Photo Gallery: Christiane Lemieux’s Eclectic Loft
See the DwellStudio founder’s space.
Original cast-iron columns delineate the loft’s lounge area and add character. An elegant modular sofa can accommodate the whole family. Bertoia wire stools enforce the modern vibe.
An ornate late-19th century brass and crystal chandelier is a glamorous contrast to the dining room’s clean-lined bookshelves, teak mid-century modern Hans Wegner chairs and contemporary artwork.
The ’60s abstract by Robert Swain cues the subtle pink, purple and blue accents. Two big sofas give the effect of a sectional, while the Barcelona chairs keep the space open and welcoming.
The rich colours in a 1950s abstract by Canadian painter Pierre Gendron are echoed in this cosy corner’s pumpkin leather settee, cork stool and warm oatmeal rug. The lamp came from a Paris flea market.
The double-width doorway fitted with pocket doors lends a sense of grandeur. Jake, Christiane and Joshua’s 12-year-old yellow lab, makes himself comfortable on an antique Persion rug chosen to add warmth and a pop of colour.
A vintage mid-century modern bedside table and desk lamp in the principal bedroom are simple complements to Dwell’s wide-striped bedding, inspired by the legendary American designer Dorothy Draper.
An eclectic mix of patterns from Dwell looks cohesive in the same pastel palette, and contrasts nicely with the modern Oeuf bed and Nelson pendant light. Pretty baskets corral toys and stuffed animals.