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In This Segment

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. Plus, tour her English country-inspired entryway, living room, painted-black bathroom and cosy upstairs bedrooms.

See more photos of this home in our photo gallery, plus browse through a gallery of her favourite rooms.

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Living room: Vintage Bertoia chairs, chandelier, coffee table, Commute Home, Toronto (416) 861-0521 or visit; Thatch area rug, Design Within Reach, Toronto (416) 977-4003 or visit; wall colour, Simply White (OC–117) from the Off-White collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit; mirror, Thrift Town, Toronto (416) 537-9673; Benson Canyon sofa, OneTwenty Modern, Toronto (416) 537-4400 or visit; marble fireplace tiles, Saltillo Imports, Toronto (416) 441-2224 or visit

Front hall: Mirror, Marion Melbourne Design, Toronto (416) 516-4605 or visit; table, Post & Beam Reclamation, Toronto (416) 913-4243 or visit; kilim, Sunday Antique Market at St. Lawrence, Toronto (416) 410-1310 or visit for information; vase, Ikea, call 1-866-866-IKEA or visit for locations across Canada; umbrella stand, Christie Antiques Show, Dundas, Ont., visit for information; wall colour, Revere Pewter (HC–172) from the Historical Colour collection, chair rail and trim colour, Cloud White (CC-40) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore, as above.

Dining room: Table, UpCountry, Burlington, Ont. (905) 333-3088, Toronto (416) 366-7477 or visit; Eames moulded-plastic dowel-leg side chairs, Design Within Reach, as above; Moooi Non Random light, Klaus, Toronto (416) 362-3434 or visit, or visit; About 1789: Napoleon at Waterloo (1997) by Tony Scherman (encaustic on canvas), Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton (780)-488-4445 or visit, or visit; Mira Godard Study Centre #3 (2009) by Eugen Sakhnenko (digital c print), Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto (416) 591-6464 or visit, or visit; wall colour, Simply White (OC–117) from the Off-White collection, Benjamin Moore, as above; vintage cane chairs, Mrs. Huizenga, Toronto (416) 533-2112, (416) 604-4286 or visit; credenza, Marion Melbourne Design, as above; kilim, Sunday Antique Market at St. Lawrence, as above.

Kitchen: Cabinets and installation, Ikea, as above; Bertazzoni range, Tasco Distributors, visit; Brazilian slate floor tiles, CaesarStone countertops, Mettro Source, Toronto (416) 913-1722 or visit; floating shelf design, Marion Melbourne Design, as above; shelf manufacturing, Relik Rustic Reclaim Restoration, Orono, Ont. (289) 385-2918 or visit

Henry's room: Table, chairs, Ikea, as above; Tree wallpaper mural, Inke Heiland, The Netherlands, visit; Nurseryworks Loom crib, Ella + Elliot, Toronto (416) 850-7890, 1-877-5-ELLIOT or visit; sisal rug, Pottery Barn, visit; wall colour, Cloud White (OC–130) from the Off-White collection, Benjamin Moore, as above; Studio Tord Boontje Midsummer light, Swipe Design: Books + Objects, Toronto (416) 363-1332, 1-800-56-SWIPE, or visit

Bathroom: Wall colour, Raccoon Fur (2126-20) from the Colour Preview collection, Benjamin Moore, as above; medicine cabinet, The Home Depot, call 1-800-628-0525 or visit for locations across Canada; George Nelson Bubble lamp, Quasi Modo Modern Furniture, Toronto (416) 703-8300 or visit; vintage wood accordion coatrack, Main Thru Church Antique Mall, Orono, Ont. (905) 983-9588; bath salts, Ginger's, Toronto (416) 787-1787, 1-888-444-3292 or visit

Principal bedroom: Bench and headboard design, kilim pillows, Marion Melbourne Design, as above, bench and headboard manufacturing, Relik Rustic Reclaim Restoration, as above; yellow throw blanket, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894 or visit



Lynda Reeves


Sheri Graham Delagran


Jason Stickley


Ryan Louis


Reiko Caron


Andrew Noddin


Scott Polley


Jessica Piekarski

Runtime: 6:29
Released: August 22, 2011
Featuring: Emma Reddington
Channel: Home Tour