Decorating & Design

April 10, 2009

Videos: 2008 Princess Margaret Hospital Showhouse

Tour every room of the stunning 2008 Princess Margaret Hospital showhouse designed by House & Home — and get decorating tips from Lynda Reeves.

For the second year, Lynda Reeves led the House & Home team that helped raise millions for cancer research through the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. Sheri Graham, Erin Feasby, Trish Johnston and Kathryn Bala helped design, decorate and furnish this showhouse in Oakville, Ont., from the ground up. And while one lucky family already won the house in a sweepstakes draw, you can still score valuable design ideas and all the sources for your own kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms and more. Join Lynda and H&H editors for video tours of every room of the spectacular 2008 PMH showhouse.

Video: Foyer

This particular entryway features beautiful stone tiles, oiled oak floors, striking lighting, benches, a brass railing and contemporary art.

Video: Great Room & Kitchen

Cushy sofas, a fireplace and great windows make the great room inviting. In the kitchen, a custom island, cabinets, countertops and unique chandeliers take centre stage.

Video: Living Room

This video features more living room decorating ideas: a gorgeous sofa, fireplace, wall sconces, floor-to-ceiling windows and drapes.

Video: Library

See how to pull together a great library, highlighted by a trendy sofa, armchairs, carpet and drapes. Plus: tips on creating displays on shelves.

Video: Dining Room

This particular room features a mirrored sideboard, beautiful wallpaper, sparkling lighting, great windows and drapes — and dining chairs bought on Craigslist!

Video: Servery

This video shows off this servery’s amazing cabinets, drawers, faucets, wine fridge and more.

Video: Powder Room

Lynda shows off the main floor powder room’s wallpaper, custom mirror and bespoke, marble-topped vanity with a hammered metal sink.

Video: Laundry Room

This video features laundry room and mudroom design ideas, including tips on countertops, faucets, tiles, storage and more. Pet lovers: don’t miss the dog shower!

Video: Principal Bedroom

Get decorating ideas from this video of the principal bedroom, which features a “grand casual” design, Hastens bed, beautiful chairs and a fireplace.

Video: Principal Bathroom

This gorgeous bathroom features a freestanding tub, double sinks, a chandelier, marble and limestone tile and a picture-frame mirror. Plus: secret storage!

Video: Walk-In-Closet

Get inspired by this custom, walk-in dressing room by California Closets, featuring clothing racks, shoe racks, shelves, jewelry drawers, a bench and more.

Video: Guest Bedroom And Bath

This room features House & Home’s Grey Garden bedding, chic end tables and lamps, woven linen drapes and a glamorous pendant light. Glossy grey subway tiles carry the colour scheme through to the ensuite bath.

Video: Kids’ Rooms

In this video, get design ideas for childrens’ bedrooms, including bedding, art and display, furniture and rug choices.

Video: Basement

Peek inside the amazing basement games area, fireplace, TV room and spa bathroom.

Video: Landscaping

Stonework, beautiful outdoor furniture, lanterns and a great barbecue make this the perfect backyard for entertaining and lounging.

Video: Building A Kitchen Island

Cabinetmaker Simon Rettie of Rettie Restoration talks about designing the showhome’s custom kitchen island.

Video: How To Choose Exterior Stone And Paint

Former House & Home senior design editor Erin Feasby offers tips on selecting an exterior colour scheme.

Video: Building The 2008 PMH Showhouse

Go behind the scenes as we show how this amazing house was planned and built.

Video: Paint Tips

Lynda Reeves explains how to test, choose and apply neutral paints for walls and trim in every room.

Video: How To Customize A Home

Lynda Reeves shares tips on how to customize floors, mouldings, doors, windows and lighting when building a new home.

Source Guide

The Source Guide lists products and design details room by room.

Download retailer and supplier info (PDF, 608 KB)

Front Hall
Front Door, Jeld-Wen through Statements; Door hardware throughout, Summerhill Hardware; Lantern, Sescolite; Limestone floors, Stonetile International; Paint (walls: Balboa Mist OC27 Ultimatte, trim: Cloud Cover OC25 Satin, ceiling: Balboa Mist OC27 cut 50 percent), Benjamin Moore; Crown moulding, Classic Moulding

Living Room
Fireplace mantel (Limestone), Statements; Fireplace insert, National Home Comfort Centre; Sofa, custom by Mieda Designs; Sofa fabric (Schumacher – 55281 Cotton Club Velvet col. Graphite), Bilbrough; Slipper chairs, Studio b; Coffee table, DeBoers; Side tables and Sconces, Cocoon; Drapes, We Do Draperies; Drapery fabrics (Romo Col. 7217/03 Tula col. Parsnip {solid cream silk}), Bilbrough; Ribbon, Mokuba; Cushions (2643760 Imperial Trellis col.Parchment/Midnight. {grey and cream trellis print on linen}), Decorators Walk, House of Kwid; Table Lamps, L’Atelier; Paint (walls: Floral White Ultimatte, trim: Amherst Grey Satin, ceiling: Seapearl OC19 cut 50 percent), Benjamin Moore; Area rug, Weavers Art; Photography, John Queenan, framed by Elgin Framing

