See how a narrow city home can become open and airy. Christopher Wood of LA Design shows off a newly renovated 1,200-square-foot Toronto rowhouse with a relocated kitchen, bright white walls, black staircase, reclaimed wood floors and vintage furniture. Cameron MacNeil explains how he transformed a formal, rarely used space into an inviting and functional living and dining room. Learn his tips for adding more seating to a large dining table, updating an antique sideboard with granite, incorporating casual slipcovered furniture and saving money on ready-made drapery. Finally, Mark Challen sits down with British stylemaker William Yeoward at the 2012 Interior Design Show to chat about his textile designs, nautical influences, historical references and palette inspiration.
Design, Christopher Wood, LA Design, Toronto (416) 363-4470 or visit Livingartsdesign.com.
Living room: Wall colour, Decorators White (CC-20) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit Benjaminmoore.ca for retailers across Canada; sliding glass doors, Marvin Windows and Doors, call 1-800-263-6161 or visit Marvincanada.com.
Kitchen: Cabinets, hardware, Ikea, call 1-866-866-IKEA or visit Ikea.ca for locations across Canada; counters, CB Marble Craft, Toronto (416) 741-1585; faucet, Chicago Faucets, visit Chicagofaucets.com; stools, reclaimed ash bench, artwork (on counter) by Ron Bloore, LA Design, as above; windows, Marvin Windows and Doors, as above.
Dining room: Harvest table, Jack Daw Antiques and Home Décor, St. Catharines, Ont. (905) 687-4897 or visit Jackdaw.ca; reclaimed black ash flooring (throughout), Century Wood Products, Orton, Ont. (519) 855-9559 or visit Centurywood.com.
Staircase: Railing, A&N Iron Design, Toronto (416) 747-8575 or visit Annirondesign.com.
Bedroom: Bedding, side tables, African headdress, lamp, vase, throw pillow, carpet, LA Design, as above; drapes, Ikea, as above.
Closet: Closet, Simply Closets, Woodbridge, Ont. (416) 385-8855, (905) 850-5505 or visit Simplyclosets.ca; Bugatti chair, LA Design, as above.