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EDITOR’S LETTER

IDEALLY, HOME IS A PLACE that is filled with harmonious energy. But sometimes, life gets in the way. Children, pets, clutter and the detritus of everyday living can often make a home less than totally peaceful. It turns out that those aren’t the only impediments to harmony at home. According to feng shui, the ancient Chinese practice of arranging spaces to facilitate the smooth flow of energy, there are many other elements that can affect whether a home is peaceful or not. For starters, a house’s orientation, contents and room layout all contribute to whether its inhabitants will be happy, healthy, serene and prosperous. And, according to feng shui principles, there are many other complex factors that come into play, including the date of construction and the birth dates of the occupants. Feng shui (pronounced fung shway) originated in China about 5,000 years ago, and it has gained traction in the West in recent decades along with several other ancient Chinese practices: acupuncture, acupressure, qigong and reflexology, to name a few. Although North Americans are yet to embrace feng shui whole-heartedly, I’ve noticed in recent years that an increasing number of people are familiar with it. And some are turning to feng shui masters to apply the principles in their homes and workplaces. As someone who is sensitive to energies, I can attest to the power of feng shui to make

a space harmonious. So can Al and Mary Carbone, whose home we profile in this issue. The Carbones asked feng shui master Tracey MacKenzie to do her magic and “feng shui” their home. They did it the right way. Rather than mitigating or correcting the space once it was built, they invited Tracey in at the construction stage to ensure that the rooms would be properly laid out and oriented for their particular needs. When I visited the house, I was struck by how palpable the sense of serenity is. Mary says friends of the family report how tranquil they feel when they visit. While we’re on the topic of serenity and harmony, I invite you to read our annual report on trends in bathroom design. The bathroom has become the room we use to escape from the workaday world. And because form follows function, we are designing the bathroom to be as welcoming a retreat as, say, a living room with an inviting hearth and sofa. Finally, I use this occasion to remember and honour Yves Lefebvre, a photographer for Montreal Home who recently passed away. Yves and his son Colin photographed two homes for this issue: the Baie d’Urfé home of Al and Mary Carbone and the Eastern Townships home of Jacynthe Leclerc and Pierre Savary. Yves was a talented and creative man and a great gift to this magazine. We will miss him.

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CONTRIBUTORS

SUSAN KELLY Such a little room, so many options. Montreal contributor Susan Kelly contacted local experts for this issue to provide us with their insights about the latest trends in showers, vanities, tiles – everything that goes into creating a stylish bathroom. It turns out that Montrealers are not timid about putting their own spin on making a private space a highly personal one. “Bathroom design has taken on bold new directions,� Susan, a writer who specializes in style and decor, says. “There’s an exciting sophistication emerging.�

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JULIE GEDEON Seasoned Montreal writer/editor Julie Gedeon has a greater appreciation of possible fresh angles and fine details in photographs after prof iling the work of mixed-media artist Mark Gleberzon for this issue. She will never look at a Barbie doll with quite the same innocence, and is reminded of how much she dreaded as a child the kind of flowery bathing cap that Gleberzon highlights in a nostalgic pictorial look at his grandmother.

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SUSAN SEMENAK Susan Semenak is a Montreal writer who flees to the country as often as she can – just like the homeowners of the Eastern Townships "treehouse" that she profiles in this issue. “Nothing clears your mind or fills your soul at the end of a busy work week like a retreat into the deep, dense quiet of the woods,� Susan says.

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TRACEY MACKENZIE Tracey MacKenzie is a designer, stylist, artist and writer who creates harmonious environments by using the principles of feng shui and design based on neuroscience. Contemporary spaces are Tracey’s sp ec ia lt y a s i s ev ident i n t he Ba ie d’UrfÊ home, profiled in this issue, in which she applied feng shui principles. Tracey also styled the home’s interiors for our photo shoot.

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CONTENTS DESIGN

50 ON THE COVER A new house in Baie d’Urfé is designed around feng shui principles

STRAIGHT UP...ON THE ROCKS

Homeowners can ski in and out of their home on an Owl’s Head slope

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CONTENTS

26 WARM AND LUXURIOUS Bathroom design continues to skew to spa-like sanctuaries

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GLITTER & GLOW

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BARBIE AND BUBBIE The whimsical art of Mark Gleberzon embraces an eclectic array of subjects

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CHIC CHI How to use feng shui to create a beautiful life

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OPEN HOUSE Sotheby’s International Realty’s latest Montreal office opens in Pointe Claire

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WELCOMING REFUGE The right furniture can transform a room into an oasis

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BESPOKE FURNISHINGS Company can customize sofas for a multitude of looks

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HAVE IT YOUR WAY Iconic furniture purveyor allows you to furnish your home to your desires

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1. NATURAL STONE, MODERNIZED Silestone by Cosentino introduces five new colours: Moonstone, Ocean Jasper, Kimbler Mist, Royal Reef, and Pietra (pictured). These surface options offer the most in-demand colour palettes with all the benefits of Silestone; it’s scratch-, stain- and heat-resistant and has a 25-year warranty. ——— Cosentino Centre Quebec 240 des Ursulines Rd., Stanstead 819-564-2123 Montreal City Centre, coming soon ca.silestone.com

2. HIGH CONTRAST, HIGH STYLE You don’t always need bright colours to add zing to a bathroom; crisp black and white does the job nicely. This vanity features spacious drawers with European hardware for silent and effortless closing. Premium countertops in Carrara White or Nero Marquina marble are finished with a beautiful bevelled edge. Available in 24", 32" and 39" single vanities and 51" double vanity, in matte white or charcoal grey. ——— GODI Bathroom presented by Dezign Market 1­-888­-398-­8380 www.godibathroom.com

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1. ARTISTRY FOR THE SENSES In the Goldleaf reed diffuser by Thymes, slender rattan reeds absorb scented oil and release its fragrance (jasmine, rose, hyacinth, lily of the valley, oak moss) throughout your surroundings. The frosted glass vessel comes tied with a gold bow. This opulent diffuser would make a great housewarming gift, but you might be tempted to keep it for yourself. $59.99. ——— Pointe Claire Nursery Maison Plaza Pointe Claire 261 St. Jean Blvd., Pointe Claire 514-695-5110 www.pcnmaison.com

2. GET CRACKING The Cuisinart Precision Master stand mixer makes it easy to whip up tasty treats. Available in red or silver, it boasts numerous features, including a powerful 500-watt motor, large 5.5-quart polished stainless steel bowl, 59-point planetary mixing action, 12 speeds for precision mixing, and a tilt-back head. Includes chef’s whisk, flat mixing paddle, dough hook and splashguard with pour spout, as well as an instruction and recipe book. $449.99. ——— Linen Chest www.linenchest.com

3. BEAUTIFUL BLOSSOM 4. BREAK AWAY FROM THE HERD Superior workmanship has formed the Grand Lotus chandelier by Try the fusion of wool and hide to add interest and elegance to Currey & Company. Made of wrought iron and sheet metal, it’s a space, whether in the form of rugs, stair runners or wallpaper. skilfully finished in antiqued gold leaf for a gorgeous interpretation The construction of the flat-woven wool and the various hide of the classic blossom. 30" R x 16" H. Adjustable from 16" to 100". textures and colours provide character and durability for years. $1,699.99. Items are customizable. Choose from a variety of wool colours ——— in combination with hide patterns to create a personal motif5. Pointe Claire Nursery Maison ——— Plaza Pointe Claire Fiber & Cloth 261 St. Jean Blvd., Pointe Claire 491 Champagne Dr., Toronto 514-695-5110 416-799-0888 www.pcnmaison.com www.fiberandcloth.com

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“In our store we create an atmosphere with displays of our collections and attention to detail.”

MOST OF US HAVE A DESIRE to put our own stamp on our homes’ interiors, to express who we are. It’s possible to do that with ready-made items, but designing or customizing a personal selection can be much more satisfying. Upscale retailer Roche Bobois sees the process of furnishing a home as a shared effort. The company offers made-to-order furniture with a high level of customization, based on European designs. “We are editors of furniture with high added value,” says Charles Matharan, commercial director of Roche Bobois in Montreal. “We are collaborators with the main important ateliers in France and Italy. The great names of the fashion world design some of our fabrics.” These great names include architect Jean Nouvel; couture designers Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix, and Sonia Rykiel Maison; and textile design house Missoni Home. “The world of architecture is interested in our collection,” says Matharan. “A 2017 collection is signed by Jean Nouvel; we are so proud of this new collaboration.”

