Open House Sundays #15 - Simply Vintageous by Suzan

Welcome to Open House Sundays where we get a personal invitation to tour through a different blogger's house every week!


This week's tour is courtesy of  my buddy Suzan from Simply Vintageous by Suzan blog  Suzan lives in Montreal and is in the process of tearing apart and remodeling her current home so this tour is of her last home, a fabulous century old house located in a neighbourhood close to downtown Montreal.
It is a stunning home and I can't wait for you to see it!

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Good morning everyone !

When Anne asked if I'd like to participate in Open House Sunday - I went into a little panic since we are painstakingly renovating an old Cottage inch by terrible inch !
She suggested I show the one we left last winter instead - brilliant - it's already done LOL

So here you go ....................

This place is located in Westmount - a neighborhood adjacent to Downtown Montreal
Located on a tree lined street facing a park - it has such a quiet " vibe " while being minutes away from shopping - theaters - restaurants - markets - everything you would need to do - car free !

It was such a privilege to live there ( or it was how I felt ) a keeper of history of sorts.
A very famous Canadian author lived 2 doors over - at the turn of the century !!!

Welcome to my LAST home lol !

( this post is a repost - so I've left the original commentary intact ) 


I know a lot of people share photos of their homes - but for some reason I'm a little uncomfortable with it - I'd much rather show little sneak peaks - there's something that leaves me feeling too vulnerable doing this - my style is not everyone's style - I tend to put a LOT into my homes ( crowding ) because I find solace in being surrounded with things I love.
Plus there's a couple of items that should not be in the photos at all - furniture that's waiting to be sold lol - but this is more to show you the home itself and not my style at all...............



The above photo should not have that desk plunked down in the middle of the bookcases - it's for sale and I had no where to " stash " it - normally the entry would look like this





my little farmhouse table bought with this house - and this little kitchen - in mind (you can see how it doubles in size HERE )


The buffet hutch I bought and redid because of lack of storage 


Lots of huge meals were lovingly prepared in this impossibly tiny 100 year old city kitchen


The bathroom - that was going to be the next room to be completely done over in white marble and chandeliers - I guess that job will be for the next house - there's the branches that sparked this conversation HERE


our bedroom - and this is the only photo - where I prefer mine ( sorry Mr. Photographer )
my crappy unprofessional photo


The professional one


and this people - this is where I started my blogging journey from - this tiny little office


Where I'm sitting right now - under that Paris picture - fighting a terrible urge to cry like a baby.

A LOT of love went into this place ( I have to keep reminding myself that a lot of love has gone into everywhere I've lived - and will go into the next one too ) 


Thanks so much Anne - for inviting me to participate - maybe next year our current home will be ready for the tour LOL

In the meantime - after revisiting our last one - I wish I were back there !

Have a wonderful day everyone !!!
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Sigh.... wasn't that just beautiful?  All those stunning brick walls, too!!!  I love old character-filled homes and Suzan's former home was amazing.  Thanks so much for sharing this tour with us Suzan!

Be sure to check out Suzan's blog at Simply Vintageous by Suzan
Have a happy week everyone!



51 comments:

Amy Ellis said...

Suzan's previous home is Simple Fabulous!! The ornate ceilings against the brick is stunning.

Karen Aber Ploransky said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, I can't wait to see your new place! Love the paint colors too.

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Beautiful! I love Suzan, she cracks me up. And I love to see all her projects!

Tania

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It was amazing, but this one is becoming amazing too. xoox

Kim said...

I adore Suzan's style, she is a master at renovation, refinishing and makes me laugh, too! Gorgeous, old house and new...thanks for sharing Anne! :)

Laurel Stephens said...

I love Suzan's design style. It's like no other, and I can always recognize it immediately. I love her old home, too, and it's such a treat to see it again. That shot looking into her living room from the dining room is so dreamy and glamorous. Sigh...

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

Suzan is one of the best bloggers there is, and her style is just wonderful.

Suzan Sweatman said...

Thanks everyone - for your over the top kind comments ! I still miss that place a year later !
xoxoxo

brendavr said...

why in the heck did u move?? beautiful home beautiful brick love it!!!!

chateau chic said...

Suzan has such a glamorous, yet unpretentious, style! She is also very talented.
Mary Alice

Katie Mansfield said...

I adore Suzan's style and her wit and charm. I loved the tour! Thanks, Anne, for sharing.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Love that apartment and love what Suzan is doing with her current cottage as well!

Hartwood Roses said...

I'm not familiar with this blog ... off to see what there is to see. Thanks for telling us about it.

Art and Sand said...

I would read Suzan's posts even if she wasn't fabulous at refinishing furniture and a great decorator. Reading her posts always makes me chuckle.

Donnamae said...

