See Sarah Hartill and Stacey Smithers give a traditional space a bolder, more modern look. Learn their tips for enlivening rooms using colour, artwork, fabrics and fresh accents.
Joel Bray and Reiko Caron take on a HomeSense product challenge: styling a wood and metal console table so it adapts to four different functions. See what budget-friendly accessories they chose, and who snagged the best steals.
Amanda Smith of Smith Handmade has made a big splash with her colour-trimmed, natural linen napkins and pillow covers. A one-woman enterprise, Amanda walks us through her production process and shares her secret for launching a successful small business.
Silk Scarf Col Cadmium artwork by Porter Teleo, Primavera (to the trade); pillow fabrics: Velvet in Water, Tonic Living; Lady Elsie in Coral, Robert Allen (to the trade); Malaga in Antique Rose, Designer Fabrics; vintage rug (dining area), hand-knotted Royal Balouch traditional rectangular wool rug (living room), Ecarpet Gallery; studio adjustable floor light, Elte; small brass tray, Avenue Road; white vase by KPM, round vase by Thomas, vase by Rosenthal, black candlesticks, Cynthia Findlay Antiques; bronze Lost Leaf Vessel flower bowl by Alexander Lamont, South Hill Home; built-ins, Feasby & Bleeks Design; white vase by Kaiser (top right), vase by Thomas (middle left); shutters, Canada Custom Shutters; stool upholstery fabric, Lee Jofa (to the trade); kumquat tree, Loblaws; Pascal Bunching tables, Crate & Barrel; water Hyacinth basket, books, Indigo; Aldwyn mirror, Hardware Interiors; 1950s French sconces, Zig Zag; jug by Kayo O’Young, bowl by Middle Kingdom, The Gardiner Museum Shop; Abaza Resist in Charcoal (fabric on chairs), Bilbrough & Co.; drape fabric, Designer Fabrics; drapery hardware, Alhambra, (416) 780-1707; floor lamp with Pumpkin linen shade, Kantelberg + Co; red bowl by Kayo O’Young, The Gardiner Museum Shop; Atomium chandelier, Lambert & Fils; ceiling colour, Calamine (230), Farrow & Ball.
Sheri Graham Delagran