Decorating & Design

September 5, 2012

Previewing The Showhome

Today I headed out to the latest Princess Margaret Showhome in Oakville with a number of my House & Home colleagues for the opening and media preview.

The large marble island in the kitchen played host to a number of dishes throughout the event — with room to spare!

Here, Maia Roffey, who worked with Lynda Reeves on this year’s home, shows off the AGA range and the Hansgrohe pot filler above it to guests.

Ample counter space provided space for an orderly beverage centre.

CTV interviewed Paul Alofs, president and CEO of The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, and later in the day, Alofs explained more about ticket proceeds for the Welcome Home Sweepstakes. Funds go towards helping The Princess Margaret hospital develop and deliver personalized cancer medicine. Learn more about this great cause.

Lynda also spoke about this year’s home, thanking the many sponsors (108 people and companies donated items for the home!) and offering insight into the process.

The back deck accommodated quite the crowd, and the NanaWall folding glass doors and French doors created quite the stunning transition between the indoors and out. Can you imagine entertaining here?

After seeing the showhome in person, I highly recommend those in the Greater Toronto Area visit the home at 220 Pinehurst Drive, Oakville, Ont., when it opens to the public, starting this Saturday, September 8th. Visit weekdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on weekends and holidays from noon to 5 p.m. We also have four free design events worth checking out, so sign-up today.

Don’t forget to order your tickets for the sweepstakes. Last year they sold out early. For more photos from inside the home and Kelvin Browne’s interview with Lynda, grab a copy of our October 2012 issue. Plus, tour the home in our Online TV segments.

Photo credits:
Seema Persaud