Photo Gallery: Trish Magwood’s Home
See this chef’s open-concept family home.
Painting the entire fac?ade a deep blue-black unifies the brick, shingled roof, fence and lattice, and creates a dramatic backdrop for bright green foliage.
Trish dressed up the table, which belonged to her grandmother, with glossy black paint and a pretty branch-motif pull.
Carrara marble on the island and on the 24″-deep pantry counter is a classic French choice that is both durable and stylish. Bar stools allow the kids to hang around while Trish cooks, and the open space allows her to keep an eye on the kids playing in the living room.
Trish’s children, Olivia and Findlay, spend hours at the antique drafting table that acts as the family’s dining table. The long banquette features spacious storage drawers below for table linens and art supplies. “We can really pack kids in here,” she says with a laugh, as her home is often the gathering place for her own extended family, a well as husband Bryce’s.
Tucked into the opening between the kitchen’s pantry wall and living room entertainment centre, this floating ash desk acts as Trish’s home office, as well as a dramatic focal point in the open-concept main floor. (Interior designer Rebecca Muha convinced her that one oversized family portrait made a bigger impact than many small photos sprinkled around the home.) Made from the same ash as the desk, the on-trend sliding doors on the living room’s entertainment center are an easy space-saving trick for smaller homes.
Punches of bold colour come from the throw pillows, which have luxe designer fabric on the front and modestly priced linen on the back. When Trish needed something to fill the space to the left of the fireplace, she grabbed an old chicken coop from her parents’ barn. An inexpensive Ikea coffee table has the lines of a mid-century teak collectible.
Graphic bedding and velvet pillows in rich jewel tones liven up the principal bedroom. Trish slipcovered an old side table in white cotton to hide its flaws.
A top-to-toe reno of the principal bath resulted in a glam modern space. Bands of black mosaic tile give the Carrara marble floor a lighter look. The contemporary tub is paired with more traditional wall-mount plumbing.
The wicker chair in Olivia’s room, a hand-me-down from her husband family, enhances the home’s cottage-in-the-city vibe.
Findlay’s room has punchy orange accents inspired by the silkscreen print of a suitably named vintage Penguin book. A headboard in charcoal grey sets off the vibrant hue.
An intimate nook at the side of this house allows for private alfresco family dining and daily barbecues in the summer. Trish attaches new inexpensive indoor-outdoor fabric to the table with a staple gun each spring.