Photo Gallery: Julie Charbonneau’s Designs
Draw inspiration from the Montreal designer.
Julie Charbonneau chose a playful chandelier to balance the traditional elements in this dining room. The soft rug, panel moulding and formal dining chairs feel less structured when paired with the statement lighting.
Charbonneau surrounded this dining table with chairs upholstered in a light tweed fabric. She also combined individual chairs with two longer benches on one side — perfect for kids. The tweed chairs look sleek and simple against the neutral floors and wall colour, a creamy palette that works with the contemporary elements.
In this spacious kitchen, practical counter-height stools allow for casual breakfasts and easy conversation while cooking for a dinner party. Their stainless steel finish complements the industrial counters perfectly. An additional seating area makes the most of the square footage and natural light.
This gorgeous traditional kitchen had the space for an oversized island, so Charbonneau maximized storage with extra drawers. Brass pulls work with the traditional elements in the room, from the herringbone patterned floor to the elaborate pilasters flanking the stove.
In this traditional living room, Charbonneau went with four cosy armchairs to invite relaxed conversation. Even in a large room with different areas for TV watching and lounging, define the sitting area with a large area rug.
Charbonneau added classic panel moulding to this large fireplace wall for added interest. Without texture, the wall would seem too bare without shelves or art. Plus, the moulding delineates spaces for the fireplace and TV.
In this luxurious bedroom, bedside tables built into a long headboard save floor space and create a cohesive look. Have a custom headboard designed to suit your own bedroom, extending it out to either wall or just enough to include two tables. Charbonneau layered the dark floors with a cosy rug and added even more texture with a luxe throw and grainy headboard.
It can be challenging to make a bedroom with high ceilings warm and cosy, but Charbonneau pulled it off here. Position the curtain rod a few inches higher than the window to make the window seem taller, and choose a bed frame that elevates the mattress to balance out the high ceilings. A tufted ottoman and extra-high upholstered headboard also add warmth to the space.
Charbonneau went with a soft palette of taupe and beige for this feminine bedroom. The panelling on the lower half of the wall is painted darkest, upper wall colour a lighter shade, and the crown moulding a warm shade of white, drawing the eye upwards from the panelling. She also added a bold black light fixture and curtain rod to ground the lightness of the room.
In this inviting bathroom, Charbonneau introduced materials like wood, linen and marble to elevate the look of the space. Consider relocating the tub to a window for a separate space to unwind. An antique chair near the tub invites you to relax after a soak, and the neutral colour scheme keeps the attention on the large picture window.