This magnificent house in Rosemont, Montreal is the home of Roxanne Arsenault and Pascal Desjardins who are both art lovers. They live with their 7-year old daughter, Colette.
Roxanne bought the house in 2005. Pascal came to live with her 11 years later when they decided to give the home a complete makeover.
After the renovation, they ended up with an eccentric and colorful home that radiates a blend of rich patterns, textures, and cozy elements of the ‘70s, together with vibrant colors, styles, and shapes of the ’80s. But how did they make that happen?
With the help of a team of experienced architects, they opened up the space in the living and dining areas. They also added the library section next to the living room, constructed a fake stone wall, redid the first-floor flooring, and installed the stucco on the ceiling.
Moreover, they refurbished the kitchen using ‘70s vinyl tiles. The bathroom also got a complete facelift using all black tiles and a four-piece ‘80s bath from Kijiji. Roxanne and Pascal redecorated everything using decorative elements and furniture pieces from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s.
Some elements in the home were found on the internet or in deep areas of various stores. These include the purple carpet, crazy wallpapers, and the vinyl and ceramic tiles.
The Nicolas Baier piece on the wall, Schèmes, 2013, serves as the focal point of the living room. The sofa is a 1973 Roche Bobois ‘patate’ from a Montreal Showroom. The golden diamond-shaped shelving was found in a garbage and wallpaper is from Retrowalls on Etsy.
Other eye-catching elements in the home include the yellow ceiling lamp that was found at Marché aux puces St-Michel and the cylinder-shaped furniture that was found at Eco Depôt. The stove and fridge can’t go unmentioned. They are from a second-hand appliance neighborhood store.
The cabinets that have been painted green are from IKEA. The handles are from Eco-Reno and the custom-made details were added by the contractors.
The kitchen features a wallpaper from Retrowalls on Etsy. Your eye can’t miss the large piece on the back wall. It is Marigold Santos, “Crystal Monster,” 2009.
The contractors also built the arches according to the couple’s desire. The mustard-color opaque IKEA curtains look great. And the door gives access to the beautiful backyard with a pool and terrace.
The toilet, sink, shower, and seafoam color hot tub are all 1987 vintage found on Kijiji. And the Dali black ceramic tiles can be found at La Tuilerie.
The master bedroom features a custom-made bed and a carpet in Wild Grape Color and Strike Back style by Mohawk. You can’t fail to notice the blue bedside table lamp. It is from Marché aux puces St-Michel.
The wallpaper in Colette’s bedroom was chosen by Colette herself despite the fact that she’s only 7. The wallpaper is lovely. And the bed is from IKEA.
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