ÎLE BLANCHE Residence is a minimal house located in Montréal, Canada, designed by APPAREIL architecture, a young Montreal firm that was offered a challenge when it was mandated to update the interior of this spacious Île des Soeurs home. The team’s meticulous work made it possible to refine, optimize and modernize the space.
The interior was redesigned in order to offer a functional and cozy decor. Custom furniture, including an array of integrated furniture, reinforces the space’s refined character. The demolition of walls that partitioned the space now allows for a greater burst of light to come through. Movement is more fluid between the various spaces, whose styles and colors are harmonized.
Contrast was used to emphasize the contributions of key elements. The painted steel of the fireplace, the maple wood of the stairs, and the immense vestibule door stand out more through their juxtaposition with the immaculate white decor. Warm touches such as the addition of walnut wood in the kitchen and the bedroom create a convivial atmosphere.
Photography by Félix Michaud.