In this Episode
See how Toronto designer Jeffrey Douglas transformed a dated Cabbagetown rowhouse into a custom home for two. Tour the living room with limestone fireplace and mid-century modern furnishings, small powder room, dark and dramatic kitchen, principal bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and cleverly hidden storage, and a customized loft space for guests. Learn Douglas's tricks for mixing new trends with classic pieces.
Lynda Reeves and Suzanne Dimma discuss the top trend styles for 2013 and how to hone your own personal style.
Jeffrey Douglas's Custom-Tailored Home
Design, Jeffrey Douglas, Douglas Design Studio, (416) 538-4692 or Douglasdesignstudio.com.
Living room: Striped throw (on chair), wooden vessels (on coffee table), Kantelberg & Co., (416) 964-0192 or Kantelbergco.com; vase (on coffee table), Elte, (416) 785-7885 or Elte.com; photography by Laurent Guérin (above fireplace), Lacerte art contemporain, (418) 692-1566, (514) 274-4299 or Galerielacerte.com; sofa design, Douglas Design Studio, as above; sofa manufacturing, CCI Custom Furnishings, (905) 669-3963; All Grain leather (on sofa), Edelman Leather, (860) 350-9600 or Edelmanleather.com; Pollack Vilano wool (sofa cushions), Scalamandré Audrey throw pillow fabric (on sofa), Primavera Interior Furnishings (to the trade), (416) 921-3334 or Primavera.ca; ceiling and trim colour, Winds Breath (OC-24), Benjamin Moore, as above; De La Espada lounge chair, Hollace Cluny, (416) 968-7894 or Hollacecluny.ca; armchair, Douglas Design Studio, as above; Como linen (on armchair), Kobe Interior Products (to the trade), (905) 639-2730.
Dining room: Vase, Elte, as above; table base, BlankBlank, Blankblank.net; bronze-smoked glass tabletop, Ely's Glass, 1-866-925-3547 or Elysglass.com; chandelier, Jeff Goodman Studio, (416) 532-8073 or Jeffgoodmanstudio.com; chandelier base plate, Ridgely Studio Works, (416) 294-4690 or Ridgelystudioworks.com; trio of framed artworks, Veronica Bailey, Veronicabailey.co.uk; trim colour, Winds Breath (OC-24), Benjamin Moore, as above.
Butler's pantry: Silverwave marble (on countertop and backsplash), Ciot, Ciot.com; hardware by Jeff Goodman Studio for DuVerre, Summerhill Decorative Hardware, (416) 785-1225.
Kitchen: Tray (on island), vase (on table), Kantelberg & Co., as above; wooden butter bowls (on left counter), Found, Foundstyle.net; island design, Douglas Design Studio, as above; island fabrication, Emanuele Furniture Design, (905) 669-6268; Silverwave marble countertops, Ciot, as above; hardware by Jeff Goodman Studio for DuVerre, Summerhill Decorative Hardware, (416) 785-1225; chandelier, Ridgely Studio Works, (416) 294-4690 or Ridgelystudioworks.com; wall colour, Winds Breath (OC-24), trim colour, Iron Mountain (2134- 30), Benjamin Moore, as above; appliances, Total Appliance Centre, (905) 848-9903 or Totalappliance.ca.
Powder room: Mosaic tiles, Nancy Zboch, (416) 604-9592 or Nancyzboch.com; David Weeks Studio sconce, Avenue Road, (416) 548-7788 or Avenue-road.com, and Avant-Scene, (514) 281-6782 or Avant-scene.com; wall colour, Winds Breath (OC-24), Benjamin Moore, as above.
Principal bathroom: Product, tray, box, towels, Ginger's (416) 787-1787 or Gingersbath.com; vanity design, Douglas Design Studio, as above; vanity fabrication, Emanuele Furniture Design, (905) 669-6268; sconces, Sterling Lights, Sterlinglights.com; wall colour, Winds Breath (OC-24), Benjamin Moore, as above; fixtures, tub, Taps Bath Centre, 1-800-263-2976 or Tapsbath.com; tub filler, Kohler, 1-800-4-KOHLER or Kohler.ca.
