“Canuck” /kəˈnʌk/ is a slang term for a Canadian.
The origins of the word are uncertain. The term “Kanuck” is first recorded in 1835 as an Americanism, originally referring to Dutch Canadians or French Canadians. By the 1850s, the spelling with a “C” became predominant.Today, English Canadians and others use “Canuck” as a mostly affectionate term for any Canadian.
The Canuck – Cool. Casual. Polite. by Sorento Custom Homes…
Canoes, Hiking Boots, Plaid, Campfires, Poutine, S’mores, Caesars, Toques, Mountains and Lakes, were all part of designer Whitney Robinson’s inspiration for Sorento Custom Homes newest show home. The Canuck is in Red Deer’s new North East community of Evergreen. With subtle hints of our country, Whitney and her team were able to bring unique features as well as trend setting wall and window treatments to their sophisticated style, breathing a casual feel into this home. Although the inspiration comes from Canada you will not find a hint of red. The palette is instead a range from caramels to charcoal, cozy & inviting.
When Whitney came to us and explained this concept, we were already in love with the textures and colors she was inspired by. We knew right away which fabrics and papers would be perfect to help tell the story of this home. Buffalo plaid with a modern twist, rustic greys and tree like prints added textures and comforts inspired by the Canadian mountains and landscapes. Hunter Douglas, Alendel, Maxwell and JF Fabrics are used throughout this beautiful home. Wallpaper from Metro Wall Coverings adorn the walls of the office and second bedroom upstairs.
When you walk into this home you can’t help but take a deep breath of fresh air just like entering a forest for a hike. The floors are reminiscent of chopping wood for the campfire, the freshness of the white walls has a calming effect on your soul. All around the décor reminds us of the cozy feeling a night around the campfire or canoeing with friends brings!
As you enter this home you will see simple café style curtains in the south facing windows. These unlined curtains with fabric from JF Fabrics are mounted with hardware from Alendel inside the black window casing. These sweet linen look curtains are mounted lower in the window to allow for natural light to flow thru while maintaining privacy from the front porch.
Carry on to the living room where the black hardware easily draws your eye upward to help frame out this fabulous space. Here we have used floor to almost ceiling drapery hung from rod and rings (fabric and hardware from Alendel). The header on the drapery is relaxed to remind us of the casual feel of this home.
You will also see this relaxed header on the drapery repeated in the bonus room. We added tall cascading stationary side panels in Maxwell fabric on each side of the upper level patio doors leading out to the covered deck adorned with patio lights.
The girl’s bedroom continues with the same drapery style using a linen look fabric from JF Fabrics. The headboard wall has been accented with a plaid in soft colors from Metro Wallcoverings. Across the hall roman shades in Athabasca Print from Maxwell are inside mounted inset into another kid’s bedroom which features its very own custom mountain climbing wall.
In the master bedroom & ensuite the windows are large and you are able to see the tips of the evergreens beyond our Hunter Douglas Provenance Woven Woods top down/ bottom up feature & Ultraglide lifting system. Provenance Woven Woods from Hunter Douglas are steadily gaining popularity. The organic weaves and texture are on trend with modern day color palettes and design. Provenance Woven Woods are ideal for providing every degree of privacy. By adding attached or independent liners, we can gain privacy and help darken a space. In this master suite we have added a room darkening lining to promote a better night sleep.
The basement continues to impress with windows covered in Maxwell’s chunky buffalo plaid on a traditional roman shade along with custom oversized pillows. This space is warm and inviting with its polished heated cement floor that remind you of a riverbank.
It gives us great pride to be part of this Canadian inspired home. This home is one of the best and we hope you thinks so too. This Canuck has nothing to apologize for!
Don’t be an EH-hole Go visit this beauty today!
91 Eaton Crescent, Red Deer
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