Our #StPaulProject was a renovation of a historic building located in Old Montreal. The space was 2,100 sqft and had low ceilings, which made it feel dark and cramped. Our goal was to preserve the original brick and stone walls while also creating a brighter space. To achieve this, we added panel mouldings and wall sconces to draw the eye upward and create the illusion of a taller ceiling.

Contractor: Scott Kern Construction
Photography: Sylvie Li

Throughout the design process, the client emphasized three key themes for the overall look and feel of the project: timeless, Parisian, and New York hotel. To achieve this, we used polished nickel hardware, white oak herringbone floors in a white-washed finish, and applied panel moldings against the white walls. Additionally, we incorporated a classic black and white checkerboard tile in the entryway to enhance the Parisian and hotel feel of the home.

The client's wanted to have a classic and timeless kitchen that fits in with the open concept dining room and living area. To achieve this, we used white cabinetry, Calacatta gold quartz for the countertops and backsplash, and polished nickel hardware. We also added wood and cream upholstered counter stools to create a light and airy yet warm and inviting ambiance in the kitchen.

Although the bedroom already had a statement wall of brick and stone, we added a dark brown grasscloth wallpaper to make the entire room feel moody and welcoming (as you would find in a boutique hotel in Old Montreal).

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