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In This Segment

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 a budget. Plus, learn how Margot incorporated reclaimed furniture from the island.

For more, tour through Margot's bungalow in Toronto.

See sources

Entryway: Wall colour, Trinity Blazer, floor colour, Patina, Beauti-Tone, Home Hardware,; blinds, light fixture, The Home Depot, 1-800-628-0525 or; curtains, Ikea, 1-866-866-IKEA or

Living room: Sofa, Home Furniture,; coffee table, rug, large picture frame (above sofa), Ikea, as above; tray (on coffee table), Walmart,; white chair fabric, Sunbrella,; chair upholstery, Soft Options Upholstery, (416) 465-9131; seagrass cube, Haus Interior, (212) 741-0455 or; wall paint colour, Paper White, floor paint colour, Patina, Beauti-Tone, Home Hardware, as above; rope lamp, West Elm, (416) 537-0110 or; ceiling light fixture, The Home Depot, as above.

Dining area: Chairs, Pier 1 Imports,; 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,

Kitchen: Appliances, GE,; cabinet and countertop fabrication and installation (oven side of kitchen only), Joe Dunphy, (902) 961-2848,; 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,; backsplash tile, Saltillo Imports, (416) 441-2224 or; 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,; 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,; 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,; 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.



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Sheri Graham Delagran


Jason Stickley


Ryan Louis


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Andrew Noddin


Scott Polley


Jessica Piekarski

Runtime: 5:43
Released: September 17, 2012
Featuring: Margot Austin
Channel: Home Tour