This beautiful home boasts a fresh look rooted in the classics but with a bit of sass.
Traditional doesn't mean time warp. That's easy to see from a peek inside the Ottawa home of Irene Langlois. The designer's signature style is rooted in tradition (fine architectural details and sophisticated furnishings), but her secret to keeping classic contemporary is to enliven timeless elements with a judicious but confident application of the day's top trends. White front hall
To make a white room
less boring, Irene’s favourite trick is to incorporate contrast. She’s done plenty of that in the predominantly white front hall
, from the zebra-print rug and bench to the black handrailing, front door and occasional chair.