January 12, 2021

Step Inside A Hotelier’s Colorful Loft In Old Montreal

When Christiane Germain bought her loft in 2008 in Montreal’s Old Port neighborhood, it was totally en vogue, right down to the exposed ductwork and concrete pillars. “When I saw the loft, I made an offer on the spot,” she says. “The 12-foot-high ceilings give such a sensation of space.” Over time, however, the loft — overwhelmingly brown, from the kitchen cabinets to the walls — felt too sober for Christiane, co-founder and co-president of the Quebec-based Le Germain Hotels. She owns 18 properties in seven provinces (read: she travels a lot) and, with her busy schedule, she yearned to make her home more of a fresh, airy haven. Designer Jane Charron tackled the renovation of the 1,700-square-foot space and, here, they share their thoughts on the stunning transformation. Scroll down!