Kravet : inspired news — Designer Project: Art and Space in Montreal Loft
This residence, completely transformed by an art collector and traveler eager to make it into a home, is located in a building constructed in the 1950s that was used for storing tramway equipment.The rawness of the large open space, expansive brick walls and industrial fixtures blends flawlessly with modern design elements, making it a sophisticated and inviting place to settle in.
The scale of the room presented an initial challenge, as the designer sought an intimate look and feel. Converting this formerly stark space into a living and entertaining area started with the homeowner’s collection of works from artist Hunt Slonem.The artist’s work is displayed floor to ceiling on the double height brick wall, transforming the dark space with a variety of exotic birds, butterflies and bunnies, rendered in bright bold colors and wrapped in a chic assortment of oversized antique frames. Slonem traveled to the space to compete the two largest pieces on site.
Grounded by beautiful antique rugs in saturated jewel tones and featuring multiple seating areas, the large room achieved the goal of providing intimacy and warmth whether entertaining a large group or just an individual. An incredible eclecticism has been achieved through a wide variety of colors, materials and furniture styles.