After living in the heart of downtown for many years, my clients were ready to take the plunge and move to the city limits to settle into a groovy 60s side-split with room to spread out and start a family. As a newly engaged couple with a wedding on the horizon and a laundry list of projects to tackle, my task was to whip their dated and drab living/dining room into a sleek space for entertaining – in a hurry and on a budget.
leather sofa & winged arm chairs, IKEA | hardwood flooring (Oak Handscraped Cafe) & floor registers, Home Depot | fireplace & foyer tile, 115 Tycos Dr., Toronto, ON, 416.441.2224, Saltillo Imports | Lawren chairs & photography, Sarah Richardson Design Inc. | dining table & dining chairs, Structube | rug, ELTE | root console table & mirror in dining room, 171 East Liberty, Toronto, ON, 416.922.2785, Casalife | drapery fabric: "Komodo Leaves, colour Grey & Green F95713", custom pillow fabric: "Ginger Stripe, colour Apple F83210", Thibaut Inc. | custom pillow sewing, 215 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON, 416.596.8489, Dreams Bed Bath Décor | coffee table, Rich Brilliant Willing | side tables, Kijiji | sideboard, vases on sideboard, clear vase, hurricane candle holders, pendant lights over dining table, wine glasses, green vase on fireplace, green vase on root console, 3 round mirrors, foyer mirror & green vases in foyer, Homesense | art over fireplace, 729 Queen St. E, Toronto, ON, 416.916.6302, Studio Pazo | green velvet pillows, Winner's | plates, bowls, placemats, napkins, foyer table & brass cubes, 651 Queen St. W, Toronto, ON, 416.366.2828, CB2 | glass bubble lamp, 1156 Yonge St., Toronto, ON, 416.934.1021Chair Table Lamp | white box, white vases & silver frames, Indigo | drapery hardware, 1360 Queen St W., Toronto, ON, 416.531.2810, www.designerfabrics.ca | poufs, Urban Barn | grey lamps & metal table lamp, 249 Gerrard St. E, Toronto, ON, 416.934.9009, Eclectisaurus | flowers, Jong Young Flowers, 128 Avenue Rd., Toronto, ON, 416.922.4421 | umbrella stand, 150 Lesmill Rd., Toronto, ON, 416.546.1760, Around the Block
contractor, MBKL Ltd Custom Contracting, 416.836.7295 | fireplace tile installion, JAV Contracting Inc. | wallpaper installation, Russell Painting Inc., 416.994.8348 | electrical, Spindel Electric Inc., 416.225.0212
Paint Colours & Wallpaper
living room/dining room ceiling & trim - Natural White 50YY 83/029, Dulux Paint | living room/dining room walls - Winter Bird 30YY 78/018, Dulux Paint | foyer walls - Icon Grey 00NN 31/000, Dulux Paint | foyer ceiling - Antartic Ice 70YY 73/083, Dulux Paint | front door - Lichen Green 70YY 55/299, Dulux Paint | wallpaper -Tahitian Weave in Green T5072, Thibaut Inc.