation work. We changed the entrance and kitchen tile, restained the floors and staircase, ran some new electrical, painted and changed some hardware. During that time, we were busy drafting furniture plans, sourcing decor, planning, and placing orders for furniture. 

     

     

    We layered neutrals and natural textures in the family room, something we love doing! By bringing in wood, leather, concrete, and straw in the baskets, we were able to add depth to an otherwise neutral space. The rug is the only element of color in the room and what pulls all of the neutrals together.

     

     

    The existing fireplace was covered with this beautiful Compac Unique Calacatta slab that we repeated on the countertop of the bar that we added in the dining room. If you follow us on Instagram, you know what this fireplace looked like before renos and it was sad. We now made it a focal point of this open concept, while keeping it light, airy and luxurious.

     

     

    The kitchen was updated with a huge impact. I may decide to post some before and after photos of this one in a separate blog post despite the fact that I thoroughly dislike before shots. This one may actually be worth showing. We didn't change the big ticket items like the cabinetry or the countertop. Instead, we changed the floors from a beige dated tile to a beautiful dark slate. Changing the floor tile is what made the countertop work perfectly since they both have green undertones. We also changed the backsplash for a simple subway tile and the cabinet hardware and lighting to bring in a modern matte black. Pouf! An entirely new kitchen for a fraction of the price! 

     

     

    We toned down the colour in the family room to make up for a huge punch of colour in the dining room. We knew we wanted to add a built-in bar from the very start but since we weren't changing the cabinetry in the kitchen, this meant having to think outside the box. Instead of trying to match the kitchen and most likely miss, we opted to make it look like an entirely freestanding piece separate from the kitchen cabinetry. The only feature tying the two together are the cabinet pulls. The material we used for the custom bar was a painted MDF in Benjamin Moore CC-752 Miramichi, with oak shelves stained to match the flooring.

     

     

    The floating white oak shelves above the bar gave us a fun challenge during our Staging Day! This was the one hiccup we experienced with this project. When the shelves were installed, the client thought that they were too high and therefore too close to the wall sconces. We understood their concerns and went back and forth on whether or not we should have them lowered. We decided to wait until our Staging Day to see if we can pull it together and that we did! Once the accessories were placed that gave the shelves purpose, our clients were able to see our vision and we collectively decided to keep the shelves as is. We then added the wallpaper which added depth that's not too imposing.

     

     

    The last room we completed as part of this project was the front living room. A room used to entertain, take phone calls, and to provide something beautiful to look at when you first walk in. Since the living room sets the tone for the rest of the home, the same color palette used in the family room and dining room was carried through. Keeping it cohesive with natural tones, camel leather, mixed in with some brass, marble, matte black and jewel tone velvet. The rug in this room was back ordered and was the last piece we received before our shoot. We can't even express how much of a difference the rug made in the overall feel of the home, let alone the room. 

     

     

     

    Photography by Drew Hadley.

  • GAUGIN STREET PROJECT

     

    It's difficult to describe a project that went off without a hitch. The memorable part about this project was our client's enthusiasm to work with us. Before our first visit, we ask our clients to prepare inspiration photos so we can really grasp their design aesthetic. Usually, we get a few Pinterest board photos or Instagram photos, but this client went all out!

    Given her profession in fashion design, she had prepared us two lovely physical boards with all her inspiration photos on it. We're talking about paper cutouts mounted on 24"x36" mat board! We were amazed. She took the time to carefully choose the perfect photos to best describe her aesthetic and it was so wonderful to see how happy she was to begin this project and the joy she had putting it all together.

     

     

    The boards presented showcased a clean and modern design. Her one request was to have a larger shower, as her current one was quite small. Sometimes we know the best option right from the start, and other times, we present several different floor plans to decide which of the options work best for our client's needs and aesthetic together. In this case, an open walk-in shower bath combo. This allowed us to provide her with a huge six-foot shower and a six-foot free-standing tub, where the tub landed on a feature wall.

