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In This Episode
Learn how to inject personality into your space with inspiration from designer Karen Cole's house, chock full of exotic finds, vibrant patterns and cosy
furnishings. You'll want to layer antique rugs and bold colours into
your home when you see her unique and welcoming living room,
office and bedrooms. Watch Joel Bray and Michael Penney transform an Ikea Alve Secretary desk into a pretty and functional DIY wrapping station. Plus, H&H editor Suzanne Dimma talks with Allegra Hicks, an iconic fashion, textile and interior furnishings designer, about rugs, her organic patterns and signature style.
Design, custom furniture design, custom accessories, Karen Cole, ColeDuron Interior Design, Toronto (416) 975-5383 or visit Coleduron.com; architectural consultation, Christopher McCormack, McCormack Architects, Toronto (416) 599-9800 or visit Mccormackarchitects.com; contractor, Michael Goldenberg, Toram Contracting, Thornhill, Ont. (905) 771-1791. Guest bedroom: Pine daybeds, Angus & Company, visit Angusandcompany.com; black and white pillow, coral pillow, Y&Co, visit Ycocarpet.com; round side table, Hardware, visit Hardwareinteriors.com. Office: Seagrass chairs, Hardware, as above; art, Barbara Cole, visit Barbaracole.com. Living room: Teak cabinet, pendant, table lamps, red table, L’Atelier, Toronto (416) 966-0200; subway sign, Hardware, as above; rug, Weavers Art, visit Weaversart.com; table colour, Blazer (212), Farrow & Ball, visit Farrow-ball.com; sofa, Lee Industries, visit Leeindustries.com; rug, Weavers Art, visit Weaversart.com; prints, Elte, visit Elte.com; pillow fabric, Primavera Interior Furnishings (to the trade), visit Primavera.ca. Kitchen: Custom cabinet construction, Nexus Furniture Design, Orono, Ont. (905) 485-0079; sink, faucet, Ginger’s & Summerhill, call 1-888-444-3292; tiles, Ciot, visit Ciot.com; slab countertop, Dixie Marble & Granite, visit Dixiemarble.com. Karen's bedroom: Rug, Y&Co, as above; headboard, Aurora Custom Furnishings, Concord, Ont. (905) 738-3950; lamp, Kiosk, visit Kioskdesign.ca; pillows, Constantine, visit Constantineinteriors.com; bedding, Elte, as above. Entryway: Storage unit construction, Aurora Custom Furnishings, as above.