sneak peek...om home
sanjeev and oorbee of om home sent over these stunning photos of their home in montreal. i spent a good 10 minutes looking at them with my jaw dropped. it's the sort of place i hope i can create one day- such a nice balance of warm woods and bright, bold pattern. sanjeev and oorbee are actually getting ready to sell this apt so if you're in montreal this would be quite a find. you can see full sized (and before!) photos right here and below is a description in oorbee's words. [all photos by darren curtis]
[i have to leave early for a meeting today so i'll be back tomorrow with some exciting news]
"Sanj and I happily took on the challenge of making this space comfortable for both of us when we first got married. My only request before moving in to his apartment was to make sure he painted all the walls white so we could start fresh! With the exception of a few key pieces, we kept most of the fixtures very neutral and added lots of color with the accessories. We mixed vintage finds with budget pieces and a few higher quality pieces to keep things interesting and easy on the wallet. The kitchen was by far our largest project, starting right after our honeymoon last year and lasting for 6 long weeks. We had an artisan friend put walnut veneer over the existing cabinets, if you look closely, you’ll notice the cabinets are all united by one long strip of veneer! We painted the bottom cabinets an orange-yellow to keep the kitchen from being too cold and stark."
"When I did the mural on our bathroom ceiling (seen in the mirror reflection), I had just moved up to Montreal. These designs, known as Alpona, are usually painted on the floors but because I felt a little like my life turned upside down, somehow painting the ceiling was a way to make me feel at home in an unknown city. The vanity was custom made to match the kitchen but we added one of my designs onto the vanity and mirror to make it more fun. Now it’s my favorite room in the apartment!"
"The Bedroom (top photo and above): We love waking up in this room every morning because it’s so bright and airy. We put handmade paper in the frame above the bed and switch it out often to mix things up! Sanj loves his awesome lamp finds and takes the blue one with him wherever he parks himself in the house."