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A Gardener's House

A Gardener's House

Knowlton
Knowlton 2012
Country Life

A fresh coat of paint

This house was built on 4 acres of land, surrounded by manicured gardens. After reviewing this project, Les Ensembliers decided to only paint and decorate this home instead of renovating it and risk loosing its soul. The intent was to sell the house but, once the decor took shape, they fell in love with it.

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The decor inspiration of this project started with the dining room painting which, for Les Ensembliers, represents

Giverny and its true character and connection to gardens. Every element of the house was chosen for its references to Monet's work.

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"This project was about bringing the English garden spirit, elegance, simplicity, and ease inside the house."
— Maxime Vandal
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Les Ensembliers incorporated soothing neutral tones and handsome vintage finds throughout, and the living room is no exception.

Here, a laid-back palette of linen and white creates a calming feel, while an antique coffee table and oversized dish add a sense of history.

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"The most interesting projects comes sometime from restraint and simplicity."
— Richard Ouellette

White painted floors in a old country home is a simple, yet very effective solution, to create an elegant backdrop.

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"The hand-painted mural is my absolute favorite piece of art in the house...", says Richard Ouellette. "I whish I could have taken it with me when we sold the house."

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