Dining Room
Wallpaper, Schumacher through Bilbrough; Chandelier, South Hill Home; Dining table, Studio b; Dining chairs reupholstered by The Big Stuff; Dining chairs slipcovers, We DoDraperies; Fabric, Designer Fabrics; Sideboard, Elte; Drapery fabric (Romo Col. 7306/05 Seraphine col. Dijon {yellow floral linen}), Bilbrough; Draperies sewn by We Do Draperies; Lamps, Universal Lamp; Paint (trim: Vault Satin, ceiling: Gorge Water CLW1031W Flat), General Paint; Area rug, HomeSense; Side chairs, Camilla House Imports; Sheers (Chivasso CA 7246/095 Monza {deep purple linen sheer}), Bilbrough

Custom bookcases by Rettie Restoration; Settee, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; Settee fabric (Romo Col. 7253/02 Kimura col. Lagoon), Bilbrough; Draperies sewn by We Do Draperies; Drapery fabric (Romo Col. 7253/02 Kimura col. Lagoon (aqua floral linen/cotton blend}), Bilbrough; Chandelier, Universal Lamp; Chairs, Camilla House Imports; Round table, Studio b; Area rug, Weavers Art; Floor lamp, Global Views; Accessories, Global Views, Ikea; Paint (trim: Wood Ash 2854D Satin), General Paint; Cushions (Schumacher 54241 Chatham Houndstooth col. Greige {neutral small houndstooth}, Romo Col. 7239/02 Calvi col. Hemp {neutral & cream stripe}, Romo Col. 7258/04 Sarona col. Pumice {neutral linen solid, Romo Col. 7157/25 Milani col. Aqua {aqua linen solid}, Villa Nova VN1119/08 Vienna col. Teal {turquoise velvet solid}, Romo Col. 7253/02 Kimura col. Lagoon {aqua floral linen/cotton blend}), Bilbrough

Hardwood, White Oak, Moncer; Staircase railings, Dynamic Iron; Chandelier, Universal Lamp; Crown moulding, Classic Mouldings

Powder Room
Wallpaper, Bilbrough; Vanity custom built by Rettie Restoration; Marble counter, York Marble; Mirror custom built by Tim Walter’s Renovations; Sink and faucet, Ginger’s; Toilet, Kohler; Sconces, Universal Lamp; Accessories, House & Home at The Bay/Home Outfitters; Blinds, Hunter Douglas; Paint (trim: Dove White OC18 Satin, ceiling: Dove White OC18 Flat), Benjamin Moore

Great Room
Draperies sewn by We Do Draperies; Fabric (Schumacher 173563 Chenonceau col. Charcoal {grey & cream bird print on linen}), Bilbrough; Book case and side tables, Camilla House Imports; TV, Samsung; Fireplace mantel, Statements; Fireplace gas insert, National Home Comfort Centre; Sofas, Elte; Coffee table, Crate & Barrel; Arm Chairs, Horsefeathers; Stools and cushions, Cocoon; Floor lamps, DeBoers; Basket, Pottery Barn; Paint, Benjamin Moore and General Paint

Kitchen, custom made by Heritage Kitchens; Kitchen cabinet colour, Sico; Marble backsplash, Olympia Tile; Countertop appliances, Krups; Kitchen island custom made by Rettie Restoration; Countertops, CaesarStone, Supplied by Ciot, fabrication by York Fabrica; Sink and faucet, Franke; Custom hood, Dynamic Iron; Appliances, Distinctive Appliances; Chairs, Crate & Barrel; Stools and green desk, Pottery Barn; Hardware, Restoration Hardware; Chandeliers, Oly Studio; Black table, Camilla House Imports; Lamp, L’Atelier; Stumps, Urban Tree Salvage; Photography, John Queenan; Frames, Ikea; Paint, Benjamin Moore and General Paint; Hide Rug, inVU Drapery Co.; Cooking utensils, All-Clad; Great Room Kitchen Doors and Windows: Paint (mullions and doors soot: CL3186A Satin), General Paint; (trim and casings: Cloud Cover OC25 Satin), Benjamin Moore

