While the apartment structure itself is a bit more traditional (look at that amazing archway!), Marta has combined mid-century and urban modern elements into her Outremont home. Situated on the Northwest side of Mont Royal in Montreal, the colorful accessories harmonize to create a space that is surprisingly calm without compromising personality.
"What I have tried to create is a place that is peaceful and relaxing but at the same time with some touch of passion and excitement. I think that these two elements are important traits of my personality and I wanted to express them in my living space. I played with shapes and colors and with objects that I have been collecting for quite some time, objects from my trips around the world or from street markets where I love to go every time I can. I love nature and this is the reason why there are quite a lot of different plants throughout the apartment. They bring a lot of life to the space."
This bold pendant lamp makes a statement and feels like the centerpiece of the living and dining spaces, tying everything together.
"I really searched for this table. I wanted something simple and squared to fit well in the squared space where it is placed now. I found it thanks to a friend who took me to check out a cool street called Amherst, full of vintage stores. It if from the 60s by a Danish designer called Borge Mogensen. I love it, it is made from a great wood and I love the fact that it can host many people. Being squared, nobody is far from one another. Very democratic!"
"The family in the black and white picture is my father's family, back in Italy. I like having it close, visible, all these family members. My father (in his childhood) keeps me company and the reminds me where I come from."
This stylish details of this home are well-placed and never ending. A built-in shelf flanks 3 living room walls creating a perfect space for decorative accessories. Palo Santo or "Holy Wood" burns like incense on a large round-top coffee table that has been repurposed as a side table.
The apartment has an open plan with lots of space. The dining and living spaces are distinguished by the lovely archway seen above.
The rug and accessories give Marta's bedroom a bit of a Southwestern vibe.
A checkered floor is this focal point of this simple kitchen. Again, Marta uses interesting textiles to elevate her space.
"I love photography as a form of expression, a way for capturing a moment of reality. My father had an old camera that I started to use when I was in University. I used to have it with me everywhere and I have a lot of memories taken with it. The camel picture is a great shot from my talented photographer friend Valeria Bismar. It was taken in India a few years ago. I really love the colors and the emotion of meditative attitude that it inspires."
"These are all rocks from the beautiful vineyard for which I work. The are Chilean rocks from a coastal area of the Aconcagua Valley. They have different formation origin. They bring me some of the beauty and the power of the place where they come from, green rolling hills covered by beautiful vineyards at only 12 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean."
Thanks for sharing your home with us, Marta!