The Maison-Boutique Coloniale is an atypical residence in the Plateau Mont-Royal area of Montreal, designed by the owners Michael Godmer of Godmer, who specializes in residential renovations of period buildings, & Mathieu Turgeon. It was designed to be their main residence, doubling as a showroom for Michael’s firm and including a design studio on the lower level. A living portfolio. Throughout the 1800 sq ft house is a careful selection of materials, objects, furniture and lighting, available from local suppliers with whom the designers collaborate (including light fixtures from one of my favourite lighting studios – Lambert et Fils). I love this home because I know how hard it can be to work with a very narrow space – my last home was 10′ wide. (Photographer: Maxime Brouillet)
Pappas Miron again demonstrating the power of textures and patterns to add warmth to a space. A condo that could feel very cold is enveloped in a large tapestry, book storage, wallpaper and a dark wall to add all the cozy feels. (Photos: Tim Lenz)
An old potter’s studio converted into a one bedroom cabin tucked into the Bundjalung Byron Bay hinterland by We Are Triibe is the perfect getaway for the firm’s co-founder Jessica d’Abadie and her small family. A simple yet stylish space surrounded by lush growth, a welcoming oasis of calm.
Keeping things classic but enhancing the space with some bits of colour are what make this Upper East Side Duplex come alive with personality. It’s serene and sophisticated yet not so serious. Designed by Brittany Marom.
“A showroom, store & hotel in one. Designed for property company microluxe. Micro in that it challenges what can be achieved within a small space through clever cutting edge design. Luxe in its attention to detail – from the exquisite furniture, artwork and finishes.”
Melbourne-based Studio Edwards and the converted apartment in Fitzroy. Marble walled bathroom, gold Murphy bed, hovering steel monolithic kitchen. It’s hard to believe this design is 5 years old. Microluxe seems to have moved on. I wonder if the studio apartment remains?