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
I hope that you are currently enjoying a much needed break filled with good food, laughter and relaxation. The holidays are looking very different for me this year as I am unable to travel due to lockdown restrictions. Like it has been for most of this year, life is just different than what I am used to but I am determined to make the best of it. So despite spending the holidays alone (for the most part), I am enjoying getting back into the kitchen and trying new recipes, taking some time to work out everyday, watching some great shows (has anyone seen Bridgerton yet?) and working at getting both my mind and body in a more balanced state, as this has been a challenging year that I have let get the better of me on more than one occasion. Taking the time to relax and unwind has also given me space to feel inspired and hopeful again. One show that is currently providing inspiration on the creative front is Stylish with Jenna Lyons. For those of you not familiar with this American fashion gem, Jenna Lyons was previously the creative director for J.Crew. Her styling is both unique and inspirational and having binge watch the first six episodes I am now convinced that I too need to wear multiple shirts at once.
Aside from the inspirational fashion and interior design ideas that the show provides, I love that I get to see into Jenna’s home. I first saw images and fell in love with Jenna’s home in Althena Calderone’s interior book Live Beautiful. The mix of metals and marble, textures and colours, unfinished herringbone floors and oversized crown molding are both dreamy and inspiring. Seeing glimpses of her home throughout the show just further reiterates how fabulous Jenna’s style really is.
The elevator opens up to Jenna’s living room which is home to a gorgeous, modular pink velvet sofa. Jenna has then layered in different styles of furniture and pieces resulting in a space that is both cool girl chic and inviting. A cool feature of the space is the TV which slides out from behind the fireplace to the space between the mirror and art when in use. Genius!
The grand Venini chandelier in the kitchen is a showstopper that elevates the space. Unlacquered brass backsplashes and honed marble countertops round out the space. I never would have thought to combine all of these features but they work beautifully together.
While I am enamoured with the entire home, the master bedroom and en suite bathroom are my absolute favourite space within the loft. I have never really been a fan of wood panelling but it works perfectly in this bedroom and when combined with a warm and textured bed cover the bedroom becomes both elegant and cozy. Floating brass bedside tables and an ornate chandelier further elevate the space. Metal and glass doors allows views from the bedroom to the luxurious bathroom that is a marble lovers (aka moi) dream. From the grand use of marble, to the herringbone floors and the brass detail, this is by far one of my most favoured bathrooms that I have seen. The unlacquered baroque style bronze vanity legs were sprayed with salt water to speed along the oxidation process resulting in a beautiful green patina that complements the other features of the bathroom.
Last but not least, no home tour of a fashion superstar would be complete without a glimpse of the closet, and not surprisingly Jenna’s does not disappoint. Being a total shoe lover myself, it’s clear that Jenna is my spirit animal. There are about 300 pairs of shoes in there!
Jenna Lyon’s style has always been inspirational to me and her home continues to provide further inspiration with my own living space. Her style is the perfect mood for me to be entering 2021. What do you think of this space? Let me know in the comments below.
I hope that you have a beautiful day! XXS
All images via http://www.cocokelly.com
People’s creativity in architecture and design never cease to amaze me and today’s project is no exception. When I first saw an image of the “Air Cabin” on Instagram, I was stopped in my scrolling tracks amazed at what I was looking at.
A glass home hoovering over the edge of a rocky cliff is not something that you see everyday. Designed by Yakusha Design, this is an original and creative design as a holiday home for a surfer. “Air” is the inspiration behind this stunning glass cabin with a goal to create a feeling of weightlessness.
Prominently positioned to overlook the horizon, directly facing the sea breeze in many ways this cabin is is similar to a modern yet radical light house.
Secured on a foundation made with recycled concrete and set on a vertical pillar, the cabin doesn’t take up a lot of area space but maximizes the view over the Atlantic Ocean. In order to curtail any privacy concerns that the resident may have, there is a integrated system of windows blinds built around the perimeter of the structure. Inside the colour palette is minimal but warm and welcoming allowing the stunning views to take centre stage. The various living zones effortlessly flow into one another throughout the home.
Despite the neutral colour palette on with the interior, visual interest has been created within the interior with different shapes such as round lamps and organic forms for the sofas and textures such as straw surface panels on the walls. The combination creates the perfect refuge to comfortably enjoy the breathtaking views.
This cabin is one of the most memorable that I have ever seen, and I am in awe of the level of creativity that is displayed throughout. What are your thoughts on this cabin? Would you ever consider building a holiday home similar to this? 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.designboom.com