How do you transform a 1,200-square-foot cinder-block shack into a bright, airy, and spacious weekend retreat? Suzanne Dimma finds out as she tours the charming Caledon, Ont. home of designer Ingrid Oomen and her husband Asad Wali. Tour the antique-filled living and dining area, a kitchen with customized Ikea cabinetry and the cosy principal bedroom and ensuite bathroom. Learn how to style a room with books as H&H stylist and coffee table-book lover Peter Paquette picks his three favourite releases. Plus, see Michael Penney's traditional, farmhouse-inspired bedroom and bathroom. Get Michael's tips on where to splurge, when to save, and how to inject your own personal style into a space.
Bedroom: Wallpaper, Orangerie (BP 2517), Farrow & Ball, call 1-877-363-1040 or visit Farrow-ball.com; bed frame, lamp base, 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 Ikea.ca; drapes, InVu, call 1-866-572-2472 or visit Invudraperyco.com; nightstand hardware, Lee Valley Tools, call 1-800-267-8767 or visit Leevalley.com; wallpapering, Derek Huntington, Finer Edge Painting & Improvements, Toronto (416) 480-0414 or visit Fineredge.ca; lampshade, HomeSense, visit Homesense.ca for locations across Canada; accent pillow, Pottery Barn, Vancouver (604) 678-9897, Calgary (403) 259-2100, Toronto (416) 785-1233, (416) 962-2276, (416) 621-7779 or visit Potterybarn.ca; picture frames, Value Village, visit Valuevillage.com.