Matharan cites the company philosophy of very early communication, brainstorming and development as an essential process to both company success and client satisfaction. An item on display is merely the inspiration for the final product. Once a customer selects an item, the customization begins. “In our store we create an atmosphere with displays of our collections and attention to detail. It’s a priority for us,” says Matharan. “We install spaces dedicated to the 3D design of client projects. We have to duplicate what the customer sees in the showroom. We work with individual consumers and also interior designers. It is very important for me and everyone here at Roche Bobois to create a relationship with our clientele to offer superior service.” Matharan thinks of Roche Bobois as a destination store. Innovation, creativity, and quality are what the average customer at Roche Bobois is accustomed to, he says, adding that “our clients are people who travel the world. It’s very important for us to give the same experience in all the stores. Everything – including

furniture for dining rooms, bedroom accessories – is custom-made. We have to listen to our customers and personalize their projects.” Creating custom pieces takes time. It is four months to delivery after a customer places an order. “Our demand for quality, our rigour in the choice of materials, and our desire to manufacture our collections in Europe takes time, like any luxury item,” says Matharan. Roche Bobois was founded by two competitors: brothers Philippe and François Roche, and Jean-Claude and Patrick Chouchan. After having established individual companies, the two pairs joined forces in the 1950s and began specializing in modern furniture design. Roche Bobois opened its first Canadian store in Quebec City in 1971. There are now 250 stores worldwide, with three in the Montreal area: Brossard Quartier DIX30, Laval, and the flagship store on President Kennedy Ave. in downtown Montreal. •

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THE BATHROOM: a private retreat in which we seek welcome sanctuary from the pressures of modern life. Individual expression is on the upswing in bathroom design. No more generic Zen serenity; it’s all about going big and bold with very personal design choices. Not that style-conscious Montrealers ever seem to tire of the sleek and timeless look of contemporary design, even in the bathroom. But now they are looking for ways to add some punch, according to Richard Brunet, designer and consultant at Batimat bathroom design on Jean Talon St. W. “Although shades of white, grey and taupe predominate, saturated shades are a growing trend for porcelain tiles or vanities,” Brunet says. Of those, it is the dark blues, from cobalt to navy, that are of the moment, as is matte black. Or they might add a colourful sink, such as the translucent, glossy, red Rialto, an edgy contemporary vessel sink from Decotec. Faucets and other accessories might also have colourful enamelled details, he says. Brunet sees a major trend that has legs … literally. After so many years of floating in midair, the latest vanities come with feet on the ground. And if you think this old-school approach is only for traditional decors, think again. It takes on a new edge, especially in the hands of Italian designers, Brunet says. “You could call it a transitional style, as it lies somewhere between modern and traditional.” This trend holds true in freestanding tubs, which are still de rigueur for at least one bathroom in the home. The KOS Agora tub, for instance, has a shape that’s both retro and modern, with curvy chrome claw-foot legs. Stephen Carrier, vice president of sales and product sourcing at Nortesco, a distributor of designer brands for bathrooms and kitchens, also predicts more transitional style in bathrooms. Amidst all this pushing the envelope, he sees a big trend emerging that is all about compromise. “While about 85 per cent of the Canadian market favours a contemporary • Photo courtesy of Dezign Market. THE BATHROOM ISSUE

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“ You could call it a transitional style, as it lies somewhere between modern and traditional.”

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chrome aesthetic, the transitional look is gaining ground in the bathroom,” he says.   When interpreted by fixture designers, transitional means borrowing gracefully arched shapes and rounded surfaces from the classic tradition but rendering them in a contemporary way. The Newform Class-X series of bathroom faucets shows how striking this approach can be in the right hands. For both faucets and accessories, trend forecasters long had predicted that gold, along with other warmer metals, such as brass and bronze, would be on the upswing. Yet consumers in Canada resisted – until

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now. Gold finishes are hot. “It used to be you’d have to go to England to find a gold bathroom tap,” he says. “Now many North American manufacturers provide options.” Still, not everyone wants 1980s-ish shiny gold, opting instead for a satin or brushed version. Copper, which is being pushed in many design circles, is beginning to catch on, he finds. And oiled bronze and raw brass with natural patinas that change over time also are on trend. A distinctive vanity will continue to be a big trend, says Ekaterina Zherinova, president of Dezign Market in Vaughan, Ont., which specializes in luxury bathroom furniture

and accessories. “This year, we collaborated with many interior designers, such as Heather Segreti and Evelyn Eshun, to select key design trends for 2017,” she says. “Our designers chose vanities from our ornate gold collection all the way to our geometric Elegant collection.” Geometric shapes will continue to be a trend in 2017. The line of solid oak floating vanities features relief designs, angular ridges and raised geometric shapes that mimic diamond cuts on the doors, a 3D effect with a brilliant high-gloss finish. Zherinova also thinks a subdued colour palette and serene finishes will •

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“It used to be you’d have to go to England to find a gold bathroom tap.”

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prevail in the year ahead. “It’s about calm and timelessness in the bathroom, seeking the complete oasis,” she says. There will be more matte, in shades of white and dark grey. The latter shade, she says, will be an “it” shade and one of the top trends ahead, whether it’s on the walls, vanity or tiles. It’s modern, and harmonizes beautifully with other light neutrals and the natural-looking wood finishes that are so popular now, she says. There’s no getting away from the importance of natural materials in bathroom design today. It’s a trend that shows no signs of

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waning, says Kimberly Sorochina, a designer at Cuisines Denis Couture, which has stores in Montreal and Longueuil. “People want a spa look, but also a bathroom that’s warm and inviting,” she says. “Mixing materials, especially adding wood elements, is a great way to do that.” Look for raw reclaimed wood features in bathrooms heading into 2017, including accent walls and planks on ceilings. The less adventurous might opt for open shelves made of wood to play against the tiles and lacquered cabinetry. There are many options for people who

want a natural look but the practicality of porcelain. Porcelain that mimics marble is recherché, she finds, along with tiles that emulate the raw look of concrete. Thanks to advances in technology it’s almost impossible to tell the difference between real concrete, wood or stone and the porcelain imitations, Sorochina says. Another hot trend is the 10-by-five-foot large-format tiles that resemble a slab of Carrara marble, slate or other stone. “You can create a seamless shower surround or cover a wall,” she says. “Like the real thing, it can be cut to size, and used on the floor or •

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of stainless steel in either a polished stainless or oiled-bronze finish. Some drains have LED lighting embedded, which means you can add up-light effects to the shower ambience. And the shower continues to dominate as the most important bathroom feature, says Pierre Descoteaux, chief executive officer of bathroom design company PierDeco. “Most often the freestanding tub is something that is not used every day,” he says. “The shower is what gets the most use.” Having a bench and rain-head shower is not enough; people want a fully immersive shower experience, complete with multiple functions, waterfalls, body sprays and handheld wands, he says. The Pierdeco Aquamassage collection of shower columns continues to be highly functional, but can be more discreet. The panel can be inset into the wall for a built-in look, but the unit is easily installed by a plumber. Descoteaux also identifies colourful porcelain fixtures (albeit not just sinks) as a big

trend in Europe; that usually means they will come our way soon. “For so many years anything but white was out of fashion for the toilet, tub and sink,” he says. “I think it will be common within two years here.” Already, bathroom fixtures can be found in many colours, including red, black and taupe. Of those, says Descoteux, he’s keeping a design eye on taupe for bathroom fixtures. It’s the shade many designers have deemed the “it” shade, whether it’s the sink and bathtub, walls, vanity or tiles. It’s modern, and harmonizes beautifully with other light neutrals and the natural-looking wood finishes that are so popular now, he says. So many trends, so many ways to go. Bathrooms are many things to many people, and there are so many ways to express individuality in them. “Like in fashion, Montrealers like to do things their way and aren’t afraid to make personal choices,” says Richard Brunet. •

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walls, even an entire tub or shower surround.” Using those large-format tiles in the shower area now is possible thanks to linear drain systems, says Dinu Filip, president of ACO Systems Ltd. “With something like our Quartz line, you no longer have to put the drain in the middle or slope the floor toward it,” he says. “This one aspect alone opens up all kinds of design possibilities.” Most homeowners place it at the periphery or at the entrance to the shower; this allows for a barrier-free or curbless shower, perfect for anyone in a wheelchair or who has trouble stepping over a raised threshold. And because they can handle a lot of water, linear drains also make it possible to create a wet room in the master bath. “You basically have an open-concept shower, with no shower door. They’re very big in Europe and in spas and are coming here,” he says. They also work with any kind of material, including porcelain, natural stone, concrete or river rocks. There are eight grate styles made

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Dream State Artist Irena Chrul illuminates the dark corners in our subconscious minds BY STEPHANIE WHITTAKER

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FRAGMENTS OF DREAMS. Elusive memories of long-past events. A vaguely recalled face. The work of Montreal painter Irena Chrul spies into the crevices in our subconscious minds, forcing us to look at what’s stored in there. Chrul’s art is subversive, thought-provoking, sometimes disturbing and, for her, a catharsis. “People sometimes ask me about my paintings being a political statement. In fact, my whole life is a political statement,” says the artist as she stands in front of a triptych that elegantly depicts themes ranging from terrorism and war to women’s struggle for equality. Chrul’s view of her own life as a political statement stems from her experience of growing up in Poland when it was part of the Eastern Bloc. While studying painting, poster design and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, she worked in theatre, designing posters and costumes. “I met my husband there; he was a set designer,” she says. The two fled Poland after martial law was declared in 1981. “We had to escape the country, and knew of many intellectuals who were escaping,” Chrul says. “An advertising agency had invited us to attend an exhibition in West

