Take video tours of our three favourite indoor/outdoor havens from past seasons of H&H Online TV! Stay tuned for all new segments next week, August 5th!
Think you need a large family home for three young children? Think again. Stylish Toronto realtor Emily Norris shows off her bright and relaxed lakeside bungalow. See how she maximized the views and cut costs by using reclaimed flooring and a DIY wall treatment, vanity, console table and more. Tour the cheerful bedrooms on the main level and open-concept kitchen, dining room and family room on the lower level, complete with large walk-out doors to the garden and lake.
Make the most of a narrow home — thanks to a soft, visually expanding palette, sleek design and smart storage — with inspiration from designer Lisa Rogers. Tour through the house she tailor-made for two empty-nesters: TV News commentator Patricia Lovett-Reid and her husband Jim Reid. See how she tied together the warm living area, serene bedrooms, marble-clad bathroom and envy-inducing dressing room with organic and beachy accents inspired by the lake view.
Landscape designer Terry Ryan of Cubic Yard Design shares a lush, urban backyard project. See how he maximized square footage to include zones for lounging, sunning and dining, incorporating plenty of greenery and a large existing crab tree.
Contractor, Artisans Unlimited, Toronto (416) 831-5157.
Kitchen: Marble countertops, K.C. Granite & Marble, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 565-8603; gas range, BlueStar, visit Bluestarcooking.com; rug, stool, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit Elte.com; doors, Synergy Manufacturing, visit Synergymfginc.com; shelves, Ikea, call 1-866- 866-IKEA or visit Ikea.ca for locations across Canada; Kohler faucet, Kraus stainless farmhouse sink, Faucet Direct, visit Faucetdirect.com; shelves, drapes, Ikea, call 1-866-866-IKEA or visit Ikea.ca for locations across Canada; white dishes, William Ashley China, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 566-8500, Toronto (416) 964-2900, 1-800-268-1122 or visit Williamashley.com.
Family room: David Hicks fabric (on wall and chair), Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531-2810 or visit Designerfabrics.ca; sofa, Ikea, as above; rug, West Elm, call 1-877-451-9519 or visit Westelm.com; custom doors, Synergy Manufacturing, as above; coffee table, Morba, Toronto (416) 364-5144 or visit Morba.ca; chair fabric, Designer Fabrics, as above.
Entryway: Stone lions, Nesters, Toronto (416) 698-2207 or visit Nestershome.com; vases, HomeSense, visit Homesense.ca for locations across Canada; tiles, Ciot, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 606-2468, Concord, Ont. (416) 739-8000, Toronto (416) 785-8080, Montreal (514) 382-7330, Quebec City (418) 648-1755 or visit Ciot.com; faux quince branches, Floridus, call 1-800-268-4902 or visit Floridus.com for retailers.
Upstairs living room: Ottoman, HomeSense, as above; Eames rocker, Design Within Reach, Toronto (416) 977-4003 or visit Dwr.com; pillow (far left), Elte, as above.
Stairwell: Reclaimed black ash floors, The Silver Root Company, Toronto (647) 866-6616 or visit Silverroot.com; oil painting (left), Max MacDonald, Toronto (416) 885-8307; Robert Abbey pendant light, Elte, as above; wall colour, Cloud White (CC-40) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit Benjaminmoore.ca.
Principal bedroom: Rug, sconce, Elte, as above; Malm bed, Ikea, as above.
Dining room: Picture rails, Ikea, as above; artwork, 20 x 200, visit 20x200.com.
Michael's bedroom: Rug, Y&Co, Toronto (416) 968-7700, Montreal (514) 287-8998 or visit Ycocarpet.com; Harrington stripe bedding fabric, Designer Fabrics, as above; blue steel side table, Guff, Toronto (416) 913-8025 or visit Guffonline.com; artwork, Frontier Sales Furniture, Toronto (416) 691-3300 or visit Frontiersales.ca.
Ruby and Eloise's bedroom: Bedframes, Frontier Sales Furniture, as above; rug, Y&Co, as above; yellow quilts, Virginia Johnson, Toronto (416) 516-3366 or visit Virginiajohnson.com; drape fabric, Fabricland, visit Fabricland.ca for locations across Canada.