There’s something very special about our Saint Lawrence River boat house. Surrounded by nature and dominated by the quiet presence of the river, it has a peace and stillness rarely found. Situated at such a northern latitude, it benefits from long summer evenings and a softness of light that lends itself to an understated and muted colour palette. When it comes to furnishings, natural wood in all its forms combined with inviting textiles place emphasis on comfort and warmth.
Prepare for the extreme cold of Canadian winters by creating a relaxing and inviting living room. Pared-back accessories in neutral colours reflect the calming nature of this house, recycled wood and natural linen provide a rustic feel, whilst a punch of red on the rug and cushions enlivens an otherwise muted scheme. With a grey backdrop, it’s important to add warmth wherever possible: start with a large rug on the floor, drape soft fringed throws over generous armchairs and sofas, then settle down in front of the glow of a real fire.