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 renovated her cramped Victorian home to incorporate plenty of storage. Plus, see how she repurposed old stained-glass porch doors in the kitchen, and how she opened up and unified the rooms to create a charming and eclectic space that's perfect for living, cooking and entertaining.
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.