Julie Charbonneau: Montreal, QCIndustrial Living Room, Montreal
Esther Hershcovich © 2013 Houzz
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Embrace glossy floors. We rarely consider treating our floors to lighten a room, though high-gloss floors are brilliant at bouncing light around. It may be as straightforward as sanding back your floorboards and polishing them with a glossy finish, or you may prefer to employ a more drastic treatment and use high-sheen white floor paint or epoxy, as used in this industrial Montreal penthouse.
13. The concrete columns and brick walls in this Montreal home are original to the building, which once housed a printing company. See more photos: My Houzz: Ethereal Glow in a Chic Montreal PenthouseLight fixture: Triede Design; dining chairs: Avant-Scène
4. Experiment with rugs — and no rugs. Changing your floors, whether you lay new tile, install carpeting or have your wood floors painted or refinished, makes everything else look different. You may find that your old rugs no longer work with the fresh flooring — try rolling them up and go bare for a change. Bare floors can be beautiful, as in the slick loft featured here. If it's the flooring you would prefer to cover, experiment with layered rugs until you reach a look you love.See more of this Montreal penthouse
Charbonneau kept the structure as true to its original state as possible, including the concrete columns and brick walls. After an unsuccessful attempt to salvage the original wooden floors, she replaced them with a budget-friendly white epoxy. Charbonneau designed this dining table. Its 7-foot diameter comfortably fits up to 10 chairs. The organic lines of the Bocci light fixture complement the room's industrial edge.Light fixture: Triede Design; dining chairs: Avant-Scène