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, Rollande Vachon, Moutarde Design, (514) 272-7888 or Moutardedecor.com.
Dining room: Table, chairs, chandelier, Moutarde Décor, as above; Grand Masquerade XIV by Manuel Lau, Han Art, (514) 876-9278 or Hanartgallery.com; wall colour, Soft Chamois (OC-13), Benjamin Moore, 1-800-361-5898 or Benjaminmoore.ca.
Veranda: Bistro furniture, Moutarde Décor, as above.
Living room: Chest, lamp, glass objects, Moutarde Décor, as above; coffee table, upholstery fabric (on sofa and chair), mirror, sisal rug, Moutarde Décor, as above; Statuario marble (on fireplace surround), Italbec, (514) 383-0668 or Italbec.com; wall colour, Soft Chamois (OC-13), Benjamin Moore, as above.
Kitchen breakfast nook: Wicker chairs, bench cushion, roman shade, table, pendant, Moutarde Décor, as above; cement floor tiles, Ramacieri Soligo, (514) 270-9192 or Ramacierisoligo.com.
Kitchen: Pantry doors, island, Moutarde Design, as above; pendants, yellow bowls, Moutarde Décor, as above; honed granite countertop, Italbec, as above; Gaggenau appliances, JC Perreault, Jcperreault.com.
Principal bathroom: Shower fixtures, toilet, Batimat, (514) 735-5747 or Batimat.net; ceramic tiles, Ramacieri Soligo, as above; wall colour, Soft Chamois (OC-13), Benjamin Moore, as above.
Principal bedroom: Linens, headboard, lamps, side tables, Moutarde Décor, as above; wall colour, Dovefeather (2315), Pratt & Lambert, 1-877-772-8898 or Prattandlambert.com.