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Alpine Farmhouse

Design by Sarah Richardson

Photography by Valerie Wilcox

Alpine Farmhouse Dining Room

This house in nestled in undulating hills that roll to the south, so the mandate in each and every room was to keep it spare, free of colour and clutter, and let the views and natural light be the wow factor. We brought in some European charm with a warm Scandi palette of oatmeal, wheat, flax, camel, and mushroom, and some Alpine-inspired accents.

"The location has all the charm you'd want from the country: a driveway flanked by a canopy of trees, a white picket fence, the sounds of crickets and bullfrogs - and the place of their dreams was here, not anywhere else."

Sarah Richardson

Dining Room

Alpine Farmhouse Dining Room

Serene Character


Simple and free of adornment, the dining room at Alpine Farmhouse is a soothing and sophisticated space both to gather and spend solo time (with 2 cozy swivel chairs tête-à-tête near the foot of the table). Craving a serene dining space at home that's high on character and style and hush on everything else? Here's 3 of our favourite DOs from this makeover:


  • Exposed floor joists from the second story make an architectural statement
  • Two George Nelson bubble saucer pendants up the Zen factor
  • 160-year old barn floorboards give the streamlined trestle-inspired table custom cred
Serene Style

Dining Room Sources:  Glidden, Dulux, PPG Paints: wall & beam paint, White on White 30GY 88/014 | Hunter Douglas: shades, White/Pearl 002007 | Northern Wide Plank: flooring, New Haven Plank Wixom Collection | Design Within Reach: pendants, Nelson Saucer Crisscross Bubble Pendant, dining chairs, About A Chair 22 Armchair, Grey & Oak | Artefacts Salvage & Design: custom hemlock table |  Sarah Richardson for Palliser: sofa chairs, Stride Swivel Chair Evoque Frost leather (matte black base), side table, Boulevard Tall Salon Table, Laneway Throw Charcoal | EQ3: round teak stool | Client's own: wood bowl | Kravet: pillow fabric, GWF-2810-CONFETTI 18-CREAM | Field Design: Architect, Steve Sopinka | Ed Leimgardt Contracting: builder

Nook

Breakfast Nook

Window Seat


It's tea time! Which seat do you choose? A cozy spot along the window bench, or one of two authentic reproduction Tyrolean chairs as seen here at the Alpine Farmhouse. Hard choice, I know.

Window Bench

Nook Sources: Glidden, DuluxPPG Paints: wall paint, White on White 30GY 88/014 | Hunter Douglas: shades, White/Pearl 002007 | SIPA: Round Tree Table, Vienna Chairs, Grey Lacquer | Design Within Reach: Tolomeo Mini Wall Lamp | Northern Wide Plank: flooring, New Haven Plank Wixom Collection | Kravet : bench cushion fabric, 2017143-ENTOTO STRIPE 118-GREY/EBONY, lumbar pillows, GDT5200-CERVANTES 012-ONYX and GWF-3427-VERTEX 8-BLACK | Y&Co: large pillow fabric, Taj Onyx Ash | Field Design: Architect, Steve Sopinka | Ed Leimgardt Contracting: builder

Living Room

Alpine Farmhouse Living Room

Handsome Hearth


In keeping with the Alpine Farmhouse's top-to-bottom Scandinavian-inspired style, the fireplace zone is spacious and calm and all about function with a handsome leather upholstered chair and foot rest to kick back and relax, and a convenient marble stone hearth that extends to include a bench and firewood niche beneath.

Marble Hearth
Sectional Sofa
Floating credenza with record player

Living Room Sources: GliddenDuluxPPG Paints: wall paint, White on White 30GY 88/014 | Ciot: Pina Colada marble | DiNuovo Granite & Marble: marble fabrication | Renaissance Fireplaces: Rumford fireplace insert | Northern Wide Plank: flooring, New Haven Plank Wixom Collection | Sarah Richardson for Palliser: Trilogy Cashmere Wool Rug, Courtyard Ottoman (Small) | Design Within Reach : Crosshatch Chair & Ottoman, Black Leather & Walnut | EQ3: Prana Baskets | Butter Gallery: paintings by Holly Ann Friesen and Gabriella Collier | EQ3: Cello 3-Piece Sectional Sofa with Backless Chaise (Coda Beach) | Artefacts Salvage & Design: custom coffee table | Caesarstone: coffee table top, "Raw Concrete" | Design Within Reach: AJ Floor Lamp, Black | Lagom 142: throw blanket | Ashburne Designs: console table | Pro-Ject Audio Systems: record player turntable | Vintage: various vases | Field Design: Architect, Steve Sopinka | Ed Leimgardt Contracting: builder

Kitchen

Alpine Farmhouse Kitchen

Inherent Beauty 


Even spare kitchens can be dynamic! Our mandate for this kitchen was for the overall design to be as quiet as possible. This translated into streamlined layers of crisp white, white oak and Arabescato marble for a look that is both simple and sophisticated in virtue of their inherent beauty. Here are a few of our favourite features:


  • Stools are covered in a buttery camel-coloured leather to make them blend in with the white oak island rather than jump out
  • Contemporary pendants by Ridgely Studio Works appear to float over the island and cast an ethereal glow
  • The vent hood disappears by cladding it in millwork that's lacquered to match the cabinets
Marble backsplash
Opening shelving with pottery

Artful Accents


Pottery lovers, take note! This treatment has quickly become one of our favourite ways to display treasures. Here at Apline Farmhouse, a simple, minimal kitchen is made artful with a collection of salt-glazed pottery that looks like a still-life painting on white oak accent shelves.