Germany. We went to it and sought refugee status. Because we were refugees, we couldn’t work for that first year, so we took courses in computer-operated graphic design. Then we started our own company, specializing in graphic design, branding and packaging.” All the while, Chrul was painting. She and her husband stayed in Germany for more than two decades, building a successful business that collaborated with large companies. In 2003, she moved to New York, after splitting from her husband. “I love New York, with all its art and activity, but I couldn’t get a U.S. visa and I had to leave,” she says. “I came to Canada. My ex-husband had settled in London, Ont., where his sister lived, and he loved Canada. I came to Montreal and enrolled at McGill to learn French.” But as time passed, Chrul became increasingly lonely in North America, yearning for friends and family abroad, so she bought an airline ticket to return to Germany. Shortly before her departure, she exhibited a few paintings in an atelier on St. Denis St. One of the people who wandered in to view them was Marc Hébert, a •

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Quebec-born film director and photographer who had spent most of his adult life living in Europe. The two became a couple and Chrul cancelled her plans to leave Montreal. Three years later, they moved to Italy, where they rented an apartment with a studio in a 12th-century Tuscan palace before returning to Montreal in 2013. Today, Chrul and Hébert live in a loft in St. Henri, where the artist devotes many hours to painting each day. Her work is coveted by art collectors internationally. During an exhibition in Abu Dhabi, 12 paintings were sold in one day. A collector in San Francisco has bought several of her paintings. And a gallery in Washington D.C. has sold her work.

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Recently, Chrul and Hébert opened Portfolio Arts Visuels, a small gallery where they display her work, in the Chateau St. Ambroise, a former 19th-century textile mill in St. Henri, converted to commercial lofts. Despite the fact that her paintings look distinctly contemporary, Chrul says she uses techniques that date to the Renaissance. She sketches forms on canvas with charcoal and then repeatedly applies thin layers of paint – oil or watercolour – to give the images depth. Her palette is subdued, devoid of vibrant colours. “I’m not a colourist,” she says. “I am very impressed with works such as those by David Hockney; his landscapes are full of colour. But I don’t have the courage to use bright colours.”

The subject matter, however, is startling, eclectic, and deliberately dissident. In one painting, the artist portrays the Habsburg empress Maria Theresa as ugly. The painting hangs beside one of Napoleon, who is portrayed with a small, pointed head and warped body. “These are my conversations with toxic personages,” Chrul says. “I make them look grotesque because we don’t need dictators or heroes.” In some paintings, classical Greek and Roman sculptures are depicted through a gauzy film. One painting, for example, portrays ancient sculptures on pediments with disturbing, disoriented people in the foreground. “The background of this work is a museum,” she says. “The two women seated in front of the sculptures are victims of the terrorist bombing in Brussels. The little boy on the floor beside them is one of the survivors of the war in Syria.” But not all of Chrul’s work is so politically freighted. One series of paintings depicts beautiful spherical objects that glow luminously. Are they eggs? “They’re actually grains of sand magnified under a microscope,” she says. “These paintings are about our place in the cosmos. We are tiny grains of sand in this vast universe.” She and Hébert took the series to an exhibition in Abu Dhabi. “It’s a city created from sand,” says Hébert. •

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Despite Chrul’s focus on humanity’s dysfunctional nature, she also sees beauty everywhere. A series of portraits and figurative work reveals her fascination with faces and bodies, wrought in various guises. There are also impressionistic works that hint at ideas. A painting titled Venus at first glance resembles a wave on the surface of water. But look closer to decode the dreamlike body swimming under the wave and the chiffon of a bridal gown streaming from its surface.

Chrul recently began working on a series of large paintings of landscapes, which she says will define the next five years of her work. There is a sense of peace in them. “This is not a particular place. These landscapes are nowhere and nothing and nobody,” she says, gesturing to a vast unfinished tableau in her studio that conveys a hint of hills in the distance, a lake in the middle ground, and a patio umbrella in the foreground. But not quite. The images appear to be sheathed in

gauze; they’re not fully fleshed out because they’re metaphors we see in dreams. They’re the visions we keep in the morass of our subconscious minds, awaiting an artist’s deft hand to pull them out and display them in the sharp light of day. •

To view Irena Chrul’s art by appointment, call 514-992-5022 or email impressartoday@gmail.com

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GOOD VIBES A Baie d’Urfé home built according to feng shui principles is filled with a sense of harmony BY STEPHANIE WHITTAKER · PHOTOGRAPHY: YVES LEFEBVRE AND COLIN LEFEBVRE · STYLING: TRACEY MacKENZIE

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VISITORS FEEL IT IMMEDIATELY. The sense of serenity that pervades the Baie d’Urfé home of Mary and Al Carbone is palpable to all who visit. “People feel really good in our house, and Al and I always look forward to coming home to it,” says Mary Carbone. The Carbones say that their recently built home is filled with “good vibes” because it was constructed according to the customs of feng shui, the ancient Chinese system of

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organizing spaces for the smooth f low of energy, which the Chinese call “chi.” Created about 5,000 years ago, feng shui is the practice of positioning objects in an environment to enhance the quality of life for its occupants. At the outset, the couple turned to feng shui master Tracey MacKenzie to advise them on how to use the ancient discipline in their house. They had been living in Ile Bizard but wanted to move closer to commuter trains once their two children – aged 13 and 15 –

began attending high school in Montreal. “We had discovered Tracey by word of mouth when we lived in our former house,” Mary says. “We consulted her because a friend suggested that she could help our son. He was nine years old and had had difficulty sleeping all his life. Tracey moved his bed into an auspicious direction and that night, he slept through the night for the first time ever.” MacKenzie, who is also an interior designer, practises classical Xuan Kong (Flying Stars) feng


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shui, which is based on mathematics and Chinese astrology, and holds that the birth dates of a home’s occupants and the building’s year of construction are key factors in determining how to apply the principles of the practice. The couple had fallen in love with a building lot in Baie d’Urfé in 2014. “The lot had a house on it,” Mary says. “I used to come here a nd wa l k the proper t y and I didn’t want to leave. I felt so •

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(Previous pages) A restrained colour palette contributes to the sense of tranquility in the living room. The porcelain floors from Club Céramique were used throughout the ground floor. Interior designer Carlos Franchini designed the television unit. Modular sofa and grey winged chairs: Maison Corbeil; ottomans: Structube; white chair: HomeSense. (Below) Atelier Ebénisterie Architecturale built the kitchen. Its island, which measures five feet by 9.5 feet, boasts a waterfall edge and is surfaced with Taj Mahal granite from India. The walnut cabinetry provides warm contrast to the cream-coloured HDF cabinets. Baia16 dual sink in island: Plomberium; faucet: Kohler; induction cooktop: GE; both wall ovens: GE Monogram; panelled refrigerator and freezer: Viking; lighting: Multi Luminaire.

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“Mary showed me the plans and I rearranged the rooms according to feng shui principles.”

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happy here. Tracey vetted the lot and said it was a good location for our family.” It turns out the west-facing direction of the house was auspicious for the Carbones, so they bought the lot, razed the house that stood on it, and drafted plans for a new construction. They hired architect Benoit Béland and builder Groupe Cyncor, and asked MacKenzie to weigh in on the location of the rooms. “Mary showed me the


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plans and I rearranged the rooms according to feng shui principles,” MacKenzie says. “She then went back to the architects.” The Carbones wanted sleek, minimalist design. “Tracey gave us a range of colours to use, and Carlos Franchini, our interior designer, helped us finalize the details,” says Mary, adding that she chose the materials herself, including porcelain tiles for the floors on the main storey and sucupira, an exotic

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Brazilian hardwood, for the floors upstairs. The resu lt is, i ndeed, sleek a nd m i nimalist. With its subdued colour palette of creams, charcoals and caramels, the 6,100-square-foot home is clutter-free and filled with a sense of tranquility and ord­ erliness. That a mbience beg ins in the entr y ha ll, where the sta ircase, made of quar tz risers and treads, is cur ved. “The stairs should not be aligned with •

(Below, left) The dining area shares space with the adjacent living room and kitchen and is a locus for entertaining and family fun. Rosewood dining table: Artemano; armchairs: Avenue Design; other dining chairs: Maison Corbeil; lighting: Multi Luminaire. (Below, right) Walnut veneer on the bar is a warm element that contrasts with the charcoal-coloured sofa.

