Decorating & Design

July 25, 2017

Modern Makeover: A Family’s Colorful Arts & Crafts Home

When an art-loving family with two small children purchased this century home in Toronto’s West End, they quickly got to work putting a youthful stamp on the too-formal interior. For 18 months, David Sword and Lise Anne Gougeon worked with interior designer Stephanie Pellatt of Pivot Design and designers Leanne Tammaro and Adolphina Karachok of Designtheory to create their dream home. Original features like fireplaces and stained-glass windows were lovingly restored or repurposed, while an addition at the back of the house created an open-concept kitchen and family room. The result is a home where cheerful colors and patterns set a joyful backdrop for family life. Get a glimpse of the before and after below by sliding the arrows on the images.

Author: Catherine Sweeney

Valerie Wilcox


House & Home April 2017


Stephanie Pellatt of Pivot Design, Leanne Tammaro and Adolphina Karachok of Designtheory.