     

     

    When budgets are limited, we always try to pick one focal point that will pull in all of the attention and bring in the “wow” factor. We opted for a pale, muted blue tile (surprise, surprise!) laid in a herringbone pattern. Once everything was finalized, the waiting game began.

     

     

    The right contractor for the project was booked for a few months, but the client was willing to wait. The good news is that the wait was worth it since the renovation was completed in record time. We all know and expect hiccups with any renovation project, never knowing what we can find once the walls are opened. Lucky for us, this bathroom renovation took three weeks from demo to finish with no complications, no surprises whatsoever. A dream every designer and client hopes for.

     

     

    Our client took our turnkey Design Coordination service, a service that follows the renovation process to make sure that everything is installed as per our specification. We ensure that the plans can be followed according to our design, that the tiles are placed as indicated, the grout colors are respected, that all plumbing and fixtures are received on time, etc. If we come across any complications during our Design Coordination phase, we are there to address any changes and come up with solutions so that our clients don't have to worry about tiny issues that we face on regular construction projects and to soften the blow on any big hurdles we need to overcome. It is normal to have adjustments made during the renovation process. These are all things that we handle in order to provide our clients with the best service possible. In this case, we had none! Every visit was a quick one, seamless from start to finish.

      

     

  • LAVAL STREET PROJECT

    This project was completed a couple of month ago already, and it was completed in record time! Our client was such a breeze to work with, it made the selection process effortless and extremely quick. We luckily were able to select products that were mostly all in stock and were delivered within the month and pumped out the decor of this living / dining room within a total of 6 weeks from the first consultation. Don't get too excited - this rarely happens! The stars lined up on this one and surprised us all.

     

    The client, a young family of 3, requested a neutral palette with varying textures, and so that's exactly what we gave them. The camel leather couch brings in some warmth and the layered neutral pillows add depth. We mixed metals by bringing in satin brass on the accent tables and accessories and used flat black frames and accents to relate to the stark original fireplace.

     

     

     

    The window on the wall behind the couch was totally off centre, so to break the focus of the wonky window, we installed wall to wall, floor to ceiling sheer panels that add another dimension to the space and make the already high ceilings feel taller.

     

  • CHARLEVOIX STREET PROJECT

    This project was such a breeze to work on because our clients were so simple and easy to work with. The mandate was clear, they wanted a new bathroom that was clean, fresh and functional. We gave them just that!

     

     

    Our clients were on a budget and had one must have -  a more functional shower. We started with building out the shower wall to give our clients a more spacious custom shower with built-in niche for their products. With a custom shower as a requirement, it left little room in the budget to splurge on fancy finishes so we opted for an inexpensive subway tile on the walls, a store bought vanity from Costco that came with the countertop and under-mount sink and we reused their toilet, tub, and tub filler. With basic finishes, our wow in this space was the floor tile. This is what brought the room to life and gave it that one focal point that it needed. 

     

     

     

     

     

  • BASIN STREET PROJECT

    Our most recent project came to an end just in time for the holidays. We first saw the condo unit prior to the completion of the construction in mid-August, which allowed our clients to give us a clean slate to work with. Starting a design with a blank canvas is always fun because you can let your imagination carry you.

    Our clients fully trusted us with everything that was presented, making very few adjustments to our initial concept. Their only request was to have a pop of colour in their decor. After our first in-store shopping day, we were able to finalize 90% of their home.  What a success!

     

     

    The warm tones of the kitchen created a perfect backdrop for these stitched camel leather stools, that remind us of a baseball glove.

     

     

    Thin black metal details were carried throughout the open concept. Scaling back the kitchen pendants allowed the sculptural, oversized lighting in the dining room to take center stage.

     


     

    The jewel-toned teal, found in the dining chairs, was the client's choice for the pop of colour. We then carried that same palette throughout their living room by incorporating the accent colour in the throw cushions and a faux-fur throw.

     

     

    The white walls gave us contrast in order for the bold shades of teal to pop, in addition, we used a black wallpaper accent with gold metallic detail to complete the space.

    With such a modern and more masculine living space, we felt the need to let our client have a little fun in her bedroom… and what a great husband, he gave her the go for PINK!