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The room that was designed for poker-playing has a ventilation system that removes cigar smoke. Mary loves the black walls, which are not overpowering thanks to the glass wall that faces the patio, permitting plenty of light to flood the space. Outdoor furnishings: Trevi; wallpaper: Empire Wallpaper and Paint; pendant: Multi Luminaire.

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the front door,” says MacKenzie. “Aligned stairs allow chi to flow out of the house.” Desig ned on a n open pla n, the g round f loor’s kitchen and living and dining areas are clustered at the back of the house, where large f loor-to-ceiling sliding doors give onto a generous patio. The kitchen, which measures 20-by-15 feet, features cream-coloured wood cabinets and a 9.5-foot-long island, topped with Taj Mahal granite from India. Walnut was used

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as a warm counterpoint throughout the kitchen – on the island’s front and on casing surrounding cabinetry, marrying well with the adjacent rosewood dining table. “We congregate in the kitchen,” says Mary. “And we love having people over to visit … much more than we did in our other house. The vibe is so different here.” MacKenzie adds that chi f lows faster in open-plan homes “because there are no walls to stop it or slow it down, so

f urniture and carpet placement is key to household har mony.” In the liv ing room, for example, an area rug with a deep pile slows down the energy as do the upholstered dining room chairs and the sheer drapes on the windowed back wall. In a wing behind the kitchen, the couple created what they call “the black room,” Al’s space dedicated to poker-play ing. Black textured wallpaper on three of the room’s walls creates a sense of coziness •

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but is tempered by the fourth all-glass wall, which admits light from the patio. “We also installed a special system in that room to scoop out cigar smoke,” says Mary. Next to the black room, a full bathroom, installed with a future backyard swimming pool in mind, features a vanity crafted of a slab of wood that Mary sourced in a woodlot near St. Jean sur Richelieu. Brown porcelain tiles on the floor and on the shower’s walls mimic grainy wood. Four bedrooms, each w ith its ow n ensuite bathroom, are located on the

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second storey. Here, the desig n ethos is as spare as it is on the ground f loor. There is plenty of space in the master ensuite bathroom for chi to flow unimpeded. In addition to a cantilevered vanity with two sinks, there is a generously proportioned shower, a stand-alone tub and an enclosed water closet. Visitors love the home’s tranquility as much as the Carbone family does. “Our children often bring their friends home,” Mary says. “Sometimes, I see them all dancing to music in the middle of the living room.” M a cKe n z ie s ay s t h e b e s t t i m e t o

incorporate feng shui principles into a home is at the beginning of the design process. “Mary followed all the recommendations, so the house has no choice but to feel good,” she says. “If you follow the directives, you get good results.” Mary says the house has contributed to harmonious relationships among her family members. “The general harmony is so important to us,” she says. “You can’t replace that. Everything feels right.” •


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bedroom where the dove-grey colour scheme dominates. Oriental rug: Bashir; commode and love seat: Fraser Brothers. (Opposite) A classical-style bench adds an elegant touch to the streamlined master bathroom. Chi flows easily through the wide-open space. Bench: Ambienti; Incepa sinks and Zitta bathtub: Plomberium; Murray Feiss lighting: Multi Luminaire.

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GET INTO THE FLOW How to use feng shui to get chi moving smoothly through your home and life BY TRACEY MACKENZIE

FENG SHUI IS DEFINED as the ancient Chinese art of placement, but that’s a simple definition of a system that is both rewarding and complex for those who practise it. Developed in China about 5,000 years ago, feng shui (pronounced fung shway) is more aptly def ined as the env ironmental study of a par ticular location. Literally translated, “feng shui” means “wind and water.” In China’s ancient agricultural society, a site was considered auspicious if it was sheltered from strong winds and could benefit from slow-moving waters.

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Although originally developed to locate an auspicious site for a city, village, building or tomb, feng shui has evolved and has gradually gained traction in the West. Its use by Western celebrities, including Sir Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Donald Trump, has popularized it. Traditionally, the Chinese believed that the universe was in a constant state of flux and that energy, known as chi, could work for or against humans, depending on how they use it. Understanding and harnessing that energy to benefit from it is the basis of

feng shui. The proper distribution and flow of energy in buildings and landscapes is said to improve health, increase prosperity, activate career opportunities and even attract a life partner. The ancients also used feng shui to protect their dead. Master practitioners carefully chose sites for the dead in the belief that the wrong placement would adversely affect the prosperity of the deceased’s descendants. While feng shui is a complex and esoter ic discipline, homeow ners ca n employ its basic tenets to improve the f low of energ y i n t hei r su r rou nd i ng s. •


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HERE ARE A FEW OF MY FENG SHUI TIPS TO USE IN YOUR ENVIRONMENT v Beautify your home’s entrance to improve your life. The main entrance to a home is considered the “mouth of chi” in feng shui. What do you see when you open your front door? If your walkway is disintegrating, and your door is covered in cobwebs, has chipped paint or a broken handle, your life will reflect this. Repair what’s broken and place brightly coloured flowerpots on each side of the entrance door to spruce up the energy … and your life. v Want more money or new opportunities? Get rid of clutter. Clutter causes blockages in your life by slowing down the flow of chi, especially if your space is filled with stuff you don’t use. In my home, no more than 30 per cent of any surface is used. Closets have lots of unused space and there are empty drawers in my dressers, awaiting new things. Make space for the new and you will receive. v Is your love life non-existent? Make your bedroom an oasis. Scan your bedroom. Is there laundry in it? An ironing board? Do you have a treadmill beside your bed? Do you have a giant picture of your parents hanging above or in front of your bed? If you said yes to any of these questions, romance may well be scarce. The bedroom is for intimacy, so remove the work from it. Hang pictures of you and your partner while vacationing or at a happy event. If you don’t have photos of the two of you, hang pictures of a beach or a lake or any place that makes you happy. This will keep you positive. v If you want to attract a loving relationship, start thinking in pairs. If you surround yourself with single items, the concept of singularity is metaphorically reinforced. If you hang pictures of single people, or have only one night table and one place mat, you are advising the Universe that you are fine being single. Put two place mats on your table and two night tables in your bedroom. Display a statue of a couple or a pair of mandarin ducks. Remove artwork depicting single people. Create space in your closet to metaphorically send the message that you are ready to share it.

HERE ARE SOME FENG SHUI TIPS TO ATTRACT PROSPERITY v In addition to enhancing your home’s entrance and eliminating clutter, clean your wallet (remove bills and receipts). v Start a gratitude journal. v Hang three lucky Chinese coins tied with red string on the inside door handle of your main entrance and keep some in your wallet. v Sign documents in an upward motion. v Place a laughing Buddha facing the main entrance door. v Change your business phone number to one that ends in a combination of the numbers three, eight and nine. v Avoid the number four in both your phone number and your address (especially if it ends in a four). v Activate the east of your home in 2017 by adding red or orange items there. v Wear a piece of jewelry that contains citrine.

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SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY has a new office in the West Island of Montreal. The company that moved into Canada in 2005 and has made its mark across the country in the past decade officially inaugurated its latest location in the West Island recently with a glamorous soirée. Boasting just over 420 real estate agents in four provinces, Sotheby’s International Realty has been serving the West Island since it began operations in Montreal in late 2006. However, the new office, located in a key area of Pointe Claire, gives the company an official presence in the area. “I’ve a lways wa nted to put a footpr int in the West Isla nd,” says Sacha Brosseau, vice president of brokerage for Sotheby’s International Realty Canada. “It took two years to find the right location.” That “right location” is in the heart of Montreal’s western suburbs, at 620 St. Jean Blvd., Pointe Claire, an area that many West Islanders would consider a locus of commercial activity. “We wanted proximity to highway 40, and we wanted


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a location that would easily be a 20-minute drive from any spot in the West Island,” he says. Sotheby’s International Realty Quebec has long had six dedicated real estate brokers serving the West Island, albeit from the company’s downtown-Montreal headquarters now located in the Golden Square Mile. They also live in the West Island and are familiar with the communities they work in, says Brosseau, a West Islander himself. “I do not believe in the concept of ‘build it and they will come.’ People have to get comfortable with the brand first,” he says. “We’ve been transacting strongly in the West Island and have a good track record here.” In fact, the company’s distinctive blue lawn signs have become commonplace in the area. Brosseau, a Sotheby’s International Realty broker before becoming a member of the company’s executive team, comes from a real estate family. His mother has been in the business for the past 30 years and is a broker with Sotheby’s International Realty Quebec.

