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.
Setting symmetrically placed love seats, lamps and built-in bookcases around the fireplace underlines the Georgian architecture of the home.
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.
The round dining table encourages conversation.
For larger dinner parties, Hepfer squeezes in as many chairs
as possible to create a sense
Lacquered cabinets add depth and dimension to the kitchen, where Hepfer’s twins, Jack and Charlie, enjoy breakfast.
“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.
A ceiling mounted canopy — made of the same fabric as the bed skirt — adds height and dramatic flair to her elegant bedroom.
Hepfer shops around the world — from Asia to Europe to eBay, where she purchased these original 1850s English fern prints.