As a model and stylist,
Azamit is immersed in the world of fashion and beauty. Her magnificent apartment in Old Montreal is a haven of tranquility opposite the Bonsecours Market. When she moved in 1998, she had to paint the kitchen, sand the floors and makeover the attic. Since then, the decor has evolved based on her distinct taste, but the color palette has stayed fresh and timeless. “I love the mix of modern and traditional,” says Azamit. “White symbolizes simplicity, and tribal accents inspire me.”
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Azamit shares the apartment with Tsuki Chichin, her Italian greyhound.
Unusual objects, such as the disco ball placed on the floor in the living room, add whimsy.
Exposed to various cultural influences through her work and travels, Azamit tends to favor a refined aesthetic that evokes Japanese design. This gives her home a peaceful feeling.
Summer is the perfect time to decorate with fruit accents and enjoy seasonal salads at the counter. Wooden kitchen utensils add a natural touch.
The apartment, housed in a circa-1881 building, has preserved its historic character. Azamit chose a bright white palette both for the backdrop and the furniture. The furniture requires a little more maintenance, but it reflects her personality and gives the space a modern feel. Dark wood flooring and unique accents add color and depth.
A group of sculptural vases add interest to the small dining table.
Here, Azamit has opted for simple wooden shelves to display her beautiful objects alongside books and magazines.
The designer draws her inspiration from global sources. “My reference is Japan, a country that shares similarities with Africa,” says Azamit.
The bedroom, which was converted from the attic, is a bright and minimalist space with a warm feeling. Azamit used white hues and natural materials such as wood and cotton, adding unexpected elements — such as the bedside sculptures — for a touch of sparkle.
Learn more about Azamit’s apartment on H&H TV.
Author: Corinne Cécilia
Maison & Demeure July/August 2015