Learn how to freshen up a front porch for spring! Style expert Reiko Caron transforms a dark and dated entry into a bright room with functional zones. See how she incorporated a mudroom area where the homeowner's two young boys can store shoes and sports equipment, and an inviting lounge area with sun-proof outdoor furniture and colourful accents.
Designer Cameron MacNeil turns an open-concept laundry area and guest room into a tailored, practical space. Learn his tips for designing a wall of laundry appliances that isn't an eyesore, adding a large table for folding and crafts, and accessorizing an existing Murphy bed for guests.
Halina Catherine of Catherine + Davis tours through a luxurious home with classic European influences. See how she warmed up a narrow builder-basic home with custom wall panelling, an English country kitchen, a palette of serene pastels and textural sisal carpet.
Design, Halina Catherine, HCD International, Toronto (416) 231-4952 or visit Hcdesign.ca; contractor, Reno Brothers, Toronto (416) 825-2671; cabinets throughout, Villa Kitchens & Fine Cabinetry, Concord, Ont. (905) 669-7028 or visit Villakitchencentres.com; carpentry, millwork, Lovech Design, Concord, Ont. (905) 660-9597 or visit Lovech.ca.
Living/dining room: Console table/desk, South Hill Home, Toronto (416) 924-7224 or visit Southhillhome.com; Jacques Garcia lamp, Studio b, call 1-888-233-5552 or visit Studiobhome.com; silver bowls, AT Design Group, Toronto (416) 323-0323, (416) 921-1600 or visit Atdesignhome.com; settee refinishing, Margaret Kisza, Studio 88, Toronto (416) 543-9264, (905) 478-4785 or visit Studio88.ca; pillows, Angus & Company, Toronto (416) 537-4104 or visit Angusandcompany.com; art framing, Framemakers International, Toronto (416) 665-8215 or visit Framemakers.com; wall colour, Slipper Satin (2004), Farrow & Ball, call 1-877-363-1040 or visit Farrow-ball.com for retailers across Canada; mirror, commode, Angus & Company, as above; dining chairs, dining table, Studio b, as above; chandelier, dining chair fabric, Primavera Interior Furnishings (to the trade), Toronto (416) 921-3334 or visit Primavera.ca; wall colour, Slipper Satin (2004), Farrow & Ball, as above.
Kitchen: Banquette upholstery, Robert Custom Upholstery, Toronto (416) 755-3121; cabinets, dish dresser fabrication, Villa Kitchens & Fine Cabinetry, as above; framed cutlery prints, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit Elte.com; dish dresser interior colour, Light Blue (22), Farrow & Ball, as above; chandelier, Primavera Interior Furnishings (to the trade), as above; cabinets, Villa Kitchens & Fine Cabinetry, as above; countertops, Innovative Stone, Toronto (416) 754-7054; cabinet colour, Cloud White (CC-40) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit Benjaminmoore.ca for retailers across Canada.
TV room: Cocktail table, South Hill Home, as above; cable-knit pillows, Elte, as above; chairs, sofa, Montauk, visit Montauksofa.com for locations across Canada; chandelier, Union Lighting & Furnishings, Toronto (416) 652-2200 or visit Unionlightingandfurnishings.com; cabinets, Lovech Design, as above; tray, Elte, as above.
Principal bedroom: Bench, bedding, throw, Elte, as above; headboard, Robert Custom Upholstery, as above; custom mirror finish, Studio 88, as above; side tables, Studio b, as above; blue vase, ChairTableLamp, as above.
Laundry room: Wall colour, French Gray (18), Farrow & Ball, as above.