Designer Sam Sacks outlines the steps she took to turn a major fixer-upper into a dream home for her family of five. See how Sam uncovered surprises (like a gracious wood staircase hidden behind a plaster wall) and made the original 1910 features look fresh, plus see how salvaged doors help personalize this formerly 'decrepit duplex' in Toronto.
When designer Colette Varghese renovated her basement she built her laundry room from scratch, and it's been such a success her clients have asked her to reproduce it in their homes. Discover why the elegant blue-grey palette, marble floor and Whirlpool’s steam washer make this laundry room such a hit.
Suzanne Dimma details the "modern country" look with Maison & Demeure design editor Anne Côté, using Anne's Eastern Townships farmhouse in Quebec as an example. Learn which elements make up a country look and how Anne brings it up to date with white-painted wood, minimal pattern and a dramatic black room.
Design, Sam Sacks; contractor, BonMark General Contracting, (416) 305-6535 or firstname.lastname@example.org; cabinetry, Michael Black, email@example.com; wall colour (throughout), Super White (PM-1), Benjamin Moore; living room sofa, RH Restoration Hardware; pendant light, Morba; ktchen: Counters, Rio Stone; appliances, KWA Appliances; pantry doors, louvered bathroom doors, The Door Store; dining room lights, bedoom pendant light, Lamp Cage; table, Crate & Barrel; chairs, Design Republic; sunroom chairs, floor lamp, bedroom rug, girls' bedroom bedding, Ikea; tub, Caml-Tomlin; ensuite vanity, Toronto Vanity; principal bedroom bedding, Anthropologie; ram head, CB2; ; rug, The Rug Company at Avenue Road; lamp, HomeSense; boy's bedroom beds, bedding, Ikea.
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