Bold & Graphic Bungalow

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Runtime: 5:34
Release Date: January 31, 2011
Featuring: Emily Walker
Channel: Home Tour

Sears Home designer — and former H&H merchandiser — Emily Walker renovated a tiny, rundown Toronto home into a dream dwelling. She and her partner, Mark Holden, made significant changes to the layout and structure on a tight budget. See how they opened up a main floor dining room, transformed a cosy den and brightened up the entire house with dramatic fabrics and paint, graphic wallpaper and vintage furniture and accessories.

See more of this home in our Makeovers 2008 special issue, or view more photos in the online photo gallery.

  • Sources

    Construction, shutters, Synergy Construction & Design, Port Perry, Ont. (905) 260-0959 or visit; painting throughout, ipaint, Port Perry, Ont. (905) 985-4304. Living room: Fabric (in frame), Donghia Suzani jacquard (10128) in Pink Passion (01), Télio (to the trade), Toronto (416) 968-2020, Montreal (514) 842-9116 or visit; framing, DeSerres (formerly Loomis Art Stores), call 1-800-363-0318 or; Lee Jofa chair fabric, GP & J Baker, visit; chair upholstery, Mieda Design, Toronto (416) 360-8321 or visit; fuchsia pillow, Lucca Fine Linens, Toronto (416) 485-4999, 1-877-240-7793 or visit; rug, light mauve velvet pillow, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit; House & Home Grey Gardens light purple pillow, Marni blue pillow and throw, The Bay, visit for locations across Canada; House & Home stool, Home Outfitters, visit for locations across Canada; table lamp, Eye Spy, Toronto (416) 461-4061 or visit; vases, Quasi Modo Modern Furniture, Toronto (416) 703-8300 or visit; floor lamp, Industrial Storm, Toronto (416) 955-9888 or visit; sofa, table, Bliss Interior Design, Port Perry, Ont. (905) 982-0115; wall and trim colour throughout, Cloud White (CC-40) from the Designer Classics collection, shutter colour, Chelsea Gray (HC-168) from the Historical Colours collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800- 361-5898 or visit for retailers across Canada. Dining room: Wall colour, Nightfall (CC-38) from the Designer Classics collection, chair colour, Kendall Charcoal (2112-60) from the Colour Preview collection, Benjamin Moore, as above; chair spraying, Benjamen Furniture Refinishing, North York, Ont. (416) 745-2559; chair cushions, Mieda Designs, as above; chair cushion fabric, Lee Jofa Plain Jane in Mustard, drapery fabric, Lee Jofa Bartizan (LB50016 816), GP & J Baker, as above; drapery sewing, We Do Draperies, Toronto (416) 630-6900; table, La Merceria, Toronto (416) 848-0057 or visit; vase, Bungalow, Toronto (416) 598-0204. Kitchen: Concrete countertops, Sticks & Stones Landscape Construction, Port Perry, Ont. (905) 260-1796; wall colour, Thunder (AF-685), Benjamin Moore, as above; black china, (middle shelf), Waterford Wedgwood, call 1-800-668-7585 or visit; vase (right of sink), black bird, Quasi Modo Modern Furniture, as above; House & House colanders, minis (on first shelf) and canisters (on top shelf), The Bay, as above; tea towel, Ikea, call 1-866-866- IKEA or visit; I’m so sorry artwork, Canvas Gallery, Toronto (416) 532-5275; television, Festoon, Toronto (416) 461-4495; Madeline Wienrib rug, ABC Carpet & Home, New York (212) 473-3000 or visit Bedroom: Bedding, Sears Home; side tables, drapery, Ikea, as above; ribbon, MasterStroke, Toronto (416) 751-4193; lampshades, Eye Spy, as above; bowl (on side table), Waterford Wedgwood, as above; Madeline Weinrib carpet, ABC Carpet & Home, as above; wall colour, Iron Mountain (2134-30) from the Colour Preview collection, Benjamin Moore, as above; toss pillow, The Cross Decor & Design, Vancouver (604) 689-2900 or visit Bathroom: Neisha Crosland Dotted Ovals wallpaper (WV3POT, 01), Télio (to the trade), as above; wallpapering, Thistle Paint & Wallpaper, e-mail; House & Home Pristine soap pump, The Bay, as above; all toiletries, Teatro Verde, Toronto (416) 966-2227, (416) 733- 4447, 1-888-4-TEATRO or visit; artwork, Telegramme Prints, Toronto (416) 463-8998; sconce, Alico, call (905) 305-6606 or visit; mirror, Ikea, as above; mirror colour, Clould White (CC-40) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore, as above; vase, Bungalow, as above. Den: Console, Belle Epoque, Toronto (416) 925-0066 or visit; yellow vase, Teatro Verde, as above; leather chair, Bliss Interior Design, as above; mirror, AT Design Group, Toronto (416) 323- 0323 or visit; Madeline Weinrib rug, ABC Carpet & Home, as above; desk spraying, Benjamen Furniture Refinishing, as above; bowls, Mimi Be, e-mail; Grisaille Broad Stripe wallpaper (ST 1705), Farrow & Ball, call 1-877-363-1040 or visit for retailers across Canada; wallpapering, Thistle Paint and Wallpaper, as above; sofa, Bliss Interior Design, as above; magenta pillows, The Cross Decor & Design, as above; art, desk chair, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894 or visit; light, Ikea, as above; velvet pillow, Elte, as above; burgundy pillow, Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531-2810.

  • Credits

    Lynda Reeves

    Sheri Graham Delagran

    Jason Stickley

    Ryan Louis

    Reiko Caron

    Andrew Noddin

    Scott Polley

    Jessica Piekarski

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