Decor

Marie Saint Pierre + Meubles Re-No: Fashionable Furnishings

One is an esteemed homegrown fashion designer, whose namesake label spans clothing, accessories, fragrances and home decor. The other, a Montreal contemporary furniture showroom in the city’s East End that has been in business since 1961. Given their affinity for luxury design, clean, modern lines and expert craftsmanship, a collaboration...

Modern Cabinetmaking, Age-Old Craftsmanship

Furniture designer Jason Burhop likes to keep things uncomplicated. His contemporary, solid-wood furniture sold at Kastella on St- Laurent Blvd. north of St-Viateur St. is built at a workshop just up the street. Each chair, table, bench or buffet is handcrafted out of solid walnut, cherry or white oak, rubbed...

Home Comfort, Hotel Perks

If you had told Suzanne Rolland that, after living in Notre Dame de Grâce for 45 years, she’d be happy way across town in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, she probably wouldn’t have believed you. But since last June, home for Rolland has been an airy rented apartment on the eighth floor of a...

Renewal That’s Right Up His Alley

A family cottage built in 1965, the year he was born, was the foundation upon which Stéphane Rasselet’s architectural dreams were constructed. “My grandparents built a pine post-and-beam house with all wood interior and a big brick fireplace overlooking Lake Champlain. I’ve been going there all my life,” he says....

A Garden for All Seasons

The grassy plot in front of the Westmount home was small and characterless when the owners asked horticulturist Marcel Proulx to create a garden they could enjoy in any season. He transformed the 15-by-30-foot space, bisected by the front walk, into a tiny gem. “It had no hedges, no island...

Space, Privacy, Pouring Light

An easy blend of contemporary and traditional, of privacy and spaciousness, this Hampstead house was designed with one compelling mandate — it had to meet the needs of a family composed of a busy professional couple and three active teenagers. “We wanted to give the children their privacy, and not...

Sublime Design Expressed in Enduring Form

Montreal designer Colin Schleeh straddles the worlds of unique objects and handmade designs he can repeat over and over. He creates furniture, jewelry, vases and sculptural wall art at his by appointment-only Schleeh Design studio on Royden Rd. in Town of Mount Royal. His work can be found at the...

Bathroom Décor with Jillian Harris

We recently had the chance to meet the charming Alberta-born Jillian Harris while she was in Toronto promoting a campaign for Charmin. Having first gotten interested in interior design thanks to her mom who collected antiques, she is now a designer on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and current co-host...

Holiday Decor with Colin and Justin

Although Scottish-born, Colin and Justin, interior decorators and TV personalities, are partly based in Toronto. I met up with the duo to chat about holiday decor on what was their very first visit to Montreal (they supped at Decca 77 and had drinks at Dominion Square Tavern, if you must know)....
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