Pottery

Kitchen Sources: GliddenDuluxPPG Paints: wall paint, White on White 30GY 88/014 | Ashburne Designs: kitchen island, shelves | Article.: Esse Light Oak Counter Stools with Leather Seat | Ridgley Studio Works: Aura Slim Pendants | Northern Wide Plank: New Haven Plank, Wixom Collection | Caesarstone: countertops, "Pure White" | Ciot: backsplash, Arabescato | Taps Bath: island faucet, Grohe Minta Pull Out Faucet, island sink, Blanco 10 U 1-1/2, Blanco Rondo Bar Sink | West Elm: marbled glass vases | Vintage: cutting board | Wolf: stove, Wolf Pro 36" 6 burner DF366LP | Hunter Douglas: shades, White/Pearl 002007 | Client's own: vintage jug vase, cutting board, pottery | Field Design: Architect, Steve Sopinka | Ed Leimgardt Contracting: builder

Entry

Entry with fireplace

Stove Style


As the temperature starts to dip, there's nothing more sightly than a cozy fireplace. Here, a modern woodstove anchors the large kitchen space and radiates heat throughout the open-concept main floor. Since the kitchen is located in the nearly 150-year old section of the house, the structure dictated the placement of the stove; it now sits in front of the door to the original house porch and in front of a hidden pantry room.

Wood Stove
Desk and chair

Work Zone


Got a work zone at home? If you're looking to create extra functionality at home but don't want to commit to a full fledged office, try making the most of a cozy corner. Tuck a stylish chair in a sunlit spot for the ultimate morning coffee break + spare and sleek desk with storage for your laptop. Bonus points for adding a stylish waterfall countertop! Finish it off with a colourful vintage painting for smiles all around!

Work Desk

Entry sources: Glidden, DuluxPPG Paints: wall paint, White on White 30GY 88/014 | Ashburne Designs: millwork, desk | Hunter Douglas: shades, White/Pearl 002007 | Northern Wide Plank: New Haven Plank, Wixom Collection | Turquoise Palace: Stockholm Lounge Chair in Porcini | Sarah Richardson for Palliser: Boulevard Tall Salon Table | Client's own: artwork by Ferdinand Gehr | Field Design: Architect, Steve Sopinka | Ed Leimgardt Contracting: builder

Staircase

Modern glass staircase
Modern glass staircase with white oak treads

Staircase sources: GliddenDuluxPPG Paints: wall paint, White on White 30GY 88/014 | Invisirail: glass railing | Northern Wide Plank: New Haven Plank, Wixom Collection | Manny Neubacher: artwork | Field Design: Architect, Steve Sopinka | Ed Leimgardt Contracting: builder

Principle Bedroom

Alpine Farmhouse Principle Bedroom
Window bench

Nifty Nook


Can you think of a small space or nook at home that needs a little something extra? Try making use of it by installing a floating bench. Nestled between the walls here at Alpine Farmhouse, the support is clad in a leftover piece of oak flooring and upholstered in a remnant piece of fabric.

Window Seat

Principle Bedroom Sources: GliddenDuluxPPG Paints: wall paint, White on White 30GY 88/014 | Arteriors: Mia Pendant | Northern Wide Plank: New Haven Plank, Wixom Collection | Hunter Douglas: shades, White/Pearl 002007 | Sarah Richardson for Palliser: Collage Rug Natural | Design Within Reach: Parallel Wide Bed, Ducale Wool Light Grey & Oak, Louis Poulsen NPJ Sconces | Butter Gallery: art by Sue McNenly | Tonic Living: pillow fabric "Strands Embroidery" | HomeSense: bedding | EQ3: Prana Basket | Kravet: bench fabric GWF-3726-PASTICHE Color: 18-CHALK/JET, pillow fabric GWF-2810-CONFETTI Color: 18-CREAM | Field Design: Architect, Steve Sopinka | Ed Leimgardt Contracting: builder

Principle Bathroom

Alpine Farmhouse Principle Bathroom

Smooth & Minimal


The Principal Bathroom at our Alpine Farmhouse project is smooth and minimal in all the right places! It features a floating vanity with integrated handles and a large frameless sheet mirror with sconces mounted right on top!

