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.
See more photos of this home in our April 2011 issue, and tour the backyard and pool house in episode 88.
Interior design, Tim Tanz, Toronto (416) 924-7683 or email email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.