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In This Segment

A dramatic dark entryway + bright kitchen = a youthful-yet-classic space. Designer Joel Bray outlines how he transformed an outdated 690-square-foot, builder-basic condo by adding custom crown moulding, dark floors and nostalgic vignettes — all inspired by small New York rentals that maximize space and style.

See more photos of this condo in our February 2012 issue.

See sources

Design, Joel Bray, Toronto (416) 669-9380 or visit

Living room: Sofa, Barrymore Furniture, Toronto (416) 532-2891 or visit; rug, coffee table, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit; vintage suitcases, Angus & Company, Toronto (416) 537-4104 or visit; Eames stool, Design Within Reach, Toronto (416) 977-4003 or visit; patterned pillow, DwellStudio, visit; velvet pillow, Crate & Barrel, call 1-888-657-4108 or visit; Eames chairs, Herman Miller, visit for retailers across Canada; flooring, millwork, Lowe's, call 1-800-445-6937 or visit; drape sewing, National Drapery, Toronto (416) 787-0813 or visit; wall colour, Oxford White (CC-30) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit; DwellStudio drape fabric, Robert Allen (to the trade), call 1-800-333-3777 or visit

Dining area: Dining table, Elte, as above; Eames chairs, Herman Miller, as above; bowl, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894, 1-888-968-7660 or visit; chandelier, Prima Lighting, Vaughan, Ont. (905) 851-1188 or visit; artwork, Ryan Louis, visit

Foyer: Wall colour, Railings (31), Farrow & Ball, Toronto (416) 920-0200, 1-877-363-1040 or visit; flooring, millwork, Lowe's, as above; stool, Design Within Reach, as above; Jielde table lamp, Hollace Cluny, as above; small pottery dish, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, Toronto (416) 260-9057 or visit

Kitchen: Cabinet and wall colour, Oxford White (CC-30) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore, as above; cabinet painting, Benjamen Furniture Refinishing, Toronto (416) 745-2559; backsplash tile, Olympia Tile & Stone, call 1-800-268-1613 or visit; faucet, KitchenAid appliances, Lowe's, as above; door hardware, Lee Valley Tools, call 1-800-267-8767 or visit; countertop, sink, York Fabrica, Toronto (416) 235-0161 or visit; dresser, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Elte, as above; large artwork, 195-025 Titanium White by Michael Brown, Canvas Gallery, Toronto (416) 532-5275 or visit; door, Lowe's, as above; vases, Hollace Cluny, as above.

Bedroom: DwellStudio citrine drape fabric, Robert Allen (to the trade), as above; wardrobes, Ikea, call 1-866-866-IKEA or visit for locations across Canada; drape sewing, National Drapery, as above; folding stool, ChairTableLamp, Toronto (416) 934-1021; wall colour, Lamp Room Gray (88), Farrow & Ball, as above; millwork, Lowe's, as above; drape sewing, National Drapery, as above; table lamp, Crate & Barrel, as above; artwork, Elte, as above; headboard fabric, Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531-2810 or visit

Bathroom: Kohler vanity, faucet, toilet, Lowe's, as above; shower tile, floor tile, Olympia Tile, as above; medicine cabinet, Ikea, as above.



Lynda Reeves


Sheri Graham Delagran


Jason Stickley


Ryan Louis


Reiko Caron


Andrew Noddin


Michael Zimmermann


Scott Polley


Jessica Piekarski

Runtime: 4:55
Released: January 02, 2012
Featuring: Joel Bray
Channel: Home Tour