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Thursday
Jun082017

Stalking a home in Yellowknife

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories has a special place in my family's heart. Many years ago when my twin sister and I were starting university here in Ottawa, the rest of the family moved to Yellowknife for a few years. Yellowknife is WAY up north and is quite a unique city. It mostly consists of rock and lakes not much else. The house my folks bought was on one of the few streets where the yards had grass (it was considered a luxury given the freezing climate and terrible quality of earth) and the trees were not short little evergreens. There are many creative types up there who over the years have built many really cool homes...some on water and some, like in this case, on the side of a rock face. This house in Old Town is one everyone had greatly admired and we had always wondered what it looked like inside. 20 years later we finally know. :) 

Nestled into the rocky landscape, this now iconic to Yellowknife home was built by a long-time northerner and architect with every space, window and beam in the home thoughtfully designed, crafted and placed with purpose. Watch the sun rise over Great Slave Lake as you water the garden, witness the neighborhood fox hunting for his lunch as you wash dishes in the kitchen, enjoy the soft evening sun during your yoga practice in the loft and treat family and friends to panoramic lake and city views on the huge upper deck backing onto rocky greenspace, perfect for your kids to run around and explore. Originally built in 1978, with the addition built in 1990, the home features cedar siding, fir structural beams and fir and maple custom designed built-in furniture and detailing. Listed at a mere $899,000 ;)  

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Thursday
Jun012017

Opulent spaces by Lori Morris

Unparalleled luxury. Opulent elegance. Traditional without boundaries. An avant-garde edge. Extraordinarily dramatic. Toronto-based designer Lori Morris is a force to be reckoned with. I cannot express enough how much I admire her boldness and originality. And her love of obscenely ornate moldings that make me want to cry tears of pure joy.  

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Monday
May292017

Collected

collected:

  1. brought or placed together; forming an aggregation from various sources:
  2. having control; calm

Perhaps an equal share of both. What a beautiful pied-à-terre in New York's Chelsea by Montreal-based Les Ensembliers.

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Thursday
May252017

A renovated home in black and white

This home in Winnipeg, Manitoba was given a main floor renovation and Jaclyn Peters gave the space a modern and minimalist makeover with an earthy vibe that I love. We started with oiled white oak hardwood flooring and a neutral color palette.  The kitchen was completely gutted including the builder basic corner pantry and the breakfast nook was utilized to create space for a new large island topped with Quartz countertops and seating for 5. We added two floating white oak shelves for warmth and texture, then a classic white subway tile backsplash and industrial lighting by Schoolhouse Electric. Two windows flanking the new marble fireplace surround were added to the living room, as well as custom made white oak floating cabinets and a custom media stand.  All new furniture, rugs and accessories create a cozy space to entertain. The Scandinavian inspired powder bath features charcoal slate tile, black millwork, white quartz counters, black pendant light and more art from the homeowner's collection.  

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Thursday
May112017

A farmhouse in pastels and white 

No, this doesn't look like your typical farmhouse. A Scandinavian vibe with lots of white, grey and pastels with wood accents make this modern, clean and bright. Styling: Laura Melling + design: Scott Posno + photos: Janis Nicolay.