Interior / February 7, 2018 / Celine Guajardo.
The small bench in the entryway, with its original worn paint, was found in the garage of Shirley’s previous house. “It predates all of us,” says Amy. Beside the master bedroom in the new wing, an antique drop-leaf barley twist table, with drawers in the original robin’s egg blue finish, sits under a vintage painting of a Quebec winter scene.
The pink in the master bedroom is more fun pattern play than saccharine sweet (and frankly, I think, shows the master is really man enough to handle a few girlie flourishes in the stylish boudoir).The result is a mix of Victorian architecture with far-flung furnishings that adds up to a modern global aesthetic – the perfect tone for a young family in an old house.
With exposed beams above and pine and slate finishings below, the tone is set in the home’s spacious welcoming entryway, which leads back toward the living spaces and views of the lake. The choice of natural materials, such as wood, stone, linen and wool, creates a clean and fluid continuity between
The clothes storage in the master bedroom exemplifies Jim’s keep-it-simple attitude. “We really only need a few things when we’re here – a couple of nice outfits, bathing suits and old sweaters and jeans,” he says. “So we didn’t want a full walk-in closet.” Vintage kantha quilts add pops of colour.