Cori can remember picking up her first issue of Architectural Digest when she was 12 years old, and she hasn’t missed a single issue since. From that beginning she has crafted a life around her love of design with an enduring goal of creating spaces where people feel a deep sense of being at home. She worked from a young age with her father visiting construction sites and carrying architectural plans for his successful homebuilding business. After earning a degree in finance Cori eventually became the CFO of the family business and learned all the important lessons that come from the intersection of the love of design and the cold, hard reality of keeping a project on budget. While living on the South Island of New Zealand she worked directly with the owner of a high-end interior design and furniture firm helping the owner make sure her creative vision was realized. Her passion for wellness, combined with the love of nature, influences her design aesthetic which can be considered holistic, transformative, and balanced. Whether by the ocean, the mountains or on a river, Cori is always watching the interplay of light and texture that create simplistic beauty. Cori’s passion is creating authentic spaces inspired by nature for the individual.
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Catherine Métayer, Editor-in-chief for BESIDE magazine, and Oliver Jeffers, materials engineer
from Patagonia, who live in Montreal have acquired a second home in Queens Park. BESIDE
seeks to put into perspective the roles that traditional forms of knowing and doing play in
contemporary life. This same ethos transfers into the values for their home. Using material and
furnishings that represent time honoured craftsmanship, sustainability, and organic elements in
both a classical and contemporary way.
A boutique hotel where the conscious visitor can slow down and rediscover Art, Design, Style and Travel. The four MEWS buildings will be individual and harmonious at the same time, to create a cohesive experience. The ground floors will house an art gallery/lobby, restaurant, atelier and universal guest suite. The first floor will include an art walk and drinks bistro for public use, also available for private events. The remainder first floor and mezzanine levels are dedicated to individual hotel suites overlooking the garden.