The company does not recruit newly minted brokers. “Our brokers have to prove themselves,” Brosseau says. “They have to have a minimum of three years in the business, a strong reputation in their markets and have proven themselves with a track record of success. I don’t want to be the first brokerage agents see after completing their real estate studies. I want to be the brokerage they aspire to work for.” He says that each Sotheby’s International Realty broker must work full-time. “In some companies, brokers work at other jobs to supplement their income. For our brokers, real estate is never a part-time job. They dedicate themselves to their profession and their clients.” The company pursues the “quality before quantity” concept, says Brosseau. “We are one national franchise across the country, and as such are able to ensure the quality of the agents and brokers that proudly give out our signature blue card.” Brosseau says it’s a common misconception in the public mind that Sotheby’s International Realty Quebec exclusively lists luxury

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homes priced at a minimum of $1 million. “In fact, we list houses at all price points as long as the homes are exceptional,” he says. The company now has enough history in Canada that brokers are seeing subsequent generations of buyers returning for services. “We’ve sold homes to Montrealers whose children are now buying homes through us,” Brosseau says. The company’s international presence gives it an edge in an increasingly global market, he adds. In addition to having over 845 offices in 63 countries, it has created partnerships with such illustrious organizations as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, the New York Times, Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune and, most recently, China-based real estate site Juwai.com. The new West Island location may be local in Montreal but it opens up vast realms of possibilities to anyone who is in the real estate market. “I’m really proud of this,” says Brosseau. •

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WHETHER IT’S A LUXURY HOME, bungalow or condo, a house becomes an inviting space when it has the right furniture that fits. Finding the perfect furnishings is easier with the help of professionals, says interior designer Julie Labelle. In the 18 months that Labelle has worked at Euro Style Furniture, she has helped many clients do just that. “We’re a custom furniture store. All our products are built in Europe, mainly in Spain,” she says. “And we have a wide customer base because we have furniture for every budget.” Some of the brands that are exclusive to Euro Style include Rimobel, makers of children’s furniture and wall units; Franco Furniture, which manufactures wall units, bedroom and dining room furniture; Garcia Furniture Designs and Fenicia, both manufacturers of bedroom furnishings and wall units. “The most challenging thing I have had to design is a room, wall to wall. A client had called me to go to her house and design the space using

Rimobel children’s furniture for her two daughters’ bedrooms, in different styles,” says Labelle. In one room, she chose bunk beds while the other had two Murphy beds. “All of my measurements had to be accurate. A wall unit going on a wall that includes a bed and a desk – it all has to fit precisely. Each piece has to be perfect to fit the space,” she says. Labelle says other shoppers who benefit from customized service are those who own houses with unusual architectural angles. “I had a customer who had this indent in the house about the size of a closet,” says Labelle. So she designed a divan (the Afrika model from Fama), with a curved area that could fit into the space while the rest of the sofa extended into the room. The result was a piece of furniture that looked as if it had been designed to be there. “I can go to clients’ homes or they can come here with a sketch containing all their dimensions,” Labelle says. “I make sure that their sofa fits by drawing a 3D model and showing them

what it looks like. If it’s multiple pieces, I create a 3D image on the computer to show the entire room and how the pieces fit. This way, customers can confirm their orders before to make sure there are no mistakes.” She cites the Arianne sofa by Fama as one of her biggest-selling items. She describes it as custom modular pieces that can be upholstered with a choice of 1,000 fabrics and leathers. “I can design the sofa with the customer to make sure it fits in the room and that the colours go well together. I believe I’ve sold about 50 of these sofas since I’ve been here and all are completely different with fabric, sizes and configurations,” she says. Recently, a client bought two sofas at the same time. “I originally helped them design their sofa for the basement,” Labelle says. “She was also looking for a sofa for her living room. I said: ‘Just for fun, let’s design it on the computer simulator in the colours you want.’ They loved it and bought both. Both look completely different.” •

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HOUSE ON THE ROCKS A country home is expertly nestled into the side of a steep Owl’s Head slope BY SUSAN SEMENAK PHOTOGRAPHY: YVES LEFEBVRE AND COLIN LEFEBVRE STYLING: DENISE PALISAITIS

THEY SAID THE HILL WAS TOO STEEP, the lot too narrow. “Unbuildable” was the official designation given to the thin sliver of wooded, rocky slope that nudges up against the ski hill at Owl’s Head. But oh, what a view, with mountains and lake as far as the eye can see. And one of the Eastern Townships’ most glorious downhill ski runs just a short trudge away. So Jacynthe Leclerc and her husband Pierre Savary took a leap of faith; they bought the property anyway and commissioned a team of architects, surveyors and structural engineers to find a way to build the unbuildable. The Sherbrooke couple had fallen in love with the area. A family of diehard downhill skiers (their teenaged son and daughter both ski competitively), they’d been spending weekends •

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in the township of Potton for years. “People told us we were being audacious, but there was something so wild and wonderful about the place, and it called to us. It was the project of a lifetime,” says Jacynthe of the four-yearold chalet her family call their “treehouse.” “In the winter and early spring, we ski in and out of the house; in summer we head to the beach just 200 metres down the road, to swim or go boating on the lake,” she says. “In the fall we walk in the woods. And

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in every season we are surrounded by the most spectacular, ever-changing scenery.” Building the 2,400-square-foot house on such a steep slope proved to be a Herculean task that took a large portion of the overall budget. But it was just the kind of challenge to get architect Alexandre McCallum, whose Montreal firm Larose McCallum Architectes designed the house, excited. Himself an avid skier and nature enthusiast, McCallum says he and his partner Marc-Antoine Larose set

out to build a simply stated modern house that was “light on the land,” one that paid respect to the natural wonders surrounding it. The first challenge was finding a spot flat enough to anchor the building on a site where the average slope is between 45 and 50 degrees. “Picture a double-black-diamond ski hill and then imagine a house perched in the middle of it,” says McCallum. “That’s what we built – a house with the kind of magic that keeps you sheltered from the elements •


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Throughout the house, polished concrete floors are common to all the spaces, creating a seamless flow. Radiant heating keeps things toasty in winter. In the living room, a massive expanse of window offers an exciting view into the forest below. The metal fireplace, an American-made Fireorb, is suspended from the ceiling by its own chimney. It can be rotated 360 degrees to accommodate various seating arrangements. The home’s colour palette is restricted to white and pale greys, except for splashes of orange, red and turquoise. Furniture and accessories: Maison Corbeil.

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while being right in contact with them.” As they began their work, McCallum and Larose, who collaborated with structural engineer Pierre Brassard of Geniex, climbed up and down along the property and found a rocky plateau, which they broke through to create a small, flat platform. “We thought it would be a beautiful place for a sundeck with fabulous views. It would also provide the anchoring point for the building,” McCallum recalls. “The rest of the house happened from there.” The first storey of the pine-clad house, built by Michael Cyr of Neve Groupe Construction, is cantilevered over and out from the bedrock, to which it is anchored with steel rods. The long and narrow second storey is set back slightly to emulate the craggy landscape and to make room for a rooftop terrace overlooking the lake. There were strict municipal regulations to obey: no more than two exterior cladding materials, a roof slope of 15 degrees or less, no shocking colour schemes. When it came to designing the inside of the three-bedroom house, Jacynthe knew exactly the look she wanted; she’d spent years building a portfolio of ideas borrowed from magazines and decor books. She worked with Sherbrooke interior designer Jean Bissonette (from the television show Décore ta vie) to create indoor spaces that are spare and contemporary. Shades of white, polished concrete floors, high-sheen cabinetry that lights up the space, and low-key furnishings create a serene, contemporary vibe. As Jacynthe puts it, “we let most of the decor happen outdoors.” To maximize those breathtaking views, most rooms are outfitted with generous fibreglass windows, the most spectacular of which are the floor-to-ceiling sweeps of glass in the living room and master bedroom, which afford 180-degree views of Lake Memphremagog and look straight down into the woods below, where deer and other animals roam. •

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The living room, dining room and kitchen are laid out in a long, open space on the main floor. The two children’s bedrooms are on the ground floor; the master bedroom is upstairs. Because the structural work ate up more of the budget than originally anticipated, Jacynthe and her husband looked to save money wherever they could by doing things themselves. For instance, it was Pierre and their son who assembled the cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom. Then they built the cedar deck off the living room where the hot tub is located. “It was a real family project,” she says. •

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Glorious Gifts Bestowing presents upon friends and loved ones is a year-long activity, so why not start your year off right and plan early for birthdays, anniversaries and just-because-I-feel-like-it moments? Herewith, our guide to some groovy gifts to help the process.

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1. BREEZY RIDER The Sainte-Elisabeth 2.0 from Courselle Cycles’s Mile End collection is a streamlined beauty, designed and assembled in the company’s workshop in the St. Henri neighbourhood of Montreal. As Canadians embrace cycling as their transportation of choice, this well-made bike makes a great gift. $815. Available from Courselle Cycles. www.coursellecycles.com. 2. GALAXY GLOW These starburst earrings are the perfect gift for the stargazer in your life. Diamonds of .54 ct glitter like the night sky in 14-kt white gold. $4,250. Available at Mark Lash.www.marklash.com. 3. MAKE SCENTS It may be reminiscent of chemistry class equipment, but this handcrafted burner is designed to let you enjoy the aromas of your favourite essential oils. The kit includes the burner unit, an adjustable metal clamp, flask, beeswax candle, glass dish and five millilitres of Australian lavender oil. $211.20. Available from Free People. www.freepeople.com. 4. PRETTY PEREGRINATIONS This Americanmade lined leather travel kit with its zipper closure holds your toiletries and grooming essentials for elegant travel. Happy trails. $259.38. Available from Free People. www. freepeople.com. 5. DETOX AND DESTRESS Herbivore offers a gentle yet effective soap bar, infused with activated bamboo charcoal for deep cleansing, exfoliation, and detoxification. It works especially well with oily, combination, and blemish-prone skin. $14. Available at Sephora. www.sephora.com.

