Elegance, sophistication, glamour and period details aren’t words you might normally associate with a decade-old resale home in a subdivision, but that doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to being satisfied with minuscule trim profiles, lacklustre lighting, stucco ceilings and bare-bones design features. If you’re living in or looking at buying a house with principal main-floor rooms that are somewhere this side of uninspiring, have no fear: your blank canvas of a room is merely waiting to be turned into a work of art with a bit of creative energy.
wallpaper above chair rail (Summertime T4192/Pearl), Thibaut Inc/Kravet Fabrics | wallpaper below chair rail (Lucas T13053/Beige), Thibaut Inc/Kravet Fabrics | mirrors, lantern, frames, placemats, napkins, hurricanes, glassware, side table & vase, decanters, Homesense | white dishes, Urban Barn | drapery fabric (Scollard, colour - oyster), Sarah Richardson for Kravet Fabrics | drapery hardware & chair fabric (strands: sterling 652263), 1360 Queen St W., Toronto, ON, 416.531.2810Designer Fabrics | chair upholstery, 1311 Alness Street, 905.738.6800, Windsor House Furniture | chairs, 196 Wicksteed Avenue, 416 421 1500, foc! | spraying of chairs, Benjamen Furniture Refinishing, 104 Kenhar Dr., Toronto, ON, 416.745.2559 | sideboard, silver tray & silver candlesticks, 1588 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON, 416.322.9744, Elegant Garage Sale | spraying of sideboard, 8 Ripley Ave, Toronto, ON, 416.762.6919, Eurocraft Restoration Co Ltd | candles, IKEA | chandelier, 185 Bridgeland, North York, ON, 416.256.9256, Of Things Past | chandelier rewiring, 489 Dupont St, Toronto, ON, 416.537.3138, Residential Lighting | dining table & rug, 80 Ronald Avenue, Toronto, ON, 416.785.7885, Elte | pewter birds, 92 Front Street East, Toronto, ON, 416.410.1310, St. Lawrence Antique Market | vintage windows, 1260 Castlefield Avenue, Toronto, ON, 416.863.1590, The Door Store | hardware on vintage windows, Lowe's | small bud vase, champagne bucket & small silver bowls, 150 Lesmill Rd, Toronto, ON, 416.546.1760, Around The Block | cutlery, client's own | chair rail & trim, 41 Racine Road, Toronto, ON, 416.749.6857, Brenlo | plaster crown moulding , Brienza Designs, 416.505.3532 | black & white photography, Sarah Richardson Design Inc. | orchid, Yang's Flower Market, 132 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON, 416.413.9195 | flowers Summerhill Market, www.summerhillmarket.com
backsplash tile, 115 Tycos Dr., Toronto, ON, 416.441.2224, Saltillo Imports | white dishes & white canisters, Urban Barn | Robert wing back chairs, Sarah Richardson Design Inc. | fabric on Robert wing back chairs (GWF-2812 111), Lee Jofa | spraying of shutters & kitchen cabinets, Benjamen Furniture Refinishing, 104 Kenhar Dr., Toronto, ON, 416.745.2559 | kitchen hardware, Lowe's | silver bowl & side table, Homesense | orchid & white orchid pot, Yang's Flower Market, 132 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON, 416.413.9195
contractor, MBKL Ltd Custom Contracting, 416.836.7295 | wallpaper installation, 416.994.8348, Russell Painting Inc. | electrician, Spindel Electric Inc., 416.225.0212 | crown moulding installation, Brienza Designs, 416.505.3532
dining room ceiling - Tulle White (50BG 72/006), Dulux Paint Canada | trim - White on White (30GY 88/014), Dulux Paint Canada | hallway walls - Aviator Sky (30BB 62/044), Dulux Paint Canada | sideboard - Mansard Stone (30YY 20/029), Dulux Paint Canada | dining chairs - Frost Grey (30GG 52/011), Dulux Paint Canada | trim, shutters & kitchen cabinets - White on White (30GY 88/014), Dulux Paint Canada | kitchen walls - Touch of Grey (30BB 72/003), Dulux Paint Canada