Combine classic and contemporary.
HGTV star and Toronto designer Tommy Smythe updated this Victorian living room with a bold rug and solid jewel tones. The long settee already belonged to the homeowners, so Smythe had it reupholstered, then topped with fun throw pillows in trendy hues. A classic klismos chair in bright orange complements an ornate Chippendale mirror. "Given free rein, this what you'll get from me:" he says. "Strong colours, bold gestures and traditional references."
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