Original title : Cocooning
Photos, Drew Hadley
Designer, Seta Marachlian of Marachlian Interiors;
Contractor, Construction Panache
The interior of this country home overlooking lake Tremblant was redesigned to maximize comfort
A European couple in search of a location that embodied their image of Canada chose Mont-Tremblant as their vacation destination. “They live on the Côte d’Azur and wanted to experience snow and skiing in Quebec,” explains Seta Marachlian, the interior designer who worked closely with the couple to develop the project. “We preserved the basic layout along with the ski chalet style—exposed beams, wood mouldings, stone fireplaces—but completely renovated the interior to bring in more light and modernize the space while enhancing the comfort factor,” she continues. The homeowners’ goal was to make the house a gathering place for family and friends during the summer and Christmas holidays. The designer therefore opted for ultra-soft furs, skins, and fabrics in a range of sumptuous matching tones. To increase the warmth, she selected dark solid wood furniture to echo the home’s structural elements. This neutral backdrop provides the perfect setting for the owners’ very colourful works of art, which they adore collecting.
The kitchen features antique brown granite with a leather finish, an island clad in a herringbone design of skins, and dark panelling on the ceiling, all of which give the room a very singular character and cosy feel.
Many people from across the Atlantic are drawn to the beauty of Canada’s winters and stunning falls. The dark brown, copper, and burnt orange dining room furniture is inspired by the riotous colours of September and October, the tones enhanced by the satin and brushed brass finishes. The house is always full of people and the table can seat up to sixteen guests, all of whom can enjoy a spectacular view of nature at every meal. “Here and throughout the house, the floors are covered with extra soft carpeting,” adds Seta Marachlian.
Round black table, Atelier Pérusse;
white vase, Crate & Barrel
The home has six bedrooms; each one is designed like a hotel suite with its own bathroom. “The owner insisted that each guest room receive as much attention as the master bedroom,” says the designer, who transformed these formerly very dark and private rooms into oases of luxury, calm, and pleasure. Employing a grey and taupe palette, she covered all the walls with wallpaper and the floors with cushy high-end carpeting to create an opulent world.
Armchair, South Hill Home;
daybed, Restoration Hardware