Project Modern Mill

Our clients recently purchased a newly built home in Manotick, Ottawa that had very modern architecture. Although beautiful, they wanted to incorporate more earthy and organic pieces in their furniture and decor to make it feel more like home.

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The grand entrance features a large separation wall cladded with dark marble wall tile. To make the pieces stand out against the dark finish, we selected lighter-coloured pieces, like the travertine pedestal table, and faux hide Grand Canyon Rug. The abstract artwork behind the table adds a beautiful backdrop to this area that sets the tone for the home.

Dining Room

Off of the entry, the formal dining room boasts a newly added modern wine feature wall. We used a WoM favourite, the Bamburg Dining Table, this time paired with upholstered dining chairs that have a classic leather detail on the arm. A large textural and neutral area rug cozies up the room, without competing with the bold oversized abstract artwork on the back wall. The Bistro Chandelier proves once again, how important scale and style of lighting can change a space.

Living Room

The living room layout is centred around a large, double-height fireplace, finished in the same dark marble wall tile as in the entrance. Scale and proportion are important elements in this space – we wanted to make sure to draw the eyes up. The large Brighton Chandelier has modern lines, to align with the fireplace, but a classic silhouette. In the furniture, there was a lot of space to host two different custom sofas from our West of Main Collection – one with a more curved shape in a taupe upholstery, and the other with a lower profile in an ivory slipcover. The large 12’x15’ Giana Area Rug grounds the tall room and pulls from the tones in the mixed media painting above the fireplace. 

The fun geometric console table on the back of the sofa and the large sculptural coffee table continue the modern aesthetic, while their wood material gives the space warmth. And for a finishing touch, our cognac leather Kara Ottomans provide additional seating and add a warm pop to the room. 

We love how this space came together to create a thoughtful layout, balancing modern and organic pieces. 

Breakfast Nook

Off of the kitchen is the more casual dining room for everyday meals. We wanted to differentiate the formal dining room by choosing lighter woods and a more farmhouse-inspired linear chandelier with little starburst ornaments that give it a slightly whimsical vibe. The large Olive Tree in the corner adds a much-needed pop of green to this otherwise monochromatic area. 

Primary Bedroom

We are loving muted blue/grey/green paint tones in a bedroom. Painting this entire room (including the ceiling) this rich, calming Puritan Grey by Benjamin Moore gives us the perfect backdrop for the more glamorous furniture. The curved wingback-style bed is upholstered in a soft taupe velvet from our West of Main Collection and is paired with layered blush and tan bedding from our shoppe. Underfoot, the Margot Area Rug is soft and plush, but also ties in the tones of the walls, bed, and nightstands. To elevate the room, the Sakura Chandelier glistens and sparkles, creating the perfect ambiance at night. 


The design team found this adorable woodland wallpaper from York, and it was immediately the jumping-off point for this entire nursery scheme. After wallpapering all of the walls in this dusty pink print, we chose feminine pieces throughout to complement. The brass crib, cane dresser, and muted blue linen custom blackout drapery collectively make this space feel so whimsical. The fun bubble chandelier is perfect for now, but will also age so well with the baby. We loved how the fabric crib canopy turned out at Sascha’s Nursery, so we added one again here, but this time in a dusty terracotta tone.

Creative Room

Do you have an extra guest bedroom that you don’t know what to do with? Our clients wanted to create a calm and inspiring space for themselves, so we converted this guest bedroom into a creative room. This is the perfect spot for hobbies or reading. And when they do need extra space for guests, the sofa has a pull-out bed. 

Our colour scheme in this room was inspired by the Georgie Collection Area Rug, with red and tan tones. We love how this serene and versatile space turned out.