Suzanne and Toronto designer Tommy Smythe get candid at the 2011 Interior Design Show. Learn all about his personal style, why he's convinced a red sofa is timeless, and how to embrace a small space. Plus, discover what's coming up on the new season of HGTV's Sarah's House!
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In This Episode
Listen in on the best decorating tips from industry insiders at Toronto's Interior Design Show. Designer and HGTV host Sarah Richardson and her brother, industrial designer Theo Richardson, tour their concept space's three colour-themed rooms — red, blue and yellow — combining Theo's contemporary lighting and furniture with Sarah's inviting style. Designer Tommy Smythe reveals his personal-style philosophy, small-space advice and love of a timeless red sofa to Suzanne Dimma — as well as what's coming up on the new season of Sarah's House. Plus, learn the secrets of cheap and chic decorating as Mark Challen interviews H&H editors Beth Hitchcock and Michael Penney. Decorative light fixtures, vintage accessories, wallpaper, paint and mix-and-match furniture are just a few of the tricks they used to personalize their rental homes.
IDS set, Ikea; sofa he upholstered in red, Cory Sofa, Sarah Richardson Design. Tommy's apartment from House & Home September 2007 issue: Bedroom: Ribbon on blinds, Mokuba, Toronto (416) 504-5358; roman blind fabric, Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531-2810 or visit Designerfabrics.ca; pencil drawing, Patina Antiques, Toronto (416) 862-8880; lamp, Of Things Past, Toronto (416) 256-9256 or visit Ofthingspast.com; bench, ChairTableLamp, Toronto (416) 934-1021; clock, Cartier, call 1-800-227-8437 or visit Cartier.com; glasses, Rapp Optical, Toronto (416) 537-6590 or visit Rapplimited.com; plate, 21 Club New York, call 1-800-721-CLUB. Kitchen/storage: Drapery, Designer Fabrics, as above; television, Panasonic, visit Panasonic.ca for locations across Canada; pillows, Ralph Lauren Home, The Bay, call 1-800-521-2364 or visit Hbc.com for stores across Canada; bed, L’Atelier, Toronto (416) 966-0200; chair, chest, mirror, horns, ChairTableLamp, as above; pillow, L’Atelier, as above; vase, Hardware, Toronto (416) 462-3099; ebony box, Absolutely North, Toronto (416) 922-6784; lamp, Of Things Past, as above; table and lamp: Ralph Lauren goblets, William Ashley China, Toronto (416) 964-2900, 1-888-268-1122 or visit Williamashley.com; bowls, Kate Spade, William Ashley China, as above; lamp, Of Things Past, as above.