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In This Episode

Learn how to layer quirky, vintage style into a space as designer Emma Reddington, the blogger behind The Marion House Book, tours her 1905 Toronto home. With a $30,000 budget, see how she renovated the kitchen with new appliances, cabinets, flooring, a marble feature wall, and a gorgeous display shelf that she designed herself. You'll also love her English country-inspired entryway, living room, painted-black bathroom and cosy upstairs bedrooms. Watch design editors Joel Bray and Cameron MacNeil transform one ho-hum living room two ways with their own unique set of decorating tricks. Plus, interior design consultant Dan Marentic of Toronto firm Ctrl/Alt/Delete shares savvy storage- and style-boosting tips as he takes us through his renovated 565-square-foot condo.

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Cameron's Look: Wall colour, Tranquility (AF-490), Agave (AF-420) from the Affinity collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit; Brushett Apartment sofa, Creative Custom Furnishings, Toronto (416) 944-3164 or visit; side table, Angus & Company, Toronto (416) 537-4104 or visit; green pillow, lamp, 1212 Décor, call 1-877-999-1235 or visit; rug, chair, white vase, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit; Ready-to-Wear drapes, InVu Drapery, Toronto (416) 481-5273, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 828-2022, 1-866-572-2472 or visit; Zig Zag Grey pillow (on sofa, middle), Bee Hive Grey pillow (on chair), Y&Co, Toronto (416) 968-7700, Montreal (514) 287-8998 or visit; light grey hand-blocked chevron pillow (on sofa), tray, Pure Ceramic carafe and bottle in Aqua Crackle, Pure Ceramic egg, West Elm, Toronto (416) 537-0110 or visit; trunk, Ikea, Vancouver (604) 273-2051, Coquitlam, B.C. (604) 636-1000, Calgary (403) 273-4338, Edmonton (780) 433-6000, Burlington, Ont. (905) 681-IKEA, Toronto (416) 222-IKEA, (416) 646-IKEA, Vaughan, Ont. (905) 695-5075, Ottawa (613) 829-4530, Montreal (514) 738-2167, Boucherville, Que. (450) 449-6755, 1-866-866-IKEA or visit; globe, crate, Queen West Antique Centre, Toronto (416) 588-2212; Kensington Market by Brian Harvey (large oil in bookcase), Urban Study #1 by Sherry Czekus, Canvas Gallery, Toronto (416) 532-5275 or visit

Joel's Look: Sisal rug, cowhide, table lamp, chest, throw, Elte, as above; Jonathan bench, recycled-fur pillow, South Hill Home; blind, Bamboo Bazaar, Toronto (416) 656-1700, 1-800- 267-5732 or visit; Finn Juhl armchair, Decorum Decorative Finds, Toronto (416) 966-6829; Blue Mountain Wallcoverings grasscloth (BC1580223), Design by Color, call 1-800-219-2424 or visit for retailers across Canada; books (on dresser), Angus & Company, as above.



Lynda Reeves


Sheri Graham Delagran


Jason Stickley


Ryan Louis


Patrick Malone
Erin Gulas


Michael Zimmermann


Julie Aubie

Runtime: 5:00
Released: August 21, 2011
Channel: Design Lab