a bright montreal retreat.

montreal home tour | sfgirlbybay

One of our lovely readers, Sarah, along with her boyfriend, have almost completed a renovation of a 1950’s cottage they purchased months ago in Montreal, Canada. When Sarah’s grandmother passed away, she left money that Sarah was sure she wanted to use as a down payment. When the couple toured this home so many details reminded her of her grandparent’s home that she knew it was the one.

Sarah describes, “We even got to meet the older lady whose home it had been for over 40 years. She agreed we needed to gut the kitchen immediately as she said she would have done it herself if she’d had the energy. With her blessing we got to work opening up the kitchen to the dining room/living room, removing carpet, refinishing the wood floors, removing two layers of wallpaper and painting over all the dusty rose. We’ve done all the work ourselves and are so happy with the outcome-a bright, cheery easy to use space.” Stay tuned to Sarah’s blog for upcoming details of the home’s before and afters!

montreal home tour | sfgirlbybay

montreal home tour | sfgirlbybay

montreal home tour | sfgirlbybay

montreal home tour | sfgirlbybay

montreal home tour | sfgirlbybay

montreal home tour | sfgirlbybay

montreal home tour | sfgirlbybay

montreal home tour | sfgirlbybay

montreal home tour | sfgirlbybay

montreal home tour | sfgirlbybay

montreal home tour | sfgirlbybay

montreal home tour | sfgirlbybay

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17 Responses to “a bright montreal retreat.”
  1. Sam says:

    Wow, I love everything about this! From the use of wallpaper in the entry to that bold black in the living room — looks like I’ve got a new blog to follow now!

  2. Ellie says:

    What a lovely, bright space! Adore the bathroom tiles and the unexpected pictures on the walls.

  3. Kaleigh says:

    WOW! I want to live here… please?!

  4. maggie says:

    This is such a cheery, lovely space. I am really digging those pine cone candle holders, too.

  5. Signi says:

    Amazing, such eye candy, I don’t know where to look first!

  6. Matthieu says:

    Wowow good job Sarah, that’s magnificent :)

  7. leaca says:

    Oh wow this is both dynamic and adorable. I love the bold color and fun details.

  8. Cori Magee says:

    That’s it, it’s official… my next sofa will be black leather.

  9. kim says:

    Everything is beautiful and brilliant use of space. Never knew black leather sofa could be as fab!
    Well done!

  10. Meinhilde says:

    What a beautiful space, cozy but so bright! I also love how the kitchen cabinet uppers are a different colour from the bottom cabinets.

  11. Sara says:

    Just moved to SF from montreal. Now I am super homesick :(

  12. Marcie Prior says:

    Where is this sofa from and what model is it ?

    Thanks!

  13. Love Art says:

    I love that abstract painting on the black wall in the first photo! Who is the artist that painted it and where can I get one? Thanks!

  14. Suzi says:

    Love the use of color! Where from did you purchase the curtains?

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