Hip Family Home
Homeowner Danielle Nicholas and her actor husband, Greg Bryk, transformed a former Toronto rooming house into an ultracool family home for the W Network show Building Bryks.
The pair maintained the character of the 100-year-old house, saving the coved ceilings, original mouldings and old pocket doors — but updated it with white paint. They spent most of their budget on updating the mechanicals (like electrical, plumbing and HVAC), and then decorated accordingly. In the living room, a casual sectional seats a crowd and bright artwork stands out against the neutral backdrop. Instead of a standard coffee table, two occasional tables can be moved around to accommodate extra guests and impromptu dance parties.