In this Episode
Join Suzanne Dimma as she tours a bungalow basement that’s as bright and organized as a modern loft. Watch Michael Penney customize a thrift store table using hardware-store staples like sandpaper, paint and stencils. Plus, see what Cameron MacNeil suggests for a reader in Winnipeg who has $5,000 to spend on a new look for her living room.
Bright Basement Tour
Basement design by Connie Braemer Design, Toronto (416) 960-8556.
Living room: millwork, South Park Design Build, Toronto (416) 924-6998; arched lamp, Kiosk; books, 507 Antiques, Toronto (416) 462-0046 or visit www.507antiques.com; large white vase, ivory insect, ebony vessels with lids, candles and candle holders, L’Atelier, Toronto (416) 966-0200; vases on top shelf, bowls, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894, 1-888-968-7660 or visit www.hollacecluny.ca; Ligne Roset sofa, Kiosk, Toronto (416) 539-9665, (416) 601-1661 or visit www.kioskmobilia.com; taupe pillows, Fluf, Toronto (416-441-3583 or visit www.fluf-design.com; Schumacher red patterned pillow fabric, Bilbrough & Co., Toronto (416) 960-1611 or www.bilbroughs.com; metal bowl, L’Atelier, Toronto (416) 966-0200; red lacquer tray, Shiraleah, call 1-866-503-9765 or visit www.shiraleah.com; susani, Craft on Yonge, Toronto (647) 435-6869.
Office: Desk accessories, South Hill Home, Toronto (416) 924-7224 or www.southhillhome.com; chair, Herman Miller, (416) 366-3300 or www.hermanmiller.com for retailers across Canada; lamps, screen, Decorum Decorative Finds, Toronto (416) 966-6829; linen boxes, Ikea.
Laundry room: Iron, Rowenta, visit www.rowenta.ca for retailers across Canada; House & Home grey towels, The Bay, visit www.hbc.com for store locations across Canada; laundry basket, Scantrade International, call 1-800-361-3659 for retailers across Canada.
DIY Table With Stencils
- All materials, Home Hardware
- Natura SafePrep 120-grit sandpaper
- Beauti-Tone 50 mm paintbrush
- 4-piece painting set for alkyd and latex paints
- Beauti-Tone Signature Series Interior/Exterior Alkyd Primer Sealer Undercoat
- Beauti-Tone Designer Series Eggshell Paint in Soho (6J2-3)
- Beauti-Tone Designer Series Silk Pint in Cayenne Pepper (3D1-8)
- Bloc It painters tape
- The Stencil Collection (203 Wallpaper pattern)
Living Room Decorating
Paterson 48” media console in white, Tempo velvet pillows, Crate and Barrel; Dash & Albert woven cotton rugs in Blue Heron Stripe and Monty, Elte; paint colours: Hush (AF-95), Pashmina (AF-100), Wenge (AF-180), all Benjamin Moore Affinity Collection; Linley linen drapery fabrics (93S5031, 33S5031, 34S5031), Joanne Fabrics; Herringbone Drape, Pottery Barn.