Photo Gallery: Anne Hepfer’s House
Get decorating ideas from popular Toronto designer Anne Hepfer. The New York native fell in love with this 1933 Georgian, formerly owned by Prime Minister John Turner. Pictures of her living room, dining area, kitchen, library and bedroom reveal her knack for mixing colours, eras and unique finds and furniture. See a classic, plantation-style cottage by Anne Hepfer Designs in our July 2009 issue and more of Anne Hepfer’s home in our January 2008 issue.
A mirrored coffee table and silver lamps add a glamorous decorating touch to this fresh-yet-traditional space.
Setting symmetrically placed love seats, lamps and built-in bookcases around the fireplace underlines the Georgian architecture of the home.
This classic decor features a sofa upholstered in the palest pink and a pair of skirted slipper chairs, inspired by American designer Billy Baldwin.
A stunning mirrored screen and coffee table add polish, while a warm seagrass rug pulls all the elements together for a pretty, ultra-chic room.
A vintage-looking chandelier and chairs add timeless style to this space.
The round dining table encourages conversation.
For larger dinner parties, Hepfer squeezes in as many chairs
as possible to create a sense
A built-in shelf featuring blue-and-white chinoiserie vases adds classic style to this room.
Lacquered cabinets add depth and dimension to the kitchen, where Hepfer's twins, Jack and Charlie, enjoy breakfast.
Boldly hued grass-cloth wallpaper, comfortable seating and rich patterns invite homeowners and guests to curl up with a good book.
"Every layer adds a dimension," says Hepfer. In her library, seagrass walls are layered with an antique suzani that she picked up in Istanbul's Grand Bazaar.
Create an old-world atmosphere with patterned bedding, ambient lighting, matching side tables and art in mirrored frames.
A ceiling mounted canopy — made of the same fabric as the bed skirt — adds height and dramatic flair to her elegant bedroom.
A patterned sofa, antique wall sconces and framed art create a soothing bedroom area for putting on (or kicking off) ones’ shoes.
Hepfer shops around the world — from Asia to Europe to eBay, where she purchased these original 1850s English fern prints.