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1. BASIC BLACK Montreal designer Rachel F. presents the Osaka backpack, the perfect accessory when you need to carry things but want your hands free. The Osaka is made of full-grain leather and is equipped with closings that adjust to various heights to accommodate contents. The straps, made of the same leather, are adjustable. $295. Available from Rachel F. www.rachelf.ca. 2. COZY CARIBOU COMFORT The Hudson’s Bay Company’s timeless wool throw bordered with its iconic stripes never goes out of style. Embodying quality craftsmanship that dates to the 1800s, this 100-per-cent-wool fringed Caribou throw will keep you comfy all winter. Measures 42 by 70 inches. $170. Available at Hudson’s Bay. www.thebay.com. 3. FEATHER YOUR NEST The rich aromas of Moroccan tea, Kashmir wood, and black cardamom are combined with wild fig and bergamot in Nest, a fragrance that is perfect for day or evening. Laura Slatkin collaborated with master perfumers to translate the works of 18th century British artist Mary Delany into luxurious scents that capture the essence of the botanicals that adorn Nest’s striking packaging. $78. Available at Sephora. www.sephora. com. 4. THE SWEET LIFE Live la dolce vita. "Holiday Chocolate" is the name of this stunning diamond ring, sweetened with 140 brilliant-cut diamonds set in 18-kt white and rose gold. $25,350. Available at Knar. www.knar.com.

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1. WINTER WARDROBE CLASSIC Warm up your winter with a cozy muffler. The Ashby twill scarf, made of 100 per cent merino wool, comes from the Faribault Woolen Mill Co. of Minnesota, which has been crafting heirloom blankets since 1825. It’s woven with a “broken” twill technique that creates a subtle zigzag texture. $119.95. Available from Old Faithful Shop. www.oldfaithfulshop.com. 2. COLD WEATHER COMFORT Odeyalo’s Ritz coat combines wool, viscose, nylon and alpaca for a classic garment that permits a warm transition from autumn to winter. Made in Canada, it features a hand-sewn snap closure and concealed front pockets. $475. Available from Odeyalo Clothing. www.odeyaloclothing.com. 3. METALLIC MAGIC Pen cases may be a delightful throwback to an elegant age, but they’re also practical. Store your pens in Midori’s solid brass pen case, which will acquire a beautiful patina over time. ¤54.90. Available from Kohezi. www.kohezi.com. 4. WHAT’S THE SCOOP? Simplicity and elegance reign in this scoop-shaped pearl ring from Mark Lash. Diamonds and a freshwater pearl face each other on this 14-kt rose-gold band. $1,080. www.marklash.com

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1. TONY TONIC Crack open your favourite gin for the holiday season. Tonic Maison is the perfect hostess gift. Handcrafted in Quebec of cinchona bark, from which quinine originates, this is one artisanal syrup your home bar should stock. One bottle mixes approximately 25 drinks. $25. www.34oztonicmaison.com. 2. SOFT AND CASUAL With a nod to the design of the 1950s, this updated men’s bomber jacket from Odeyalo is 80 per cent organic cotton and 20 per cent recycled polyester. Made in Canada, the Myriade bomber features a classic brass snap-front closing and elasticated cuffs and bottom. $220. Available from Odeyalo Clothing. www.odeyaloclothing.com. 3. YEAR-ROUND GARDEN Enjoy the pleasure of snipping fresh herbs for dinner year-round with this indoor herb garden from Nude. The set includes two posts and a concrete base, with a hydroponic irrigation system. Buy it as a gift for others or for your own kitchen. US $241. Available from Amara. www.amara.com. 4. SILVER SURPRISE If clothes make the man, the right jewelry polishes his image. This men’s ring, made of intricately patterned sterling silver, has 18-kt gold insets and a honed and faceted black onyx stone. $475. Available at Knar. www.knar.com.

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1. STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT Reflecting the beauty of the night sky, the Illa Cosmic diamond necklace is set with perfectly cut diamonds in an 18kt-gold setting. $1970. Available at Knar. www.knar.com. 2. OF SOUND MIND Pryma's Italian-made headphones are handcrafted of lightweight aluminum in a rose-gold tone. They boast cushioned earcups and are styled with a grey Italian-leather headband. The audio is by Sonus Faber. US$500. www.barneys.com. 3. PUT ON A HAPPY FACE The Foreo LUNA offers a new approach to skin care. This facial-cleansing device combines sonic pulsations that cleanse the skin with a nonabrasive silicone brush. It’s waterproof and can be used in any skincare regimen. The cleansing device deeply cleans with up to 8,000 pulsations per minute, channelled through silicone touch-points for refined, clear, and purified skin. $159. Available at Sephora. www.sephora.com. 4. CHARMING CHARM Charm the one you love with the Fulfillment Clover pendant, set with Hearts On Fire diamonds. $3,500. Available at Knar. www.knar.com.

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1. MIRROR MIRROR Influenced by 1950s Italian design, this Pepe marble mirror from Menu is finished with complementary brass fittings. Its adjustable angle makes it perfect for applying makeup and shaving. ¤701. Available from Amara. www.amara.com. 2. WONDERFULLY WOVEN Kilims are beautiful flat-weave area rugs that originate in central Asia. This one from Ferm Living is joyously colourful in a blend of 80 per cent wool and 20 per cent cotton. Adorned with a graphic semicircle in warm pastel tones, it is finished with a tasselled edge. $340. Available from Amara. www.amara.com. 3. SHAPELY SOUND Beauty and utility are combined in the SAIC pebble amplifier for smartphones; its specially designed chamber increases the volume and improves the quality of your stored music. Place your phone in the top groove and sound resonates through it. The organic design makes it an aesthetic object to display. $74.95 Available from CB2. www.cb2.com.

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1. LASSO A GORGEOUS NECKLACE It’s not just cowboys who carry lariats. This lariat necklace is designed to adorn your neck with .18ct diamonds set in 14-kt gold. $1,160. Available at Mark Lash. www.marklash.com . 2. SILKY SMOOTH Britain-based designer Olivia von Halle presents the Coco Shada bespoke embroidered pyjamas, inspired by the lounging pyjamas worn by Coco Chanel in the 1920s. The Coco Shada has a hand-embroidered serpent motif on its back. These silk pyjamas are strictly made to order. £1,000. www.oliviavonhalle.com. 3. RED ALERT Add vibrancy to your home with Red Saguaros, a vase crafted by Quebec-based artisan Colin Schleeh of maple wood, various dyes, resin and lacquer. This piece of art measures 22" x 27" x 3" and is at home in contemporary and traditional decor alike. Available from Schleeh Design. www.schleehdesign.com. 4. DROP-DEAD GORGEOUS What could be prettier than a pair of stunning drop earrings, replete with .64ct diamonds set in 14-kt rose gold? $2,480. Available at Mark Lash. www.marklash.com.

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DIVERSE AND DIFFERENT Mixed-media artist Mark Gleberzon taps into an unusual range of concepts for his works BY JULIE GEDEON

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“She fell in love with the painting, which was small enough to take with her,” Gleberzon recalls. Penguins, Barbie dolls and Chinese lanterns are part of the eclectic subject matter that the mixed-media artist explores with experimental zest. By incorporating paint and/or collage elements, he gives his already intriguing photographs added oomph. “I’m always seeking to elicit an emotional response, or a nostalgic one, as seems to be happening more often lately,” he says. Lily @ Lido features a photograph of his grandmother holidaying at the famous Miami hotel in 1968. “She was a tough old bird, finally enjoying life after surviving the Holocaust 20 years earlier,” he says with affection. “Nostalgically futuristic, the photo almost begged for me to work with it,” he adds. “So I tweaked and printed a digital version to mount on wood and then hand-painted her organza bathing cap, embroidered handbag and striped lounge chairs to highlight their importance to her, as opposed to the people I washed out a bit in the back.” The piece has inspired admirers to commission Gleberzon to work his magic on their favourite photos. “People like something old being new again,” he says. Red is among the series of photographs he took at the world’s largest Barbie museum in Montreal. His cropped angles capture a dark, come-hither quality or a sleepy ’60s drug haze. “I used acrylics to line the lips and give the hair texture to emphasize the beauty that people would admire in magazines,” he says. Gleberzon’s interest in art began in childhood and was just about the only thing that retained his attention. “I was a bit hyper, but always fascinated by the creative process,” he says. Always supportive, his parents encouraged him to seek out after-school art classes and summer camps with creative programs. After high school, he attended the Ontario College of Art where he focused on graphic design on three-dimensional objects, such as packaging. He easily obtained a job as a graphic designer but his lust for artistic experimentation soon lured him back to fine art. “I love blurring the lines between photography and painting to take each beyond its traditional boundaries and limitations,” he says. “I love not knowing whether I can do something until I actually try it.” Unwilling to limit himself to one style, he jumps from one series of works to another, only later noticing their commonalities. •


