Barnyard Beautiful (Spring/Summer 2019) was the first large scale project HS Design undertook in the province of Québec. What was supposed to be a master bedroom with ensuite renovation became a full-out spatial reconfiguration. Alongside an added walk-in closet and a completely overhauled master bath, HS Design undertook an additional gourmet kitchen revamp, a mudroom with a doggie shower, adding a guest bathroom, a powder room and a 3-season outdoor dining room veranda. Adding and subtracting spaces was done with great sensitivity to the magnificent Post and Beam architecture. The client set an unmatched break-neck pace that Southam was thrilled to have been a part of. Decisions were swift and concepts were uncontested as the client had chosen HS Design on the basis that their aesthetics aligned perfectly. Southam worked so well with the contractor on this job that they have created a lasting partnership, fulfilling one of Southam’s dreams of having a truly top-to-bottom integrated team. The pastoral charm of this household manages to harmoniously balance thoughtful design choices with the influence of the naturally beautiful Québec countryside.