Jazz up a dark Victorian home by painting rooms in fun, bold colours. Artist, writer and energetic entrepreneur Alexandra Bennett did just that with the Toronto home she shares with her husband and three children. She embraced the small, divided rooms by painting them in different shades — tour the fuchsia dining room, lilac kitchen nook, deep purple living room, and principal bedroom with soft and subtle pattern.
Living room: Throw pillow fabric, AnneStarr, Vancouver, visit Annestarr.ca; rug, Dosa, as above; marble slab (coffee table top), Martha Sturdy, visit Marthasturdy.com; shelving, Inform Interiors, as above.
Front hallway: Designers Guild wallpaper, Primetime, as above; green stool, Elte; mirror, L'Atelier.
Hallway with blue door: Poufs, Dosa, as above; door colour, Ol' Blue Eyes (2064-30) from the Colour Preview collection, Benjamin Moore, visit Benjaminmoore.ca; artwork, Bobbie Burgers, visit Bobbieburgers.com/images.html; prints, The Cross, as above.
Principal bedroom: Lene Toni Kjeld wallpaper; dressing table, vintage; hand sculpture for rings, Sante Fe flea market.