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His latest series of abstracts is inspired by real and imagined travels. “A city always came to mind as these pieces developed,” he says. The depiction of sedate roses and colourful lanterns in Singapore is a reminder that even the world’s busiest cities have quiet retreats. Gleberzon’s extensive knowledge of art comes from owning MJG Gallery in Toronto for almost four years, and he continues to represent himself and others in an online gallery. His 25 years of work has been shown throughout Canada and in New York; Westport, Conn.; Chicago; Philadelphia; Paris; and Fukuoka, Japan, where galleries have featured his work. He aims primarily to capture feeling in such paintings as Polar Migration, with its turquoise swirls of melted icebergs. Magnolias is a whimsical ode to Nature whose colours and shapes have always fascinated this artist. Then again, most everything does. Gleberzon was flooded with orders when a New York designer posted a blog in admiration of his painted series of chairs inspired by a particular chair in his parents’ home. Everything is fodder for his art. •

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VACATION WITH PANACHE Mont Tremblant luxury rental lets you get away in style BY PHILLIPA RISPIN Tremblant Living www.tremblantliving.ca 1-888-932-1131

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MONT TREMBLANT. IT’S ONE OF EASTERN CANADA’S PREMIER ski resorts. Renting this townhouse on the Nansen Trail, in the Tremblant development known as Panache, certainly makes sense in wintertime. But in summertime, Mont Tremblant is just a nice place in the Quebec countryside – right? Wrong. There are still plenty of reasons to visit. “In the summer, our clientele is about 50 per cent families and 30 per cent groups of friends on vacation,” says Joan Bou, president of

luxury vacation rental agency Tremblant Living, which handles the Panache development, among others. “The remaining 20 per cent, and a growing market, is corporate retreats. “People come for the surroundings. They like to be right in the forest rather than in Tremblant Village. There are trails for hiking right outside the door, and unlimited free access to the gondola that goes to the summit,” Bou points out. Nearby, there are also cycling paths,

horseback riding, tennis, lakes and indoor pools for swimming, and zip lines. And golf, plenty of golf. “People stay for a week, and they’re out on the links two and three times a day,” Bou says. In case all that outdoorsy activity isn’t enough for you, a 15-minute walk away (faster if you take the free shuttle) there’s lively Mont Tremblant Village and other nearby towns that offer restaurants, shopping, music, nightlife – anything a vacationer could desire.

And then, of course, there’s the property itself. It’s known as Panache 632, a rather mundane name that belies the townhouse’s opportunities for fun, rest, and relaxation. It’s a private corner unit that affords great views from its multiple balconies, several sundecks and patio, and outdoor hot tub. Within the house’s 2,700 square feet, you’ll find all the comforts of home. Of the four bedrooms, two have king-size beds and two have queen-size beds. Add the single trundle beds

under each of the queen-size beds, and you can easily have 10 of your nearest and dearest enjoying the place. Three bathrooms (one with a jetted tub) and one powder room, as well as a washer and dryer, keep everyone comfortable. The large well-equipped kitchen includes a natural-gas stove and a Nespresso coffee machine. There’s also a barbecue outside. Some guests cook; others avail themselves of Panache’s concierge service for referrals to chefs for hire. After your delicious meal, you

can gather in the screened porch or, if it’s a cool night, in front of one of the two fireplaces. Should you yearn for electronic delights, there’s cable tv for the three flat screens in the house, a dvd player, an Xbox player, a sound system with a Bluetooth iPod connection and, for those who can’t bear to be disconnected from the rest of the world, free high-speed wireless internet. In short, you can be as close to or distant from the rest of the world as you desire while surrounded by the glories of Nature •

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A new extension co-exists peacefully with a heritage home in Outremont

Grafting a new extension onto a heritage home poses an interesting challenge. Should it be in a derivative style? A style more modern yet referencing the original building’s style? A style totally contemporary? In the case of this Outremont home, the owners ended up with a contemporary addition that is nonetheless respectful of the original.

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The original house was built in the mid-1800s by a doctor when Outremont was a country area. As the population grew and more homes were erected on the street, and as lifestyles changed over the years, land upon which to build was in demand, and at the same time dwellings were being built that were smaller but more efficient than previously. After the First World War, the house was divided into

two dwellings. This side of the building sits on a corner lot, with a view of the wooded slopes of Mount Royal across the street. The design of the extension is the work of Stéphane Rasselet, principal architect of the firm naturehumaine. To take advantage of the space available, and of the park view, he designed a two-storey addition at right angles to the orig­ inal, set as far back on the property as possible.


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One of the homeowners is a visual artist who works in black and white. The house reflects his aesthetic style; he likes simplicity. The renovations and addition were done by Nicolas Deslauriers and crew from Deslauriers Construction.

“The biggest challenge in terms of architecture was to develop a contemporary language in the choices of materials [and] to create a balance, an equilibrium between the old and the new,” Rasselet says. He notes that this was achieved not by taking characteristic elements away from the old house, but by having old and new parts “in harmony in the exterior language and interior language.

We wanted to create a certain dialogue with the grey, so we kept the addition in grey tones. We used dark grey brick [on the lower floor], and the upper addition is black zinc. Part of the roof on the original structure used grey zinc, so the [expanded front] entrance is covered in black zinc.” Equal care has been taken in designing the interior of the residence, which now measures more than 4,000 square feet. But this is no

showpiece; it’s a lived-in, well-loved home for a couple and their two adolescent children. When the house-hunting homeowners first saw it, the house spoke to each of them in a different way. “My husband grew up in the Eastern Townships, without neighbours nearby,” says one. “When he saw the house, it was love at first sight. He saw its potential, being right up against the woods. He’ll never complain, even •

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though there are neighbours on one side.” She shares with her husband the connection with Nature afforded by the home’s location. “When we wake in the morning we see the woods,” she says. “We watch it through different seasons, and the light is great in the house.” But she is particularly excited by the house’s story. “I love going through the history of it,” she says. “The original owner gave his name to the street.”

The house had not been renovated and was ripe for a makeover. “There was carpet everywhere,” the homeowner says. “We were so happy to discover floor underneath. Almost all the floors in the old part are original.” The family lived in the house for about two years, to get a feeling for the space and how they wanted to inhabit it, before starting the renovation. The process revealed various needs. The kitchen, of course, was hopelessly

out of date and frustrated the couple, who enjoy cooking and entertaining. There was only one full bathroom – upstairs – in the entire house, plus half a powder room (toilet, but no sink) near the kitchen. The wall dividing the original house into two semi-detached dwellings was not adequately soundproofed. Apart from fixing those obvious problems, the family wanted a ground-floor guest room and another full bathroom, as well as •

Many wood surfaces throughout the house are Russian plywood in birch, with a clear-coat matte varnish. The kitchen counter is stainless steel, and the island is topped with four inches of butcher block. Cabinetry by Gepetto Atelier.

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(Opposite) The terraces are made of natural cedar. This ground-floor terrace is off the kitchen. Its steel screen has laths positioned for privacy from the street while allowing anyone on the terrace to see the park opposite the house.

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an enlarged front vestibule. Upstairs, the master bedroom needed its own bathroom, and one of the homeowners wanted a home office. The family also needed somewhere to store bicycles and sports equipment such as skateboards, because the city of Outremont did not permit them to build a garage. Another rule imposed by the city was initially a problem but ended up a benefit: They

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were not permitted to build a single-storey extension onto the two-storey original building; they had to make the new part two storeys also. This allowed one of the homeowners, a visual artist who works with graphite, to have his own upstairs studio, and the space between the studio and the original house became an upstairs terrace. On the ground floor, the addition houses

a large kitchen and a mudroom and, between the two, an indoor “garage” that saves riders from having to carry bicycles to and from the basement. A stairway from the kitchen leads up to the new studio. There is a secluded terrace between the studio and the back bedroom of the original house. Although the addition is manifestly contemporary, and all the spaces in the original •


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Architect Stephane Rasselet endeavoured to save original details, such as door casings, throughout the house. Here on the ground floor, the entrance hall (opposite, centre) leads to the dining room on one side and the living room (above) on the other. Artwork by BenoĂŽt Saito.

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(Opposite) Large windows by Alumilex allow plenty of light to wash into the studio. The door next to the desk leads to the upper terrace. Anyone at the desk has a fine view of the park across the street.