    Soft and girly was our main objective for the bedroom. We opted for hanging pendants as opposed to traditional table lamps. The marble-topped nightstands with light oak drawers and a creamy headboard brought everything together.

     

      

    This project met completion within 3 months of our first encounter with the clients. Usually, there are back and forths with decisions on design, but they made everything so simple! Trusting our expertise, they were able to enjoy their new purchase ever so quickly. We hope they love living and entertaining in their new home! To see the full project, head over to our portfolio.

  • ROCKY CONDO PROJECT

    Today we're sharing some photos of a condo decor project that we recently completed. Our client initially hired us for a simple colour consultation to help with the paint colours for her new home and she ended up moving forward with the decor of her living room and dining room. We don't professionally photograph our projects unless we designed every aspect of the space or if it all falls into our general aesthetic. Because our client opted to keep the existing stone wall and stainless fireplace, we didn't totally think it fit in our portfolio, but we love the results anyway and this one is totally worth sharing!

      

    Let's start by giving you a bit of background on the homeowner. She recently moved out on her own so she was starting from scratch. It's her first home and her first project of this scale of course so she sought our help in bringing it all together and making it look all cohesive. To be completely honest, our presentation was totally out of the norm because it was the first time that our client was not thrilled with what we were showing her. She didn't grasp what her space would feel like from our concepts and she was very unsure about what she wanted. We knew in that moment that this project was going to take a bit more work but we were determined to make our client happy! We scheduled a day of in-store shopping to browse pieces that would catch her eye to gain a better perspective of what our client's aesthetic would be. During that process, we both were able to narrow in on what she liked and disliked. It was a step that we had to go through, in this case, to help our client understand her personal taste and to help us provide it to her. 

      

    She was ultimately looking for punchy accents, sophisticated lines, and colour. We explained that colour is only really appreciated and seen against a solid bright backdrop which is why we opted for a white rug and coffee table. The couch was finished in a stunning navy velvet and we brought accents of blush pink in the throw, pillows and dining room bench (which is not shown here). We didn't want to move the electrical and since the pendant in the dining room was placed so close to the wall, the only solution was a bench on that side of the live edge table. The stunning custom light fixture hanging over the dining table is accentuated by the two large, round mirrors that reflect it and bring in some light. The view from this unit demanded that we leave the windows bare. With no need for privacy or to block direct sunlight since there is no TV in the room, this was a no-brainer. 

     

     

    Despite our rocky start, the client is happy with the results, as are we, and we're pleased with the experience it provided. It's easy for us to always share our best projects, our happiest clients and all the fun stuff that comes with being an interior designer, but that's not reality. We also have our "Oh no!" moments and they've always been a huge part of our growth. With this one we've learned that if we can't wow our client during that first presentation, we can always work through it to make sure our clients get exactly what they are looking for from our services.

  • THE ELVES CHRISTMAS SURPRISE

    We recently had the pleasure of creating a whimsical surprise for two young children. While they were away on a weekend family trip, we redecorated their two rooms and credited the Christmas elves. They came home to a total overhaul of their spaces, all courtesy of their Elf on the Shelf.

    Our little boy's current obsession is helicopters so we ran with it. This custom mural set the scene and became the focal point of the room. Its saturated colours were repeated on the rug and in some of the art and accessories, while the rest of the room remained neutral.

     

    We gave him a space to store his toys and display some photos and a personalized bean bag that provided some seating.

     

     

    The challenge in this room was to come up with a storage solution for the child's clothing since there is no closet in his bedroom. We were able to pull off an exposed hanging section since, given his age, he doesn't have many articles, so it will not look cluttered. We first mounted wooden shelves from V de V and then used a curtain rod from West Elm to create the pole.

     

     

     

     

    His sister's room is everything a 7-year-old would wish for. The headboard wall is accentuated using a Harlequin wallpaper that we love. It's whimsical and fun, yet sophisticated enough for her to grow into.

