a curved, white Phantom S Chair inspired by Verner Panton. The piece de resistance for this room is a dramatic pendant light designed and built by L.J., made from a metal frame and containing (according to one party guest) 1,019 clothes pins. The pendant light was inspired by a visit to a wine bar in Mexico. “We went in and I thought, ‘Wow, the lighting is really great’ and right next to us was this light made of clothespins,” says L.J. “I just loved the fact that they used such a simple element as clothespins to make such a sophisticated, beautiful light so I asked the owner if I could take a couple pictures. I did these ‘secretly’ so Janine wouldn’t see me. When we got back to Victoria I asked Victoria Lampshade Company to try a few types of frames. I worked with it and that’s the result. It took me a couple weeks ... and I surprised Janine with it.” Rustic yet sophisticated, the pendant casts its unique pattern above the dining table, bathing the room in patterned light. The backdrop for the room is the painting “I Can/t Be Leave It” by Graham Gillmore, a Canadian artist known for exploring word as image and image as word. As in any home, people are drawn to the kitchen. “We took the entire kitchen down
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