The story of this building deserves a new chapter, and riding the current wave a Montreal designer wrote.
The owners gave designer Luke Havekes carte blanche to breathe life and style into the 4,500 sq.ft.2 This Tudor style house is located in Westmount. “It’s a lot of work. Oh my God, it’s boring! said Luke. The decoration is tired and has a great lack of richness and aroma.
The main goal of this transformation: to create a smart mix of old and new and personalize the design by adding art, fun things and bright colors. “Now, you have the feeling of living in an old house – an example of beauty that we wanted to preserve – but the decoration is more beautiful and shines with the original and with modernism”, says the designer.
Grab friends for dinner or watch a movie in your pajamas: this cozy and colorful living room is the stage of possibilities! The circular features of the sofa are designed to fit with armchairs and a trio of blue poufs that move easily, sometimes serving as seats for guests, sometimes as a coffee table.
The walls are covered with wallpaper featuring paintings, including a portrait of Amy Winehouse, an artwork that brings rock and roll to the decor.
Planning Luke Havekes, interior designer • Sofas, consoles, poufs (like coffee tables) and beds by designer • Table lamps Currey & Company • Green mushrooms Elite • Patterned cushions Zinc Alloy • Plateau HR • Wallpapers JAB ANSTOETZ • Table (above the stove) Museum of Bellefeuille • The painting is by Amy Winehouse Andre Monet
The dining room
The shagreen wallpaper and striped wallpaper infuse the room with style and elegance. Their unique bubbles perfectly bring out the bright colors of the large painting that dominates the space.
For the best comfort, the designer himself has designed wooden chairs that surround, the corners of the legs cut in copper to recall the finish of the shelf, sconces and mirrors decoration. Everything is a perfect match!
driving light Anaka’s Work • Glasses Renwil • Wallpapers Tools • Captain (dining room) Y&Co • Painting by Hunt Slonem Bellefeuille Museum
Here, everything has to be done again. “The cabins above are like the cabins on an airplane!” Luke Havekes remembers. They are closed by two layers to give the impression of floating in the room.
The island, which is devoid of people, is clad in wood and marble, the dark gray veins echoing the color of the new storage rooms where the ovens and the box are installed. ice Finally, electric blue tweed armchairs in the dining room bring style and life to the otherwise unique design.
Marble (island) Ciot • Released Currey & Company • Commercial seats grshop.com
The master bedroom
By taking inspiration from the suites of luxury hotels Luke designed all the furniture in the house. “I combine straight lines and curved lines in order to give dimensions to the painting,” he explains.
The master bedroom is the perfect example, where a picture bed sits next to curvaceous pieces. Chocolate, brown, earthy red: the warm color palette is ultra-contemporary and inviting. On the floor, the comfort and convenience of the room is emphasized on the floor.
Pax deposit (walk in) IKEA • Sofa and cushion (on the sofa) Kirkby Design • Famous cb2.ca • Bedside lamps see.com • Released hallekuai.com • Attached Currey & Company • Sleeping Au Lit Linen Good • Thrown (on the sofa) Etro • Captain Y&Co • Paint Prussian Blue HC-158 (archive doors) Benjamin Moore
The living room
This room is mostly used by the owner’s daughter when she visits them. It is painted in a shade of dark gray to lighten the dramatic effect of the sloping ceiling and draw attention to the black carpet covered with three images inspired by the house of Chanel.
Very angular, the decoration is lightened by the curves of a large bronze mirror and a fun light lamp whose glass cups emit a light and warm light.
Pendant and table lamp Western Elm • Sleeping Nation Needs • The punches grshop.com • Captain Y&Co • Paint Calm Beige OC-22 (wall) Benjamin Moore
Covering the floor and most of the walls, clay terrazzo tiles enhanced with pieces of white marble create a wow effect! The owners, who did not believe to like this cover in the beginning, join the idea of the designer today thanks to the decoration that has a lot of panache.
On the other hand, the vanity unit is designed to catch the eye with its oak doors and metal base to give it a light look.
Terrazzo and shower Ciot • The faucets Kohler sconces Anaka’s workshop