A 1920's farmhouse in Canada has been updated and refreshed with a rustic, artsy look, and turned into a beautiful and unique modern home (opens in new tab).
Home to artist Christine Flynn (opens in new tab), the property is peppered with art, eclectic items and one-off vintage finds.
Located in Prince Edward County (about 2.5 hours outside of Toronto), the waterfront town is a hub for artists, and has become increasingly popular with Toronto's creative set looking to escape busy city life.
Artist Christine Flynn followed suit, moving here from Toronto a year ago, with her husband and two sons, aged 13 and 15. As a family they have been coming here for almost a decade, visiting multiple times during the summer months. Now they can enjoy the fresh country air and beaches all year round.
Despite being built 100 years ago, the property itself was in pretty good shape. All it needed was a refresh, a new bathroom, some new electricals and a bit of a face lift.
To help them with their vision, Flynn brought on designer Jennifer Garnett to help give the space a simple, rustic vibe that could play nice with Flynn’s treasure trove of vintage pieces. Together they fixed and resurfaced all the walls, then closed off odd door and window openings in order to delineate a better flow.
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Their biggest move was sanding and whitewashing the pine floor boards, stripping them of their orange tint to create a worn, rustic, farmhouse-inspired look.
They also added trim work to match the original trim in the dining room, adding a classic and traditional touch to each space.
Flynn is a vintage fanatic and a lover of California funkiness – so her home is colourful, storied and textured.
The home is filled with Beni Ourain rugs, antique cabinets, and a few designer pieces thrown in (like this Serge Mouille pendant). Flynn then tracked down an eclectic mix of Scandinavian and vintage pieces to complement the home’s laid-back vibe.
Christine's work is featured throughout the home. The house is in a constant state of change due to the artworks.
The two botanical pieces in the dining room are Christine's work.
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The Saarinen marble table and velvet upholstered tub chairs create a slightly more modern look in the breakfast nook.
The palm print is one of Christine Flynn's works.
The couple also arched some of the doorways to make the space more dynamic.
What is now their family den was configured by the previous owners as a hair salon.
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They reimagined an old salvaged dresser as a vanity, bought the black hexagon floor tiles (opens in new tab) on sale, and used the leftover paint from the bedroom.
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