Exoticism in the designer House of artist
Two years ago, the artist and designer Joel Dumas to his home city of Montreal is pulled back looking for a House for him and his daughter and his son. The main criterion was close to a green plant. With his experience in the countryside in Bali and Quebec he could not imagine living in a completely urban landscape. So is his bright House directly across from Laurier Park.
The travel influence the style of Dumas significantly. He uses materials which are almost all recycled and reused for pieces of furniture that he has found and purchased over the years. He says that he’s trying to buy anything new.
View of the HouseWho lives there: Joel Dumas, son Eloi (12 years old) and daughter n (9)Location: Mile end district, MontrealSize: 102 square meters, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Leaves recovered Dumas before a light wall, made from a set of Christmas lights between two plastic
The decoration makes the living room and the adjacent bathroom look attractive and background is used as Skype.
Dumas has bought the fabric of the couch from a six-month trip to India 10 years ago
He has visited antique store in New Delhi and Kashmir and ransacked to find unique fabrics and textiles for its patchwork blankets and quilts.
A special angefertigter wood dining table made from teak tree root in Bali is the centerpiece of the living room and dining room.
The legs are shorter cut, to be able to bear the weight of the wood. Dumas has cut chairs on a matching amount standards and newly upholstered.
The tree sculpture is made from a fallen tree on the banks of the River in Java that has become white due to erosion by wind and water.
The gigantic real shell, about 1.50 meters long and 1700 years old, got Dumas a few years ago
She was allegedly found by local fishermen many years ago in Asia. Except sculpture, it now also serves as incense vessel.
Dumas has brought this large mirror out of driftwood, cut into 5 cm pieces, from Bali home
The bedroom with an open space concept protects the private room with room-high curtains in a rich rust color
During the day working the room as a media room and meeting place for the children.
This statue of Buddha from Crucible comes from Bali and is about 100 years old. It’s a gift from a friend.
Dumas has built for his children desks of the whole window wall along
When working from home, the children do their homework beside him, benefitting the day light and Park views.
The countertops are hardwood from Suar
The carrier and drawers are found in a junkyard stove of an aircraft from the old metals.
Works of art and artifacts decorate the bathroom
Das large bathrooms, renovated by the former owner, was decorated with works of art and artifacts. The sea woman sculptures are by an artist from Surabaya, Indonesia.
Contrast in the bathroom with the shimmer of light panels
The contrast in the bathroom with the shimmer of light panels, like best him balanced by the industrial property of re used aircraft heater.
A typical Bali has established for his children Dumas atmosphere in the bedroom
The canopy over the bunk bed is made of Golden Voile fabric, bought from India is adorable.
A modern wall panel was used for kitchens in the bathroom. Head of Dumas has decorated the black and white room with a teak he has built with material from Indonesia.
Dumas has had the advantage that the former owner has already renovated the kitchen. He has customized the oven with red collectibles and accessories
Cabinets: Ädel Birch, IKEA
A movable kitchen island uses virtually the kitchen area.
A recycled aluminium tile, one of the first designs of the company by Dumas DXU, is leaning on the wall. That’s my style to the slopes, he says.
Wall tiles: Komodo series, DXU, Dumas Umemoto. Cabinets: Ädel Birch, IKEA
The front door and the back door are open, so the House is a corridor between the Park and the courtyard. Cats like to hike in the home
Das mess of colors in the backyard with the hammock gives a playful ambience, which is important for Dumas and his family. Some of his favorite memories come from the backyard – playing hockey with his son, his daughter plays juggle Hula Hoop and all together.For the Zen Garden, Dumas has a lounge chair from bicycle tires designed.
The garden and the living facade of brick are inside the exotic elements
However, but the Park is the favorite of Dumas, this was also the main reason for the selection of the House. Up the doors, so that nature can come in.
He and his children spend days in the park opposite – this is actually a back yard extra for them. Not bad, or?