A modern batcave

Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 by KiM

A modern batcave is what local Ottawa designer Henrietta Southam has dubbed this project of hers. I LOVE when a theme is carried throughout a home, and in this case it’s dark, dark, DARK! (Oh and brass accents baby!) The drama is real folks. Also to note is that all the ceilings are painted out dark as well. Because if you’re going to do it, do it right! P.S. The kitchen tumbling block patterned tile is what I almost used for my foyer/kitchen floor before  settled on black/white hex.

Photos: Marc Fowler. And in case you missed Henrietta’s home last week, it’s here.

A renovated mansion in Rhode Island

Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 by KiM

Here is how you take a mansion (I will take any mansion, any time) and make it look absolutely fabulous without it being ostentatious. A casual beachfront beauty where art is key, located in Watch Hill, Rhode Island designed/architected by Giancarlo Valle.

Photos: Stephen Kent Johnson

I spotted this Copenhagen apartment on Skönahem and had to share because it features some of my favourite things, like bold graphic artwork and an eclectic mix of antique and mid-century furnishings. And that bedroom is so sooooooooo pretty.

This industrial loft-y home in Montreal’s Mount Royal neighbourhood is the home and workspace of architect Natalie Dionne and her family. It’s brilliant U-shaped design allows the urban environment to be blocked off and for the outdoors to be enjoyed in peace. I love courtyards!!  And with lots of sliding and garage-style doors, it brings the outside right in. In this climate, this is a unique feature that makes this a really special home.


Living large in Bel Air

Posted on Fri, 14 Sep 2018 by KiM

Dream home alert!!! All that space, those windows, that view!!! Blackband Design, known for their fresh, sophisticated and unpretentious style, is delivering on all fronts in this gorgeous Bel Air home. (A previous feature on their work can be found here).