Some places are simply unforgettable — whether it’s the architecture, landscape or the late-afternoon light, there’s something that stays with you long after you’ve left. For homeowners Natalie Morrissette and Marcel Lessard, that place is Tuscany. “We love the natural elements in the architecture there,” says Natalie. “It’s rustique, as we say in French, but in an elegant and timeless sense.”
Natalie and Marcel — who have a 12-year-old daughter, Alice — were inspired to replicate that mood at their house in Hudson, a bucolic area 50 minutes from Montreal. Longing for a warmer, homey feel, they enlisted the help of Montreal designers Alexandre Blazys and Benoit Gérard of BlazysGérard, who injected the 4,000-square-foot space with plenty of Italian charm.