Harnessing smooth colors and delicate curves, inside design studio Vives St-Laurent has accomplished a store for kids’s boutique Billie Le Child in Mont-Tremblant – a Canadian ski resort identified for its vibrant structure.
Following on from Billie Le Child’s first retailer in Montreal, the model introduced in Vives St-Laurent to create a brand new outpost that captured the spirit of the model whereas reflecting its location.
Its storefront was designed to resemble a theatre, showcasing the model’s healthful edit of youngsters’s garments, toys and books.
Customized-made awnings recall the thought of a common retailer, whereas the entrance was repainted in a vibrant blue-on-blue palette to replicate Mont-Tremblant’s vibrant constitution.
Referencing the facade, arched openings all through the boutique carry a whimsical contact to the transitions between completely different sections.
Rounded corners have been used to melt the sides of the show cupboards, including character and making a playful and welcoming environment.
Bianco Carrara marble was used on prime of the checkout counter to convey a way of timeless luxurious, whereas moss-coloured velvet altering room curtains reference the theatre idea and convey softness and tactility to the house.
The polished concrete ground was a sensible selection, because the low-maintenance materials permits skiers to go to the shop of their ski boots.
Painted tongue-and-groove panelling was added to offer the boutique a contact of nostalgia.
“We mixed basic and up to date supplies to create a harmonious but distinctive atmosphere,” Vives St-Laurent’s inside designer Léa Courtadon advised Dezeen.
Courtadon mentioned she selected the shop’s calming color palette of stone beige and sage inexperienced to create “a whimsical temper that remembers the playful world of childhood whereas sustaining sophistication and making certain the merchandise stand out”.
Sturdy classic Canadian furnishings was chosen to attract on the thought of the final retailer and household dwelling. Lengthy wood refectory tables have been repurposed as shows for toys and clothes, including visible curiosity whereas paying homage to the model’s Canadian heritage.
A row of classic frilled-glass pendant lights creates a function above the counter.
“The lamps’ rippled globes resemble ballerina tutus, including a fragile contact to the general design,” Courtadon mentioned.
In distinction, the principle lighting system with its matt white end was chosen to mix seamlessly with the shop’s excessive ceiling. The railing system permits for exact positioning to focus on completely different gadgets inside the show cupboards.
Vives St-Laurent used baskets for storage to contribute to the nostalgic, homespun aesthetic in addition to providing a sensible strategy to retailer and show plush toys.
“They create an impression of abundance and permit kids to work together with the toys, selling a way of independence and autonomy,” mentioned Courtadon. “All of it contributes to a playful and interesting environment that is very best for a youngsters’ retailer.”
Since its founding in 2018, Vives St-Laurent has accomplished a variety of initiatives throughout Canada. Amongst them is a tactile dwelling in Montreal with a grey-heavy color scheme.
The images is by Alex Lesage.