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In This Episode

Nancy Riesco's Vancouver Home

Tour the modern family home designer Nancy Riesco shares with her husband and two kids. Learn why they downsized from a large Tudor in an established neighbourhood to a narrow 2,300-square-foot home with views of the ocean. See the open-concept main floor with flowing sightlines and salon-style art wall, serene principal bedroom and colourful rooms for both her teenagers.

Open-Concept Living & Dining Room

How do you decorate adjoining spaces? Designer Emily Griffin shares her tips for arranging furniture and choosing colours for open-concept rooms. See how she updated a young family's dated main floor with a new sofa, statement lighting, a graphic rug, textural grasscloth wallpaper and contemporary navy blue dining chairs.

Breezy P.E.I. Cottage

Architect Thomas Moore and designer Cheri Dirksen lead us through a spacious oceanside summer home. See how the design has withstood the test of time with streamlined shapes, simplified traditional details, plenty of large windows and an indoor-outdoor feel.

See sources

Architecture, Thomas Moore Architect, (416) 698-8005, 1-866-312-3123 or visit; design, Cheri Dirksen, Dirksen Design Company, Exeter, N.H. (603) 580-5080.

Breezeway: Teak table and chairs, Rock Wood Casual Furniture, visit for retailers across Canada.

Screened porch: Wicker furniture, Lloyd/Flanders, visit for retailers; all-weather lamps, Frontgate, call 1-888-263-9850 or visit; limited edition print, Tony Diodati, Art Gallery of Tony Diodati, New London, P.E.I. (902) 886-3009 or visit

Kitchen: Walls, Hawthorne Yellow (HC-4), from the Historical Colour Collection, cabinets and trim, White Heron (OC-57), from the Off-White Collection, island, Sherwood Green (HC-118), from the Historical Colour Collection, trim, Chili Pepper (2004-20), from the Colour Preview Collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit for retailers across Canada.

Guest bathroom: Walls, Palladian Blue (HC-144), from the Historical Colour Collection, Benjamin Moore, as above; painting, by Daniel Gautier, Pilar Shephard Art Gallery, Charlottetown, P.E.I. (902) 892-1953 or visit; mirror, Restoration Hardware, Vancouver (604) 731-3918, Toronto (416) 322-9422, (416) 223-2055, 1-888-243-9720 or visit for locations across Canada.



Lynda Reeves


Sheri Graham Delagran


Jason Stickley


Ryan Louis


Patrick Malone
Erin Gulas


Michael Zimmermann


Julie Aubie

Runtime: 4:32
Released: May 19, 2013
Channel: Home Tour