Photo Gallery: 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome
See inside the stunning lottery home!
Architectural details make for classic design.
In keeping with the wine country, Tuscan-style feel of the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome, stucco covers the home’s exterior. Classic European architectural and garden features — French doors with working shutters, cornice mouldings and a casual pea-gravel patio — are key to the home’s quintessential country manor style.
See more of Ron Holbrook’s landscaping projects in our photo gallery.
Two huge Moorish-style mirrors lend a Spanish flavour to this great room.
In the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome, Montauk’s Geoffrey sofa was custom-slipcovered in ivory linen. It serves as a light backdrop for custom throw pillows in solid linen edged in a contrasting blanket stitch and a Navajo-inspired Ralph Lauren woven cloth. The Serengeti armchair from Elte and two Safari Camp chairs are a natural mix with the handcrafted cherry coffee table and tree-stump side tables.
The view from the library showcases the warm, neutral great room.
In the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome, the limestone mantel and hearth stone were custom-made by Tartaruga Design. On the mantel, artwork by Daniel Schneider is flanked by handwrought iron candlesticks from Hollace Cluny.
The table’s finish contrasts with the chevron floors.
Michel Zelnik made the organic coffee table for the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome's great room out of a thick slab of cherrywood. Many coats of tung oil were applied to give it a stunning satin finish, emphasizing the natural wood grains.
Intricate scroll lamps add rich detail to a living room.
A classic writing area rests against one wall in the great room of the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome. Fresh flowers and a silk ficus tree inject colour into the corner.
Double doors open into the contemporary study.
A custom-upholstered sectional from Crate & Barrel looks dramatic against the blond-wood chevron floor in the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome.
A table and custom glass-fronted cabinets with antique cremone bolt hardware give this room sparkle.
Electronics like this LG 47″ Blu-ray TV and sound system from Radiant Audio Design make the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome truly state of the art. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed the original Barcelona table in 1930, and it’s still as fresh today as it was then.
Deep blue curtains flank French doors.
The dining table in the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome was chosen for its oval ends and the extra leaf. Burlap pendants hung low create a relaxed intimacy.
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A rustic wood finish gives this hutch an heirloom look.
In the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome’s dining room, the painted interior of the hutch plays off the blues in the Faience dishes on the opposite wall, and the indigo and cream linen drapes.
The symmetrical plate placement is balanced by two chairs that flank the dresser.
The inspiration for the grand dining room in the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome was John Derian’s romantic Faience dishes. A paper pattern of each one was made and taped to the wall before hanging the plates.
Two levels of upper cabinet doors add interest to this spacious kitchen.
After years of open shelving, it was time to return to solid-fronted upper cabinets for the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome’s dream country kitchen. These are House & Home‘s own design, fabricated by Heritage Kitchens.
A country-style pendant light hangs above.
The addition of stainless steel — in the Franke farmer’s sink — keeps the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome kitchen feeling current. The terracotta tile backsplash is glazed a soft cream and runs right to the ceiling.
A dark finish and worn edges give this piece substance.
There are a few wonderful antiques in the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome, including this Ontario pine hutch circa 1900. Trish Johnston found the glazed Kalamkari-print plates at Pottery Barn.
A black finish contrasts beautifully with mustard cabinetry.
Honed CaesarStone counters in off-black complement the matte black CornuFé stove that is the centrepiece of the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome kitchen. The range hood was custom-made in the classic French shape.
Glassware is neatly arranged for a clean display.
Custom-built doors in the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome lead down the hall to a servery that sits between the kitchen and the mudroom. An apothecary cabinet from Restoration Hardware fits perfectly in the space.
Lockers perfectly accommodate coats, hats and accessories.
The mudroom and servery at the back door of the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome are visually joined by yellow toile-papered walls.
A uniquely shaped mirror adds visual interest.
In the main floor powder room of the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome, brass knobs on the distressed vanity coordinate with the faucet. The grey marble top contrasts with the ornate dark wood finish.
An airy, spacious foyer keeps the look modern.
A double-height front hall in the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome shows off chevron wood floors and a custom staircase. The unique chandelier adds drama.
An antique wardrobe adds personality to this space.
