Design: It’s about protecting equity; and creating an expression of your personality; and comfort; and function, and….well, needless to say, it’s comprehensive.
Personally speaking, as an internationally published designer in a family business that pre-dates my own existence, I’m very careful in what I choose to create. If it’s a renovation, I envision the entire finished product, to ensure that there is a cohesive and pleasing design that serves your Lifestyle, and that protects the equity/investment (I could write volumes on how a bad renovation can actually LOWER equity; and who wants that?). And when I’m decorating, designing and crafting new architecture or furnishings, I offer guidance on budget and value for the money. I tend to shun trends, because who wants a ‘dated’ home? (again, think long-term equity). This creative process begins with a complimentary conversation.
“As a Designer, I enjoy creating memorable Interiors that are magical, and not merely a dwelling, or a workplace…”
John Le Blancq is an internationally published, Award-winning Designer and Creator of distinctive Architecture and Interiors.
His philosophy is that of crafting comfortable yet timeless design, using quality, natural materials. From the smallest room or furnishing, to country estates: comfort and efficiency are his guidelines for an enjoyable lifestyle. The result: lasting equity in your investment. Style remains, when fashions have faded.
– P R O J E C T S –
Private Residence, 1000 Islands, Canada
A whole-home transformation including custom wood furnishings, trims, flooring, and structural stabilization. The painted English Kitchen with serpentine island doors is the showpiece of this home. A truly seamless, fitted kitchen, the walls are panelled and trimmed, concealing all plaster.
Century Home Transformation
The 80’s weren’t kind to this Ottawa Century Home. Recreating architectural details, John designed a contemporary kitchen and interior that is true to the era.
CARVED VICTORIAN GOTHIC LIBRARY
Samuel Residence, 1000 Islands, Canada
“The Craftsman’s Kitchen” as profiled by Don Ross in
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Magazine.
This whimsical yet period-authentic Canadiana styled kitchen was inspired by the love and respect that the Samuel’s have for their collection of Canadian antiquities.