Hands on: Lorie Derraugh Home Style ConsultingPublished on April 4, 2011

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  • Inspiration from a Christopher Peacock ad directed Lorie to the design for her elegant kitchen. (Photo by Mark Holleron)

  • Inspiration for their entry hall became a joint project for Lorie and Fred when they recreated the look of the panelled lobby of the Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montreal. Necessary structural changes were made along with more visible changes to update a home that was built in the early 1900s. (Photo by Mark Holleron)

  • Earth tones in the artwork are reflected in the table decor. (Photo by Mark Holleron)

  • Lorie Derraugh. (Photo by Mark Holleron)

  • A simple technique with high style -- fill bowls and baskets with collectible balls to add punch to a table; change the look with ease each season. (Photo by Mark Holleron)

  • Layering is the latest trend in dressing up space. Combining texture, size and pattern is a creative way to update a sofa. (Photo by Mark Holleron)

  • Sumptuous fabrics in a combination of cool blues and neutrals create a calming, restful feeling in the master bedroom. (Photo by Mark Holleron)

  • The main bathroom carries on the tranquil mood and serves as a respite from Lorie's busy days. (Photo by Mark Holleron)

  • Artist Etienne Gelinas' abstract work is found at Galerie St-Laurent + Hill (this piece sells for $3,300).

  • Lorie painted the abstract in her dining room; the cost was minimal and the effect spectacular. Tap into undiscovered talent to find affordable art. (Photo by Mark Holleron)

Lorie Derraugh started working in the design business at the age of 10 when her mother, Meryl Scott, a successful Ottawa designer, started her on wallpapering projects!

 

Her talents seem limitless as she describes the renovation process that took place in the Younghusband-designed home in the Dows Lake area that Lorie shares with husband Fred Casarramona and their teenaged daughter Olivia. 

Bought for its good bones and the traditional detailing that appeals to Lorie's classically elegant style, the home needed extensive renovations. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Lorie worked alongside Fred on many of the projects.

 

Designer Tips

Neutral elements

Lorie's signature style includes a neutral colour scheme that allows for incorporating colour and trends through accessories such as faux fur, glass, stone and jewelled accent pieces.

Must-have elements

Pillows and personality

Layering is the latest trend in dressing up space. Combining texture, size and pattern is a creative way to update a sofa.

Bowls of decor

A simple technique with high style - fill bowls and baskets with collectable balls to add punch to a table; change the look with ease each season.

Contact Lorie at loriederraugh@gmail.com  

 




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