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building have been renovated and, in some cases, reconfigured, the history of the house is still evident. “The biggest challenge in terms of architecture was to establish an equilibrium between the old and the new, to not take anything away from the old house but to have the two parts in harmony,” Rasselet says. “It was important to me to keep old details: the moldings, the brick fireplace, the original flooring. When you enter, you feel the old

house. Although there is a noticeable transition from old to new, there is respect between the two styles.” The abundant light, the views of the forest, and the pared-down decor also imbue a sense of peace. “When I come home from my very busy day, I find it extremely calming,” says the homeowner. “It’s a very nice place to come back to. It’s very important to me to have that base to enjoy the moment and breathe.” •


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FURNITURE THAT TRANSFORMS ROOMS INTO OASES Spain-based company offers Montrealers unusual and customizable sofas and chairs BY TRUDY KERMAN

FAMALIVING MONTREAL 2000 St. Laurent Blvd., Montreal 514-840-0990 www.famaliving.ca

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“Clients can meet with their designers here and plan. It’s cozy and everyone is happy.”

WHEN DOES A ROOM BECOME AN OASIS, a retreat, a sanctuary? Whether you are curling up with a good book, cuddling with loved ones or having a nap, a great sofa or armchair can transform a room into a welcoming refuge. Finding that perfect sofa or chair requires time and testing. At Famaliving Montreal, customers are encouraged to drop in and try out the contemporary, curved, colourful and geometrically shaped sofas and chairs. “I like to suggest to the client the best colours and configurations of shapes, and textures and patterns. If they want, I can do the design for the whole space,” says interior designer Nelly Musayelyan, adding that she has a collection of home photos from her customers displaying the happy results of their collaborations. “We can create a unique sofa: you can choose different coloured fabrics for the back and seating,” she says. The plethora of pillows seen on the floor models is included with each purchase. Foam used in the sofa and chair seats is available in three different densities. “I recommend firm for seniors because it is easier to get up from,” Musayelyan says. Mixing and matching fabrics involves a short stroll over to the large flat touch-screen, where virtual meets actual, allowing customers to see in 3D what their selection of furniture will look like from every angle. It also makes fabric changes instant, at the swipe of a fingertip. “Clients

can meet with their designers here and plan. It’s cozy and everyone is happy,” she says. The store also boasts a children’s corner where children can draw and colour while their parents consult with staff and have a cup of coffee. Famaliving was founded in 1970 in Yecla, Spain, where the company continues to manufacture its products. The company’s products can be used in homes and offices; they’re made to specification and can be upholstered in fabric or leather. They also come with a lifetime guarantee for the wood frame and a 10-year guarantee for the webbing. Customers can take delivery of orders in 12 to 14 weeks. Of the 1,000 fabrics from which to choose, most are washable. The Aquaclean line of fabrics can be cleaned with water. And one line of fabrics is pet-friendly; its tight weave, for instance, allows a cat’s claws to slide off rather than puncturing or tearing the upholstery. Reclining sofas and chairs can be operated at the push of a button, and the battery that powers them is rechargeable. A phone or tablet can be connected with the My Club chair, which is equipped for Bluetooth and has built-in speakers. Famaliving stores are in 60 countries worldwide, and Montreal boasts the company’s only store in Canada. •

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The house is situated to take advantage of ocean views and to allow the structure to be sun-drenched from dawn to dusk. “We chose a Cape Cod style for the exterior with wood shakes to blend into the landscape as much as possible,” Bernardine Moore says. The 12,000-square-foot home boasts seven bathrooms, seven bedrooms and two guesthouses.

“I INVESTIGATED BUYING THE PROPERTY EVEN THOUGH IT WASN’T UP FOR SALE, AND THE OWNER EVENTUALLY AGREED.”

BERNARDINE AND TIM MOORE’S SEASIDE HOME in Chester, Nova Scotia is idyllically situated at the end of a peninsula that gives the couple oceanfront views on three sides to enjoy the sun from dawn to dusk. “I have an affinity for being near water,” Tim Moore says. “So I instantly fell in love with these three and a half acres overlooking the Atlantic. I investigated buying the property even though it wasn’t up for sale, and the owner eventually agreed.” The couple has significantly expanded and embellished the originally modest Cape Cod-style abode they built in 1989 when they had two young boys. The result is an exquisite waterfront manor.

“It’s really been a labour of love for us,” says Bernardine. “Tim always looked for ideas while travelling on business or vacation with me and had a new project slated for every summer.” When their kitchen required updating, they called upon Mary MacDougall, an interior designer who was based in Toronto for many years before returning to her Maritime roots. She and Bernardine have been friends since university. “The exterior of their cedar-shake-clad home and landscaped gardens all presented beautifully,” MacDougall says, “but I found the interior dark for a place on the ocean.” Bernardine welcomed her friend’s suggestions to lighten up the house, but Tim •

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Bernardine doesn’t know what she would do without the AGA stove that the couple bought almost 30 years ago. “The constant heat is not only great for cooking but warms up the kitchen wonderfully all winter,” she says. “It’s also nice to gather around it in the summer when there’s a cooler ocean breeze.”

initially opposed the approach. “I hated the idea of painting over wood, but have to admit that it transformed our home marvellously.” Light-coloured custom cabinetry replaced the cherry-stained cabinets and the new coffered ceiling was painted a light colour. “We also enlarged the window seating area to open up their spectacular view of the ocean,” MacDougall says. “And we further brightened up the space with various tints of yellow paint that Bernardine loved.” Likewise pleased, Tim finally agreed to have the foyer’s dark wainscotting and the home’s trim painted in white. “It made such a big difference in terms of lightening up their home and gave it the simple elegance of an established seaside residence,” MacDougall says. The home’s west wing has some family politics behind it. The wing came about when Bernardine decided to reclaim the almost one third of the dining room that Tim had occupied as office space for years. “It would have been easiest to convert an upstairs bedroom into an office, but I wanted my office to remain at ground level,” Tim says. So an office space was built •

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Several decks have been reinforced to overhang the cliff for better oceanfront views. All of the outdoor furniture and umbrellas are in neutral tones to make the landscaping the star attraction. All walkways are made of slate or granite.

“WE’VE MADE SO MANY GOOD MEMORIES OVER DINNER WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.”

perpendicular to the house, attached by a breezeway. MacDougall then created a courtyard at the front of the house that has since been paved with stones, reminding the owners of Italian-style courtyards. The designer indulged Tim’s preference by panelling the entire office in cherrywood. “It was only fair, given how much Tim had compromised,” she laughs. “Plus an office is an ideal space for this panel treatment.” “I love it,” Tim says. “There’s even a button that opens a panel to an otherwise incognito bathroom.” Once they had planned the office, it made sense to add an upstairs guestroom. “The structure balances out the east wing where we had built a gym, sauna, bathroom and a second-floor bedroom a few years earlier,” Tim says. •

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Tim Moore couldn’t be happier with his cherrywood panelled office. He particularly likes the secret passage to the bathroom and the way a painting automatically lifts at the touch of another button to reveal a flat-screen TV.

“I LOVE IT. THERE’S EVEN A BUTTON THAT OPENS A PANEL TO AN OTHERWISE INCOGNITO BATHROOM.”

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Bernardine fell in love with the many hydrangeas bordering Lake Como during a vacation in Italy and now has blue and white blooms planted throughout her garden all summer.

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The silk drapes and other gold fabrics add just a hint of glamour to the bedroom decor, while the yellow in the reupholstered chairs and cushions echoes the bright yellows found in the kitchen.

“IT’S REALLY BEEN A LABOUR OF LOVE FOR US.”

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The couple adores the beauty and ease of the limestone wall tiles in their master bathroom.

Bernardine appreciates being able to comfortably seat 12 at the dinner table, as well as having a smaller table for when the couple entertains fewer guests. “We’ve made so many good memories over dinner with family and friends,” she says. While MacDougall didn’t dare touch the B.C. fir beams and wood ceiling that Tim adores in the family room, she did replace the brick surround on the living room fireplace with marble to add a touch more of the traditional elegance that Bernardine favours. MacDougall suggested reconfiguring the master bedroom quarters from a series of

small rooms into a more open space. “That allowed us to replace a tiny walk-in closet with a large one featuring a central island, as well as to create a larger and more luxurious bathroom space,” she says. The reconfiguration still left space for a seating area in the master bedroom beside a window that overlooks the ocean. “We reupholstered the sofa and chairs in a lighter floral pattern, which brightened up the room, coupled with the freshly painted white trim,” MacDougall says. The overall result for the Moores is an idyllic home in their idyllic location. •

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Get your duvet out of the blanket box and stock up on firewood for your hearth. Winter is here. Curl up in the cozy indoors with the Winter issue of Montreal Home, which is packed with design ideas to help you decorate your home for these cold months.

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