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In This Segment

How do you create a luxe traditional look in a dated condo penthouse? Toronto interior designer Philip Mitchell accomplished just that. Tour his updated 1970s apartment, where he added a grand barrel ceiling in the hallway, classic panel moulding, a faux fireplace and marble finishes to replicate old New York City buildings. Learn his tips for hanging art, pulling one standout colour into various rooms, creating a cosy den with a concealed TV, and adding storage to a narrow galley kitchen and small bedroom.

See more photos of this home in our August 2009 issue, and our photo gallery of Philip Mitchell's designs.

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Interior design, Philip Mitchell Design, Toronto (416) 364-0414 or visit; general contracting and building, Goldcon, Toronto (416) 484-0071 or visit Living room: Photograph (over fireplace) by Paul Weeks, four stacked photos (on left) by Timothy McGhie, through Philip Mitchell Design, Toronto (416) 364-0414 or visit; abstract painting by Alexander Jakhnagiev, Galleria Della Tartaruga, visit; antique caned chairs, Patina Antiques, Toronto (416) 862-8880; chair fabric, toss cushion fabric, drapery fabric, Primavera Interior Furnishings (to the trade), Toronto (416) 921-3334 or visit for showrooms across Canada; side table, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894 or visit; photograph over sofa, Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto (416) 205-9000 or visit; chest (used as end table), lamp, Patina Antiques, Toronto (416) 862-8880; lampshade, RomEla Antique Lighting, Toronto (416) 544-1938 or visit Dining room: Dining table, chairs, pedestal, Patina Antiques, Toronto (416) 862-8880; antique light fixture, RomEla Antique Lighting, as above; sculpture, L'Atelier, Toronto (416) 966- 0200. Hallway: General contracting and building, Goldcon, as above; hanging light, RomEla Antique Lighting, as above; bronze picture lights, Sescolite, Toronto (416) 651-6570 or visit; Edward Burtynsky photographs, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, as above; Ned Pratt photographs, Christina Parker Gallery, St. John's (709) 753-0580 or visit; Laurin Jeffrey photographs, Gallery 44, Toronto (416) 979-3941 or visit; Mark Narsansky photographs, through Philip Mitchell Design, as above. Den: Coffee table bench, 1st Dibs, visit; carpet, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit; side table, Studio b, Toronto (416) 363-2996 or visit; urn, Patina Antiques, Toronto (416) 862-8880. Bedroom: Headboard, Philip Mitchell Design Furniture, as above; commode, Five O Seven Antiques, Toronto (416) 462-0046 or visit; lamp, Decorum Decorative Finds, Toronto (416) 966-6829; lampshade, Bulb Dressing, Toronto (416) 604-8085; coverlet, Elte, as above; mixed-media artwork over bed, PI Fine Art, Toronto (416) 789-7156; red oil painting (on left) by Danièle Lemieux, Gallery Gevik, Toronto (416) 968-0901. Kitchen: Cabinetry, Bellini Custom Cabinetry, Toronto (416) 787-4799 or visit; hardware, Summerhill Hardware, Toronto (416) 785-1225, 1-888-444-3292; faucet, Taps Bath Centre, Toronto (416) 785-0224, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 569-1262, 1-800-263-2976 or visit; dishes, William Ashley China, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 566-8500, Toronto (416) 964-2900, 1-800-268-1122 or visit Bathroom: Vanity, Wollombi Shopfitters, Stevensville, Ont. (905) 651-6666 or visit; plumbing fixtures on sink, Amati Bath Centre, Thornhill, Ont. (905) 709-0881 or visit; House & Home containers holding orchids, The Bay, visit for locations across Canada; sterling shells, Christofle, Toronto (416) 925-5534, Montreal (514) 987-1242, 1-800-321-1242 or visit



Lynda Reeves


Sheri Graham Delagran


Jason Stickley


Ryan Louis


Patrick Malone
Erin Gulas


Michael Zimmermann


Julie Aubie

Runtime: 6:19
Released: November 21, 2011
Featuring: Philip Mitchell
Channel: Home Tour