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In This Episode

Tour through a sky-high condo with timeless Scandinavian influences. Designer Jill Greaves explains how she used clean sight lines, tone-on-tone neutrals, pops of patterned fabric, and contemporary furniture paired with warm antiques to personalize a young couple's home. Then, be inspired by Toronto textile designer Katherine Yaphe of Oliver Yaphe, as she shows off her modern, custom-built family home. Take in the small entryway with a wall of seamless closets, sleek white kitchen with uncluttered storage, step-down family room and cosy upstairs bedrooms. Finally, H&H editors Suzanne Dimma, Cameron MacNeil and Holly Meighen pass on tips for injecting modern style into any space.

See sources

Architecture, Richard Wengle Architect, Toronto (416) 787-7575; interior design, Connie Braemer, Connie Braemer Design, visit; contractor, GreenGold Construction, Toronto (416) 487-0359 or visit

Library: Allegra rug, Oliver Yaphe, visit, and Y&Co, Toronto (416) 968-7700, Montreal (514) 287-8998 or visit; built-in construction, Mar-tec Woodworking, Vaughan, Ont. (905) 761-7555; wall colour, Iron Mountain (2134-30) from the Colour Preview collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit; vases, Kosoy & Bouchard, Toronto (416) 651-4480 or visit

Living room: Formstelle Morph lounge chairs, Avenue Road, Toronto (416) 548-7788 or visit; Wheels rug, Oliver Yaphe, as above; Gallicia Rooftops photograph (on shelf, bottom right) by Jamie Kripke, Oliver Yaphe, as above; chevron pillows, West Elm, Toronto (416) 537-0110 or visit; red John Robshaw pillows, Y&Co, as above; yellow and blue Fluf pillows, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894 or visit; blanket, Lucca, Toronto (416) 485- 4999; Wheels rug, Oliver Yaphe, as above; custom coffee table, Modern Age Plastics, Toronto (416) 675-2955 or visit

Dining room: Bensen Radius table, Kiosk, Toronto (416) 539-9665 or visit; Plank Monza chairs, Inform Interiors, Vancouver (604) 682-3868 or visit; Artek A110 pendants, Klaus, Toronto (416) 362-3434 or visit; silver Tse Tse vase, Hollace Cluny, as above; Rina Menardi ceramic bowl, Design Within Reach, Toronto (416) 977-4003 or visit; photograph by Robert Burley, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto (416) 504-0575 or visit

Kitchen: Kitchen design, Connie Braemer Design, as above; cabinets, construction, Mar-tec Woodworking, Vaughan, Ont. (905) 761-7555; cutting board, Hollace Cluny, as above; yellow pot, Good Egg, Toronto (416) 593-GOOD or visit; canisters, West Elm, as above.

Entryway: Mirror, Mud Australia bowl, tray, Hollace Cluny, as above; Clare Vivier bag, Oliver Yaphe, as above; closet design, Connie Braemer Design, as above; closet construction, Icon Kitchens, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 607-3600; striped Alice runner, photograph (right) by Jamie Kripke, Oliver Yaphe, as above; photograph (left), Mud Flat by Ariake Sea, Kyushu, Japan by David Burdeny, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver (604) 737-3969 or visit

Principal bedroom: Dune rug, Oliver Yaphe, as above; duvet cover, Restoration Hardware, visit; Pablo Design Tube Top lamp, Shelter, Toronto (416) 783-3333 or visit; Giulio bench, Design Within Reach, as above; throw, Lucca, Toronto (416) 485-4999; shams, Au Lit Fine Linens, call 1-800-363-6080 or visit

Principal bathroom: Tub, Clearwater, visit; towels, faucet, Ginger's, Toronto (416) 787-1787, 1-888-444-3292 or visit; stool, Kiondo, Toronto (416) 533- 9959 or visit; vases, Kosoy & Bouchard, Toronto (416) 651-4480 or visit

Girl's bedroom: Duvet, John Robshaw, visit; Hable Construction bird fabric (on pillow), Pinstripe rug, drape fabric, Y&Co, as above; Le Klint 161 pendant, Morba, Toronto (416) 364-5144 or visit; Auggie throw, cross-stitch pillow, cross-stitch quilt, Oliver Yaphe, as above.



Lynda Reeves


Sheri Graham Delagran


Jason Stickley


Ryan Louis


Patrick Malone
Erin Gulas


Michael Zimmermann


Julie Aubie

Runtime: 5:42
Released: March 05, 2012
Featuring: Katherine Yaphe
Channel: Home Tour