Thursday, September 16, 2021

Sky High Blue and White

Les Ensembliers - Veranda Magazine


I am absolutely in love with this stunning blue and white space overlooking one of my favorite cities Montreal. The duplex is at the top of a former convent with views across the St. Lawrence River to the U.S. border and even views of the mountains of Vermont. Belonging to former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and his wife, blue and white anchors the space with blue and white Chinese porcelain. The Alexander Calder mobile takes center stage. Calder pieces are among the most valuable and most important art of the 20th century.


Now the rooftop terrace - fabrics are Brunschwig & Fils. I trust much of this is taken indoors for Montreal winters.


Les Ensembliers - Veranda Magazine


I really love that Calder mobile, but they go for two to three million dollars. I found some for a bit less. LOL. This mid century modern version just below is hand cut stainless steel and and hand painted and hand balanced. I think the juxtaposition of the blue and white with the colorful mobile is so chic, especially with those high ceilings.


Stilnovo Alingsas Mobile


And a fabulous version for a  child's room - 


Mid Century Modern Mobile


This is one of the things I miss about DC - the Alexander Calder in the National Gallery of Art.


Alexander Calder









6 comments:

  1. East Wing was my private hiding place in DC. I look forward to go back one day soon. The luncheon menu was always over the top too.
    I could easily live in Montreal, providing I could spend summers in Venice. it gets cold up there. Have only one objection to the design. The zebra rug I find disturbing and clutters up the beautiful room. But that's just my opinion. Others may well be over the moon with it. Do you know the fabric on the two chairs in the firs photo? K

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  2. The fabric is a G P & J Baker linen.

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  3. I like the idea of putting all the vases on a tray on the coffee table!

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    1. Yes - trays always make things look more purposeful with more gravitas.

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  4. I've never been to Montreal, but have heard what a wonderful and beautiful city it is.

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    1. I also love Toronto (a clean NYC) and Quebec City (like being in Europe).

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