Pierre-Etienne’s Refurbished Mid-Century Home in Quebec
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Name: Pierre-Etienne Pilon and his two kids
Location: Ile-Perrot, Quebec
Size: 3 bedrooms
Years lived in: 2 years; Owned
Decorator Pierre-Etienne Pilon has decorated his entire home with secondhand furniture that he has refurbished himself. He is passionate about Mid-century Scandinavian furniture, and he loves to wander around here and there in search of beautiful pieces. “It is a bit like treasure hunting,” he says.
He refurbishes each piece with great care and provides an extensive choice of furniture for his clients. One of his friends made cushions, placemats, runners, and other textiles for him using high-quality fabrics, usually leather and printed textiles from Marimekko, and feather padding. In the kitchen, Pierre-Etienne chose to upholster the kitchen island stools with leather and tweed. He is extremely selective, and he likes to go with the most suitable and sustainable fabric for each project.
He also practices arts and crafts. He likes woodworking and mostly picks cedar wood for its essence, smell, and durability for his numerous wood projects, including handmade clocks and lamps. Check out his amazing work on Instagram!
Apartment Therapy Survey:
Our Style: Mid-Century
Inspiration: My own crushes and ideas
Favorite Element: Mid-Century refurbished pieces of furniture and deco elements
Biggest Challenge: Having enough time to complete the refurbishing work and projects
What Friends Say: WOOOOOOW!!
Biggest Embarrassment: The entryway. I find it way too small. Not very convenient, especially with two kids and in the winter time with all the coats and boots.
Proudest DIY: The painting above the bed in the master bedroom.
Biggest Indulgence: Renovating the kitchen. I tend to find all my furniture and deco stuff for a relatively good price, and we could say that I was able to decorate the whole house on a small budget. My passion is to find pieces of high value for cheap and refurbish them so they look like a million bucks. For the kitchen, I had no choice but to invest more since I wanted something high-end and durable. I redid the flooring and installed a new countertop, backsplash, and a huge island. Cooking is a big part of my life. I wanted my kitchen to be perfect.
Best Advice: There are ways to decorate your home on a low budget and finding pieces that are truly authentic and original without paying a crazy amount of money! You just need to take your time.
Dream Sources: My head and flea markets
PAINT & COLORS
- White everywhere
- Teak buffet: vintage
- Teak round coffee table: vintage
- Sofa: vintage Sectional Togo Rosset
- Teak chair: vintage
- Footstool in black leather camel: vintage
- Teak floating wall unit: vintage
- Cushions: IKEA
- Teak table: vintage
- White armchairs: vintage Eiffel
- Placemats: made by Jessica
- Runner: made by Jessica
- Cushion on chair: made by Jessica
- Mirror art: vintage from the Sixties
- Stools: Scandinavian, refurbished and reupholstered with leather and tweed
- Large island with LED lighting: IKEA
- Cedar wood backsplash: DIY
- Floating wall unit: IKEA
- Long red arena bench: antique
- Bamboo vase: antique
- Queen teak bed with floating bedside table: vintage
- Floating teak modular unit: vintage, refurbished
- Burgundy leather lotus chair: vintage
- Hanging lantern: Indian lampion
- Painting: DIY
- Wall light: vintage
- White lamp in the corner: IKEA
- Beds: IKEA
- Floating wall shelf: vintage
- Canvas wool web art: DIY
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