Bathroom shelf
Alpine Farmhouse Principal Bathroom

Principal Bathroom Sources: GliddenDuluxPPG Paints: wall & beam paint, White on White 30GY 88/014 | Ashburne Designs: vanity & shelving | Vintage: vases | Saltillo: floor tiles 12"x24" Black Slate | True North Glass Co.: shower glass | RBW Lighting: Crisp White Sconces | Taps Bath: Rubinet Genesis Wide Spread Faucet | Ciot: shower wall, Breccia Capraia | Dean West & Nathan Sawaya: African Elephant artwork | Lagom 142: baskets | HomeSense: towels | Field Design: Architect, Steve Sopinka | Ed Leimgardt Contracting: builder

Bedroom & Guest Bathroom

Alpine Farmhouse Bedroom

Outside In


Does your bedroom have you craving that irresistible 'fall-into-bed' feeling? Try letting the outside inspire your inside! It's all about natural colours, materials and texture. For the guest room at the Alpine Farmhouse, we kept the look clean and spare with soft linens and touches of rustic salmons and grey colours that we plucked from the tundra-inspired photography. Matching custom pillow covers, a modern white oak table, and a wooly sheep sculpture bring the look together harmoniously.

Bedside
Alpine Farmhouse Bedroom
Alpine Farmhouse Guest Bathroom

Bedroom Sources:  GliddenDuluxPPG Paints: wall paint, White on White 30GY 88/014 | Northern Wide Plank: New Haven Plank, Wixom Collection | Hunter Douglas: shades, White/Pearl 002007 | IKEA: BJÖRKSNÄS nightstands, RIGGAD lamp, bedding | Lagom 142: throw blanket | Bilbrough: pillow fabric Villa Nova V3429/01 Scene Tuscan | Field Design: Architect, Steve Sopinka | Ed Leimgardt Contracting: builder | Dean West & Nathan Sawaya: "Arctic Fox" artwork


Bathroom Sources:  GliddenDuluxPPG Paints: wall & beam paint, White on White 30GY 88/014 | Ashburne Designs: vanity | RBW Lighting: Hoist Sconce Small in Cream White | Taps Bath: Rubinet Genesis Wide Spread Faucet | Wayfair: Verticyl Sink | Ciot: countertop marble Iceberg Blue | DiNuovo Granite & Marble: countertop fabrication | Hunter Douglas: shades, White/Pearl 002007 | Vintage: vase | Field Design: Architect, Steve Sopinka | Ed Leimgardt Contracting: builder

Alpine Farmhouse Guest Bedroom

Guest Bedroom Sources:  GliddenDuluxPPG Paints: wall paint, White on White 30GY 88/014 | Ashburne Designs: closet, closet hardware | Northern Wide Plank: New Haven Plank, Wixom Collection | Hunter Douglas: shades, White/Pearl 002007 | IKEA: NYMÅNE wall lamp | Lagom 142: throw blanket, bedding | EQ3: Cello Bed, Panama Zinc | Sarah Richardson for Palliser: Boulevard Tall Salon Table | Kravet: pillow fabric Ficheto Indigo ED75029.1.0 | Field Design: Architect, Steve Sopinka | Ed Leimgardt Contracting: builder

Mudroom

Alpine Farmhouse Mudroom, Open Storage

Gear Up


Want to know how to create a mudroom for the family who plays hard? At the Alpine Farmhouse, our clients are active skiers, bikers, and horseback riders, so it's all gear, all the time. Here, we installed a durable vein-cut limestone floor and built a solid white oak bench with spacers for wet clothing and equipment. Plus, ample wall pegs for extra convenience!

Wall pegs
Mudroom with wrap-around  bench and peg hooks
Mudroom with wrap-around  bench and peg hooks

Mudroom Sources: GliddenDuluxPPG Paints: wall paint, White on White 30GY 88/014 | Saltillo: floor tiles | Lagom 142: baskets, hooks | Field Design: Architect, Steve Sopinka | Ed Leimgardt Contracting: benches and shelving, builder

Sauna & Bathroom

Hallway to sauna
Hallway to sauna with view outdoors

Picture Perfect


Which way to the sauna? After chilly afternoons of walking, skiing or skating, it's a must-visit destination for our clients at the Alpine Farmhouse. Nickel-gap walls frame out the basement's infrared sauna... and get a load of that picture-perfect view of the rolling hills beyond!

Window View
Marble sauna bench
Bathroom Sink

Sauna/Bath Sources: Glidden, DuluxPPG Paints: wall paint, White on White 30GY 88/014 | Ciot: bench marble "Pina Colada" | Upper Canada Hardware: Emtek black door handle | Lagom 142: peg hooks | HomeSense: towels | RBW Lighting: "Dimple" Sconces | EQ3: Spy Rectangle Mirror | Signature Hardware: "Goncalves" Sink | Taps Bath: Aqua Brass "Volare Straight 61014" Faucet | Field Design: Architect, Steve Sopinka | Ed Leimgardt Contracting: builder