Hi Everyone! I am so excited today to re-start the Behind the Design series here on Stylishly Zen. It’s been nearly a year since many of us around the world went into lock down, and… More
If you have been following my blog for a while, then you know about my love for all things marble. I love seeing how designers use marble with a space to create some very dreamy interiors. One designer whose beautiful use of marble gets me every time is Toronto based designer Montana Labelle.
Today’s Inspiring Interior is one of my favourite projects by Montana Labelle Design. The St. Germain project is a sleek and modern residential project. True to Montana’s design style, it is made up of a neutral colour palette with a heavy use of black and white. Various marble stone is used as statement pieces throughout the home elevating it to a modern, chic and inviting space.
The marble used in the kitchen on the range, backsplash and hood (how gorgeous is the hood!?!?), is also carried thru to the living space where the same marble is used on the fireplace. White cabinetry paired with a sleek black kitchen island perfectly complement and showcase the beautiful stone.
The plush grey velvet dining chairs paired with a statement marble top dining chairs set the tone for the luxe dining room. The dining room is further elevated with a vintage chandelier and oversized mirror. The beautiful chevron oak floor provides the perfect chic base for this space.
A bold black and white marble is used in one of the bathrooms. Pairing it with matte black hardware and an abstract shaped mirror keeps the marble from looking too heavy and overbearing. Sleek white tiles and black hardware in the shower nearby ensure that focus is not pulled from the eye catching marble sink but complemented by its surroundings.
I love this home for it’s chic, modern, and minimalist style, neutral colour palette and fearless use of marble throughout the space. Vintage pieces such as the leather club chairs in the living room help to create a welcoming vibe throughout the home
What do you think of this home? Let me know in the comments below! Thank you for stopping by Stylishly Zen today, I hope that you have a beautiful day! XXS
All images from http://www.montanalabelle.com
It feels like the longest January ever and combined with the lockdown that we are currently in here in Montreal things seem a little bleak. One thing that I am doing to keep my spirits up is to research and plan all of the places that I would love to visit once things start to open back up. One mini getaway that I would like to take is to Toronto for some good food and great design.
STK Toronto is the first Canadian outpost of the STK dining concept, that blends the qualities of an upscale steakhouse with a chic nightclub lounge. The Design Agency was commissioned to design the Canadian location. Located in the former Four Season’s Yorkville Hotel, The Design Agency did a beautiful job creating an incredible dining locale that is both welcoming and sultry making a dining experience here memorable like any other in Toronto.
What do you think of the design of STK Toronto? Let me know in the comments below.
Thank you for stopping by Stylishly Zen today, I hope that you have a beautiful day! XXS
All images from http://www.thedesignagency.ca
I love a good house tour and today’s project is one home that I am completely in love with. Located in Melbourne and designed by the extremely talented firm Dylan Farrell Design, this home is exquisite. With it’s modern Italianate exterior, and grand interior proportions, it would be easy to for many design decisions to underwhelm, but by adding layers of warmth such as gorgeous timber chevron floors and a black and white repetition throughout the home the design elevates the overall mood of the home. Steel and glass doors framed by floor to ceiling wire brushed oak, help to create a sense of separation and flow throughout the home. The result is an urban edginess combined with a rustic farmhouse vibe, love it!
Given all of the incredible features throughout the home it’s hard to pick a favourite, but the warm warm tones of the dining room next to a well stocked wine cellar create a welcoming and intimate vibe that I love. I am also completely smitten with the aged mirror panels on the steel framed closet doors.
The warm tones of the interior are carried throughout the exterior spaces of the home. With a sprawling leafy garden, gorgeous lap pool and outdoor fireplace area this home is the perfect place to entertain indoors and out.
What do you think of this home? Let me know if the comments below. I hope that you have a beautiful day! XXS
All images via http://www.dylanfarrell.com
Not being able to travel over the past year has been challenging for me. The best way that I have found to counter my desire to get on a plane and immerse myself in a new culture has been to lose myself in dreamy projects around the world. Today’s feature project is located in a country that is very high on my bucket list – Greece! Mykonos Home by Block722architect+ is a luxury home designed in Cycladic style of architecture. With its use of earthy materials and textures, whitewashed walls and open spaces this home is an unmistakably dreamy refuge. While currently it is only a render, once built it will blend perfectly in with the other building on the beautiful island of Mykonos. The natural light from the tall windows that stretch nearly the entire height of the wall give the impression of a larger space than the home really is (300m2). Bringing in a Scandinavian design influence into the interiors, the main materials used within the home are stone and timber. The use of these materials is also an intelligent design decision as they are naturally cooling which is particularly useful during the hot summer months. One of my favourite spaces within the home is the kitchen, with its finely latticed timber cabinetry in a washed timber paired with lime washed walls and brass details its both chic yet warm and calming.Stone platforms are featured prominently throughout the home both inside in the living areas and within the outdoor area where they are used as day beds. The outdoor shaded area overlooks the teal tiled pool The outdoor space also features an outdoor shower along with areas to relax and entertain. The decor is kept simple yet welcoming and very zen. It is very easy to lose yourself in daydreams about this gorgeous space. What do you think of this home? Let me know in the comments below!
I hope that you have a beautiful day! XXS
All images from http://www.estliving.com
Happy New Year Everyone!
We have survived 2020! While things have not changed on the pandemic and lock down front, the new year feels fresh and invigorating and I hope that we have a much better year ahead of us!
Designer Kelly Wearstler is the reason that I first fell in love with design. I had been working within the fashion industry for a number of years, but it was Kelly’s work that sparked my interest in interiors and motivated me to get my interior design certification. She is a mix master and fearless with her use of fabrics, patterns, textures and colours. I love deep diving into her work thru her incredible books, her beautiful website and most recently thru her captivating Master Class which I have already completed twice (and counting). It seemed only fitting that my first post in 2021 features one of my favourite designers and her always captivating and exciting work. Today’s Commercial Interiors Crush is Villon by Kelly Wearstler.
Villon is a gorgeous San Francisco restaurant located in the lobby of the historic San Francisco Proper Hotels. The building itself is a nearly 100 year old landmark Flatiron style building providing the perfect home for this memorable project. The restaurant is names after French cubist painter and artist Jacques Villon. The style of the restaurant is inspired by Villon’s work, it is a beautifully detailed and intimate space that combines various European modernist elements and furnishings.
The main dining room is home to a custom marble and walnut bar with a statement brass spirits library. The restaurant’s colour palette is a chic and welcoming light blue and black and accented with wood, stone, metals and glass.
The blue ribbed paneling on the walls are divided with geometric shaped pieces of an antique mirror. This both helps to open up the room and create a sense of intimacy. The two toned pattered oak floor adds warmth to the restaurant and unifies the space. Etched wood tables and leather banquettes pair perfectly with vintage geometric furnishings including some of the coolest vintage dining chairs that I have ever seen. Love it!
Villon is high on the list of places that I would love to visit and experience first hand. Kelly Wearstler has done an exquisite job with this space as she does with all of her projects. What are your thoughts on this space? Let me know in the comments below!
I hope that you have a beautiful day! XXS
All images from http://www.kellywearstler.com