Name: Maude Jetté and Marc-André Côté (and three children)
Location: Joliette, Quebec
Size: 3,000 square feet
Years lived in: 4 1/2 years
While traveling in Sayulita and in California, Maude Jetté had the idea of opening an online shop for the well-traveled home. Inspired by the beautiful boho vibes and the craftsmanship of artisans, she realized that it was what she was meant to do… offer special findings from all around the world to her fellow folks in Canada. And so, Cactus & Béton was born.
She and her boyfriend bought this house, a big bungalow, four years ago. Built in 1983—but with more of a charming '70s era vibe—they fell in love with the cathedral ceiling, the crafted wood window frames, and the terracotta Spanish tiles that cover half of the first floor. They were looking for a big house to accommodate Marc-André's three children and Maude's office. The resulting home's decor is an airy, wide space with Cali boho meets vintage vibes.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
Our Style: Cali boho with a vintage vibe.
Inspiration: I get my ideas for decoration from my travels. Also, Emily Henderson is my favorite designer. I love the way she mixes vintage and new and her California casual style.
Favorite Element: I love so many things about the house that it is impossible to just choose one. The cathedral ceiling, the huge fireplace, and the terracotta Spanish tiles that cover half of the first floor are my favorites.
Biggest Challenge: Our house is big and needed lots of love when we bought it. We refreshed all the rooms, renovated some. This is a challenge, to renovate an entire house, so we like to take our time. We designed and decorated the rooms one at a time while making sure to keep a consistency in decor, at least on the first floor.
What Friends Say: That the house is very relaxing and is a reflection of my personal style.
Biggest Embarrassment: We did not have time to renovate the bathroom yet. The bath and the counter are brown. Yes, brown! How weird is it to have a bathroom brown (not shown in pictures—Thank God!).
Proudest DIY: We have a small kitchen, so we were looking for a narrow kitchen island. We bought a stainless steel cart at IKEA and a marble top on classified ads and transformed it into a chic kitchen island.
Biggest Indulgence: I'm a rug lover. Since I sell vintage rugs online, I like to keep some of them for myself.
Best Advice: Be creative. Don't be afraid to mix up styles, add accessories, and personalize your decor with objects that have a special meaning to you.
Dream Sources: California (!) and Emily Henderson.
PAINT & COLORS
Benjamin Moore – 2062-20 (living room)
Behr – Cotton Whisper (living room, kitchen, dining room, entryway, hallway)
Benjamin Moore – Oxford White cc-30 (fireplace, master bedroom, Emie's bedroom)
Rainer armchairs — Structube
Sofa — JC Perreault
Rug; Indigo stripes mudcloth pillow; Indigo blue mudcloth pillow; White Moroccan pouf — Cactus & Béton
Frida Kalho print — Cactus & Béton
Cactus in the desert print — Cactus & Béton
Other art prints — Etsy
Bookshelf — L'Oasis du rotin
Arc lamp — Structube
Acapulco chair – Prunelle
Bench – Home Sense
Dining table and chairs – JC Perreault
Cosmo pendant light – Crate & Barrel
Wood triangle shelf – DIY
Coconut candle – Dimanche matin
Plant hanger – Boho Montreal
Cino Bed – Structube
Ashoka Pillow (stripes) – Cactus & Béton
Orange arrow print mudcloth pillows – Cactus & Béton
Vintage rug Hickmet – Cactus & Béton
Bedside tables – Du design, du retro et du kitch
Pom pom blanket – Cactus & Béton
Art print – Etsy
Matte gumball sconce – Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters Curtains – Urban Outfitters
Pendant light – Home Sense