In this Episode
Tour the indie chic home of Umbra design director Matt Carr and partner Joyce Lo, co-director of the Drake Hotel General Store — and get their tip on removing old wallpaper! Watch Michael Penney work his magic using paint and fabric on a retro chair. Plus, see the rug, chairs, table, lighting and art suggested by Cameron MacNeil for adding a modern vibe to a reader’s townhouse.
Indie Chic House Tour
Dining room: Moooi pendant light, Klaus by Nienkämper, Toronto (416) 362-3434 ?or visit klausn.com; sconces, Lowe’s, call 1-800-445-6937 or visit lowes.ca for ordering information; bookshelves, U+, visit umbra.com; rug, Bev Hisey, Toronto (416) 703-3418 or visit bevhisey.com.
Entryway: Map, Machine Age Modern, Toronto (416) 461-3588 or visit machineagemodern.com; monkey, table, St. Lawrence Sunday Antique Market, Toronto (416) 350-8865 or visit sundayantiquemarket.com; Tom Dixon light, Klaus by Nienkämper, as above, or visit tomdixon.net; vase (with flowers), L’Atelier, Toronto (416) 966-0200.
Living room: Cabinet: English football, London Portobello Market, visit portobelloroad.co.uk. Page 48: Kitchen: Chair, Flik & Co., Toronto (647) 439-8697 or visit flikandcompany.com; bicycle, Urbane Cyclist, Toronto (416) 979-9733 or visit ucycle.com; side tables, candle holder, U+, as above; coffee table, Commute Home, Toronto (416) 861-0521 or visit commutehome.com; brass lamps, Machine ?Age Modern, as above; pillows, The Drake Hotel General Store, Toronto (416) 531-5042 ext. 101 or visit thedrakehotel.ca.
Principal bedroom: Brass table, Machine Age Modern, as above; chair, Beauty Salon sign, St. Lawrence Sunday Antique Market, as above; pheasant, Aberfoyle Antique Market, Guelph, Ont. (519) 763-1077 or visit aberfoyle-antiques.com; wall colour, DIMoore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit benjaminmoore.ca for retailers across Canada; pillow, Urban Outfitters, visit urbanoutfitters.com for locations across Canada; bedding, Umbra, as above; Philippe Starck toy, St. Lawrence Sunday Antique Market, as above.
DIY Chair Makeover
All materials above available at Home Hardware
- 120-grit sandpaper
- Beauti-Tone 50mm paintbrush
- Beauti-Tone 4-piece painting set for alkyd and latex paints
- Rust Coat Interior/Exterior High Gloss Black Paint
- Home Handyman Staple/Nail Gun and Wire Tacker Scissors