Strathcona: Furniture inventory

My lovely designer Celia Bryson asked me to assemble the list of furniture I’d be keeping for our move…. which frankly, is everything. Here’s a random sampling of the pieces I’ve acquired:

Custom Tuxedo-style queen-sleeper sofa in KravetSmart red fabric. Bench seat and two back cushions. Very comf! Two Rejuvenation rugs (7×10 each); vintage Scandinavian Falcon sling chair; Eames lounge; Visual Comfort cantilevered reading lamp; enormous plaster and canvas palm tree; champagne cork stool

Montauk green velvet sofa; pair of Karl Springer-style horn standing lamps; enormous wicker hinged basket; vintage bamboo hexagon cocktail table (paint matte black?); giant pencil.

Midecentury console (was Greg’s desk console. Can we give it back to him?); custom bent-wood and rawhide bench (an objet, not actually comfortable); some art, including 1970s silk screen of zebras. Lots. Of. Art. And book.

3 x pillows: denim & check w/ chocolate tape + 2 bolsters (check)

Giant bolster in Lisa Fine fabric.
2 vintage gilded switch-lamps

Ballard Designs bench in honeydew melon velvet. Custom rug, turquoise + lemon (from Studio Four by Carrier & Co)

Small secretary (meh provenance but nice storage/org for my personal desk) + low midcentury bureau (Greg’s clothes)

Sophie bureau + oversized gilt mirror

Nice late 19th c. console. Has held dining room stuff (linens, napkins, occasion pieces) and arts/crafts materials. The Masai shield needs a home; it was my father’s. (The Annie Selke metallic-weave rug LINK was one of my favorites. Feels great underfoot!)

< not me, but is my Ikea king bed. The cute tie-on linen cushions can be re-made with our own fabric (not critical, just a sweet idea.)

6 molded plastic dining chairs from Zone Maison (4 yellow, 1 nordic green, and 1 pink).

Vintage Parsons chair, just purchased at an estate sale.

Rattan glass console + apothecary standing lamp, also from an estate sale.

Vintage Italian bamboo-motif folding screen x 2. Because…. why not?

Ugh. Lives in basement for a reason.

Our new place: The before pics

^ We bought our new old place in Montréal from a woman who lived there for 49 years (!).
The entry and blue door is now landmarked in this historic neighbourhood and mostly untouchable.

^ Super-amazing volume (i.e. 12-foot ceilings); the carpet will go. The thought is to paint the stairs + add a runner.

^ Looking back toward the front door.

^ Original living room moldings — possible to use 3 colors to intensify the details — or drench it in a single colour; much more modern. Carpet removed to reveal original wood floors. The valences have been retired, naturally.

  1. ^ Looking from living room into the study. 2. The study with fireplace 3. from study looking back at living room. Carpet stripped, wood beams stained lighter/matte or painted.

^ Dining room with mahogany beams. Stain lighter? Paint?

^ A very “before” kitchen. Incredible light… drawings to come. Inspiration is a British “conservatory”– style kitchen…. wine-coloured cabinets, soapstone counters.

^ Primary bedroom with groovy coved ceilings.

^ Six-sided room is one of the three additional bedrooms upstairs. Jack-and-Jill bathrooms have original claw-foot tubs.

^ Greg’s future office… needs love. Spare bathroom and view back to stairwell.

Up next: kitchen renderings and full decor scheme 🙂