In place of a closet, a large, ornate armoire houses coats just off the foyer in the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome. The stunning Bergère chair and large mirror complete the room.
A mix of modern and traditional elements creates balance.
Trish Johnston found this vintage leather bench, inspired by the original Mies van der Rohe Barcelona bench designed in 1929. Hung at eye level, three framed ink drawings by John Ens make a graphic statement in the long front hall of the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome.
Layers of pale yellow and white adorn the bed.
A mid-19th-century French style bed pairs well with a more contemporary pedestal side table in the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome.
Light curtains accent the four poster beds.
This twin bedroom features bedding House & Home designed with fabrics courtesy of Kravet and Primavera. The lampshades in this 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome room were a lucky find at Pottery Barn.
This room’s charm comes from the play of rough burlap fabric against vintage-style furniture.
The upstairs guest suite in the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome has a fanciful bed from Oly that’s dressed with Les Indiennes cotton bedding. Many of the windows in the house are layered with either HunterDouglas matchstick blinds or custom-louvered shutters and full-length drapes.
Romantic and feminine pieces create an inspiring writing area.
Artwork from In2Art was cleverly affixed to a burlap-covered tackboard on the writing desk in the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome’s upstairs guest suite.
A pair of sconces flank an octagonal mirror.
All of the bathrooms in the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome feature Restoration Hardware distressed-wood vanities with either marble or slate tops.
Black shutters define the window frame.
The principal suite in the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome boasts a romantic bathroom, featuring a double-glass shower clad in white Thassos marble and the Cabana freestanding oval tub from Ginger’s. The walls are papered in Thibaut’s toile de Jouy.
A painted brick fireplace adds warmth and cosiness.
The media room in the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome demonstrates a creative way to use a challenging space. The media room–wine cellar combo creates an invitation to relax and unwind. Furnished with graphic Ikea furniture and accents, the area is also fully wired with Radiant Audio Design components and an LG Electronics 52″ Blu-ray TV.
Wallpaper creates a focal point in this room.
The lower-level guest suite of the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome offers a private haven, perfect for a young adult. Like most of the furniture and fittings on this floor, the bed, chest and chair are courtesy of Ikea. A bold modern Pierre Frey damask-print wallpaper inspired the room’s raspberry accents.
Mounted on the wall, this vanity frees up floor space.
Deep grey walls and slate tiles contrast with a glossy white vanity and broad trim. The guest ensuite on the lower level features double sinks for an extra touch of luxury.
A luxurious lounge perfect for entertaining.
The new restaurant-inspired Cavavin Majestika wine fridges in the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome were a gift from The Wine Establishment and turn the downstairs lounge into a wine-tasting cellar.
Keep your wine collection chilled and ready to serve.
In keeping with the Tuscany theme of the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome, several of the pull-out shelves in the wine fridges are stocked with Italian Marchesi dè Fescobaldi wine.
Keep your supplies in order with stylish storage.
On the lower level of the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome is a treasure: a room for laundry, ironing, sewing, wrapping and craft projects. The huge work table is topped in polished concrete and has six drawers and ample storage below.
Open shelves keep a lower level laundry room airy, while wicker baskets keep necessities out-of-sight.
The LG Large Capacity Steam washer with LED display and Stylish Steam dryer combo in graphite does the work while you watch LG’s 3-D TV in the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome. The design team always tries to equip the showhome laundry rooms with products they use, so the lucky winner will also get a Rowenta steamer (not shown) and iron.
Cabinets flank this mirror to house face towels and other items.
Drawers provide easy access to toiletries in the lower level sauna/bathroom. Additional cabinets just outside the doorway offer wicker baskets on open shelves.
A tall glass enclosure allows light into the stall.
A rain showerhead and a heated mirror are just two of the spa-like touches in the sauna.
A series of French doors open out to the yard.
A pea-gravel terrace designed by Ron Holbrook is a charming addition to the backyard of the 2011 Princess Margaret showhome.
See more of Ron Holbrook’s landscaping projects in our photo gallery.
Slat walls offer customizable storage.
Stylish stainless steel cabinets and slat walls from OnWall Solutions are easy-to-clean, and well-suited for an indoor/outdoor space. Stocked with Ryobi tools, the garage in the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome is equipped for any DIY project.