Vanessa Sicotte and her husband Jonathan live in Quebec with their three children and, this year, after ten years of being a couple, finally moved in together. Professionally, that is. Vanessa, the stylist and blogger behind Damask et Dentelle has worked from home for the past decade, her husband from a separate office. After the WFH life got a bit too crowded for Vanessa and Jonathan’s company needed to vacate its offices, the couple decided to find a new workspace together, in a prewar building in Westmount. The idea is compelling—it’s the comfort of working from home (or at least a home-like space) without any of the distraction. Vanessa brought her signature style to the space, albeit a slightly more pared-down, work-appropriate version. “I am a maximalist at heart,” she says, “but I didn’t want the apartment to feel crowded. Choosing the right pieces to occupy the space and make it appealing with overloading the senses was a challenge that I loved to play with.” To accomplish this vision, Vanessa chose furnishings with bold forms and colors, items that made a statement without adding clutter. It’s a stimulating, inspiring environment, perfect for getting down to creative work. Take a closer look below!
“The Apartment is gorgeous,” Vanessa says. “Fine details, high ceilings and great light. Jonathan kept the closed bedrooms for his work and I am using the open areas as well as a bedroom for mine.”