Ashley Botten knows, after Toronto Home, to surprise us for a second time with one of her projects. This time it concerns the furnishing of a nineteenth-century house. The eponymous Canadian interior design studio has succeeded in finding a balance between renovation and restoration.
Project 006 is a major renovation of a nineteenth-century house to meet the characteristics of a modern home. The interior architects decided to retain a number of authentic elements such as the abundantly decorated ceiling in the living room, the stone fireplace and the stair railing. Old doors, walls and stained glass windows were copied and replaced. The new elements in the house were chosen in function of the authentic soul of the building. This includes an oak floor, marble kitchen countertops and a subtle colour palette.
A design full of character that combines history with modern functionality.
The former ballroom has been transformed into a magnificent salon where old and new come together. The monochrome, white colour palette makes the space almost float around the dark grey anchor, the stone fireplace. In the dining room, just like in the Toronto Home project, Botten chose to use the 'Beetle Chairs' by GamFratesi, but this time in grey. Self-designed rectangular vases on the dining table contrast with the rounded shape of the chairs. One of the most unique parts of the house is the banister, which has been carefully restored. The rounded ceilings are also part of the beautiful features of project 006. Once again Ashley Botten Design manages to deliver a special project. The innovative studio created a design full of character that combines history with modern functionality.
Photography by Colin Faulkner