Tour a small house that feels spacious and personal thanks to smart flooring, furniture and easy do-it-yourself projects. See how to turn shoeboxes and magazine files into designer storage by covering them with wallpaper. Plus, see how food editor Claire Tansey makes a fast, light take on chili with a few spices, canned goods and a takeout rotisserie chicken — here's the chili recipe.
See more pictures and the full story in the September 2009 issue of House & Home. Find out step-by-step instructions to make the dramatic Shaker-style headboard in this house.
Kitchen: Stools, Crate & Barrel, Toronto (416) 657-4100, 1-888-657-4108 or visit crateandbarrel.ca for ordering information; island construction, Perfect Stainless, Toronto (416) 533-5653 or visit perfectstainless.com; Staron countertop, 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; rug, vase, large bowl, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit elte.com; urn, Constantine, Toronto (416) 929-1177 or visit constantineinteriors.com; wall colour (throughout), Cloud White (CC-40) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit benjaminmoore.ca. Living room: Floor tiles (throughout), Olympia Tile & Stone, Vancouver (604) 294-2244, Toronto (416) 785-6666, Montreal (514) 345-8666, 1-800-268-1613 or visit olympiatile.com for locations across Canada; rug, sofa, coffee table, lamps, toss pillows, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit elte.com; fabric on chair, Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531-2810 or visit designerfabrics.ca; chair, Queen West Antique Centre, Toronto (416) 588-2212; stool, HomeSense, call 1-866-HOME-707 or visit homesense.ca for locations across Canada; base of side tables, Perfect Stainless, Toronto (416) 533-5653 or visit perfectstainless.com. Bedroom: Light fixture, Ikea, as above; French doors, The Home Depot, call 1-800-628-0525 or visit homedepot.ca for locations across Canada; door hardware, Summerhill Hardware, Toronto (416) 787-1787, 1-888-444-3292; night table, lamp, carpet, Elte, as above; headboard colour, Gray Shower (2125-30) from the Colour Preview collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit benjaminmoore.ca for retailers across Canada.