With punchy tropical colours, contemporary art and sleek designer furniture, the 1950s bungalow of Tim Tanz and Jeff Matyas looks like it belongs in California, not Cambridge. Tanz, a design consultant at Toronto's Studio b, and Matyas renovated the entire home, adding 700 square feet for a grand entrance and principal bedroom. Learn how they divided an open-concept main floor into four vignettes: a formal living room, dining room, kitchen and TV lounge and bar — perfect for entertaining in grand style.
Interior design, Tim Tanz, Toronto (416) 924-7683 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or through Studio b, Toronto (416) 368- 2838 or visit Studiobhome.com; renovation, GranVal Construction, Cambridge, Ont. (519) 621- 2970 or visit Granval.ca; millwork design, Weis & Associates, Toronto (416) 967-9347 or visit Weis.ca; wall colour on main floor, Benjamin Moore's White Blush OC-86. Foyer: McGuire pedestal table, Studio b, as above; Eero Aarnio Puppy for Magis sculpture-chair, Plan b, Toronto (416) 941-1010 or visit Planboffice.com; Thibaut Tea House collection Lanterns wallpaper, Crown Wallpaper + Fabrics, call 1-800-268-1300 or visit Crownwallpaper.com. Dining room: Jacques Garcia for McGuire Lucky pedestal dining table, Studio b, as above; Kartell Philippe Starck Louis Ghost chairs, Plan b, as above; artwork (ink jet prints) by Oleh Sirant, Corkin Gallery, Toronto (416) 979-1980 or visit Corkingallery.com; CaesarStone in Nougat countertops (in kitchen), John Galiano, Genuine Marble & Granite, Toronto (416) 454-1369 or visit Genuinemarblegranite.com. Living room: Orange artwork (on left wall) by Tim Tanz, Toronto (416) 924-7683 or email email@example.com; Barbara Barry Realized by Henredon Conversation sofas, Jacques Garcia for Baker black velvet Crown pillow, Barbara Barry fabric (for drapes), Studio b, as above; drape sewing, Kingswood Drapery Services, Toronto (416) 633-1103. Bedroom: Throw (on chair arm), Hermès, Vancouver (604) 681-9965, Toronto (416) 968-8626, Montreal (514) 842-3387 or visit Hermes.com for ordering information; Laura Kirar for Baker lacquered linen bench, Baker Collector’s Edition Venetian painted bed, Barbara Barry Dream bed linens, Barbara Barry Carousel table lamp, Studio b, as above; chandelier, Sescolite, Toronto (416) 651-6570 or visit Sescolite.com.