Her charming home is based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Simple, yet elegant, Susan Drover’s living room has something that makes you say: “Yes, this is definitely a warm place, where I can enjoy the little things in life. A real home". The exemplary white is interrupted here and there with splashes of purple shades. The kitchen, the dining area and the living room are connected (the doors have been eliminated), offering a distinctive living experience, by having a lot of space to move. The fireplace or the raw wood deposit add a bit of warmth. So, what do you think?! Is it the way you expected it to be?
It is very funny how we usually walk with our minds, vizualizing all sorts of beautiful places: from spacious luxury residence with breezy patios, to NY lofts with a detail bohemian flair or little compact Scandinavian apartments with a sharp sense of style. We see everyday the work of some of the most brilliant minds, designers and architects, that make out of nothing impressive living spaces and yet, we rarely think about their homes and how do they look like. So here we are, “sneaking” interior the house of a creator, Susan Drover from SAM Design also exploring her “imaginarium”.
And yet many elements of the design came about by happy accident. Some features were lucky discoveries (see Tried + tested) or caused by suppliers sending the wrong materials while others were a result of interior designer George – an associate with Bugs Design Consultants – throwing a professional eye over the work in progress and saying, “Stop!” The solid wall running the length of the living room and kitchen, for example, was to be smooth and even in colour. But after the contractors had finished a section of the kitchen wall, George obvious he preferred the different shades and textures of the unfinished concrete slapped onto the living room wall, so he called a halt to the work and declared it good.