H&H's Margot Austin shows off the small, mid-century Scarborough home she used to live in before downsizing even further to a west-end condo. See how she incorporated lighting and furniture that suit the style of the home, along with layers of her own favourite antiques. Plus, learn her tricks for pinching pennies, from updating existing kitchen cupboards to creating an affordable bed canopy.
See more of this home in our September 2012 issue.
Living room: Slipcover sewing, Potato Skins Slipcovers, (416) 484-6299 or visit Potatoskinstoronto.com; slipcover fabric, Beacon Hill pillow fabric, Robert Allen (to the trade), 1-800-333-3777 or Robertallendesign.com; bookcase, Jysk, 1-888-696-JYSK or Jysk.ca; tub chairs, metal sculpture, Vintage Fine Objects, Vintagefineobjects.com; wall colour, Cloud White (CC-40), trim colour, Simply White (OC-117), Benjamin Moore, 1-800-361-5898 or Benjaminmoore.ca; coral pillow, rectangular pillows, West Elm, (416) 537-0110 or Westelm.com; pendant light, Pink & Brown, 1-866-949-PINK or Pinkandbrown.com; coffee table, rug, Ikea, 1-866-866-IKEA or Ikea.ca; seagrass cube, Haus Interior, (212) 741-0455 or Hausinterior.com; Beacon Hill Soo Locks in Clay fabric (on chair cushions), Robert Allen (to the trade), as above; French bulldog linocut (on mantel, far left), Mark's Dog by Hugo Guinness, The Cross, (604) 689-2900 or Thecrossdesign.com.
Kitchen: Cabinets, counters, cooktop, microwave, kitchen installation, Ikea, as above; faucet, Brizo, 1-877-345-BRIZO or Brizo.com; backsplash tile, Saltillo Imports, (416) 441-2224 or Saltillo-tiles.com; blind fabric, sewing, Tonic Living, (416) 699-9879 or Tonicliving.com; brass handles, Rejuvenation, Rejuvenation.com; lights, breadbox, pot, towel, rug, West Elm, as above; dishwasher, GE Monogram, Monogram.com; refrigerator, LG, Lg.com; wall colour, Cloud White (CC-40), Benjamin Moore, as above.
Principal bedroom: Headboard, bed frame, West Elm, as above; striped duvet cover, shams, Au Lit Fine Linens, 1-800-363-6080 or Aulitfinelinens.com; curtain rods, brackets, The Home Depot, 1-800-628-0525 or Homedepot.ca; bed drape panels, square pillow, Ikea, as above; window drapes, Tonic Living, as above; headboard wall colour, Skimming Stone (241), Farrow & Ball, 1-877-363-1040 or Farrow-ball.com; wall and armoire colour, Cloud White (CC-40), Benjamin Moore, as above.
Dining room: Pierre Frey wallpaper, Primavera Interior Furnishings (to the trade), (416) 921-3334 or Primavera.ca; wallpaper installation, John Alexander Arnold Wall Coverings, (416) 732-2963; mirror, console, ChairTableLamp, (416) 934-1021; chandelier shades, Lowe's, 1-800-445-6937 or Lowes.ca; faux-bamboo chairs, mahogany commode, Vintage Fine Objects, Vintagefineobjects.com.
Bathroom: Sink, vanity, faucet, shelf, installation, Ikea, as above; bath towel, Au Lit Fine Linens, as above; hand towel, yellow box, shower curtain, West Elm, as above; sconce, medicine cabinet, blind, floor tile, The Home Depot, as above; Toto toilet, Ginger's, (416) 787-1787 or Gingersbath.com; backsplash tile, Saltillo Imports, as above; wall colour, Paper White (OC-55), Benjamin Moore, as above.