Designer Colette van den Thillart of London's NH Design takes us through the main floor of her 1920s Toronto home. After spending the last 13 years in England, she wanted a house she could fill with collected antiques and newer, more contemporary art. Tour through her entryway with intricate ceiling mural. See the formal living room's eclectic mix of favourite things, dining room with bold, velvet-wrapped walls and long galley kitchen with a homework area for the kids.
House & Home editors reveal their favourite kitchens with different types of storage. See why some prefer open shelving with neat collections of dishes, and why some gravitate toward closed cabinets that conceal kitchen clutter.
Design editor Joel Bray demonstrates how to make inexpensive and graphic wall art using a canvas drop cloth and three colours of paint.
Living room: Shutter Stripe drape fabric, NH Design, as above; black vase, 18Karat, 1-888-849-8811 or Eighteenkarat.com.
Dining room: Cake, macaron towers (this page, bottom right) Bobbette & Belle, (416) 466-8800 or Bobbetteandbelle.com.
Garden room: Lamps, HomeSense, Homesense.ca; portraits, Vanessa Garwood, Vanessagarwood.com; throw pillows, Hollace Cluny, (416) 968-7894 or Hollacecluny.ca; throw, HomeSense, as above; candlestick, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, (416) 260-9057 or Cynthiafindlay.com.
Breakfast room: Chairs, Elte, (416) 785-7885 or Elte.com; candlestick, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, as above; wall colour, Pointing (2003), Farrow & Ball, as above.