     

     

     

     

    Facing her bed, she has the perfect reading corner on her kid-size sectional, under her new pink canopy lit by tiny string lights. Since our little client had tons of family photos that meant so much to her, we installed a gallery wall over the sectional to display them along with some fun prints.

      

      

     

    Fluffy pillows and ottomans create extra seating and add depth, while her workspace gives her a corner for her to do her homework.

     

     

    Our clients shared a video of the reveal with us that almost made us cry. Seeing these children light up at the sight of their new rooms was probably our most rewarding reaction we've ever witnessed from our clients! Screams, squeals and all!

  • ARTOIS AVE PROJECT

    Every one of our projects are so unique in their own way which keeps our work fresh and interesting every time! Like all of our projects, our Artois Ave project, was so original to the clients. When working with someone who knows what they like, it allows us to extend our portfolio and push some boundaries. The challenge with this particular space was to keep as much of the architectural integrity as possible. There are elements kept that were non-negotiable, which meant we had to work around them and ultimately make them either blend in or stand out.

    We added modern lines that contrast the older features of the home. Walnut, black accents, and bright whites carry throughout the kitchen, to the living room, and to the master en-suite. The custom lighting throughout also creates a continuity that eases you from one room to the next. 

     

     

    The two-toned kitchen was a full gut project featuring matte black Dekton countertops, a custom hood vent wrapped in a Calacatta style porcelain tile, and a buffet to store our client’s antique dinnerware and teacup collection. We opted to omit any upper cabinets which allowed for the kitchen to be flooded with natural light and to create a feature wall where the custom hood was placed.

     

       

     

    A screen that was original to the home can be found adjacent to the modern kitchen. It was painted and relocated to divide the open living room and dining room and looks like it could totally be a new design element that was added during the renovations.

     

     

     

     

     

    We added drama to an otherwise untouched powder room by painting the walls in a deep navy. The original vanity, toilet, and light fixture are pulled together simply by using the right paint colour!

     

     

      

    The master en-suite was the next project to tackle. We kept the original pharmacy, lighting, windows, and everything else is new. The same three finishes were key elements in this space as well; walnut, matte black, and white. We used matte black plumbing fixtures, tiles, and black metals to compose the frame of the shower. 

     

     

     

     

     

    Overall we must say this project definitely pushed our design boundaries, but we’re so happy they did. We were able to explore new possibilities and finishes due to our clients certainty of their design aesthetic. It was a wonderful collaboration between us and the client !

     

     

  • WINCHESTER BATHROOM RENO & DECOR PROJECT

    Every once in a while, we are blessed with an exceptionally easy client and this one is one of them. Our Winchester client was such a pleasure to work with and truly trusted our opinions which yielded some of our favourite results. The mandate started with the decor of her living room, master bedroom and her son's room and moved on to the renovation of a full bath.

    Although this old Westmount townhouse had beautiful bones, the challenge with this property was the crooked walls and working around the original plaster crown mouldings. Our trusted trades skillfully installed our designs without any hiccups.

     

     

     

    This bathroom renovation features a custom floating walnut vanity. The Carrara marble countertop is repeated on a sill in the shower and we've carried through the graphic Italian imported tile from the kitchen to this bathroom floor. We had fun playing around with a pattern for the floor tile that slopes right down to the linear drain in the shower. It took a long brainstorming session between the designer, the contractor and the tile installer to make sure our vision was feasible. The bonus in this reno was when we removed the heater cover to expose an original wall mounter water heater with beautiful detail. Our original plan was actually to remove it and replace it with a baseboard heater and a wall mounted heated towel bar. Instead, we ended up keeping the original heater exposed and slapping on a fresh coat of paint, which added to the character of this bathroom as we now see modern, clean finishes adjacent to an original element of the home. 

     

     

     

    By: Eugenia Triandos

  • ROSEMERE HOME RENO & DECOR PROJECT

    We're so happy with the results of our recently photographed project. This was one where we started with a major home renovation and ended with the decor of the main living spaces. When we first walked into this home, the kitchen was placed in the center of the house with absolutely no natural light and low ceilings. 

