There's something about wood panelling that makes a living space look equally rustic and modern at the exact same time. Naturehumaine is expertly aware of this double-pronged design choice, using wood panelling throughout their renovation of the 1920's triplex now known as the Garnier Residence.
To reinvigorate the near-century old house, a large volume was added to the centre of the Garnier Residence which now functions as the focal point of the home. Ensuring the old-school vibe was not lost, the architects decided to keep the house's original exposed wooden walls, adding the same rustic effect popularized by exposed brick walls often seen in other modern living quarters.
A sleek modern design runs throughout the rest of the house which truly compliments the homely charm of the original design. Take a look inside the Garnier Residence through the photos below, courtesy of Naturehumaine.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.