Michael Penney’s Living & Dining Room

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Runtime: 5:27
Release Date: June 30, 2015
Featuring: Michael Penney

Discover affordable decorating tips from H&H style editor Michael Penney. He and his wife, Sara, gave up their downtown Toronto apartment for a house of their own in Oshawa, Ont. They wanted to give the 90-year-old, classically detailed home a young, fresh, Maine-style feel. After three months of renovations and redecorating, 21 gallons of paint, and scrolling through hundreds of Craigslist antiques, their home finally has a polished yet unstuffy look. See how they updated their fireplace, built-in bookshelves, sofa and armchairs, and how combining patterns for chairs, drapery and rugs lends a casual feel to the traditional elements of the living and dining room.

See more photos of this home in our June 2011 issue.

  • Sources

    Living Room

    Chair fabric, upholstery, InVu Drapery, call 1-866-572- 2472 or visit invudraperyco.com; sofa slipcover fabric, Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531-2810 or visit designerfabrics.ca; sofa slipcover sewing, Pat Walker (by appointment), Toronto (416) 766-6272 or email ozwalker@sympatico.ca; Lee Jofa drape fabric, pillow fabric, Kravet Canada (to the trade), call 1-800-535-3258 or visit kravetcanada.com; wall colour, Pavilion Blue (252), Farrow & Ball, call 1-877-363-1040 or visit farrow-ball.com; ceiling colour, Martha Stewart Living Glass of Milk (MSL029), The Home Depot, call 1-800-628-0525 or visit homedepot.ca for locations across Canada; coffee table, picture frames, Ikea, Vancouver (604) 273-2051, Coquitlam, B.C. (604) 636-1000, Calgary (403) 273-4338, Edmonton (780) 433-6000, Burlington, Ont. (905) 681-IKEA, Toronto (416) 222-IKEA, (416) 646-IKEA, Vaughan, Ont. (905) 695-5075, Ottawa (613) 829-4530, Montreal (514) 738-2167, Boucherville, Que.
    (450) 449-6755, 1-866-866-IKEA or visit ikea.ca; wood boxes, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, Toronto (416) 260-9057 or visit cynthiafindlay.com; kraft- paper lampshade, Aristocrat Lamps and Lighting, Toronto (416) 535-7805 or visit aristocrat.ca. Lee Jofa drape fabric, Kravet Canada (to the trade), call 1-800- 535-3258 or visit kravetcanada.com; coffee table, Ikea, Vancouver (604) 273-2051, Coquitlam, B.C. (604) 636-1000, Calgary (403) 273-4338, Edmonton (780) 433-6000, Burlington, Ont. (905) 681-IKEA, Toronto (416) 222-IKEA, (416) 646-IKEA, Vaughan, Ont. (905) 695-5075, Ottawa (613) 829-4530, Montreal (514) 738-2167, Boucherville, Que. (450) 449-6755, 1-866-866-IKEA or visit ikea.ca; kraft-paper lampshade, Aristocrat Lamps and Lighting, Toronto (416) 535-7805 or visit aristocrat.ca; sofa slipcover sewing, Pat Walker (by appointment), Toronto (416) 766-6272 or email ozwalker@sympatico.ca; chair fabric, upholstery, InVu Drapery, call 1-866-572-2472 or visit invudraperyco.com. 

    Dining Room

    Blue Willow platter, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, Toronto (416) 260-9057 or visit cynthiafindlay.com; hutch, chairs, Craigslist, visit craigslist.org; vase (on table), HomeSense, visit homesense.ca for locations across Canada. Drape rod, wall colour, Martha Stewart Living Glass of Milk (MSL029), The Home Depot, call 1-800-628-0525 or visit homedepot.ca for locations across Canada; drape fabric, Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531- 2810 or visit designerfabrics.ca; chair seat fabric, Hollyhock in Green, Lee Jofa Showroom (to the trade), call 1-800-535-3258 or visit kravetcanada. com; slipcovered chair, Ikea, Vancouver (604) 273- 2051, Coquitlam, B.C. (604) 636-1000, Calgary (403) 273-4338, Edmonton (780) 433-6000, Burlington, Ont. (905) 681-IKEA, Toronto (416) 222-IKEA, (416) 646-IKEA, Vaughan, Ont. (905) 695-5075, Ottawa (613) 829-4530, Montreal (514) 738-2167, Boucherville, Que. (450) 449-6755, 1-866-866-IKEA or visit ikea.ca; rug, Dash & Albert, call 1-800-658-5035 or visit dashandalbert. com for retailers across Canada; kraft-paper chandelier shades, Aristocrat Lamps and Lighting, Toronto (416) 535-7805 or visit aristocrat.ca; dining table, chairs, sideboard, Craigslist, visit craigslist.org; vases, HomeSense, visit homesense .ca for locations across Canada; napkins, Ten Thousand Villages, call 1-877-289-3247 or visit tenthousandvillages.ca for locations across Canada.

  • Credits

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
    Lynda Reeves

    DIRECTOR TV PRODUCTION & ONLINE VIDEO
    Sheri Graham Delagran

    DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
    Jason Stickley

    SENIOR PRODUCER
    Ryan Louis

    STYLIST
    Reiko Caron

    EDITOR
    Andrew Noddin

    WEB DEVELOPER
    Michael Kadis

    ONLINE DESIGNER
    Jessica Piekarski

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