This Designer’s Home Is a Masterclass in Using Neutral Colors


Old homes can be a dream to live in if you know how to make just the perfect tweaks, and layer in the right modern elements for a comfortable living. Such is the story of this 1920s red brick house in New Edinburgh, Ottawa, Canada. Interior designer Henrietta Southam, her partner Peter Boole, and their two children live in this earthy, tactical home filled with whimsical elements and beautiful, handmade objects.

‘Five years after dating, Peter and I set off to buy a property together,’ says Henrietta Southam, founder of Henrietta Southam Design. ‘After a few discussions between Peter and his children who did not want to leave the home they were born in, we decided that I would adopt their existing house.’


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