Monday, July 2, 2012

Montreal Apartment






The purge and decorating continues over at Boy Child and DIL's, here in their beautiful old apartment in Montreal. The flat reminds me of an old Paris apartment with it's 10' ceilings and lovely cornices and old plaster walls. They just installed these gorgeous dark floors and have moved several walls in order to create a dining room and spare bedroom. They are both careful with their money, never spending what they don't have and over the years they have lived with hand me down furniture and pieces that did not reflect their style. Tracy told me she wanted lots of white and a bit of animal print, hence these 2 recycled chairs I had recovered in a modern icat linen in an animal print. The sofa was a real find. It is made by Biltmore here in Montreal and is equivalent in comfort and quality to a Montauk. With it's feather pillows, it's worth around $4000.00. The beauty is, Tracy's client was throwing it out. She rescued it and called Biltmore and next week they are making her a lovely white slip cover for it. Now it is the sofa she has dreamed of. The coffee table was an old 1980's made in China dark oak pedestal baby, that was also a hand me down. We convinced the Raz Man and Boy child to cut it down and then we gave it a quick coat of paint. And it's perfect for the room. Easy to walk around and to put your feet on.

Today we are heading out to pick up some small bits and to add a little colour to it. I think it looks really good so far.

29 comments:

  1. That's just beautiful and the chairs work perfectly in that space.
    I know I told you this before but I really wish I could paint my walls white. I mean, I know that I can, it's just that I always think I need color.
    m.

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  2. It is a beautiful room, all of it ! I think you have to come stay with us when we (ever) get moved back to the US .. we will be doing the complete (probably) opposite of this old French apartment. You can guide me :)
    besitos from a cold grey winter day in BA

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  3. Oh, I forgot to mention .. you are my Monday Look at this Blog :)

    http://notes-fromabroad.blogspot.com.ar/2012/07/monday-look-at-this-blog.html

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  4. The apartment looks fantastic! I forgot to congratulate you on the great interview you gave.

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  5. GOOD doesn't begin to describe this absolutely amazing space! I am head over heels in love with every single aspect of their room! Great job!!!

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  6. It looks fantastic and so sophisticated. Love the ikat fabric you chose for the chairs - just the right amount of mod!

    www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi Chania

    It has come together so beautifully and the chairs anchor the space so nicely. I also love their couch and what a saving.

    Wishing you a fun filled day

    Helen xx

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  8. Oh......yeah...pictures...it looks beautiful...more pics please

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  9. Stunning Chania. I am so glad to hear they are careful with money. Good for them. And you for teaching BC.

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  10. Looks beautiful! The chairs are perfect. Can't wait to see more pictures.

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  11. Home- this fits all the adjectives to describe <3
    xx
    z

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  12. I know that you must be thrilled that the chairs were so well received...and they add great flair to the grouping! Have fun shopping with the DIL! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  13. It looks wonderful, and I love those chairs...perfection! I know they must be so thrilled with how it's all coming together!

    Kat

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  14. The chairs seem to be the perfect fit. What a lovely space, so much character. Have fun! Ann

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  15. lookin good! love the white round table against the dark floors! and the sofa is such a great "score"!

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  16. It simply looks like a space you could ever so easily spend a lot of time in Chania, and a great mix of pieces. The table looks great cut down and painted.

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    1. hydrangers are my favourite cut flowers!!!

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  17. It looks absolutely wonderful!

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  18. So gorgeous! Those old apartments have so much character. I too know about living with hand-me-downs for so long - exciting that they are getting newer, more "them" furniture! It will look amazing when its all put together! Enjoy Montreal- I love that city!

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  19. What happened to the earlier blog from today ?

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  20. I love the views of it here! They are lucky to have you helping.
    Brenda

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  21. Just love this - where in Montreal is this?
    I live in Montreal - Your newest follower - would love
    to have you visit and follow back!

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  22. Love the direction they are going in. Your chairs look perfect - I hope the DIL loved them.

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  23. Looks great I love your furniture restoration and the cut down and painted coffee table what a warm and inviting home you have created!
    Carla x

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  24. What a charming apartment! I love those ikat chairs - the perfect bit of chic xo

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  25. Strange enough I just got back from helping to set up my daughter's apartment for university in Montréal. The weather was stifling hot!! Looks like a great apartment and I am sure they were happy to have your expertise!!

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I love to read each and every comment and are thrilled that you take the time to send one. Thank you so much. Chania