Design studio 'MARK + VIVI' recently added a whimsical interior to an industrial row house. In older neighborhoods, it can be difficult to find a way to add modern design elements without destroying historical details. This row house demonstrates how designers can combine contemporary decor with historic charm.
'Grand Trunk' is a unique row house located in Montreal's Pointe-Sante-Charles neighborhood. The home was built in 1880, which means it is filled with historical details. The designers decided to give the home a modern makeover while still leaving many of the industrial details intact. To do so they kept the existing wood frame structure, but added vibrant pops of color throughout. The result is a whimsical interior that feels modern and historical all at the same time.
The project demonstrates how designers can add a sense of playfulness to aging homes without diminishing the original features.