SERENITY ~ the state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled ~
We offer salvaged nature inspired furniture that are Canadian handcrafted, 100% organic and always one-of-a-kind
Trees are selected based on their unique live edge character, knots, rings & most importantly durability.
Get that personal heirloom piece for your home, office or cottage, never to be duplicated.
Just minutes from Kanata & Stittsville - off Carp Road, 112 John Cavanaugh Drive.
APPOINTMENTS are necessary, often out designing projects!
Bringing Natures Beauty Back Into Our Homes !
Our sustainable solid wood products last a long time, they're eye catching and have been part of our Canadian heritage way of living for years.
We create furniture that benefits the world we live in and helps foster a more natural, chemical free way of living in our homes.
Cedar is renowned world-wide for its unique weather-resistant properties.
Cedar is a lightweight and dimensionally stable wood that lies flat and stays straight. It is incredibly thermal co-efficient, meaning even on hot days, it is cool to sit in. Cedar contains oils that act as natural preservatives to help the wood resist rot, insects, and decay making it excellent furniture material for moist or humid climates.Naturally occurring organic compounds called (thujaplicins) give off that richly distinct cedar aroma that smells so good to humans but makes the wood highly unattractive to insects, months and other pests. This is why our stump side tables/stools are handcrafted from Cedar. It is a safer/healthier choice than other wood furniture that has been treated with any type of preservatives.
Above: Picture of a Maple Syrup demonstration to a hockey team from Norway. Enjoyed 4 nights at the lodge!
ABOUT THE OWNER Chantal Hospodar
Canadian interior designer and commercial property manager lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario. Chantal has designed, staged and renovated many residential homes and commercial properties in the Ottawa area. Chantal has also taken on the challenge of purchasing two cosmetically challenged homes and renovating / redesigned them by incorporating a contemporary open concept. Chantal’s eco-chic style, mixes natural organic materials, with raw metal, stone, wood and soft natural fabrics.
In 2007 Chantal combined her love for design and working with natural wood products by opening a small studio in the west end of Ottawa (Carp, ON. Canada) where she makes and sells live edge wood cutting boards, charcuterie boards and cake stands for many catering companies and wedding planners. She also creates unique, one of a kind live edge benches, pub tables, mirrors, and unique rustic décor for the home, office, country inn & retreats& commercial properties. Chantal is currently working on a few residential kitchens & family rooms by incorporating the live edge open shelving & bar/counter top - adding unique 1800’s barn beam mantels!
Chantal’s design style mixes eco-chic products with new and old furnishing. The style is functional & mixed with unique character, -the result is a relaxed, calm contemporary design that make an impact as well as last the test of time. Each project is looked at with fresh eyes as all clients have different living style and needs. Innovative materials and solutions are always sought out to help create unique interiors that work. Chantal likes to work closely with her clients to ensure a pleased and successful end result.
As a small design/build firm, you can expect personal attention and a strong committed passion to creating unique spaces. Are focus is on using detailed organic and green building materials combined with contemporary metal finishes to create spaces that are perfect for entertaining and lounging together with family.
We strive to incorporate urban design mixed with comfort, function and zen living. Organic contemporary is our signature which appeals to an open-plan living spaces or urban cottage spaces.
Live edge benches are handcrafted by using natural dried planed slabs. They are sanded down to a smooth finish then sealed with a low VOC stain and durable protective sealant. The combination of the natural live edge wood and industrial steel legs creates a solid, warm yet modern/contemporary twist to furniture.
Stump side tables are handcrafted by stripping the bark, sanding to a smooth satin finish then hand rubbed with four coats of Serenity Stumps 100% natural bees wax & natural oil sealant. Choices vary in shape from cylindrical to scalloped edges, minimal knots and grain patterns to knotted and dark side grain patterns. They all have beautiful rings on the tops. They add warmth to contemporary spaces and convey that natural calming sense of a spa retreat.
Cutting boards are handcrafted from live-edge wood. Each board has their own unique character with rugged edges, grain patterns, rich colour, size and shape. They are made from top quality closed grain hard woods (cherry, maple, walnut,). All boards are hand rubbed with our chemical-free, 100% natural bees wax and natural oil sealant which will last a lifetime and make your tablescape the center of conversation.
Our strategic partners "Leave this world a little better than you found it"
Those were words spoken by Robert Baden-Powell. At Lalande Managed Forest, we subscribe strongly to that principle and that is why we have both memberships and partnerships with organisations that we feel will help us fulfill that mandate.
Lalande Managed Forest became a Model Forest in the 2000's.
As one of 15 model forests in the Canadian Model Forest Network, the Eastern Ontario Model Forest works with government, landowners, industry, First Nations, non-government organizations and others to develop new ways to sustain and manage our forest resources. The EOMF champions the belief that we all have a stake in ensuring that the environmental, economic, cultural and social values of eastern Ontario's forests are maintained for the benefit of all, now and in the future. The EOMF a not-for-profit, charitable organization, is proud to be a participant in the Forest Communities Program.
Rainforest Alliance Certified What Does “Rainforest Alliance Certified™” Mean?
Our little green frog really gets around--and that’s good news for people and the planet. These days, you can find the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal on a rapidly growing list of products and services, including coffee, chocolate, tea, fruit, flowers, paper, furniture and tourism lodges.
Products bearing the seal originate on--or contain ingredients sourced from--Rainforest Alliance Certified farms or forests. These farms and forests are managed according to rigorous environmental, social and economic criteria designed to conserve wildlife; safeguard soils and waterways; protect workers, their families and local communities; and increase livelihoods in order to achieve true, long-term sustainability. Tourism businesses that feature the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal meet the Rainforest Alliance comprehensive sustainability standards for tourism.
Forestry Our auditors evaluate logging companies and other forestry businesses against the globally respected criteria of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which the Rainforest Alliance helped to establish in 1993. FSC criteria require that forest businesses:
Protect endangered species and forest areas of high conservation value
Set aside a portion of land as forest reserve
Provide workers with decent wages and protect their ability to organize
Follow FSC guidelines that determine how, when and where timber and non-timber forest products are harvested
Respect the rights of local communities and indigenous people