Interior / April 1, 2018 / Leah Venegas.
A modern glass railing stands in direct contrast, visually expanding the main floor and allowing loads of natural light to flow through. White walls, blonde floors and natural materials were added to create a calm canvas that’s restful on the eyes.
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
A playful mix of pattern in an array of pinks remains fresh against a crisp white backdrop in six-year-old Jessie's room. Decorating with hand-knit dresses (Grandma's handiwork) and Jessie's favourite books makes the room feel special.To keep the look fresh rather than fussy in a traditional home, I chose to bring in colour through accessories, which can be easily swapped out with the season or my mood. Blasts of colour in the kids’ rooms are youthful but sophisticated enough to grow with them.
“Panelling takes a room to the next level, adding lots of visual interest,” says Irene of the dining room. It can even make a small space look bigger, she says. The vignette of artwork, a gilt-framed mirror and an empty frame was actually intentional. “I’ve had that mirror for many years. It was hanging on the wall in the living room, so it was a little more traditional,” says Irene. “By bringing the mirror into the dining room and leaning it on the floor, it feels less formal, but still elegant and dramatic, which I like.”