Watch three of our favourite videos of 2013 on H&H Online TV! Stay tuned for all new segments January 6th, 2014!
Tour the Montreal factory loft of designers Alexandre Blazys and Benoit Gérard and learn how they gave it a lounge-like atmosphere. Using dark tones, rich oak panelling, smoky glass and grasscloth wallpaper, they turned a boring gypsum box into an envelope for striking art, and a moody backdrop for entertaining. See how to convert a hallway into a lounge area and office, and other smart designer tricks of the trade.
Peek inside the suburban Montreal home of designer Rollande Vachon of Moutarde Décor/Design. Suzanne Dimma reveals how Vachon mastered French farmhouse style, updating her old home while preserving its original character. From a neutral palette and horizontal wall panelling to weathered wood finishes and subtle stripes, learn how Vachon perfected each room with classic details.
Joel Bray shares six different ways to style a neutral sofa with throw pillows. Discover which suits your style, from bold and eclectic to quiet and elegant.
Design, Alexandre Blazys and Benoit Gérard, (514) 303-0711 or visit Blazys Gérard.
Dining area: Wishbone chairs, Pink & Brown, 1-866-949-7465 or visit Pink & Brown; buffet, Montreal Moderne, (514) 293-7903; white bowl by Mud Australia, À table tout le monde, (514) 750-0311 or À table tout le monde.
Living room: Chandelier, white side table, porcelain jars, Celadon Collection, (514) 932-3306 or visit Celadon Collection; wall unit, Maison de Meuble Patrimoine, (450) 973-1669; vintage coffee table, Jack's, (514) 596-0060 or Jack’s, hallway lounge, Millwork, Parallèle Plus, (514) 591-4257 or Parallèle Plus.
Bedroom: Lamps, HomeSense, 1-800-646-9466 or homesense.ca; velour pillows, artwork, Celadon, as above.
Bathroom: Plumbing, Centre de Plomberie Jean Lépine, (450) 676-1322 or visit Centre de Plomberie Jean Lépine.
Kitchen: Millwork, doors, Mobelo, (450) 646-8978 or visit Mobelo; cabinets, Ikea, as above; marble, marble-topped island, marble tabletop, Italbec, (514) 383-0668 or Italbec.com; appliances, Jenn-Air, or visit Jenn-Air; architectural model, mesh lantern, Celadon Collection, as above; stools, Domison, (514) 563-1268 or visit Domison; orange bowls, Showroom Montreal, (514) 979-3846 or visit Showroom Montreal.