Cloud Nine by Henrietta Southam (part 2)

Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019 by KiM

Hopefully you caught this post on Tuesday of a glimpse into an iconic apartment here in Ottawa recently transformed by designer . It featured the more public spaces and in this post I will share the bedroom and bathrooms. The bedroom is a unique and serene oasis and the creation of a headboard through some drywall cutouts is absolutely stunning. Also stunning are those french doors! In the bathrooms are something that can be found in likely every project of Henrietta’s and has become a signature of her style – floor to ceiling tile. Also worthy of noting how in the master bathroom, Henrietta added in tile strips in more elegant, expensive tile to add some glitz to the simpler main tile. A genius touch. Again, you can find details on this project in , and photos by Marc Fowler (). Thank you for sharing with us Henrietta!





Another gutsy project by Barlow & Barlow

Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019 by KiM

I had to share another gutsy project by the team of . This one has some glamourous touches that I’m really loving, like the brass and leather bar stools in the kitchen. WOW! Lots of fun wallpapers and artwork too.

Cloud Nine by Henrietta Southam (part 1)

Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019 by KiM

I was delighted to receive an email the other day from a friend and arguably the most talented designer here in Ottawa, , on a project she recently completed. This apartment is iconic in a few ways – it was previously owned by an iconic Canadian singer, and her love of Asian-style architecture and Hindu temples was and still is evident throughout and is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in this city. And lastly, the views of the Ottawa River and the Parliament buildings from its windows are unparalleled. I had seen photos of this home in its previous incarnation and what Henrietta has done to “de-wood” some of the structure and make it more contemporary and less temple-like is astonishing. (To note: the sale of the apartment included the contents but there was a caveat that nothing was to be sold. Henrietta helped the new homeowner decide on what should stay and what should be gifted away). Against all odds in a home with so much dark woods and global sensibilities, blue and silver were chosen as primary colour and metal (Henrietta’s creativity knows no bounds) and hence the name Cloud Nine was coined. Henrietta wrote a beautiful article on this home for  which I would highly recommend having a read, and she shared with me some of the photos by photographer Marc Fowler (). I’ll share more on Thursday.

Colour and pattern in a Notting Hill townhouse

Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019 by KiM

This Notting Hill townhouse was designed by – Lucy Barlow who studied in fashion and interiors, and her brother Max, a lighting designer. I would have guessed Lucy has a background in fashion as she has some serious audacious skills when it comes to mixing colour and pattern. Boldly eclectic, with a mix of modern and antiques, makes for a really unique home. To note: the bathrooms in this townhouse are fantastic!!

La Quinta

Posted on Sun, 21 Apr 2019 by KiM

Because I can’t get Mexico out of my head, I thought I would share a bit of it with you today via this home designed by (Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados). Located in San Miguel de Allende, this weekend residence is minimal, filled with natural elements and is an absolute dream.

(Photos: Rafael Gamo)

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