Modern Rowhouse Reno

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Runtime: 5:19
Release Date: February 27, 2012
Featuring: Christopher Wood

See how a narrow city home can become open and airy. Christopher Wood of LA Design shows off a newly renovated Toronto rowhouse. The 1,200-square-foot family home had an awkward layout and closed-off rooms that made the space seem cramped. See how Wood relocated the kitchen, added contrast with white walls and a black staircase, and created a private ensuite bathroom. Plus, find out how he knocked down walls for a home office and saved money on used windows, reclaimed wood floors and vintage furniture.

See more photos of this home in our September 2009 issue.

  • Sources

    Design, Christopher Wood, LA Design, Toronto (416) 363-4470 or visit livingartsdesign. com. Page 50: Living room: Rug, side table, Machine Age Modern, as above; orange chair, sofa, lamps, coffee table, bowl (on side table), LA Design, as above; artwork by Greg Girard, Clark & Faria,; wall colour, Decorators White (CC-20) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit for retailers across Canada; sliding glass doors, Marvin Windows and Doors, call 1-800-263-6161 or visit Page 52: Kitchen: Cabinets, hardware, Ikea, call 1-866-866-IKEA or visit for locations across Canada; counters, CB Marble Craft, Toronto (416) 741-1585; faucet, Chicago Faucets, visit; stools, reclaimed ash bench, artwork (on counter) by Ron Bloore, LA Design, as above; windows, Marvin Windows and Doors, as above. Dining room: Harvest table, Jack Daw Antiques and Home Décor, St. Catharines, Ont. (905) 687-4897 or visit; chairs, chair fabric, vases, antlers, candleholders, LA Design, as above; artwork by Karin Bubas, Clark & Faria, Toronto (416) 703-1700 or visit, Vancouver (Monte Clark Gallery) (604) 730-5000 or visit; Murano pendant light, Machine Age Modern, Toronto (416) 461- 3588 or visit; reclaimed black ash flooring (throughout), Century Wood Products, Orton, Ont. (519) 855-9559 or visit Page 54: Home office: Shelves, Ikea, as above; Eames chair, Noguchi table, tripod lamp, rug, small hide (on table), LA Design, as above. Deck: George Nelson table, Up Country, Toronto (416) 366-7477, Burlington, Ont. (905) 333-3088 or visit; benches, cushions, toss pillow, LA Design, as above; wattle screens, Fresh Home & Garden, Toronto (416) 367-3906 or visit Staircase: Railing, A&N Iron Design, Toronto (416) 747-8575 or visit Page 56: Bedroom: Bedding, side tables, African headdress, lamp, vase, throw pillow, carpet, LA Design, as above; drapes, Ikea, as above. Closet: Closet, Simply Closets, Woodbridge, Ont. (416) 385-8855, (905) 850-5505 or visit simplyclosets. ca; Bugatti chair, LA Design, as above; clothing, Gap, visit for locations across Canada.

  • Credits

    Lynda Reeves

    Sheri Graham Delagran

    Jason Stickley

    Ryan Louis

    Reiko Caron

    Andrew Noddin

    Michael Kadis

    Jessica Piekarski

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