Less Space Means Less (But Better) Stuff In This Stylist’s Condo
When Valérie Morisset, Maison & Demeure magazine’s design director, bought this condo near Montreal’s Lachine Canal in 2016, her first order of business was to take stock of everything she owned. Pieces that survived the cull included heirloom furniture, and meaningful paintings and photographs. Many of her treasures on display tell stories of favorite trips and special people. “For the magazine, I style the most beautiful homes in Quebec,” says Valérie, “but at the end of the day I’m happy to go home.” Click through to see inside her stylish small space.
“My artwork changes all the time,” says Valérie of her gallery wall in the living room. The condo’s open concept allows for a large sectional, as well as a coffee table styled after one designed by Paolo Piva for B&B Italia in the 1980s.
Valérie paired her heirloom table with chairs inspired by a Marcel Breuer design for a fresh look. The combination is right at home among the condo’s eclectic style.
Valérie’s dining table is one of her most cherished pieces; her mother had it custom made for Valérie’s childhood home.
“Accessories give hints of who lives in a home and what their values are,” says Valérie. Vintage finds expertly arranged on a dresser in the living room confirm a stylist lives here. Valérie keeps books in the drawers below. Her mother’s 1960s plaid suitcase adds a feeling of nostalgia.
Valérie’s “office” is a vintage mid-century desk and a reproduction Tulip chair. The painting is one of Valérie’s own pieces.
Valérie prefers living with fewer possessions that are beautifully displayed.
A set of simple, two-fold linen drapes with a French pleat creates a peaceful, muted light in Valérie’s bedroom.
Valérie warmed up the small bathroom with natural woven textures. A few leafy branches in a vase add life.