Interesting house renovation in Montreal

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In today’s post I would like to present you an interior design created by a Montreal based office. My regular readers already know that few posts earlier I showed another interior design in Montreal, which you can find here. I like the Canadian style. I heard about today’s office, La SHED, from my Canadian friend Emilie, whom I had a chance to work with.

After I saw all their projects I didn’t know which one to show you. There is definitely more than one I liked. The office has developed a great expertise in renovation, conversion and construction of buildings of all kinds. Their designs are very functional and contemporary. The basis of projects designed by the studio are: openness, light, alignment and use of durable, affordable and classic materials.

The project located within Montreal villeray district, named ‘de gaspé house’ is a renovated single family home completed in march 2015. The office created a contemporary facade that seamlessly integrates with the surrounding buildings. They used a dark painted clay brick for the front facade, a galvanized corrugated steel coating on the first floor and a light wood on the ground floor for the facades towards the garden.

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Studio Rygalik gives an astonishing interior design to Werso. Organic store

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I found this great interior design by famous polish office Studio Rygalik on Elle Decoration PL website two weeks ago. The interior of the Warsaw based store Wearso. Organic looks extremely intresting thanks to its new arrangement. The team from Studio Rygalik as always impresses by its work!

As you will see on the pictures below, the main element of the project is a very light metal installation hanging from the ceiling. What a great idea, which not only give an outstanding visual effect but is also very functional! The metal installation for the exposure of the clothes collection is fixed to a system solution based on an even grid with meshes. Thus, the evenly placed meshes allow to easily change configurations of metal structures, while enabling a quick change of the interior design and adapting it to the needs of the collection. A great solution made with subdued colours and high quality materials. The whole project of the interior perfectly fits the brand philosophy based on ecology, sustainable development and timelessness. Love it and I put it on my list of places to see during the Christmas stay in Warsaw! 🙂

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The world of famous American designers – The Eames

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In today’s post I would like to present you Charles and Ray Eames, ones of the most important American designers of the 20th century. I decided to write this post now because firstly I personally admire this pair’s work very much and secondly because the British Barbican presents a new exhibition celebrating the life and work of these designers. The exhibition, aptly titled ‘The World of Charles and Ray Eames’ presents their beautiful universe, from the first plywood experiments, spanning architecture, furniture and product design to less known abstract paintings, multi-media installation projects, graphic design and photographic arts. It reveals their career and is a testimony to their office’s work. The curator of the exhibition Catherine Ince says:

‘We have tried to really explore and highlight the types of projects that they undertook in their 45 years of operation.’.

The exhibition affords an intimate view of the pair as people. You can read more about this beautiful presentation of their work on Wallpaper* magazine website, but I would like to present you some of their iconic projects.

Charles and Ray famously said,

“We wanted to make the best for the most for the least.” , 1941

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Minimalist shelter from VIPP

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After Friday’s dramatic terror attacks in Paris we are all sad and devastated about what happened. However, we must remain strong and united. Today’s post is about calm, amazing and modern gateway from famous Danish brand Vipp.

Although the shelter has been already shown on many architectural websites I still want to present it on my blog. Vipp is a big danish company specialized in producing industrial objects and kitchen tools for everyday use since the 1930s. They are especially known for their iconic pedal bin. After they had designed great kitchen and bathroom modules, in 2014 they unveiled their most ambitious product yet: Vipp Shelter.

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Interior of the Day :: Brickwork within Montreal apartment renovation!

Espace-St-Denis 1Renovation in architecture is my favourite subject. It’s amazing how we can connect the old with the new, convert a space into something outstanding and brilliant. Create a new meaning. That’s my biggest dream and ambition to work on and realize such projects!

In today’s post I would like to present you a 120 m² condo located in Montreal on the ground floor of a 1887 triplex in the Plateau Mont-Royal. The Canadian designer Anne Sophie Goneau renovated it and designed beautiful minimalist apartment with exposed brick walls and a large bookshelf on show through the glazed facade.

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String ball lights – romantic lights perfect for autumn!

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This very beautiful and romantic idea absolutely charmed me. From string lights conception I have chosen the cotton ball lights to my September Objects of Desire list. Now I would like to tell you a bit more about this idea and show you some inspiration proving that these lights add magic to each and every interior.

The string lights create a beautiful play of light, shadow and colour. It’s a great and easy idea to make over every space at our home, especially in autumn and winter when we want to feel very cosy and comfortable. The string hung in the right place will create amazing atmosphere and keep us in a very good mood.

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Interior of the Day :: different and original interior design!

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I love to search for new and young offices that create very original interior design. I want to share them with you, the strong creativity they present.

Everything I show on my blog follows my motto directed to all of you: Good Design Makes a Difference (GDMD) :). I realized that people don’t know much about design and I would like to change it. Under this title I will present you beautiful objects, interesting architectural offices, design icons and their designers, and also many local designers, craftsmen and design stores. The ability to recognize the iconic items is extremely valuable, especially when it comes to interior design.

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Cold evenings? Swathe yourself in a warm blanket!

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Not long time ago we were enjoying the warm days of summer, but now the days are getting colder and Christmas time will soon be upon us. But there is nothing better for cool autumn and winter evenings than staying at home with a cup of hot tea and wraping up in a warm blanket! I think this is the element we love about autumn and winter the most :). A warm blanket will keep us warm inside and also outside when we decide to catch the last rays of sun on the terrace or in the garden. A beautiful blanket provides warmth but also is a decorative element of the living room or as a bed covering in the bedroom.

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DesignerBox – beautiful and good design for all!

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I found this great idea not long time ago and I totally have fallen for it! The Designer Box, founded by Bénédicte Colpin and Tomas Erel, is a beautiful idea that brings original and good design at a very affordable price to your home from the greatest international designers. Sounds great right? 🙂 The founders wanted to make people happy among the ones keen on decoration and design.

Wallpaper* “There’s nothing quite like the excitement of receiving a surprise gift in the post, and its even better if the gift in question turns out to be a beautifully made, limited edition design object”.

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