So many of the so-called 'contemporary-classic' new homes are reminiscent of mausoleums.
Strictly elegant, white, cold. Not at all comfortable, in any sense of the word.
For what is luxury without comfort?
We don't live in showrooms; and if some do, then that is another issue entirely.
It's often difficult to blend elegant looks with a relaxed feel.
The solution lay with material choices.
This ensuite bath, sauna, and steam shower combines very detailed Victorian woodwork and marble,
that ran the risk of looking too formal and stuffy.
That's because Victorian Style is typically crafted in rich, dark mahogany and walnut.
However in this discreet Canadian lakeside home, informality was key, while still respecting the Style.
Pine, in a 'Canadiana' honey patina, was the obvious choice.
So much of 19th Century Canadian furniture is formal, yet cozy and relaxed due to the warm honey tones of this plentiful wood.
Indeed, left untouched: it ages from white to honey, in only a few years.
Likewise the porous marble floor: dull, not polished; irregular in surface, and not smooth,
lends the most 'established' feel to this home.
It looks like its been there for centuries!
Which is precisely what the client requested, and what we delivered.
Comfort can be luxurious; and luxury can be comfortable.
It's what we do.
Designed and crafted exclusively, in-house, by artisans.