Thursday, March 10, 2011

At home: Christine Ralphs - a modern classic


Opening the pages of March's House and Home,  I was excited to see Christine Ralph's home featured. Unsurprisingly, former Club Monaco executive Christine's home carries the brands signature streamlined aesthetic of modern classics and a heavy use of bold black and white which to me, has always been the perfect formula.
 


The notion that you can't mix metals is completely wrong! As evidenced here where gold and silver accessories compliment each other beautifully.


There's a wonderful sense of balance in this space. While there are some rather bold choices made - in art and accessories - nothing is overpowering. I think the key to this is keeping in neutral tones and crisp, classic black and white.


The living area features all white walls with the window trim here in black, while in the kitchen the attention goes to the striking black cabinetry balanced with a white countertop and sections of the cabinetry in white. White walls and white trimmed windows let the outdoor light pour in.

  
I have to say - that's one sexy faucet - simple and sleek in gold, which contrasts with the white marble and glossy black cabinetry. The gold really adds such a feeling of luxury.

I think my very favourite room - the dressing room - so bright, airy and topped off by that spectacular black and gold chandelier.


See more of Christine's portfolio in the House and Home gallery here.


{Photos: Virginia MacDonald for Canadian House and Home, March 2011}



12 comments:

Michelle from Holley and Gill said...

Love the elegance and sophistication that just oozes from every inch of her place.

Gorgeous.

Nicole Franzen said...

i love that house! I love the artwork wall.

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Beautiful. I'm into the mixed metal look for homes more and more lately.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I'm obsessed with this home- the mirror in the living room is just so good- love the black and white (just posted on this combo today as well) and the gold faucet/white marble is exactly what I hope to do in my kitchen reno- Also adore the light fixture in her dressing room- all gorgeous!

Diamonds Pearls and Crazy in the world of Barbie Jones said...

This is FABULOUS

kalynor said...

Amazing home, as Christine said, the mirror in the living room is fabulous, and the gold faucet, just wow! The whole place is simply beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

Dancing Branflake said...

The gold accents really do add a lot. And I would LOVE to have that dressing room.

Edwina@FASHION+ART said...

Love the mix of art, sculpture and framed photos in the first shot.

Anonymous said...

enough with christine ralphs and michelle lloyd being featured in canadian house and home. can't the magazine find any other people to feature.

designchic said...

So much gorgeous inspiration...love the black and white!!

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

so absolutely smitten with this! love all of those spaces. off to see some more....

Brittany Stiles said...

The wall of artwork is my favorite! I love the mix and match of frames and types of art. Thanks for sharing!

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