Interior / February 13, 2018 / Celine Guajardo.
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
Custom white oak cabinetry, white Corian countertops and sleek new appliances are understated yet chic and let the show-stopping floor tiles take centre stage. Rebecca (pictured above) chose matte white subway backsplash tiles for a simple clean-lined aesthetic.
To achieve an inviting transitional look, interior designer Susana Simonpietri employed the art of layering styles, silhouettes and even textures. “Laying a vintage Persian rug atop a jute one adds both character and warmth,” she says.
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.