Photo Gallery: Scott Yetman Designs
See some of this Montreal designer’s best spaces.
“We were able to remove the ceiling and expose the structure, making a so-so kitchen area into an impressive — but still very modern — country kitchen,” says Yetman. Dark countertops and stools create continuity with the wood beams.
Yetman loves to integrate elements. Here, the wall that divides the bathroom from the bedroom is also a headboard. Drawing inspiration from the outdoors, he chose an abundance of wood paired with shades of soft green, creating a upscale cabin look.
Here, Yetman created a space that was playful yet sophisticated. “Kids grow up fast, so keep their rooms fun, but not too childish,” he suggests. Instead of bringing colour through the bedding, he chose blue bed frames to contrast against the wall panelling.
“The small painting lights that surround the room not only highlight the painting, but provide ambient lighting in the space,” says Yetman. “This home is an English style house in Québec, so a French fabric on a English piece of furniture seems to be the right answer.”
Ornate indigo wallpaper adds a striking splash of texture and colour. “This is a perfect example of how the right wallpaper can create the most amazing statement,” says Yetman. Marble flooring offers a luxurious and timeless look.
Yetman created a low-maintenance yet stylish bathroom with tile. “Even the front of the tub is tiled, but it’s not boring because we worked with different scales,” he explains.
“Classic will never go out of style,” says Yetman of this spectacular lobby. Tiled floors and gorgeous architectural details on the walls and ceiling create a luxurious look.
Yetman’s apartment exudes old world style. To achieve this look, he suggests mixing antiques with contemporary paintings and sleek, light upholstered furniture. Several chairs surround the room, providing additional seating without adding bulk.
“By opening up the ceiling in this small house and using the attic as livable space, we created this wonderful two-floor library-den,” says Yetman. “The simple empire style railing works well, and at the very end we used an antique drapery finial to add a touch of glamour to the railing.”
“This master bedroom is a perfect example of restrained luxury,” says Yetman. “The Swedish-style furniture trimmed in gold, the solid crystal lamp completed with a custom-pleated shade, and the harmony of the silk damask pillow against the rougher more woven fabric of the bed are completed by a beautifully hand loomed, but natural looking carpet.
In this ski lodge, designer Scott Yetman surfaced the wall behind the sink with end cuts from all the lumber used to build the house. Not only is this design eco-friendly, it also adds a wonderful woodsy texture.
“This family ski lodge is ready for casual entertaining, inviting people into a room full of natural elements: wood, steel, stone, linen, leather and sisal,” says Yetman.
Yetman placed the bathtub below the window to make the most of a spectacular view. The natural wood light fixture offers both lighting and a sculptural element.
Yetman suggests thinking of your garden as an outside room — somewhere you’d want to spend time lounging and relaxing. A strict black and white palette and chic stripes create that sought-after hotel vibe.
Scott and his partner, Jean Michel Lavoie, call this Ralph Lauren–inspired room in their Knowlton, Quebec weekend retreat their “winter room.” Scott designed the sofa and had it covered in a nubby charcoal linen. The chair is upholstered in distressed leather with a mohair seat.
French doors in the entryway lead out to the back garden. Scott bought the matching tables during a 24-hour layover in Atlanta. He designed the antique nickel ceiling lanterns and had ash floors installed throughout the house.
Scott adds a large mirror to his 1930s apartment to make the small room feel larger while adding sparkle. Elegant dark wood furniture stands out in the refined, ivory space.