A Minimalist Home in Montreal Is Renovated With a Statement Staircase

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Maison Rio is a minimalist home located in Montreal, Canada, designed by Mélodie Violet of Imagine. The project was a complete gut renovation of the house devoid of alterations for approximately 20 years. The studio sought to completely redesign the ground floor layout with the exception of the staircase, which would remain in its original position.

The staircase sets the theme for the entire home, marked by transitions and connectivity derived from a continuity of many of those same design elements.

Although the staircase would preserve its original placement, it underwent a significant augmentation that would set the tone for the rest of the space. Most notable, curved transitions referencing the arched lines of the staircase can be seen throughout the interior in the form of archways and rounded fixtures.

“We are pleased to have succeeded in creating a bright and spacious home for the long term, and one that offers the clients the flexibility to expand in the future to accommodate acquired possessions from their lives and travels,” concludes Ms. Violet.

Brass fixtures accent the space while archways create transitions between spaces

Archways create transitions between the spaces

The bright kitchen features white walls, light-colored hardwood floors, quartz countertop and backsplash.

The bright kitchen features white walls, light-colored hardwood floors, quartz countertop and backsplash.

To the left of the staircase, a formal living room transitions into a more private family TV room

Round, curvy, Scandinavian-style lighting selections also play a critical role in the redesign, with each fixture uniquely chosen by Mélodie Violet

The staircase sets the theme for the entire home, marked by transitions and connectivity derived from a continuity of many of those same design elements.

Transparent patio doors allow abundant natural light to enter the space

Bathtub underneath round hanging pendant

Herringbone pattern backsplash in the bathroom with brass fixtures

Photos by Studio CRBN.

Leo Lei translates his passion for minimalism into his daily-updated blog Leibal. In addition, you can find uniquely designed minimalist objects and furniture at the Leibal Store.

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