    The first step was to renovate. We turned a three season solarium into a home extension to accommodate the new dining room, tore down a few walls to extend the kitchen and refaced the fireplace in the living room. The result - an open common living space, flooded with natural light that carries through from the front to the back of the house. The focal point is the kitchen featuring a 14 foot island that runs through the center of the home and divides the living room and dining room. The outdoor space was impeccably designed which creates the perfect backdrop to the understated dining room with wall to wall windows. 

     

     

     



     

     

    All of the colours, fixed finishes and decor added to the overall light feeling of this home. We kept the theme going with lots of white, soft blues, warm woods and leather. The flooring is a natural walnut which was repeated with a waterfall countertop on the island and carried through to the fireplace mantle, the inside of the built in buffet and some of the furniture. 

     

     

     

     

     

    Phase two was to furnish the living room, kitchen and dining room. Our client really wanted to achieve a casual, comfortable feeling which kept the space light and airy. We opted for white slip-covered upholstery, a pale blue rug and a warm camel ottoman that can double as a coffee table with the right tray.

     

     

     

    In the dining room, we specified a stunning Ethan Allen dining table and our favourite upholstered Crate & Barrel dining chairs. The white Hudson Valley pendant over the dining table really stands out since it's surrounded by so much greenery. Our client’s existing outdoor living space became an extension of the decor since it incorporates all of the right colours; beautiful greens and blues. 

      

     

     

    The last step to any decor project is when we come in with tons of small accessories and stage the client's home to make it "photoshoot ready". Then our clients get to pick and choose the pieces they'd like to keep and we return the rest. It's the most fun in-home shopping experience and it allows us to see and photograph our interiors exactly how we envisioned them. A win/win that’s the perfect conclusion to any project. It’s always bittersweet closing a mandate of this scale - specially since we enjoyed working with these clients so much. Which is why we were thrilled when our clients told us they’d like to move on to their office and bedroom decor next and a full basement renovation next year!

     

     

    By: Eugenia Triandos

  • PROGRESS POST: ARTOIS RENO

    In December of 2016, we were hired by a family to help them design and renovate their new home. Our clients were so special in the sense that they really knew what they wanted yet allowed us creative freedom to work around their style. This old home located in Saint-Lambert needed work - and a lot of it. We remember first walking in thinking wow - everything has to go, but our clients had something else in mind which resulted in a marriage of old and new. We kept the existing plumbing fixtures in the powder room, the exposed beams in the bedroom, the sliding pharmacy in the master bath and a decorative room divider that was repurposed and moved to a new location. The charm that these original fixed features bring to the overall design proves that new isn't always best. The space now has character and is a new unique version of itself.

    Here are some progress shots that we took today. We simply cannot wait for it all to come together to have it professionally photographed. For now, please don't mind our IPhone shots.

    Let's start at the heart of the home, this kitchen is a mix of warm walnut and painted white cabinetry. The hood and backaplash will eventually be wrapped in a Calacatta style tile and the counter will be dressed in a mat black Dekton surface, with a waterfall edge. 

     

    The entrance and powder room were dressed up with this fun, graphic cement tile. When working with small spaces that would otherwise be hard to decorate, it's interesting to add some drama through the fixed finishes and paint. We used Benjamin Moore Hale Navy on the walls in this tiny powder room and it really left quite the impact.

     


     

     

    Upstairs, we head to the master suite featuring custom wall sconces with a matching custom chandelier.

     

     

    The master en-suite was decked out in white tiles with black plumbing and accents. The walnut floating vanities bring warmth to the room and the playful hexagone tiles add depth. We're still waiting for countertops, a wall-to-wall mirror and the shower glass to be installed.

     

  • POIRIER PROJECT

    In May of 2016 we started working on a very unique project that was referred to us by one of our real estate agents. The clients, Eric & Jean-Francois were both living abroad when they reached out. We've offered virtual design services before but this was very different. This referral had yet to close on the sale of a property that they were interested in when they contacted us but their goal was to complete a major renovation virtually. Our clients knew what they liked and absolutely wanted to create a home fit for them (both over 6' tall), even if that meant coordinating from half way across the world. Originally from Quebec, where they met and were married, they then both moved away for work; one in Switzerland and the other all the way in Saudi Arabia. They were buying a property with plans to finally reunite and move back to Montreal after several years abroad. 

