Tour a gloriously restored, Federal-style 1830s home, featuring a mix of traditional mouldings, furniture and antiques, along with modern accents. Former antiques dealer Alan de la Vigne explains how he transformed it from a dilapidated home into a refined architectural retreat, complete with a Southern-style, draped porch.
February 2010 House & Home
Wall colour throughout, Phantom (2256), Pratt & Lambert, call 1-877-772-8898
or visit prattandlambert.com for retailers across Canada; ceiling throughout, Cloud White (CC-40), from the Designer Classics collection, trim colour throughout, White Down (OC-131), from the Off White Colours collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit benjaminmoore.ca for retailers across Canada. Portrait: Rug, St. Lawrence Sunday Antique Market, Toronto (416) 350-8865 or visit sundayantiquemarket.com. Exterior: Front door colour, Black Beauty (2128-10) from the Colour Preview collection, shutter colour, Adams Gold (HC-18), porch colour, exterior trim colour, Lancaster Whitewash (HC-174), exterior wall colour, Blair Gold (HC-22) all from the Historical Colours collection, Benjamin Moore, as above; verandas, front porch construction, Clutterbuck Construction, Port Hope, Ont.(905) 373-8005 or visit clutterbuckconstruction.blogspot.com; drop cloths, Canadian Tire, visit canadiantire.com for locations across Canada. Stools, Pier 1 Imports, call 1-800-245-4595 or visit pier1.ca; light fixture, Klaus by Nienkämper, Toronto (416) 362-3434 or visit klausn.com. Dining room: Chairs, table, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit elte.com; vase, Michael Thomas, visit michaelthomasantiques.com; feature wall colour, Kendall Charcoal (HC-166) from the Historical Colours collection, Benjamin Moore, as above. Bedroom sitting area: Sofa, chair, Ikea, call 1-866-866-IKEA or visit ikea.ca for locations across Canada. Foyer: Rug, St. Lawrence Sunday Antique Market, as above.