Photo Gallery: 2012 Princess Margaret Showhome
See inside the stunning lottery home!
A true Canadian dream home.
The house sits on a leafy corner lot in Oakville, Ont. “This year we combined a classic stone farmhouse – the kind of vernacular you find in the area – with striking modern elements like black doors and windows, and a dark grey metal roof,” says Lynda.
Equestrian art and rustic furniture.
A leggy console in the entryway anchors framed equestrian artwork. The console’s weathered look enhances the country vibe of this vignette.
A limestone fireplace provides a rustic focal point.
The two-storey ceiling in the 2012 Princess Margaret Showhome‘s great room gives the space an airy feeling. The Ralph Lauren sofa is upholstered in white linen with a tufted bench seat and is offset with a handcrafted coffee table that preserves the wood’s organic edge.
A decorative chest adds visual interest.
A chest of drawers finished with linen and decorative nailheads delivers a glamorous moment in the great room. The silver mirror and grey lamp echo the colours in the chest.
An industrial chandelier adds edge.
Formal and casual elements combine for an elegant but laidback dining room in the 2012 Princess Margaret Showhome. Slipcovered armchairs and side chairs upholstered in smoky blue linen surround the table.
Dramatic ceiling-height Bianco Carrara marble backsplash anchors the symmetrical design.
“The kitchen is decidedly untraditional, with black lower cabinets and no uppers,” says Lynda Reeves of the 2012 Princess Margaret Showhome. Marble, embellished with traditional recessed panels, also wraps around the back and sides of the island.
The star of this contemporary farmhouse kitchen.
The backside of this gorgeous marble island is faced with stainless steel and holds two fridge drawers, a microwave drawer and a dishwasher. The design is fresh, modern and streamlined.
A shallow ledge provides place for display.
The Aga Total Control electric cooker hides digital touch-control technology behind an old world cast-iron façade. The kitchen cabinets, by Ikea, are built out to sit flush with the cooker and create extra-deep counters.
Coordinate freestanding furniture with built-ins for a cohesive look.
A freestanding modular unit by Grange was custom-stained to match the 2012 Princess Margaret Showhome kitchen’s lower cabinets and hardwired with potlights. It provides ample display space for serving pieces, as well as closed storage.
A laid-back eating area.
A casual eating area in the kitchen builds on the room’s black and white scheme. The tulip table gives the kitchen’s rustic look a modern edge.
Consider creating a comfortable gathering space in your kitchen.
“We’ve returned to the concept of a live-in kitchen, because it’s what families want. It’s really a multitasking area where everyone can be together,” says Lynda Reeves of the 2012 Princess Margaret Showhome.
Glass doors let light filter throughout the home.
Sleek, industrial black metal and glass doors lead to the study in the 2012 Princess Margaret Showhome, echoing those that define the front entry. Floating reclaimed-wood shelves, visible just beyond, provide a rustic counterpoint.
Rough-hewn shelves give the flavour of an original farmhouse.
Bold colour separates the main-floor study from the 2012 Princess Margaret Showhome‘s overall neutral palette. Pillows in a mix of ikat silks decorate a blue linen sectional from Crate & Barrel.
Consider floor lamps to save space on a nightstand.
Vaulted ceilings bring a spacious feel to the principal bedroom in the 2012 Princess Margaret Showhome, while the slanted walls ensure it’s cosy. Wicker stools used as nightstands, floor lamps on either side of the bed and a striped rug placed on an angle break away from the traditional bedroom setup for a fresh look.
Modern colour and texture create an on-trend space.
This guest bedroom features a seagrass rug, patterned drapes and layers of downy bedding. A neutral colour palette with hits of mustard lends a chic, understated look.
Stump stools used as bedside tables add a rustic element.
Twin beds framed by tufted grey linen headboards flank the window in the third bedroom. A graphic chevron-print rug highlights the room’s golden accents.