This spring’s 2020 Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Home Lottery Showhome in King City, north of Toronto, is definitely in the major leagues: it’s a sprawling 9,390 square feet and boasts five bedrooms. Her first time designing a Princess Margaret Showhome, Sarah Baeumler certainly hit it out of the park, but she had an inside advantage. “This house will be filled by a family one day, so I thought about the things that would make life a little bit easier,” says Sarah. As a mother of four, she knew exactly how to make a luxury residence work for family living.
Sarah is best known for chronicling the renovation of the Bahamian boutique hotel Caerula Mar Club with her husband, Bryan Baeumler, on HGTV Canada’s Island of Bryan, and she clearly owes a lot of this home’s design DNA to beachy influences. A neutral palette and natural materials such as linen, grasscloth and woven accents are timeless elements that will easily serve as a backdrop for the future winner’s own style.