See how a narrow city home can become open and airy. Christopher Wood of LA Design shows off a newly renovated Toronto rowhouse. The 1,200-square-foot family home had an awkward layout and closed-off rooms that made the space seem cramped. See how Wood relocated the kitchen, added contrast with white walls and a black staircase, and created a private ensuite bathroom. Plus, find out how he knocked down walls for a home office and saved money on used windows, reclaimed wood floors and vintage furniture.
Living room: Wall colour, Decorators White (CC-20) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit Benjaminmoore.ca for retailers across Canada; sliding glass doors, Marvin Windows and Doors, call 1-800-263-6161 or visit Marvincanada.com.
Kitchen: Cabinets, hardware, Ikea, call 1-866-866-IKEA or visit Ikea.ca for locations across Canada; counters, CB Marble Craft, Toronto (416) 741-1585; faucet, Chicago Faucets, visit Chicagofaucets.com; stools, reclaimed ash bench, artwork (on counter) by Ron Bloore, LA Design, as above; windows, Marvin Windows and Doors, as above.
Dining room: Harvest table, Jack Daw Antiques and Home Décor, St. Catharines, Ont. (905) 687-4897 or visit Jackdaw.ca; reclaimed black ash flooring (throughout), Century Wood Products, Orton, Ont. (519) 855-9559 or visit Centurywood.com.
Staircase: Railing, A&N Iron Design, Toronto (416) 747-8575 or visit Annirondesign.com.
Bedroom: Bedding, side tables, African headdress, lamp, vase, throw pillow, carpet, LA Design, as above; drapes, Ikea, as above.
Closet: Closet, Simply Closets, Woodbridge, Ont. (416) 385-8855, (905) 850-5505 or visit Simplyclosets.ca; Bugatti chair, LA Design, as above.