In this Episode
Tour a refined house that marries old-world glamour and modern accents. Designer and life coach Heidi Medline shows off the home’s stunning rotunda, mahogany doors and mouldings, Art-Deco inspired furniture and chandeliers and granite and marble working kitchen. Style editor Michael Penney shows Lynda Reeves and ET Canada host Kim D’Eon how to add DIY gold leaf to frames and furniture, achieving a luxe, antique look for less. Plus, Lynda Reeves demonstrates how to make an easy lemon tart recipe, complete with lemon-infused pastry and zesty custard.
Luxurious Home Tour
House & Home December 2008
Designer and Life Coach Heidi Medline, Toronto (416) 716-3770. Rotunda: Chairs, Stanley Wagman & Son Antiques Limited, Toronto (416) 964-1047; pink vases, Teatro Verde, Toronto (416) 733-4447, (416) 966-2227, 1-888-4-TEATRO or visit www.teatroverde.com; all custom paint (mixed on-site), Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit www.benjaminmoore.ca for retailers across Canada. Dining Room: chandeliers, Stanley Wagman & Son Antiques Limited, as above; chair, sideboard, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit www.elte.com. Living Room: Robert Longo lithographs, Cindy and Max from the Men in the City series, Bird Fine Art, Hollywood, Calif., (310) 657-0394 or visit www.birdfineart.com for ordering information; Sofa, chairs, Heidi Medline Custom, Toronto (416) 716-3770; firescreen, The Fireplace Shop, Toronto (416) 483-1443 or visit www.thefireplaceshop.com; Wandering, Wondering, Waiting by Aleksandra Rdest, Tatar Gallery, Toronto (416) 360-3822 or visit www.tatargallery.com; ebony vessels, art book, L’Atelier, Toronto (416) 966-0200; marble mantel, Stanley Wagman & Son Antiques Limited, Toronto (416) 964-1047; Michael Aram lamp, Barcelona benches, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit www.elte.com; statue, Toronto Antiques on King, visit www.torontoantiquesonking.com; chinoiserie table, Five O Seven Antiques, Toronto (416) 462-0046 or visit www.507antiques.com; wall colour, Shaded White (201), Farrow & Ball, Toronto (416) 920-0200, 1-877-363-1040 or visit www.farrow-ball.com for retailers across Canada. Silver cocktail shakers, Five O Seven Antiques, as above; sofa, Heidi Medline Custom, as above; white ceramics, Teatro Verde, as above; tray, Shiraleah, call 1-866-503-9765 for retailers; photographs by Paul Till, through Art Interiors, Toronto (416) 488-3157or visit www.artinteriors.ca; bar cart, light, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit www.elte.com; cocktail shakers. Kitchen: Table, Five O Seven Antiques, as above; silver pedestal bowl, Global Views, visit www.globalviews.com for retailers across Canada; light, Elte, as above; table, Five O Seven Antiques, as above; chairs, Knoll, visit www.knoll.com for retailers across Canada. Mint green stand mixer, KitchenAid, visit www.kitchenaid.ca for retailers across Canada. Library: Bar cart, Stanley Wagman & Son Antiques Limited, Toronto (416) 964-1047; all fabric throughout the house, Kravet Canada, call 1-800-535-3258 or visit www.kravetcanada.com for showrooms across Canada.
DIY Gold Leafing
Object to gold leaf (frame, decorative box, lampshade, etc.)
Red paint (optional for undercoat)
Gold leaf spray adhesive
Gold leaf sheets
Burnishing tool (optional)
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