Decorating & Design

January 30, 2017

A Glamorous Home Gets A New Lease On Life After A Flood

Step into this 4,000-square-foot house, with its bleached white ash floors, bright white walls and bold interplay of chocolate and brass, and you’d never guess it was damaged from the 2013 Alberta floods. Homeowners Raechelle and Lorne Paperny and their two teens, 14 and 19, wanted a fresh (and fast) start following the devastation, so they tapped designer and friend James McIntyre of McIntyre Bills, along with Laura Chapman of Richard Lindseth Architecture to spearhead the project. Today, the flood is a distant memory and the newly renovated home is more sophisticated than ever. Raechelle is a passionate patron of the arts, and the eclectic mix of low-key and glamorous details reflects her enduring interest in fashion and culture. Click through to tour the stylish space.

Author: Simone Olivero

Colin Way


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James McIntyre