Name: Manon Thibault and family
Location: Brossard, Quebec
Size: 2,000 square feet
Years lived in: 15 years, owned
After earning a business degree and working as an Account Director at a large live-event company, Manon Thibault made a career switch. Clearly already imbued with a "designer's eye," she worked as an interior decorator at a Pottery Barn for awhile, before founding her own company called Manon Thibault Design.
From traditional chic to contemporary cozy, her house is a simple yet harmonious mix of many different styles layered on top of each other. Textures, patterns and vibrant hues mingle playfully on a nearly all-white backdrop. She loves using pops of color throughout the house, as well as pieces from different eras and styles. And her attention to detail and her sense of creativity allows her to create beautiful, personalized and calm spaces.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
My Style: I'm drawn to layered interiors that tell stories and create harmony among varying styles. I love mixing elements of mid-century, rustic chic and traditional design. My house is constantly changing; it reflects my personality!
Inspiration: Various travels, art, nature, objects, books, magazines, interior design blogs, etc..
Favorite Element: I just love love love my newly white painted fireplace! It's a beautiful focal point. I constantly play with different décors depending on the season.
Biggest Challenge: The kitchen reno was my biggest challenge...the space was narrow, didn't have much light and had low ceilings. It took my husband and I four years to discuss, plan, and finally agree on a final floor plan layout. We had marked the floor with tape and lived with it for a few months to make sure the layout was going to work for us. It all worked out great and I am glad we took time to reflect and understand how we needed the space to work for our family.
What Friends Say: "I love your house!" and "You have a way of putting and mixing everything together even with a small budget!" My friends usually like the fact that it's white everywhere, yet very colorful at the same time. That it also has a lot of personality.
Biggest Embarrassment: One of the bedrooms. It still needs a bit of love and a decor plan before it's totally the way I would love it to be. Soon soon...
Proudest DIY: Dresser in my daughter's bedroom; painted it and changed knobs.
Biggest Indulgence: My white Pottery Barn sofa
Best Advice: Know your style! Get to know what you love before styling your home. Discovering your personal style will help you make your home yours. This way, you will also save money and make fewer mistakes. Also, be patient. Create harmonious layouts using various styles and colors. Don't hesitate to ask advice from experts if you find yourself totally lost and don't know where to start when decorating your home. Flowers! Here and there. It's always nice to give your house a little bit of love.
PAINT & COLORS
Benjamin Moore OC65
Wall décor macramé over dresser — Pier1
Mirror — Homesense