In this Episode
Homeowner Helen Dewar explains how she turned the narrow 15 by 30-foot main floor of her family's townhouse into a functional space for entertaining. See how she maximized natural light by removing upper cabinetry and added colour with elegant wallpaper, yellow-painted doors and striped fabric. Plus, learn how she squeezed in extra seating for guests with a narrow kitchen island and custom dining table.
Designer Cameron MacNeil and H&H style editor Stacey Smithers reveal easy ways to transform a guest room into a big boy's bedroom and a small nursery into a cosy den. Learn their tips for customizing Ikea closet units with paint and panel moulding, incorporating a dark accent wall and keeping floor space open for play.
Lynda Reeves and Toronto chef Donna Dooher prepare a holiday feast with a roast turkey, simple stove-top stuffing and savoury Irish soda bread. Print out recipes for the roast turkey, stuffing and Irish soda bread, plus two additional recipes from Donna Dooher for potato flan and apple pie.
Small Main Floor Makeover
Kitchen: Cabinetry, Falcon Kitchens; marble, Marble and Marble; backsplash tiles, Weston Tile; pendant lights, Roost Home Furnishings; artwork, Amsonia by Linda Henningson through Canvas Gallery; wood boards, grey bowls, pitcher, white bottles and jars, Elte.
Living room: Rug, ottoman, Elte; sofa, Visitor Parking; wall colour, Classic Gray (OC-23) from Benjamin Moore; pillows, throws, West Elm; artwork, Kakabeka (and life) Falls by Silvana Bruni through Canvas Gallery.
Functional Boy's Room
Boy's room: Vinyl windows, Elite Series Ambassador Windows, Ply Gem; Pax wardrobes with Ballstad Doors and birch interior, Odda bed with drawer storage, Stuvva bookshelf (on wall) painted black, PS LED wall reading light, Nyponros duvet set, throw, Premiär map, Ribba frame for fish poster, all storage boxes and drawer inserts, Ikea; all clothes, The Children's Place; blind and cushion sewing, Tonic Living; fabric paint for cushions, DeSerres; wall colour, Pavilion Gray (242) and Off-Black (57), Farrow & Ball.
Den: Window, Elite Series Ambassador Windows, Ply Gem; Ektorp sofa and ottoman in Sandby slipcover, Ikea; pillow and blind fabric, Designer Fabrics; canvas, DeSerres; wall colour, Pavilion Gray (242), Farrow & Ball; all sewing, Tonic Living.