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In This Segment

Watch our design editors transform one ho-hum living room two ways with their own unique set of decorating tricks. Former design editor Joel Bray keeps the palette neutral and loads up on texture and wood accents, while senior design editor Cameron MacNeil opts for pale blue walls and introduces fun punches of pattern for a cottagey vibe. Which look do you prefer?

Read all about their transformations in our October 2011 issue.

See sources

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