Style editor Michael Penney demonstrates how to create an eclectic, chic mantel vignette using an inexpensive mirror, coral, a woven basket and cheap Chinatown finds.
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In This Episode
Get styling ideas from the hip rental apartment of Holt Renfrew visual stylist Heidi Lewis, complete with stylish flea market finds, gussied-up cabinets and shelves, decorating vignettes and painted feature walls. Learn how to perfectly frost and decorate a cake with buttercream icing, courtesy of chef Claire Tansey and food stylist Charmaine Baan. Plus, style editor Michael Penney explains how to decorate a mantel for summer, getting a high-end effect on a low budget.
“Bargain Hunter” House & Home June 2009 Living room: Chairs, MoveLine Liquidations, Oakville, Ont. (905) 815-1333 or visit movelineliquidations.com; linen curtain panels, Ikea, call 1-866-866-IKEA or visit ikea.ca for locations across Canada; chair fabric, Robert Allen (to the trade), Vancouver (604) 255-0010, Toronto (416) 934-1330, Montreal (514) 938-2677, 1-800-333-3777 or visit robertallendesign.com for showrooms across Canada; upholstery, Soft Options Upholstery, Toronto (416) 465-9131; candlesticks, Arcadia Antiques, Toronto (416) 534-0348 or visit arcadiaantiques.ca; velvet cushion, Angus & Company, Toronto (416) 537-4104; brass occasional table, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit elte.com. Page 109: Living room: Coffee table, Arcadia Antiques, Toronto (416) 534-0348 or visit arcadiaantiques.ca; side table, lamp, Decorum Decorative Finds, Toronto (416) 966-6829; vase, West Elm, Toronto (416) 537-0110 or visit westelm.com; carpet, Ikea, as above; cushion fabric, David Hicks by Ashley Hicks, Kravet Canada (to the trade), call 1-800-535-3258 or visit kravetcanada.com for showrooms across Canada; vintage chair (foreground), Thrift Town, Toronto (416) 537-9673.