H&H senior design editor Margot Austin shows off her small, mid-century Scarborough home, which is full of personality, vintage finds and hits of colour. See how she incorporated lighting and furniture that suit the style of the 520-square-foot home, along with layers of her own favourite antiques. Plus, learn her tricks for pinching pennies, from updating existing kitchen cupboards to creating an affordable bed canopy.
Fashion blogger and stylist Kate Horsman tours us through her glamorous Gastown condo. See how she transformed a mostly-white loft with soaring windows into a cosy space with a beachy, vacation-home vibe.
Morgan Michener explains how neon accents can add high-voltage style to any room. Learn her cheap and cheerful DIY ways to add colour, from vases and lamp cords to throw pillows and radiators.
Console with books: Console, Ikea, 1-866- 866-IKEA or Ikea.ca; glass dish, Hollace Cluny, (416) 968-7894 or Hollacecluny.ca; elastic ribbon, Mokuba, (416) 504-5358; 3M yellow tape, Staples, Staples.ca; artwork, Ella+Elliot, (416) 850-7890 or Ellaandelliot.com; tray, 1212 Décor, 1-877-999-1235 or 1212decor.com; wall colour, Behr French Silver (UL260-19), The Home Depot, 1-800-628-0525 or Homedepot.ca.
Sofa: Rug, chair, pink pillow, Elte, (416) 785-7885 or Elte.com; throw (on chair), Design Within Reach, (416) 977-4003 or Dwr.com; side table, South Hill Home, (416) 924-7224 or visit Southhillhome.com; pillow fabrics (stripe, pink floral), Designer Fabrics, (416) 531-2810 or Designerfabrics.ca; sewing, Tonic Living, (416) 699-9879 or Tonicliving.com; fabric paint, DeSerres, 1-800-363-0318 or Deserres.ca; artwork, Kelly Rogers, Kellyrogers.wordpress.com.
Lamp and stool: Rug, console, sconce, Ikea, as above; Tom Dixon stool, Klaus, (416) 362-3434 or Klausn.com; Thonet chair, Design Within Reach, as above; throw, Hollace Cluny, as above; red dish, 1212 Décor, as above; pink tape, DeSerres, as above; pine floor, baseboards, floor colour, Behr Popped Corn (W-B-200), wall colour, Behr French Silver (UL260-19), The Home Depot, as above; plant pot, Angus & Company, (416) 537-4104 or Angusandcompany.com.
Rad: Artwork, Ray Charles White, Raycharleswhite.com; radiator, Ironworks Radiators, (416) 577-7473 or Ironworksradiators.ca; yellow dish, Elte, (416) 785-7885 or Elte.com; Rust-Oleum fluorescent spray paint, The Home Depot, as above.
Vase: Table, South Hill Home, as above; low vase, Ikea, as above; plate, jewelry, Liz Kingstone Jewellery Design, Lizkingstone.ca; green paint, Behr Springtime Grass (DC4C-50-4), The Home Depot, as above.
Front door: Umbrella stand, ChairTableLamp, (416) 934-1021; black umbrella, Jamie Alexander, (416) 515-1377 or Jamiealexander.com.
Entryway bench: White frame, Ikea, as above; pink paint, alphabet stencils, DeSerres, as above.