A “Neon Meets Classic” Montreal Apartment

updated Apr 30, 2019
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Name: Sydney Krause and Fabrice Bouty
Location: Plateau — Montreal, Canada
Size: 1,147 square feet
Years lived in: Owned 4 years

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Sydney and Fabrice are a perfect example of how two people with very distinct personal styles can cultivate a harmonized and well-designed home. Fabrice is originally from France and gravitates towards more classic design while Sydney enjoys color, unique lighting and a good vintage find! When Sydney moved in a few years ago, the place was entirely different. The kitchen got a huge face-lift and a bold blue accent wall. Next came original neon lights, one-of-a-kind antique pieces and plenty of color.

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The couple work in creative fields allowing them to extend their creative energies inside and outside of the home. Fabrice is an experienced director at a local advertising agency. Sydney—otherwise known as Electric Engineer Barbie—is an artist, stylist and art director. She is also the maker behind Rainbow Dream Cloud, a line of neon light creations for the home and beyond. Sydney showcases many of these creations throughout her home giving the space a personalized, psychedelic touch.

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A definite highlight is the large patio that was installed last summer. It extends off of the kitchen and is the perfect set-up for entertaining friends. Surrounded by greens and away from the street, it also serves as a quiet and lush oasis in the city.

Get the look! → A Functional Mashup of Classic & Colorful Vintage Styles

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Neon (Sydney) and classic (Fabrice)

Inspiration: Anything vintage or with a story

Favorite Element: Our back patio!

Biggest Challenge: Keeping the studio clean!

What Friends Say: “Can I come for dinner?”

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Biggest Embarrassment: All the cats from the neighborhood come hang at our place.

Proudest DIY: The art

Biggest Indulgence: Our bed or the back patio we installed last year

Best Advice: Mix antique and vintage with modern for something special.

Dream Sources: We’d love to go on an around-the-world shopping trip, pick all our favorite pieces and get them shipped home!

Get the look! → A Functional Mashup of Classic & Colorful Vintage Styles

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Front entry. Chair was found at a flea market. Bookshelf given by Andrew Frosst. Illustration is Petit Journal and was a gift. (Image credit: Lauren Kolyn)

Thanks, Sydney & Fabrice!

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