- DL Terrace by Martine Brisson: outdoor summer living
Summer is here and what better way to enjoy it than living outdoors? Even more enjoyable if you have a welcoming patio, with a pool to make the most of the warm days of summer? Canadian interior designer, Martine Brisson has created one with a streamlined, eye-catching design that blends in harmoniously with the house designed by architect Bernard Perreault in Montreal.
The young homeowners wanted a space where they could move most of their activities outdoors, a space that would also be big enough for festive gatherings with friends and for family relaxation.
Martine Brisson's response is light and harmonious - not surprisingly, she started out her creative career as a lyric soprano. So she has designed a full, fitted kitchen, a dining area and even a play area for the children, integrating the existing pool by adding a large pergola in cedarwood combined with a light aluminium frame, for climbing plants. The pergola also gives the occupants privacy and at the same time protection from the sun, creating delightful plays of light in the space below.
The designer treats the existing pool as a natural extension, where it acts as a beacon after dark, casting a bluish light. The glass safety fence protects the fluidity of the whole space, creating a harmonious whole, like an opera score written using the elements and the materials: water and air, wood and metal.
Project: Martine Brisson, http://martinebrisson.ca/
Location: Montréal, Canada
Images: © Marc Cramer
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