At home with Sabrina & Martin

My sister Sabrina has a lovely home 2 minutes from my house in Pincourt.  They bought the house in 2009 and have done a lot of work.  The original kitchen looked like something you'd find in an old, cabin somewhere in the woods. It was that bad. But they had a vision and the home at 1700 square feet was a place their family of four could grow.

They rented out that house for one year while living in a home in Baie D'Urfe.  This particular house was purchased by Martin's sister & husband to build their eventual dream home.  When his sister started the plans for the new home Martin and Sabrina knew they had to do something to the home in Pincourt before they moved in. Floors needed to be sanded and stained.  The kitchen needed to be addressed.

Since Martin's sisters was going to demolish the Baie D'urfe house anyway, Martin disassembled the white wood cabinets knowing he could use them at the other house.

After many hours of hard work it is almost complete. The cabinets still need to be painted and the backsplash installed but a window above the sink that needs replacing has put this project on hold-for now.

I begin with this photo because it sort of encapsulates the aura of the home. Vintage finds and hand me down antiques mixed with a few current pieces give this home a romantic feel.

The tiles and shelf were painted white to freshen up the fireplace, which always has a few birch logs in it.

The 5 bedroom home has all kind of little creative nooks that Martin made.  Here in the office (just off the main entrance) he demolished a second closet and created a perfect place to work on the laptop.

The living space is in constant rotation. They're still looking for those key pieces that will pull this room together!

The kitchen has some lovely details like the bead board backing behind the open shelving and leaded glass panels to display pretty vases and glasses.

Martin installed a vinyl floor covering that looks and actually kind of feels like real slate. It is much easier to clean, super durable and of course a fraction of the price.  Above left was a piece Sabrina splurged on from Finnigan's market.

The stairs were sanded and stained and a new banister and newels were installed.  It makes for a beautiful staircase inviting you upstairs.

The master bedroom has soothing colours with a sweet dose of pattern.  Love the pedestal sink. It suits the style of this home. The one bathroom is white, bright and functional.  They are hoping to add a second bathroom upstairs  for the boys since they don't need 5 bedrooms.

The top right photo shows his and her walk in closets.

Mathieu's room is her next project. They just bought this Hemnes dresser from Ikea.  He has some really cute pieces in here, shouldn't be too hard to pull it together soon;)

Nathaniel's room, if you haven't check out the project post, click here.

Strorage and shelving are so important when doing a child's bedroom. The older they get the more stuff they accumulate, even after you edit!

They still have so much they want to do with the home, so I'm sure to feature them again! Thanks Sabrina & Martin!

PS>>> I didn't get a chance to photograph their basement which was a huge undertaking for Martin & looks amazing. It is complete with a sweet playroom for the boys. I will do another post about that!

And if you'd like to be featured or have a project or room you're proud of send me an email.

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