In this Episode
H&H senior design editor Margot Austin shows off her small, mid-century Scarborough home, which is full of personality, vintage finds and hits of colour. See how she incorporated lighting and furniture that suit the style of the 520-square-foot home, along with layers of her own favourite antiques. Plus, learn her tricks for pinching pennies, from updating existing kitchen cupboards to creating an affordable bed canopy.
Fashion blogger and stylist Kate Horsman tours us through her glamorous Gastown condo. See how she transformed a mostly-white loft with soaring windows into a cosy space with a beachy, vacation-home vibe.
Morgan Michener explains how neon accents can add high-voltage style to any room. Learn her cheap and cheerful DIY ways to add colour, from vases and lamp cords to throw pillows and radiators.
Margot Austin's Stylish Bungalow
Living room: Slipcover sewing, Potato Skins Slipcovers, (416) 484-6299 or visit Potatoskinstoronto.com; slipcover fabric, Beacon Hill pillow fabric, Robert Allen (to the trade), 1-800-333-3777 or Robertallendesign.com; bookcase, Jysk, 1-888-696-JYSK or Jysk.ca; tub chairs, metal sculpture, Vintage Fine Objects, Vintagefineobjects.com; wall colour, Cloud White (CC-40), trim colour, Simply White (OC-117), Benjamin Moore, 1-800-361-5898 or Benjaminmoore.ca; coral pillow, rectangular pillows, West Elm, (416) 537-0110 or Westelm.com; pendant light, Pink & Brown, 1-866-949-PINK or Pinkandbrown.com; coffee table, rug, Ikea, 1-866-866-IKEA or Ikea.ca; seagrass cube, Haus Interior, (212) 741-0455 or Hausinterior.com; Beacon Hill Soo Locks in Clay fabric (on chair cushions), Robert Allen (to the trade), as above; French bulldog linocut (on mantel, far left), Mark's Dog by Hugo Guinness, The Cross, (604) 689-2900 or Thecrossdesign.com.
Kitchen: Cabinets, counters, cooktop, microwave, kitchen installation, Ikea, as above; faucet, Brizo, 1-877-345-BRIZO or Brizo.com; backsplash tile, Saltillo Imports, (416) 441-2224 or Saltillo-tiles.com; blind fabric, sewing, Tonic Living, (416) 699-9879 or Tonicliving.com; brass handles, Rejuvenation, Rejuvenation.com; lights, breadbox, pot, towel, rug, West Elm, as above; dishwasher, GE Monogram, Monogram.com; refrigerator, LG, Lg.com; wall colour, Cloud White (CC-40), Benjamin Moore, as above.
Principal bedroom: Headboard, bed frame, West Elm, as above; striped duvet cover, shams, Au Lit Fine Linens, 1-800-363-6080 or Aulitfinelinens.com; curtain rods, brackets, The Home Depot, 1-800-628-0525 or Homedepot.ca; bed drape panels, square pillow, Ikea, as above; window drapes, Tonic Living, as above; headboard wall colour, Skimming Stone (241), Farrow & Ball, 1-877-363-1040 or Farrow-ball.com; wall and armoire colour, Cloud White (CC-40), Benjamin Moore, as above.
Dining room: Pierre Frey wallpaper, Primavera Interior Furnishings (to the trade), (416) 921-3334 or Primavera.ca; wallpaper installation, John Alexander Arnold Wall Coverings, (416) 732-2963; mirror, console, ChairTableLamp, (416) 934-1021; chandelier shades, Lowe's, 1-800-445-6937 or Lowes.ca; faux-bamboo chairs, mahogany commode, Vintage Fine Objects, Vintagefineobjects.com.
Bathroom: Sink, vanity, faucet, shelf, installation, Ikea, as above; bath towel, Au Lit Fine Linens, as above; hand towel, yellow box, shower curtain, West Elm, as above; sconce, medicine cabinet, blind, floor tile, The Home Depot, as above; Toto toilet, Ginger's, (416) 787-1787 or Gingersbath.com; backsplash tile, Saltillo Imports, as above; wall colour, Paper White (OC-55), Benjamin Moore, as above.
Feminine Vancouver Condo
Living room: Sectional, The Cross, (604) 689-2900, Thecrossdesign.com; nesting tables, Urban Barn, Urbanbarn.com; folded throw, Homewerx, 1-855-315-2203, Homewerx.ca; draped throw, Örling & Wu, 1-877-398-2718, Orlingandwu.com.
Dining room: Table, Union Wood & Supply Company, (604) 675-9033, Unionwoodco.com; chairs, Kartell, Kartell.it; chandelier, Roost, Roostco.com; branch sculpture, Peridot, (604) 736- 4499, (403) 237-6890 or Peridot.ca; art, Patricia Larsen, Patricialarsen.com.
Bedroom: Neon sign, Concept Neon, Conceptneon.ca; bed, Inform Interiors, (604) 682-3868, Informinteriors.com; linens, Society, Societylimonta.com; table, Calligaris, Calligaris.com; throw, Örling & Wu, as above.
Decorating With Neon
Console with books: Console, Ikea, 1-866- 866-IKEA or Ikea.ca; glass dish, Hollace Cluny, (416) 968-7894 or Hollacecluny.ca; elastic ribbon, Mokuba, (416) 504-5358; 3M yellow tape, Staples, Staples.ca; artwork, Ella+Elliot, (416) 850-7890 or Ellaandelliot.com; tray, 1212 Décor, 1-877-999-1235 or 1212decor.com; wall colour, Behr French Silver (UL260-19), The Home Depot, 1-800-628-0525 or Homedepot.ca.
Sofa: Rug, chair, pink pillow, Elte, (416) 785-7885 or Elte.com; throw (on chair), Design Within Reach, (416) 977-4003 or Dwr.com; side table, South Hill Home, (416) 924-7224 or visit Southhillhome.com; pillow fabrics (stripe, pink floral), Designer Fabrics, (416) 531-2810 or Designerfabrics.ca; sewing, Tonic Living, (416) 699-9879 or Tonicliving.com; fabric paint, DeSerres, 1-800-363-0318 or Deserres.ca; artwork, Kelly Rogers, Kellyrogers.wordpress.com.
Lamp and stool: Rug, console, sconce, Ikea, as above; Tom Dixon stool, Klaus, (416) 362-3434 or Klausn.com; Thonet chair, Design Within Reach, as above; throw, Hollace Cluny, as above; red dish, 1212 Décor, as above; pink tape, DeSerres, as above; pine floor, baseboards, floor colour, Behr Popped Corn (W-B-200), wall colour, Behr French Silver (UL260-19), The Home Depot, as above; plant pot, Angus & Company, (416) 537-4104 or Angusandcompany.com.
Rad: Artwork, Ray Charles White, Raycharleswhite.com; radiator, Ironworks Radiators, (416) 577-7473 or Ironworksradiators.ca; yellow dish, Elte, (416) 785-7885 or Elte.com; Rust-Oleum fluorescent spray paint, The Home Depot, as above.
Vase: Table, South Hill Home, as above; low vase, Ikea, as above; plate, jewelry, Liz Kingstone Jewellery Design, Lizkingstone.ca; green paint, Behr Springtime Grass (DC4C-50-4), The Home Depot, as above.
Front door: Umbrella stand, ChairTableLamp, (416) 934-1021; black umbrella, Jamie Alexander, (416) 515-1377 or Jamiealexander.com.
Entryway bench: White frame, Ikea, as above; pink paint, alphabet stencils, DeSerres, as above.