Designer Sam Sacks outlines the steps she took to turn a major fixer-upper into a dream home for her family of five. See how Sam uncovered surprises (like a gracious wood staircase hidden behind a plaster wall) and made the original 1910 features look fresh, plus see how salvaged doors help personalize this formerly 'decrepit duplex' in Toronto.
When designer Colette Varghese renovated her basement she built her laundry room from scratch, and it's been such a success her clients have asked her to reproduce it in their homes. Discover why the elegant blue-grey palette, marble floor and Whirlpool’s steam washer make this laundry room such a hit.
Suzanne Dimma details the "modern country" look with Maison & Demeure design editor Anne Côté, using Anne's Eastern Townships farmhouse in Quebec as an example. Learn which elements make up a country look and how Anne brings it up to date with white-painted wood, minimal pattern and a dramatic black room.
Contractor, Construction Reginald Clark, (405) 539-3317; deck and furniture fabrication, kitchen shelves, barn door fabrication, coffee table, mantel, Douglas A Dawson Architecture & Design; dining room wall colour, Black Suede (S-H-790), Behr; Pull-down faucet, Plomberium Doraco-Noiseux; farmhouse sink, cabinetry, quartz countertops, living room drapes, armchairs, ottomans, den sofa, Ikea; dining table, Structube; pendant, bench, VdeV; chairs, Dcovia; principal bedroom duvet cover, lamps, Beige; drapes, rug, Ikea.
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Sheri Graham Delagran
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