Office area: Stair-system, storage wall and railing design, Douglas Design Studio, as above; stair-system and storage wall fabrication, Emanuele Furniture Design, (905) 669-6268; railing fabrication, Classic Crystal Decorative Glass, (416) 636-7379 or Classiccrystal.net; Portmanteau fabric (for roman blind), Robert Allen (to the trade), 1-800-333-3777 or Robertallendesign.com; cable lighting, Eurolite, (416) 203-1501 or Eurolite.com.
Staircase railing: Railing design, Douglas Design Studio, as above; railing fabrication, Alanjo Design, (416) 464-2769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Principal bedroom: Throw, Elte, as above; headboard and bed frame design, Douglas Design Studio, as above; headboard and bed frame fabrication, CCI Custom Furnishings, (905) 669-3963; cabinets and panelling, Emanuele Furniture Design, (905) 669-6268; Valentin sconces, Holly Hunt, Hollyhunt.com; Jim Thompson fabric (for throw pillows), Télio (to the trade), 1-800-361-0375 or Telio.com; wall colour, Grant Beige (HC-83), ceiling and trim colour, Winds Breath (OC-24), Benjamin Moore, as above.
Lynda & Suzanne Talk 2013 Trends
Nature Comes Inside: Design, Jenny Dyer, Jennydyerlondon.com; Terrain, Shopterrain.com; petrified wood and Druzy knobs, Anthropologie, Anthropologie.com; Jolie lounge chair by Bill Sofield for McGuire, Studio b, (416) 363-2996 or Studiobhome.com, and Eisenbergs' Fine Furniture, (403) 233-7878, and Brougham Interiors, (604) 980-1524 or visit Broughaminteriors.com.
Quiet Luxury: Loft, design, Vicente Wolf, Vicentewolf.com; plum room, design, Barbara Barry, Barbarabarry.com; Calvin Klein Home T30563 in 44, Kravet Trimmings T30597 in 24, Kravet Canada (to the trade), 1-800-535-3258 or Kravetcanada.com; Alchemy Band in Aquamarine by Larry Laslo Designs, Robert Allen (to the trade), 1-800-333-3777 or Robertallendesign.com; chair, Athens lounge chair by Thomas Pheasant for Baker, Studio b, as above.
Fearless Mixing: Home office, design, Miles Redd, Milesredd.com; dining room, design, Katie Ridder, Katieridder.com; tray, Tony Duquette book, 1212 Décor, 1-877-999-1235 or 1212decor.com; oversized aluminum wishbone, Elte, (416) 785-7885 or Elte.com; small silver-plate tray, South Hill Home, (416) 924-7224 or Southhillhome.com; green glass sphere, ChairTableLamp, (416) 934-1021; ceramic faux-shagreen box, Absolutely Inc., (416) 324-8351
or Absolutelyinc.com; antique leather and marbleized bookcloth-bound book, gilded paw objet, Angus & Company, (416) 537-4104 or Angusandcompany.com; vintage peacock feather cigarette case, Bronze Home Décor, (416) 913-6545; wool ikat rug, HomeSense, Homesense.ca; 1430-03 sofa by Lee Industries, Cocoon Furnishings, (905) 829-2780 or Cocoonfurnishings.ca, and Rousseau's, (905) 668-3483 or Rousseaus.ca, and Muskoka Living Interiors, (705) 765-6840 or Muskokaliving.ca.
Simple Scandi: Paint colours, Cotton Balls (PC-122), Benjamin Moore, 1-800-361-5898 or Benjaminmoore.ca; Fashion Gray (UL-260), Behr, Behr.com; Orchid (P5224-24), Para Paints, 1-800-461-7272 or Para.com; Knot chair by Normann Copenhagen, The Modern Shop, (613) 260-0387 or Themodernshop.ca; Thonet Era round armchair, Design Within Reach, (416) 977-4003 or Dwr.com; Bell lamp by Normann Copenhagen, The Modern Shop, as above; Skinny Bloak ladder by Lostine, Peaks & Rafters, (705) 765-6868 or Peaksandrafters.com.