Gallery: Style smash

A Halifax mid-century home is reimagined with custom décor and local artwork, and a dramatic feature wall in the kitchen. Check out Bruce Murray’s photography of this beautiful home in Halifax. Read the full story on this home here.

Bruce Murray

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  • Left image: Homeowner Christy Bussey surveys her renovated kitchen, while the family pet, Luna, relaxes on the rug. Halifax design consultant Sappho Griffin created the feature wall, which ties in several colours from the décor. Right image: Christopher Murphy and Christy Bussey break for tea in their revamped dining room, which features colourful local artwork, fun refurbished furniture, and chic modern lighting
  • Left image: The floral window treatments in the kitchen and dining room tie in the yellow of the living room. Vintage plates on the wall add hits of red and blue. Stools from Project 9 in Halifax, window fabric from Tonic Living. Right image: The dining room showcases the painting "Path to the Pond" by Halifax artist Shelley Mitchell, from Teichert Gallery in Halifax. Reupholstered in a fabric from Bellissimo in Halifax, the secondhand dining room chairs give a bold hit of colour. Light fixture from Attica in Halifax. Rope bowl from Nature’s Threads in Twillinggate, N.L.
  • Accessories in the pantry reflect the blue accent colour of the living room.
  • In the living room, masculine elements like the brown leather sofa and Inuit soapstone carvings play off the feminine elements like the blue accent colour, the patterned toss cushions, and the floral window treatments. Sofa by Restoration Hardware, glass tables by Attica, chairs, cushion and drapery fabric from Bellissimo.
  • Inuit soapstone carvings from Labrador on the glass tables in the living room.
  • The living room features a console table and lamp from West Elm, birds from Attica in Halifax, artwork from Winners.
  • Metal globe from Alloy Art in St. John’s.
  • Left image: In the living room, a blue accent colour softens the space. Right image: In the TV room, the neutral sectional from Bellissimo gets a colour pop from the pillows and artwork. Abstract paintings from Teichert Gallery (clockwise from right) by Boutiliers Point artist Paulette Melanson, Ottawa artist Lorena Ziraldo, and Wolfville artist Jeanne Aisthorpe-Smith.
  • Upstairs in the master bedroom, Griffin built the channel headboard. Working off the colour of the linens, she picked drapery and wallpaper to match. Matching mirror side tables by Bellissimo and Project 9 in Halifax.
  • Seven-year-old Stella loves the hammock over her bed that holds her growing collection of stuffed animals.
  • Christopher plays guitar in the basement, which has custom built ins to house his 300-plus board games.
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