I love this place...why did you move? ;)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Suzan's previous home was beautiful LOVED all that exposed brick!!

Elizabeth BlueClearSky said...

Suzan's home was beautiful with such great bones. Love the brick, floors and trim details. The painted pieces are done so nicely too. I love her writing style as well.

Joanne said...

Such a beautiful old home in what I think is the nicest area of Montreal. Not sure where your new home is but I know you'll work your magic. Suzan cracks me up. I love her (she said, John said ) posts and her rants. She sets herself apart from other bloggers with her sense of humour.
Off I go to explore Anne's blog.

ANNE said...

Suzan's home was stunning. Thanks so much for visiting!

Peggy Zortman said...

What an absolutely beautiful home! Thank you for sharing it.

ANNE said...

Thanks for visiting Peggy!

Kolein said...

Suzan's home is lovely. By the time I was nearing the end of the post I was feeling sad because she didn't live there anymore. :(
The layout reminds me so much of the wonderful old brownstones in NYC - a home I miss!

I popped over to her blog to read the little table story and lo and behold these little glasses of champagne appeared spritzing sweet little hearts all along the side bar! That's IT! I'm COMPLETELY IN LOVE WITH HER AND HER BLOG!!!! Thank you Anne for sharing Suzan with us!!!

Marie Blackburn said...

Suzan has incredible talent for creating beautiful spaces. Her new home is coming together as beautifully as this one. Great feature Anne!

Pamela Gordon said...

I've enjoyed seeing Suzan's previous home as I wasn't following her blog much before they sold and moved to their new fixer upper. I love her blog and enjoy the beautiful furniture makeovers as well as the current house makeover very much. Nice to see her featured!

Jennifer said...

What a great space! I love the wall colors and the neutral palette. I bet the new cottage will be fabulous too.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Be still my heart! Oh my word, do I ever LOVE this GOR-GEOUS home. I can't imagine leaving it. And I adore the kitchen. I enjoy Suzan's blog and everything she shares in her current home, but I'm kind of a new follower and had never seen her previous home. So glad I got to see it here. Thanks Suzan and Anne! Hugs, Nancy

Suzan Sweatman said...

Thanks so much Amy - it was a privilege to live there !
XXX

Suzan Sweatman said...

Thanks so much Karen - the new place is no comparison - sadly lol
xoxo

Suzan Sweatman said...

And I love you too ! Thanks Tania
xxx

Suzan Sweatman said...

Thanks so much Su - ( this current one is not amazing at all lol )
xoxo

Suzan Sweatman said...

Aw - thanks so much Kim - ( but I'm not a master at anything - really and truly ! )
xoxo

Suzan Sweatman said...

Thanks so much Laurel ! I miss that place a little too much .............
xoxo

Suzan Sweatman said...

You're so biased Julie LOL - but I love ya - and thanks !
xoxo

Suzan Sweatman said...

I'm asking myself the same question Brenda !
( BUT there was no room to paint furniture - at all - and we had no outdoor space either really )
Thanks so much !
xoxo

Suzan Sweatman said...

You're the best Mary Alice - what a sweet compliment - thanks so much !
xoxo

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh Katie - I take that as a huge compliment coming from you !
Thanks girlfriend
Hugs,

Suzan Sweatman said...

Thanks so much Magali !
I'm in love with YOUR cottage !
xoxo

Suzan Sweatman said...

Thanks !
There's a lot of random craziness to see over there LOL
xxx

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh Carol - thanks SO much !
xoxo

Suzan Sweatman said...

Because I'm nuts?
And I needed space to paint furniture !
Thanks so much Donnamae!
xoxo

Suzan Sweatman said...

Thanks so much Martina ( queen of the gorgeous home !!! )
XOXO

Suzan Sweatman said...

Thanks so much my fellow Canuck !
XOX

Suzan Sweatman said...

Thanks so much Joanne - I'm in Pointe Claire now - magic hasn't happened yet LOL
xox

Suzan Sweatman said...

And all it took was a glass of champagne LMHO !!!
Thanks so much Kolein !
XOXO

Suzan Sweatman said...

Aw thanks so much Marie !
xoxo

Suzan Sweatman said...

Hey Pam !
Thanks so much girlfriend !
xox

Suzan Sweatman said...

Thanks so much Jennifer !
The new place is never going to be as glamorous as the old place - sadly LOL
xoxo

Suzan Sweatman said...

Thanks so much Nancy !
xoxo

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Suzan's style is impeccable...the photography breathtaking....I can just imagine how gorgeous the cottage will be!!!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Ah Suzan....you leave a little touch of gorgeous magic in everything you do!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Suzan! I love your color scheme. Your home was gorgeous and the one you have now is gorgeous too.
You are definitely an inspiration to us all!