A Modern Montreal Apartment Boasts Bold Color Combos

published Jul 18, 2018

A Modern Montreal Apartment Boasts Bold Color Combos

published Jul 18, 2018
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Name: Jaclyn Madar
Location: Griffintown — Montreal, QC
Size: 1,019 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, owned

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Jaclyn Madar is an obstetrician and surgeon who just purchased her first real “grown-up” bachelorette apartment. A space with industrial, modern architecture, she decorated it with an eclectic vintage flair… while still having it look pulled together. She’s spunky, stylish and extremely smart, and that shows through beautifully in her home decor. Even better are the bold color combos throughout the white-walled home: A cabinet painted pink contrasts with bright blue chairs and art in the living room. And an emerald green wallpaper flirts with a magenta closet door in the bedroom.

With the help of her interior designer Adrianne Drazin (she met via Houzz and they hit it off right away), they designed a space that represents Jaclyn’s values and personal taste. Her place is colorful and bold, as well as filled with sentimental items and knick-knacks that work as a whole.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Spirited Vintage

Inspiration: Anthropologie

Favorite Element: My vintage rugs

Biggest Challenge: As an obstetrician, the biggest challenge was trying to find time in my busy and amazing schedule to meet with my super talented designer Adrianne. We did find time and the result is wonderful!

What Friends Say: “Wow this place is so you.”

Biggest Embarrassment: The same three boxes sitting in my living room from when I moved in… (not shown in the photos—we moved them around for the shoot.)

Proudest DIY: A collaboration with my designer—hanging my gallery portrait wall.

Biggest Indulgence: Having my antique china cabinet refinished and painted pink!

Best Advice: Be true to yourself when it comes to your home; others’ opinions don’t matter.

Dream Sources: Anthropologie if they shipped furniture to Canada.


Interior Design by Adrianne Drazin (of Adrianne Drazin Interior Design)

All colors Benjamin Moore:
Main living space — OC-59 “Vanilla Milkshake”
Bathroom (not shown) — AF-670 “Nightingale”
Master closet door details: — 2077-20 “Gypsy Pink” and 2000-10 “red”

Art — Collected vintage artwork from Brimfield Antique Market
Geo hook racks — West Elm

Lounge II Apartment sectional in Vail Snow fabric — Crate & Barrel
Side chairs — Charlize chair in Emerald from Nuspace
Needlepoint ottoman — Vintage from Spoutnik
Bone side table — West Elm
Table lamp and shade — Vintage from Chairish
Art — Assorted vintage from salvation army; Brimfield Antique Market, estate sales, etc.
Rug — Vintage
Floor lamp — Donatello from Zone
Fiberglass Planter — Winners

China cabinet — Tracey Abbey Taylor estate sales, shop-sprayed Benjamin Moore color
Dining room table — Rowntree Antiques
Mid-century dining chair in performance velvet — West Elm
Pedestal Bowl — Anthropologie

Harlow mirror — Zone
Runner — Vintage; Brimfield Antique Market
Windsor 24-inch counter stool, pink — Target
Art — Vintage; Tracey Abbey Taylor Estate Sales

Bed — Albina Metal sleigh bed from Joss and Main
Wallcovering — Oblique paper in green forest by Kelly Wearstler; Kravet Inc.
Audrey night stand — West Elm
Chair —Vintage, custom-painted to match wall covering by Mixxy Design
Ayla floor lamp — Joss and Main
Pendants —Knowlton AK in classic green with black and white cording and black matte finish; Luminaire Authentic
Decorative pillow — Vintage, Spoutnik

Thanks, Jaclyn!

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