Sparkling marble mosiac tiles, beadboard, bistro-style chalkboards and iconic mid-century modern chairs mix beautifully in the kitchen, entryway and dining room of designer Karen Cole's Toronto semi. Learn how she opened up her cramped Victorian home to incorporate plenty of storage and create a charming and eclectic space that's perfect for living, cooking and entertaining. Lynda Reeves shares more of the newest, on-trend kitchen tools and foods. Plus, kick off your spring decorating by dressing up a blank wall with painted plates, as demonstrated by H&H style editor Sarah Hartill. This easy weekend project injects bursts of colour into a room without breaking the bank.
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; 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; entryway storage unit construction, Aurora Custom Furnishings, Concord, Ont. (905) 738-3950.