Lynda Reeves and Suzanne Dimma reveal their favourite houses of 2010 — cutting-edge spaces that foreshadowed many 2011 trends. From Victoria Webster's vibrant, renegade regency home in January 2010 to Colette van den Thillart's rustic, European-style cottage in August 2010, these homes showcase 2011 must-haves such as bold paint, grasscloth wallpaper, patterned floors, decorative, new-country details and more.
Architecture, Wayne Swadron Architect, Toronto (416) 486-4800 or visit wayneswadron.com; design, Philip Gorrivan, New York (212) 339-7696 or philipgorrivan.com, and by Sloan Mauran Interior Design, Toronto (416) 924-2426 or visit sloanmauraninteriordesign.com; contractor, Mitch Kleinstein, Urban Innovations, Toronto (416) 235-2764 or visit urban-innovations.ca; flowers, Emblem, Toronto (416) 972-9878. Living Room: Portrait, Ranong; drapery fabric in Solarette, Jim Thompson, visit jimthompson.com; New Vase wallpaper, Clarence House, visit clarencehouse.com; carpet, Tai Ping Carpets, visit taipingcarpets.com; trim colour, Elephant’s Breath (229), Farrow & Ball, Toronto (416) 920-0200, 1-877-363-1040 or visit farrow-ball.com; lamp, The Paisley Shop, Toronto (416) 923-5830; sofa, Louis Interiors, Toronto (416) 785-9909 or visit louisinteriors.com; slipper chairs, Philip Gorrivan, as above; art (above sofa) by Scott McFarland, Clark & Faria, Toronto (416) 703-1700; runner, Codimat, visit codimat.fr; David Hicks chair fabric (on slipper chairs), Lee Jofa, 1-888-533-5632 or visit leejofa.com; art (in hallway) by André Kertész, Corkin Gallery, Toronto (416) 979-1980 or visit corkingallery.com. Entryway: Floor tile design, Philip Gorrivan, as above; Cole & Son Woods wallpaper, Kravet Canada (to the trade), call 1-800-535-3258 or visit kravetcanada.com for showrooms across Canada; mirror, L’Atelier, Toronto (416) 966-0200; coffee table, Duane Antiques, visit duaneantiques.com; slipper chair manufacturing, Louis Interiors, as above; trim colour, Elephant’s Breath (229), Farrow & Ball, as above; artwork by Anthony Goicolea, Clark & Faria, as above. Bar: Bar design, window shade, Philip Gorrivan, as above; Alhambra Fret window shade fabric, Quadrille, visit quadrillefabrics.com; Bubble chair, Eero Aarnio, visit eero-aarnio.com; black velvet (on walls), Kravet Canada (to the trade), as above; art by Lutz Bacher, Taxter & Spengemann, New York (212) 924-0212 or visit taxterandspengemann.com. Dining room: Wall colour, Electric Orange (2015-10), from the Colour Preview Collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit benjaminmoore.ca for retailers across Canada; wallpaper (on ceiling), Brunschwig & Fils (to the trade), Toronto (416) 968-0699, 1-800-267-3457 or visit brunschwig.com; dining table, chairs, Sloan Mauran, as above; drapes, Philip Gorrivan, as above; drapery fabric, Bergamo Fabrics, visit bergamofabrics.com; chandelier, L’Atelier, Toronto (416) 966-0200. Kitchen: Boffi cabinetry, Italinteriors, Toronto (416) 366-9540 or visit italinteriors.com, and at Inform Interiors, Vancouver (604) 682-3868 or visit informinteriors.com, or visit boffi.com; light, Design Within Reach, Toronto (416) 977-4003 or visit dwr.com; tea towel, Good Egg, Toronto (416) 593-4663 or visit goodegg.ca; white bowl, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894 or visit hollacecluny.ca; white Jonathan Adler vases, white jug, Quasi Modo Modern Furniture, Toronto (416) 703-8300 or visit quasimodomodern.com.