In this Episode
Toronto designer Kate Thornley-Hall tours us through her renovated 1870s ski chalet in Collingwood, Ontario. Learn her tips for decorating with a cosy, log cabin style, from wool flatweave rugs and vintage finds to reclaimed wood and toile wallpaper prints.
House & Home editors and style experts share their top hardware store products that make their lives easier and inspire new projects. Learn why Margot Austin keeps burlap on hand, what Stacey Smithers does with inexpensive drawer pulls, and why Joel Bray loves matte black spray paint. Plus, get more affordable hardware store finds and DIY tricks from other editors.
Vancouver artisan Claire Madill of Heyday Design shows us how she makes her modern porcelain objects. Watch her create cast porcelain canning jars from vintage versions she finds at thrift stores.
Kate Thornley-Hall's Cosy Log Cabin
Living room: Maple Leafs carpet by Eric Mathew, Source UK, Toronto (416) 357-5007 or visit Sourceuk.ca; HBC ottomans, The Bay, visit Hbc.com; sofa, sconces above mantel, Peaks & Rafters, Port Carling, Ont. (705) 765-6868 or visit Peaksandrafters.com; artwork (on mantel) by Mark Berens, Art Interiors, Toronto (416) 488-3157 or visit Artinteriors.ca; chair fabric, Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531-2810 or visit Designerfabrics.ca; cedar garland, Sheridan Nurseries, visit Sheridannurseries.com.
Dining room: Table, chairs, Land & Ross Antiques, Shakespeare, Ont. (519) 625-8070 or visit Landandross.com; chandelier, Akladios Antiques, Toronto (416) 544-1960; antler candleholders, curtain sewing by Marina Farrow, Peaks & Rafters, as above; light (on wall), L'Atelier, Toronto (416) 966-0200; drapes, rods, Designer Fabrics, as above; greenery, Sheridan Nurseries, as above.
Kitchen: Kettle, Le Creuset, call 1-866-666-6162 or visit Lecreuset.ca; pendant lights, Peaks & Rafters, as above; Heaven carpet by Eric Mathew, Source UK, as above; custom cabinet finish, Blake Farrow Project Management, as above; utensil canister, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit Elte.com; cheese board (under oranges), Cynthia Findlay Antiques, as above.
Principal bedroom: Chest of drawers, Land & Ross Antiques, as above; tray, pitcher, plant pot, books (bottom two), Angus & Company, as above; clock, throws (on chair), Elte, as above; John Robshaw bedding, wallpaper, side table, sconces, Peaks & Rafters, as above; chandelier, Akladios Antiques, as above.
Girls' bedroom: Beds, Bunk House Kids, Toronto (416) 915-4009, 1-800-588-8339 or visit Bunkhousekids.com; Ralph Lauren wallpaper, Peaks & Rafters, as above; Laura Ashley bedding, The Bay, as above; Paisley carpet by Eric Mathew, Source UK, as above; curtains, Designer Fabrics, as above; silver vase, Elte, as above; cedar boughs, Sheridan Nurseries, as above.
Bathroom: Custom cabinets, Blake Farrow Project Management, as above; tub, tap, sink, towels, cup, tray, Ginger's, Toronto (416) 787-1787, 1-888-444-3292 or visit Gingersbath.com; mirror, towel bars, Restoration Hardware, visit Restorationhardware.com; Diamond carpet by Smythe, Source UK, as above; wreath, Sheridan Nurseries, as above.
Exterior: Door, Lucan Architectural, Lucan, Ont. (519) 645-9079; wreath, Sheridan Nurseries, as above.
Hardware Store Favourites
All items available at Home Hardware:
- DAP plaster of paris
- Excel Frost Glass coating spray
- Command brand damage-free adhesive hooks
- Cord, lightbulb cage, lightbulb socket
- Beauti-Tone paint chips
- FrogTape painter's tape
- Earlex Spray Station 3500
- Lutron Eco-Dim lamp dimmer
- Beauti-Tone Matte Black High Heat spray paint
- DAP Kwik Seal kitchen & bath adhesive caulking
- Coconut sisal runner