Custom cabinetry and custom pantry, Heritage Kitchens; Trough sink, Kohler; Faucet, Ginger’s; Counter tops, CaesarStone, supplied by Ciot fabricated by York Fabrica; Freezer, wine fridge, microwave, Thermador; Light fixture, Universal Lamp; Mirrors, CornerStone; Paint, Benjamin Moore; Hardware, Restoration Hardware and Summerhill Hardware; Countertop appliances, Krups

Laundry Room
Washer/dryer, Samsung; Floor and dog bath tile, Saltillo Imports; Wall tile, Olympia tile; Dog bath faucet, Rubinet; Sink and faucet, Franke; Light fixture, Ginger’s; Roman blinds, We Do Draperies; Fabric (main: P533 Sanfor Airo 140 R05 {cream linen solid}, border: Slubby Linen col. Steel {grey linen solid}), Designer Fabrics; Cabinetry, Heritage Kitchens; Cabinetry colour, Sico; Counter top, CaesarStone supplied by Ciot fabricated by York Fabrica; Iron, Rowenta; Accessories, House & Home at The Bay/Home Outfitters and Ikea; Runner, Dash & Albert; Paint, General Paint

Storage, Closet Maid, Installation by Perfect Closets; Garage doors, Cloplay; Tools, Lowe’s

Patio & Driveway
Furniture, Hauser; Patio stone and drvieway stone, Permacon; Landscaping, Coivic Contracting; Landscape design, Mark Hartley Landscape Architects; Plants and trees by PAO Horticulture, Humber Nurseries, Willowbrook Nurseries, Sheridan Nurseries, Verbancic Tree Supply; BBQ and garden tools, Lowe’s; Railings, Dynamic Iron

House Exterior
Exterior lighting, Universal Lamp; Exterior stone (Citadel: Traditional grey/charcoal/20% Antique White), Arris Craft; Soffit, eaves, downspouts (Slate), Modern Aluminium MFG INC.; Shingles (Black slate), Renaissance GXL; Siding, Maibec Siding, Siding paint, Beh

Upstairs Hallway
Table, Cocoon; Mirror, Elte; Wall sconces, Sescolite; Photography, John Queenan; Railings, Dynamic Iron; Paint (walls: Balboa Mist OC27 Ultimatte, trim: Cloud Cover OC25 Satin, ceiling: Balboa Mist OC27 cut 50 percent), Benjamin Moore

Principal Bedroom
Bed, Hastens; Head board, The Big Stuff; Head board fabric, Designer Fabrics; Bedding (Boutique Hotel in Mocha), House & Home at The Bay; Bed Bench, Mieda Designs; Drapes & decorative pillows fabric (Nickel/Primrose hdabs2), Amy Butler through MacFab; Side Tables, Elte; Lamps, Universal Lamp; Photography, Canvas Gallery; Frames, Ikea; Desk, Studio b; Arm chairs and vase, inVU Drapery Co.; Fireplace, Statements; Fireplace insert, In Flame; TV, Samsung; Towels, hangers and accessories, House & Home at The Bay/Home Outfitters; Paint (walls: Collingwood OC28 Ultimatte, trim: White Dove OC17 Satin, ceiling: Collingwood OC28 cut 50 percent), Benjamin Moore; Closet, California Closets; Bench, DeBoers; Bench Fabric (Solo 7084 col. 03), Romo Collection; Boxes, Home Outfitters; Cushions (Amy Butler Dark Green/Passion Vine hdabs4 through macFAB {floral medallion print, Amy Butler Nickel/Primrose hdabs2 through macFAB {floral print}, macFAB – 64604 Carerra col.12 Sky {blue velvet solid}, Threadcount – Stockholme/Vicenza Linen 33350 Charcoal }{grey-blue linen solid})

Principal Ensuite
Tub, Kallista; Tub Faucet, Ginger’s; Toilet and sinks, Kohler; Sink Faucets, Ginger’s; Vanity, Rettie Restoration; Mirror, Tim Walter’s Renovations; Marble vanity top, York Marble; Floor tile and shower tile, Saltillo Imports; Chandelier, Elte; Sconces, Universal Lamp; Bench (Fabric: Schumacher Wexford Plain in col. Natural 62070), Mieda Design; Paint (walls: White Dove OC17 Eggshell, trim: White Dove OC17 Satin, ceiling: White Dove OC17 Flat), Benjamin Moore; Accessories, Restoration Hardware and House & Home at The Bay/Home Outfitters; Fabric, Bilbrough; Towels, House & Home at The Bay/Home Outfitters

