Designer Melissa Davis of Catherine + Davis explains the dramatic renovation of chef Rodney Bowers' family home in Toronto. Learn how the tired space was revamped to suit both a busy family and the numerous dinner parties the couple hosts. See the hardworking, restaurant-inspired kitchen with exposed brick wall, professional appliances, open reclaimed-wood shelving and gorgeous waterfall marble countertop. Tour the dark, masculine library with cosy fireplace and worn leather furnishings. Next, see how the attic was turned into a light-filled principal bedroom suite with a showpiece tub and vanity open to the bedroom area.
Colette van den Thillart of NH Design shares how she brought personality and character to her principal bedroom, ensuite bathroom and her teen daughter’s bedroom. Learn how the designer mixed treasured pieces from her family's previous home in England and reinterpreted them for their Toronto house. Tour the romantic ensuite with a zinc tub, vanity made from an antique dresser, and dramatically veined marble floor. Next, see how her fashion-loving daughter's room was designed with whimsical touches like an upholstered headboard in the shape of a dress.
Stylist Andrea Ford shows us how she re-styles furniture in her Toronto reupholstery and design workshop, Re:Style Studio. Learn how she reimagines antique pieces using modern fabrics and paint, and teaches DIY workshops for those looking to complete projects themselves.
Hannah's bedroom: Wall colour, Pale Powder (204), Farrow & Ball, 1-877-363-1040.
Ensuite: Tub, Christopher Butterworth Antiques, 011 44 207 823 4554; wall colour, Pavilion Gray (242), Farrow & Ball, 1-877-363-1040.