Design studio Clairoux crafted supremely ‘effortless’ interiors for this Montreal restaurant, which cocoons diners in bright, natural light.
Factory-style windows and banks of skylights ensure Place Carmine is never gloomy, and when the daylight begins to dim, Clairoux has installed a scheme of lighting – designed by Maude Rondeau – that highlights the Montreal building’s architectural details and creates a soft, evening glow.
Wooden panelling wraps around the bar counter as well as the restaurant’s dining booths, some of which sit beneath the building’s arch-shaped nooks. Chairs and benches are upholstered in caramel-coloured leather, with their rounded cushions emphasising the space’s inviting atmosphere.
Place Carmine’s menu is classic French bistro, offering oysters and foie gras terrine as well as duck and veal.