    We started by completing a walk through of their prospective home via FaceTime at which point we threw around some ideas and confirmed that what they wanted to do would be feasible. That gave them the green light to go ahead and finalize their purchase. We discussed tearing down some key walls, redoing the kitchen and all of the bathrooms, redoing the divisions in the basement, and finally the addition of a family room, full bathroom and laundry room over the existing garage. We also ended up having to redo the garage entirely for it to structural support the extension, and we had to change the majority of the exterior brick, at which point the clients decided to redo the front entrance. The flooring, interior doors, staircase, railing and all hardware was changed throughout as well. To say it was a big project would be an understatement, not one square inch of the home was left untouched. The challenge was completing this scale of a renovation without even having met the homeowners. 

    So, we got right to work. We took our measurements, drafted construction plans, electrical plans, cabinetry details. We met with the contractor to get quotes and to set up a timeline, all while keeping the client in the loop via FaceTime and getting approvals on the design through countless emails. Finally the time came where we met our clients, probably a month after we started working on their project! They were in the city for only one week, and they had a lot on their agenda. We spent a day together for the presentation of their finishes. We reviewed plumbing fixtures, tiles, cabinetry, hardware, lighting and even paint colours. Everything was finalized in one - long but productive - consultation. Happy with the design, we moved forward to placing all of the orders and waiting for demo day! 

    The major hiccups in this project were delays with city permits pushing the project's start day by several months. Once we got over that hump, it was smooth sailing for the majority of the reno. We had weekly FaceTime meetings every Tuesday where we would show Eric the progress and review details. We worked closely with the contractor, HMR Construction, and we saw the renovation through right to the end. 

    The project was just recently completed this past March, nearly a year after it was started. It's bittersweet since after having worked with these amazing clients so closely, they will definitely be missed, however we are very happy to see it come to a close. Had we not had such understanding and easy going clients who were completely comfortable trusting us with their space, this project would not have gone nearly as smoothly. Eric & Jean-Francois are now happily living in their new home and we cannot be more thrilled with the results! 

     

     

    By: Eugenia Triandos

    Photos by: Guillermo Castro

  • SENNEVILLE PROJECT

    A few months ago, we met with a client who recently purchased a new home in beautiful Senneville and needed some guidance along the way. She initially hired us for a colour consultation, where we assist in choosing the right paint colours for every room of the home. However, we clicked right away and since our client was considering several renovations for her new purchase, she decided to go ahead with our design services for her master bathroom. So exciting!

    Here are the three mood boards that we presented to her just a few weeks ago.

     

     

     

    We adored all 3 concepts, as did she, however one in particular instantly made her fall in love; Option 1.

    Our plan was to build out a wall and increase the square footage of her master bathroom, creating a larger shower with a linear drain, a custom vanity, and an overall more functional layout. However, as we all know for those who have been through the process of renovations, there can be unexpected costly repairs, which in our case resulted in having to make necessary cuts to our design.

    Here are the changes we had to make which helped bring down overall costs;

    1. Reducing the shower to accommodate a standard glass of 6 feet. A custom shower glass can start at $1000 and easily work it's way upward of $2000+. A standard store bought shower can quickly save quite a bit without drastically affecting the aesthetics of the bathroom.

    2. Keep existing plumbing placement as is. As most of us know, moving plumbing can get very expensive. What's more is that it sometimes opens the door to a snowball effect - specially in an old home. We never know what can happen when we open up walls and start shaking old pipes. 

    3. Keep existing centre drain instead of linear. Although a linear drain can be a pretty addition to any custom shower floor, it's priced at about $750 - an easy place to cut if you're not willing to sacrifice any of the other fixed elements in your bathroom.

