Decorating & Design

November 12, 2018

This Cozy Farmhouse Masters Modern Country Style

When two siblings asked designer Mazen El-Abdallah of Mazen Studio to make their country house as comfortable as possible, he was inspired to update the typical farmhouse formula. “There’s a beautiful simplicity in the familiar volumes of the house and its restrained palette,” he says. Designed by Toronto architect John O’Connor of Basis Design Build, the two-storey retreat’s quiet ornamentation and dignified symmetry have a curious effect: although the primary reference is traditional, the home is decidedly contemporary. Click through to take a virtual tour of the idyllic space with 21st century flair.

Author: Alison Garwood-Jones

Alex Lukey


House & Home October 2018


Mazen El-Abdallah