Colourful Family Home

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Release Date: February 6, 2012
Featuring: Alexandra Bennett

Jazz up a dark Victorian home by painting rooms in fun, bold colours. Artist, writer and energetic entrepreneur Alexandra Bennett did just that with the Toronto home she shares with her husband and three children. She embraced the small, divided rooms by painting them in different shades — tour the fuchsia dining room, lilac kitchen nook, deep purple living room, and principal bedroom with soft and subtle pattern.

See more of this home in our March 2012 issue.

  • Sources

    Dining room: Wallpaper, Primetime Paint & Paper, visit primetimepaint. ca; chairs, Inform Interiors, visit; shag rug, Dosa, visit dosainc.
    com; artwork, The Cross Decor & Design, visit Page 77: Living room: Throw pillow fabric, AnneStarr, Vancouver, visit; rug, Dosa, as above; marble slab (coffee table top), Martha Sturdy, visit marthasturdy. com; shelving, Inform Interiors, as above. Page 78: Family portrait: Poufs, Dosa, as above; door colour, Ol' Blue Eyes (2064-30) from the Colour Preview collection, Benjamin Moore, visit; artwork, Bobbie Burgers, visit; prints, The Cross, as above. Page 80: Office: Chairs, Design Within Reach, visit; artwork (over fireplace), Jeremy Down, visit Bold & Bright: Paints, Benjamin Moore, visit, and Farrow & Ball, visit; wallpapers, Crown Wallpaper + Fabrics, visit, and Primetime Paint & Paper, visit; fabrics, Designer Fabrics, visit; artwork, Bobbie Burgers, as above. Page 81: Olivia's bed: Kreme California collection Giraffe Stripes wallpaper, Y&Co, visit Stool: Designers Guild Darlee (P521/05) wallpaper, Primetime Paint & Paper, as above; mirror, L'Atelier, Toronto (416) 966-0200. Olivia's bedroom: Madeline Weinrib
    window seat fabric, Y&Co, as above; bedding fabric, Designers Guild, visit; toy bin, Lovell Designs, visit Kai Max on chaise: Wallpaper, Designers Guild, as above; chaise, Ikea, visit; quilt, Auggie, visit 

  • Credits

    Lynda Reeves

    Sheri Graham Delagran

    Jason Stickley

    Ryan Louis

    Reiko Caron

    Andrew Noddin

    Michael Kadis

    Jessica Piekarski

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