See Lynda Reeves conjure an artist-studio inspired bedroom and seating area in the Elte showroom in Toronto. Learn why she picked the pieces she did, and get her tips on mixing different periods and materials — from reclaimed wood to recycled iron — to convey personality.
Watch how interior decorator Grace Castaneda gave her circa-1978 country home a modern edge with white paint, a concrete fireplace, and a trough sink. Grace also shares how to dress rooms for the holidays in a contemporary, naturalistic way.
Designer Sandra Mendes of AyA Kitchens transforms an inefficient kitchen and dining room into an open-concept eat-in space, with a generous seating banquette that incorporates storage. Learn how smart solutions such as appliance garages keep this kitchen looking spacious and organized.
Design, Grace Castaneda, Grace Castaneda Interiors; contractor, Kevin Kresan Quality Construction; exterior architectural design, Jim Campbell, Rockside Campbell Design; wood floor by Admonter (throughout), Moncer Specialty Flooring; custom drapes and sewing (throughout), Kayli Rodgers, The Sewing Shop; fabrics (throughout), Designer Fabrics; sofa, Stylegarage; rug, throw, West Elm; black urn, basket, stools, wooden box, Vintage Fine Objects; task lamp, RH Restoration Hardware; coffee table and console construction, HD Threshing; garland, Sheridan Nurseries; stool, Vintage Fine Objects; ribbon, Mokuba. Portrait: Garland (on stair rail), HomArt; ribbon, Mokuba; ottoman, Boo Boo & Lefty; sofa and throw pillow fabrication, Silva; tray, Vintage Fine Objects. Dining room: Table, Crate & Barrel; dining chair, RH Restoration Hardware; chandelier, Absolutely Inc.; horse prints, Vintage Fine Objects; wreath, Sheridan Nurseries; burlap ribbon, Angus & Company; wall and ceiling colour (throughout), All White (2005), Farrow & Ball farrow-ball.com; blackboard, Design Within Reach. Mudroom: Wreath, West Elm; ribbon, Mokuba; photography by Charlene Serdan, Canvas Gallery; console, bread bowl, bench, baskets, ceramic pine cone, Vintage Fine Objects; topiary ball, clay pot, Angus & Company; leather bag, Brunswick + Co.; kitchen cabinet construction, John Poole Cabinetry; marble compote, Crate & Barrel; cheese board, Urban Tree Salvage; table lamp, Residential Lighting Studio; sofa, Stylegarage; white vase, black iron compote, Vintage Fine Objects; stockings, My Adobe Cottage; glasses by Lauren Home, Hudson's Bay; brass bowl, candlesticks, Found; napkins, West Elm; dishware by Vera Wang, William Ashley China; antlers: Console construction, HD Threshing; ornaments, Absolutely Inc. Hallway: Cloche, brass vase, mirror, Vintage Fine Objects; lamp, Union Lighting & Furnishings; basket, Hardware Interiors; manzanita branch, AT Design Group; wreath, Sheridan Nurseries; ornaments, West Elm. Sabrina's room: Tepee, Advice from a Caterpillar; trees, RH Restoration Hardware; mirror, Châtelet. Bathroom: Mirror, Angus & Company; wall-hung shelf, Pottery Barn; vanity construction, HD Threshing; sink, fixtures, Taps Bath Centre; tray, glass jars, West Elm; wicker storage box, Ginger's. Principal bedroom: Bed, Ethan Allen; lamp, RH Restoration Hardware; drapes, The Sewing Shop; throw, West Elm; bombe chest, Pier 1 Imports; clock, Found. Exterior: stain colour, Ebony, Olympic Paints & Stains. AExterior door: Wreath, Penney & Company; mat, Ikea; sleigh bells, Pimlico Design Gallery; greenery, Sheridan Nurseries; sled, Canadian Tire.
Sheri Graham Delagran