HGTV.ca Original Home Tour:
The Family Home of Designer Irene Langlois, Ottawa
Posted by Elana Safronsky Tuesday, February 22, 2011 5:27 PM
Who: Irene Langlois, designer (her beautiful website), her husband Mike, a high tech exec., and their three children, two of whom are living independently.
Why: Because it’s an amazing home! As far as I’m concerned, Irene hit the nail on the head with how to design for a new-build, and is overflowing with tips on what to invest in, where to splurge, how to create inviting glamour and when to go for colour. This tour is a wealth of info!
HGTV: What was your goal decorating your own home? Could you describe the style?
Irene: This house is a blend of open concept family friendly spaces and separate formal spaces. With three young kids and a dog, it was important that finishes be durable and practical. The addition of French doors into the more formal living and dining rooms ensured that the black haired dog stayed off the white furniture. I like to describe my style as "new traditional", classic pieces rendered in a neutral palette. The furniture is a real mix of high and low. Some pieces are from higher end manufacturers. Several items come from flea markets and antique stores. And some items are from mass market chain stores…I’ll let you guess what comes from where….
Visit the website of Irene Langlois Interiors