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In This Episode

Prepare to swoon over H&H style editor Michael Penney's Maine-inspired, decorative living room, dining room and pretty pale blue French-country kitchen. (Then, steal his affordable decorating tips!) Michael and his wife, Sara, gave up their downtown Toronto apartment for a house of their own in Oshawa, Ont. See how they renovated and redecorated the 90-year-old, classically detailed home with gallons of paint, Craigslist antiques, updated built-ins and mix-and-match patterns for chairs, drapery and rugs that lend a casual feel to the space. They also refreshed the small-space kitchen without a big-reno price tag by painting old cabinets and only investing in Carrara marble counters, a white subway tile backsplash, a farmhouse faucet and new stainless steel appliances. Plus, H&H style expert Reiko Caron demonstrates how to convert a boxy Ikea table into a colourful showpiece with wallpaper. You'll want to bookmark this budget-chic Online TV episode!

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Living Room

Chair fabric, upholstery, InVu Drapery, call 1-866-572- 2472 or visit; sofa slipcover fabric, Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531-2810 or visit; sofa slipcover sewing, Pat Walker (by appointment), Toronto (416) 766-6272 or email; Lee Jofa drape fabric, pillow fabric, Kravet Canada (to the trade), call 1-800-535-3258 or visit; wall colour, Pavilion Blue (252), Farrow & Ball, call 1-877-363-1040 or visit; ceiling colour, Martha Stewart Living Glass of Milk (MSL029), The Home Depot, call 1-800-628-0525 or visit for locations across Canada; coffee table, picture frames, Ikea, Vancouver (604) 273-2051, Coquitlam, B.C. (604) 636-1000, Calgary (403) 273-4338, Edmonton (780) 433-6000, Burlington, Ont. (905) 681-IKEA, Toronto (416) 222-IKEA, (416) 646-IKEA, Vaughan, Ont. (905) 695-5075, Ottawa (613) 829-4530, Montreal (514) 738-2167, Boucherville, Que. (450) 449-6755, 1-866-866-IKEA or visit; wood boxes, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, Toronto (416) 260-9057 or visit; kraft-paper lampshade, Aristocrat Lamps and Lighting, Toronto (416) 535-7805 or visit

Dining Room

Blue Willow platter, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, as above; hutch, chairs, dining table, sideboard, Craigslist, visit; vases (on table), HomeSense, visit for locations across Canada; Drape rod, wall colour, Martha Stewart Living Glass of Milk (MSL029), The Home Depot, as above; drape fabric, Designer Fabrics, as above; chair seat fabric, Hollyhock in Green, Lee Jofa Showroom (to the trade), as above; slipcovered chair, Ikea, as above; rug, Dash & Albert, call 1-800-658-5035 or visit for retailers across Canada; kraft-paper chandelier shades, Aristocrat Lamps and Lighting, as above; napkins, Ten Thousand Villages, call 1-877-289-3247 or visit for locations across Canada.



Lynda Reeves


Sheri Graham Delagran


Jason Stickley


Ryan Louis


Patrick Malone
Erin Gulas


Michael Zimmermann


Julie Aubie

Runtime: 5:27
Released: May 02, 2011
Featuring: Michael Penney
Channel: Home Tour