    Although we offered her a store bought vanity to help reduce costs, our client was not willing to give up our idea of the custom vanity painted in our fave navy; Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore. The key to sticking to any renovation budget is balancing the expensive with the inexpensive. To do that you must first assess your priorities to figure out what's important to you and then figure out which improvements can make a great impact on the overall design and which are worth dropping.

    Renovations are never easy, and trust us - we've seen it all. When hiring us, we're there by your side to help find solutions for problems that may occur along the way. Whether it's budget restraints, unexpected surprises found during demolition, or unforeseen family events, we stick around to see your project through to the end. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation for your next renovation project!

    By: Melinda Recine

  • TOUR DES CANADIENS CONDO

    For most of our projects, a big portion of getting it right is understanding our client's needs and lifestyle. We need to learn details about how they use their space, what they need storage for, and what we can do to make their home work efficiently for them. We recently had the pleasure of working on a special project because it's not our typical residence that would be eventually occupied by our clients. This project was different because we were hired by a business and mandated to create an entertainment space where they can host their friends and suppliers as well as a stay for out of town guests and business contacts visiting Montreal. This meant that we simply needed to focus on aesthetics and we didn't have to take into consideration practical solutions that would otherwise dictate our design - like storage for example. The result; a high design condo that is light and airy. 

    Although storage and comfortable extended stays were not a high priority, nailing our client's design aesthetic still was. We worked closely with our client to understand how she wanted her condo to look and feel and we're both very happy with the results. Her tastes had us layering textures and patterns while keeping the colours scheme neutral. We incorporated black and brass accents throughout and played with furs, knits and cowhides. 

    Our clients purchased two units at the Tour des Canadiens condos downtown and played with the layout to create one two bedroom condo that is open and roomy - both hard to find at the well-known Canadiens development. 

    We start by walking into a large entrance that we filled with elements that set the tone for the rest of the decor. One of our favourite rooms in the unit, this expansive vestibule was furnished with seating, a warm rug and a long console that fill the long hall perfectly.

      

    Check out this beauty of a rug that we're slightly obsessed with!

     

     

    The small kitchen is perfect for its intended use, therefore it was left untouched. We created an environment for entertaining by adding stools by the island and a bar that can be filled with refreshments for guests. Because the building is linked to the Bell Center, where the Canadiens hockey games are held, hockey had a small influence on the art selected. We found these great hockey patents on Etsy that we had framed locally.

     

     

    The dining room and living room are both simple and understated, allowing the view from the 38th floor to take center stage.

     

     

      

    The master bedroom is another favourited room in the condo. We had enough square footage to create a cozy seating area by the wall mounted TV, and just enough room to squeeze in a king bed with two small end tables.

     

     

     

    This was truly a turn-key service that we provided to the client. Our client actually never saw the progress until we handed over the keys on the day of our photoshoot. We really took care of everything from A to Z. We were there to schedule and supervise the trades, accept all deliveries, to place the furniture and hang the art, even to run the laundry and make the beds. We sourced everything you need to stay the night - we even fully stocked the kitchen. It was a wonderful experience to work with such easy going clients who knew exactly what they wanted. Amazing clients truly do yield amazing results and we're excited to work with them again! Check out the full project on our portfolio.

    Are you looking for a full service design firm to take your project to the next level? Contact us to book a consultation!

    By: Eugenia Triandos

  • LAVAL KITCHEN EXTENSION

    We're so happy to share this project. Working with these clients was such a joy and it showed through in the ease at which their project was completed.

    The demolition of this Laval kitchen was already underway when our clients realized that they needed our help. They were dealing with a large extension with no kitchen plans drawn up or any orders placed, and our mandate was to create a functional layout in record time. This open concept was exactly what our clients were looking for. The large island and oversized fridge make this kitchen a perfect space both for entertaining large parties and for lounging with the family.

    The project didn't end there.

    Once the layout was confirmed, we got to the fun part of choosing all of the finishes from the cabinetry to the knobs and finalizing new furniture for the completely transformed space. Just in time for the holidays!

     

     


     

      

     
     

     

     

     

     

     

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