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In This Segment

Discover affordable decorating tips from H&H style editor Michael Penney. He and his wife, Sara, gave up their downtown Toronto apartment for a house of their own in Oshawa, Ont. They wanted to give the 90-year-old, classically detailed home a young, fresh, Maine-style feel. After three months of renovations and redecorating, 21 gallons of paint, and scrolling through hundreds of Craigslist antiques, their home finally has a polished yet unstuffy look. See how they updated their fireplace, built-in bookshelves, sofa and armchairs, and how combining patterns for chairs, drapery and rugs lends a casual feel to the traditional elements of the living and dining room.

See more photos of this home in our June 2011 issue.

See sources

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


Reiko Caron


Andrew Noddin


Scott Polley


Jessica Piekarski

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