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The glulam timber beams, 20-ft. concrete panel surrounding the double-walled glass fireplace, and large windows work together to create a solid elegance.

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and flowers add warmth, as do colour-coordinated cats Friedrich Kuhlau and Franz Liszt (the boys are Suzuki music students). Considering Scale “We wanted this home to be a warm and inviting modern farmhouse, with a touch of industrial. Much more play, learning and music space for the boys, and more creative and living space for us.” “A challenge,” says Charissa about the largest design project in her career. “We worked with a very long ‘client list’ and still wanted to maintain an open, airy feel. Natural materials were a big consideration. Because of the sheer scale of the house, almost everything we did was custom. Not many ‘off the shelf’ materials were available.” Oddly, even with the massive scale, there is a minimalist feel. From the tongue and groove

The Fourney family: Daryl and Forest at top, and from left Foster, Chantelle and Fletcher, with cats Franz and Friedrich.

Photo Credit: Little Black Dress Photography

concrete, quartz and even petrified wood reinforce the natural landscape. Elm is an inspirational wood used throughout the interior. “One of the special things we accomplished came from the sad necessity to take down about 25 mature elms,” says Chantelle. “Much of the beautiful wood inside is from those elms. Charissa designed live edge benches, shelving and countertops, mudroom cabinetry, closets, and trim, all fabricated by Beaver Creek Customs. We couldn’t bear to waste it.” A nod to farmhouse style, barn doors are featured on closets and pantry cabinets. It was all about mixing metals, incorporating antique copper, brushed brass and matte black. A modern house needs softness and colour to be comfortable. Leather furniture, willow baskets (woven by Chantelle’s mom) textiles, bowls of succulents

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Saskatoon HOME magazine Fall 2019  

Saskatoon Home magazine is the definitive and practical guide to quality home design, building, renovation, landscaping, and decor - specifi...

Saskatoon HOME magazine Fall 2019  

Saskatoon Home magazine is the definitive and practical guide to quality home design, building, renovation, landscaping, and decor - specifi...