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Montreal firm Appareil Architecture has updated refined, optimised and above all modernised the interior of this home

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This spacious Île des Soeurs home is the work of Montreal firm Appareil Architecture which has updatded refined, optimised and above all modernised the interior of the home.

The firm's team took up the challenge of giving the premises a second life and, above all, creating them a strong contemporary aesthetic. The owners also wished to revisit the space to adapt it to their needs, creating a space as friendly as it is soothing to host friends and raise a family.

The interior was redesigned from A to Z in order to offer a functional and cosy decor. Custom furniture, including an array of integrated furniture, creates a whole with the architecture and reinforces the space’s refined character.

The demolition of walls that partitioned the space now allows for more light to penetrate the space. Continuity is much more fluid between the different spaces, whose styles and colors harmonise. The color white, highlighted on the walls, the lacquered surfaces of the furniture and the wooden floor’s treatment accentuate this luminous effect.


Contrast was also used to emphasise the effect of key elements. The painted steel of the fireplace, the maple wood of the stairs and the hug vestibule door stand out even more through their juxtaposition with the pristine white decor.

Warm touches such as the addition of walnut wood in the kitchen and the bedroom create a inviting atmosphere. As do the presence of the new central kitchen island and the large dining table that stands at the centre of the home.

Finally, particular attention was given to the finest finishing details, such as choosing to integrate full height doors and to display lamps custom-made by Montreal craftsmen.

About APPAREIL architecture

APPAREIL architecture is a Montreal-based firm whose mission is to design quality residential and commercial environments for its occupants. Our signature style is sleek, contemporary and greatly inspired by our Nordic roots. Our projects demonstrate our commitment to find a balance between tradition and modernity.

Photographer: Félix Michaud

First published date: 28 December 2016

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Architect Appareil Architecture
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Glazier Félix Michaud