H&H senior design editor Margot Austin shows off her tiny East Coast escape with beachy white walls and nautical accents. See how she worked with original features like the kitchen cupboards, farmhouse sink, wood plank flooring and narrow staircase, and updated other areas on the cheap. Plus, learn how Margot incorporated reclaimed furniture from the island.
Food Network star Michael Smith tours us through his own charming kitchen in P.E.I., where his latest show Chef Michael's Kitchen is filmed. Learn his tips for functional kitchen design, from a floor plan and counter height that suits the cook to custom gadget organization. Plus, see how he repurposed materials like barnboard and used local manufacturers and artists from P.E.I.
Fresh white cabinetry, a graphic herringbone-pattern porcelain floor and cosy dining area define this year's dramatic Ikea kitchen makeover. See how designer Cameron MacNeil transformed contest winners Pam and Bill MacGillivray's dark 30-year-old kitchen into a contemporary space with a country vibe.
Entryway: Wall colour, Trinity Blazer, floor colour, Patina, Beauti-Tone, Home Hardware, Homehardware.ca; blinds, light fixture, The Home Depot, 1-800-628-0525 or Homedepot.ca; curtains, Ikea, 1-866-866-IKEA or Ikea.ca.
Living room: Sofa, Home Furniture, Homefurniture.ca; coffee table, rug, large picture frame (above sofa), Ikea, as above; tray (on coffee table), Walmart, Walmart.ca; white chair fabric, Sunbrella, Sunbrella.com; chair upholstery, Soft Options Upholstery, (416) 465-9131; seagrass cube, Haus Interior, (212) 741-0455 or Hausinterior.com; wall paint colour, Paper White, floor paint colour, Patina, Beauti-Tone, Home Hardware, as above; rope lamp, West Elm, (416) 537-0110 or Westelm.com; ceiling light fixture, The Home Depot, as above.
Dining area: Chairs, Pier 1 Imports, Pier1.ca; chair seat fabric, Sunbrella, as above; chair seat sewing by Gail Leger, The Sewing Studio, (416) 461-6683; blinds, curtain rod, The Home Depot, as above; curtains, Ikea, as above; mobile, Ella & Elliot, (416) 850-7890, Ellaandelliot.com.
Kitchen: Appliances, GE, Geappliances.ca; cabinet and countertop fabrication and installation (oven side of kitchen only), Joe Dunphy, (902) 961-2848, Joedunphy.com; cabinet pulls, stainless shelf, bird print tray, white curtain, picture frame, Ikea, as above; photo in frame, House & Garden August 1952 by John Rawlings, Conde Nast Store, Condenaststore.com; backsplash tile, Saltillo Imports, (416) 441-2224 or Saltillo-tiles.com; curtain fabric (blue lobsters), Shellfish in Marine, though designers, Suzanne Brown & Associates, (416) 944-8311; blinds, The Home Depot, as above; pendant light, Rona, 1-866-283-2239, Rona.ca; white lacquer tray, West Elm, as above; cabinet, wall and ceiling paint colour, Paper White, floor paint colour, Patina, Beauti-Tone, Home Hardware, as above.
Bathroom: Sink, sink cabinet, faucet, extendible mirrors, drying rack, Ikea, as above; antique washstand, Hardy's Used Furniture & Appliances, (902) 894-2739; tub and shower walls, blinds, light fixtures, The Home Depot, as above; tub/shower faucet and showerhead, Delta, Deltafaucet.ca; tumbler, hand towels, shower curtain, West Elm, as above; Turkish bath towel (on hook by tub), Au Lit Fine Linens.
The Snug (stair landing bedroom): Mattress and boxspring set, Home Furniture, as above; lamp, PB Teen, Pbteen.com; curtain, rug (discontinued), The Home Depot, as above; quilt (discontinued), West Elm, as above; wall colour, St. Georges, Beauti-Tone, Home Hardware, as above.
Bedroom: Mattress and boxspring set, Home Furniture, as above; headboard, two-drawer chest, Hardy's Used Furniture & Appliances, as above; bedside lamps, blind, The Home Depot, as above; bedside chests, rug, floor lamp, duvet, duvet cover, Ikea, as above; wall, ceiling and bedside chests colour, Paper White, floor colour, Patina, headboard colour, Lullaby, Beauti-Tone, Home Hardware, as above; bedside chest cabinet pulls, Summerhill Hardware, (416) 787-1787; slipper chair fabric, Lee Jofa (to the trade), (416) 968-0699; chair upholstery, Soft Options Upholstery, (416) 465-9131.