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In This Episode

Empty Nester Reno

Designer Olivia Botrie of Barbara Purdy Design walks us through the renovation of her parents' home after they downsized. See how her design blends rustic warmth and a clean, contemporary feel. Modern fireplaces add cosiness, while a herringbone floor and stone wall in the mudroom is contrasted by a sleek white kitchen with concealed appliances.

Fresh Family Basement

Find out Sally Armstrong's ideas for creating a space that kids love to spend time in. See how the House & Home senior design editor gave her Toronto basement a new lease on life by raising the ceiling and adding a glass wall that opens onto an alfresco dining area. She took a playful approach to durable materials, painted the bathroom in chalkboard paint, and spiced up the white walls with bright ikat patterns and a mural.

DIY Rustic Stool

This easy DIY is an instant way to create seating with charm. Style expert Reiko Caron takes a basic wood stool and gives it earthy, farmhouse character with inexpensive hardware store materials. See how she transforms a dull design with a Gustavian-style whitewash pickling paint, burlap and common roofing nails.

See sources

Design, Olivia Botrie, Barbara Purdy Design, (416) 784-3400 or visit Barbara Purdy Design.

Living room: Fireplace, Marsh’s Stoves & Fireplaces, (416) 762-4582 or visit Marsh's Stoves & Fireplaces; rug, Weavers Art, (416) 929-7929 or visit Weaver's Art; windows, Ridley Windows & Doors, 1-800-538-4370 or visit Ridley Windows; drape fabric, Lee Jofa, 1-800-535-3258 or visit Lee Jofa; drape sewing, Your Sweet Home, (416) 489-2301 or visit Your Sweet Home; pink pillow, candelabra (on windowsill), Elte, (416) 785-7885 or visit Elte; bird-patterned pillow fabric by DwellStudio, white pillow fabric, Robert Allen (to the trade), 1-800-363-3020 or visit Robert Allen; flooring (throughout), Trends & Trades, (647) 881-0311 or visit Trends & Trades.

Dining room: Chandelier, Patina Antiques, (416) 862-8880; salvaged metal gate piece, The Door Store, (416) 863-1590 or visit The Door Store; chairs, Palette Furniture, (905) 856-0610 or visit Palette Furniture; rug, Weavers Art, as above; architectural prints, D&E Lake, or visit D&E Lake.

Kitchen: Rug, West Elm, or visit West Elm; desk chair, Elte, as above; range, Bertazzoni, or visit Bertazzoni; Backsplash tile, Stone Tile International, 1-866-669-1103 or visit Stone Tile; Viatera quartz by LG countertop, York Fabrica, (416) 235-0161 or visit York Marble; sink, faucet, Roman Bath Centre, (416) 787-1219 or visit Roman Bath Centre.

Mudroom: Floor tile, Saltillo Imports, (416) 441-2224 or visit Saltillo Imports.

Principal bedroom: Bed, Crate & Barrel, 1-888-657-4108 or visit Crate & Barrel; bedding, West Elm, as above, and Lucca, (416) 485-4999; chandelier, Circa Lighting, 1-877-762-2323 or visit Circa Lighting; drape fabric, Threadcount, (416) 916-9012 or visit Thread Count Inc.; drape sewing, Your Sweet Home, as above; nightstand, lamp, RH Restoration Hardware, 1-800-910-9836 or visit Restoration Hardware; bench, throw pillows (on bed), Burnett, (647) 347-9344 or visit Burnett Style; wall colour, Templeton Gray (HC-161), Benjamin Moore, 1-800-361-5898 or visit Benjamin Moore; chaise, Elte, as above.

Principal bathroom: Wall tile, Stone Tile International, as above; Viatera quartz by LG countertop, York Fabrica, as above; fixtures, faucets, Roman Bath Centre, as above; shower curtain fabric, Robert Allen (to the trade), as above; shower curtain sewing, Your Sweet Home, as above.


Credits

Thanks to:

Olivia Botrie

Executive Producer

Lynda Reeves

Director Online TV Production

Sheri Graham Delagran

Director of Photography

Jason Stickley

Segment Producer

Ryan Louis

Editors

Patrick Malone

Erin Gulas

Digital Director

Mike Zimmermann

Online Designers

Julie Whyte

 

Copyright 2013

Runtime: 4:04
Released: August 19, 2013
Featuring: Olivia Botrie
Channel: Home Tour