Location: St-Henri — Montreal, Canada
We wanted to prove that two people can easily live in a 485 square feet space, so we bought a wonderful industrial open loft located in St-Henri neighborhood, Montreal. Our space used to be a cigarette factory in the early 1900s and it was transformed into apartments a few years ago. We can feel the spirit of the industrial origin because many elements have been preserved (for example: concrete ceilings in which we can distinguish rusted hardware parts from the original structure).
We made the space feel like us and we're proud of it. We re-did everything. We invested a lot of money into built-in furniture to suit our needs and maximize the space. We have created a bench that allows us to easily accommodate 6 people to eat. The mirror, on the top of the bench, reflects the all-white kitchen and the matte black wall behind the bed.
Two long recycled wood planks were installed under the two big windows, one serves as a bedside table and the other one as shelf for all the plants we have so that they can take advantage of the large amount of light entering throughout the day.
Neutral materials (matte white, natural wood and black accents) highlight the volume of the architecture and amplifies the effect of a big space.
I would describe our style as a mix of modern and bohemian, and Scandinavian inspired. Everything that comes home is carefully selected because the space does not allow us to accumulate unnecessary things.
We are very pleased to inspire our friends and families to live in small spaces.
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