How to make a 1960s-era space work for a modern family.
A main floor family room is the equivalent of finding the Holy Grail when house shopping. Who wouldn’t love a home with room for the whole family to sprawl out in casual comfort? The problem is that most older homes in the inner city weren’t built with family rooms as part of the plan. My clients had opposing viewpoints on whether to stay local or hit the highway in search of a home with enough open area. In the end, they settled on a 1960s-era ranch style home that boasted privacy, lots of space, and a giant main floor family room oozing with vintage character - but in dire need of a major makeover.
dining chairs, custom media unit, bar cabinetry, sectional sofa, lounge chairs & white side tables , IKEA | hardwood flooring (Summit Designer: Cape Cod Oak, HCU64223), Torly's | glass railing supply and installation, 416.785.6309, Adanac Glass | fireplace (P Series, Model P52DF with glass beads), Montigo | fireplace, bar countertop & backsplash tile, 115 Tycos Dr., Toronto, ON, 416.441.2224, Saltillo Imports | wooden balls, mirrors in dining room, rug, lamps, baskets, silver leaf vase, chrome balls, light blue bowl, leaf plate on media console, grey vase, cutlery, cylinder vases on stairs, grey fur pillows, chevron pillow, throw on sofa, pair of chairs, silver bowl, water glasses, round vase on dining table, tortoise glass bowls, napkins & concrete stool, Homesense | dining table, glass side table, glass console table, bar stools, white vase on coffee table, frosted glass vase, vase behind sofa, dinnerware & metal stool between chairs, Urban Barn | custom pillow fabrics on sofa and chairs Kravet Fabrics | custom pillow sewing & inserts, 215 Spadina Ave. Toronto, ON, 416.596.8489, Dreams | Carlu chair, Sarah Richardson Design Inc. | dining room pendant, Morba | pendant light in bar, candle holders, metal vase, small glass bowl on coffee table, glasses on bar, pitcher & dessert bowls, 249 Gerrard St. E, Toronto, ON, 416.934.9009, Eclectisaurus | metal bowl on console & cable knit throw, Structube | living room side tables, UpCountry | coffee table, white and clear art glass piece, geode & orchid pot, 150 Lesmill Rd., Toronto, ON, 416.546.1760, Around the Block | cabinetry hardware, Lee Valley Tools | bar faucet, Home Depot | metal wall art behind bar, CB2 | cowhide rug, Craft Home and Decor, 600 Queen St. W., Toronto, On, 416.364.4497 | drapery fabric (Ditalis: OO, 32257) and drapery hardware, 1360 Queen St W., Toronto, ON, 416.531.2810, Designer Fabrics Outlet | baseboard & trim, Brenlo | windows, doors & installation of windows and doors, 8985 Woodbine Ave, Markham, ON, 905.470.0599, Fieldstone Windows | flowers, Jong Young Flowers, 28 Avenue Rd., Toronto, ON, 416.922.4421
contractor, MBKL LTD. Custom Contracting, 416.836.7295 | installation of fireplace tile, JAV Contracting Inc., 905.760.9600 | installation of cabinetry, IKEA Installation Services, IKEA | electrician, Spindel Electric Inc., 416.725.3222
ceiling, walls & trim - Natural White (50YY 83/029), Dulux