Guest Room
Bed, Crate & Barrel; Mattress, Tempur Pedic; Side tables and lamps, DeBoers; Chandelier, Sescolite; Arm Chair, Crate & Barrel; Drapes, We Do Draperies; Fabric (Osborne & Little F5634-02 Miradouro – Marvao {yellow & purple floral linen}), Primavera; Closet, Ikea; Mirror, Elte; Wall art, Home Outfitters; Bedding (Grey Gardens), House & Home at The Bay; Paint (walls: Womb CL3243W Washable flat, ceiling: Womb CL3243W cut 50 percent), General Paint; Paint (trim: White Dove OC17 Satin), Benjamin Moore; Blanket rack, Accents de Ville; Blanket, HBC; Cushions (Designers Guild F1268-04 Conway-Conway {purple linen solid}), Primavera

Guest Ensuite
Vanity, Restoration Hardware; Floor tile, Saltillo Imports; Wall tile, Olympia; Shower faucet, Ginger’s; Sconces and shower curtain, Restoration Hardware; Pendant, Union Lighting and Furnishings; Toilet and tub, Kohler; Roman blind, We Do Draperies; Fabric, Designer Fabrics; Paint (walls: Oxford White CC30 Eggshell, trim: Oxford White CC30 Satin, ceiling: Oxford White CC30 flat), Benjamin Moore; Accessories, House & Home at The Bay/Home Outfitters

Girls’ Room
Beds, West Elm; Mattress, Tempur Pedic; Bedding (Rosy), NEST at Zellers; Chandelier and bed side cabinet, Camilla House Imports; Drapes, We Do Draperies; Fabric (1025 Sweet Basket col. Smokey Blues), Threadcount; Ribbon, Mokuba; Benches, Crate & Barrel; Cushions, We Do Draperies; Fabric (1012 Sweet Basket col. Vibe), Threadcount; Wallpaper, Blue Mountain; Paint (walls: Borrowed Light 235 Matte, trim: Pointing 2003 Satin, ceiling: Borrowed Light 235 Matte), Farrow & Ball; Closet and bookcase, Ikea; Lamps, Pottery Barn; Desks, West Elm; Cork boards, Michaels; Ghost Chairs, Quasi Modo; Boxes and baskets, HomeSense

Girls’ Ensuite
Sconce and vanity, Union Lighting and Furnishings; Toilet and tub, Kohler; Shower Faucet and vanity faucet, Rubinet; Floor tile, Saltillo Imports; Paint (walls: Green Ground Eggshell, trim: Pointing 2003 Satin, ceiling: Borrowed Light 235 Flat), Farrow & Ball; Towel bars and mirror, Lowe’s

Boys’ Room
Bed, Room & Board; Bedding, Nautica; Desk chair, Cornerstone; Bean stools, HomeSense; Deer head, Angus & Co.; Desk, CamillaHouse Imports; Desk lamp, HomeSense; Lampsdesigned by Lucky 7; Chandelier, Elte; Paint (walls: Pigeon, trim: Pointing 2003, ceiling: Skylight), Farrow & Ball; Map, bench, closet, bedside chests and rug, Ikea
All Bedroom Carpets, Elte

Vanity and Sconces, Restoration Hardware; Vanity faucet and shower faucet, Kohler; Floor and wall tile, Saltillo Imports; Medicine cabinet and towel bars, Lowe’s; Towels, House & Home at The Bay/Home Outfitters; Accessories, Restoration Hardware; Paint (walls: Shaded White 201 Eggshell, trim: Pointing 2003 Satin), Farrow & Ball

Basement Rec Room
Pool table, F.G.Bradley; Pool table light fixture, Sescolite; Leather arm chairs, Crate & Barrel; Woven blinds, Hunter Douglas; Barn door, Urban Tree Salvage; Gas fireplace insert, National Home Comfort; Fireplace surround, Rettie Restoration; TV, Samsung; Carpet, Carpet One; Paint (walls: Piper CL3245D Washable Flat, trim: Gorge Water CLW1031W Satin, ceiling: Gorge Water CLW1031W Flat), General Paint; Art, Home Outfitters

Basement TV Room
Sofa, Elte; TV, Samsung; Carpet, Carpet One; Paint, General Paint; Side tables and baskets, Accents de Ville; Wall art, inVU Drapery Co.; Paint (walls: Turbo CL3244M Washable Flat, trim: Piper CL3245D Satin, ceiling: Gorge Water CLW1031W Flat), General Paint;

Basement Bathroom
Vanity, Restoration Hardware; Tile, Satillo; Paint (walls: Hailstorm CL3012W Eggshell, trim: Fossil Dust CLW1043W Satin, ceiling: Hailstorm CL3012W cut 50 percent), General Paint; Benches, Union Lighting and Furnishings; Wood blinds, Hunter Douglas; Towel bars, Lowe’s; Shower faucet, Rubinet; Toilet, Kohler; Mirror and towels bars, Lowe’s; Shelf, Home Outfitters