Montréal architecture firm _naturehumaine turned a boring 1950 concrete home in Notre Dame de Grâce into a spectacular contemporary work of art and I am totally smitten with the outcome. Not only is the exterior a beauty, the interior has something intriguing around every corner. There really is nothing better than black window frames, and I am amazed how they mixed several types and shades of wood in one home yet it still looks so cohesive. I am saving every photo in my inspiration folder.
Hiding silently in the shadows of moss covered trees, dark walls blend seamlessly with old growth. Enter the door and all changes. Wide walls of windows capture the light throwing black and white interiors into stark relief. Wooden accents warm and burnish. Retro meets modern. Light versus dark. Sharp angles against the softening canopy of mature trees. The Arboretum Residence remodel by Portland, Oregon based Skylab Architects.
I have another girly pad for you by Vancouver’s The Cross Design. This one is a 1200 sq ft. condo located in the heart of Yaletown designed to be kid friendly. But it’s so white! I guess in this case bleach is your friend. LOL (It was featured in a Christmas issue of Canadian House & Home hence the slightly festive decor). It’s so freaking pretty, and I totally love the art and chandelier in the dining room.
I adore this Vancouver home designed by The Cross Design. It’s spunky and feminin and ethnic and OMG the doses of pink throughout! It makes me love pink again. And makes me smile. This is a happy home.
P.S. By the time this post publishes, I should be an aunt for the fourth time. Congrats Jen and Dave! 🙂