Mark Challen sits down with editors Meg Crossley and Cameron MacNeil at the 2011 Interior Design Show to chat about their own home renovations. See how Meg transformed an unfinished basement into a bright, livable space for cool summer lounging, and how Cameron made over the main floor and second floor of his narrow Toronto rowhouse. Learn where to cut corners, what to splurge on, how colour can define a space, and where it's safe to experiment with pattern.
Meg Crossley's Basement
Contractors, Artwall Contracting, Toronto (416) 534-0944; laminate flooring, Pergo Presto in Elite Soothing Walnut laminate, The Home Depot, call 1-800-628-0525 or visit Homedepot.ca for locations across Canada; faux brick on fireplace, Manchester interior decorative brick wall covering, Century Architexture, toronto (416) 503-3889, 1-886-347-2030 or visit Centuryarchitexture.com; all nickel hardware, Lee Valley Tools, call 1-800-267-8767 or visit Leevalley.com for locations across Canada; Yukon white gloss hexagonal floor tiles (in bathroom), Olympia Tile & Stone, Toronto (416) 785-6666, 1-800-268-1613 or visit Olympiatile.com; Pragel in Walnut counter (laundry room), Domsjo sink, Granemo bookcase, cowhide rug, Ikea, call 1-866-866-IKEA or visit Ikea.ca; washroom panelling, laundry room cabinet and stair tread colour, Sico Blue Ash (4176-21), wall and trim colour throughout, Sico Light Sugar (4150-11), through Paint Depot, Toronto (416) 469-5633; white cotton duck (for slipcovers), blue modern crewel fabric (on pillows), Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531-2810 or visit Designerfabrics.ca; slipcover sewing, Pat Walker (by appointment), Toronto (416) 766-6272.
Cameron MacNeil's Home
Kitchen: Custom cabinets, Deir Design, (905) 717-8596; upper cabinets, Ikea, call 1-866- 866-IKEA or visit Ikea.ca for locations across Canada; countertop, Perfect Stainless, Toronto (416) 533-5653 or visit Perfectstainless.com. Living room: Art by Shane Norrie, Ingersoll, Ont. (519) 485-7217 or visit Shanenorrie.com; sofa fabric, drapery fabric, Joanne Fabrics (to the trade), call (905) 829-5500 or visit Joannefabrics.com; drapery sewing, Blinds, Drapes & Bedding, Toronto (416) 604-1412; lamp, Kiosk, Toronto (416) 539-9665, (416) 601-1661 or visit Kioskdesign.ca; wallpaper, Blue Mountain Wallcoverings, through The Home Depot, call 1-800-628-0525 or visit Homedepot.ca for locations across Canada; sofa upholstery, Mieda Design, Toronto (416) 360-8321 or visit Miedadesign.com. Dining room: Wallpaper, Jocelyn Warner, visit Jocelynwarner.com for information; bowls, Shane Norrie, as above. Upper hallway: Glass, CGA Glass & Mirror, Toronto (416) 534-5835; stainless steel handrail, Perfect Stainless, as above; photographs by Rita Godlevskis, visit Ritagodlevskis.com; art by Todd Munro, visit Toddmunro.com. Front bedroom: Hide rug, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit Elte.com; daybed, CB2, visit Cb2.com for ordering information. Bedroom: Headboard, Mieda Design, Toronto (416) 360-8321 or visit Miedadesign.com; table, lamp, Ministry of the Interior, Toronto (416) 533-6684 or visit Ministryoftheinterior.net. Bathroom: Mirror, Ideal Ideas, Toronto (416) 830-1799; marble, Designers Choice Marble & Granite, Toronto (416) 787-5600; rug, Bev Hisey, visit Bevhisey.com for information; wall colour, Smoky Green (CC-700) from the Designer Classics Collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800- 361-5898 or visit Benjaminmoore.ca for retailers across Canada.