Photo Gallery: Trish Magwood’s Home
See this chef’s open-concept family home.
A new metal-framed door matches the new windows.
Painting the entire fac?ade a deep blue-black unifies the brick, shingled roof, fence and lattice, and creates a dramatic backdrop for bright green foliage.
Durable new porcelain floor tile in the entry mimics pricier limestone and is easy to clean.
Trish dressed up the table, which belonged to her grandmother, with glossy black paint and a pretty branch-motif pull.
The enormous ash kitchen island acts as family headquarters.
Carrara marble on the island and on the 24″-deep pantry counter is a classic French choice that is both durable and stylish. Bar stools allow the kids to hang around while Trish cooks, and the open space allows her to keep an eye on the kids playing in the living room.
Dark upholstery is a forgiving option around a dining table.
Chef Trish Magwood’s children, Olivia and Findlay, spend hours at the antique drafting table that acts as the family’s dining table. The long banquette features spacious storage drawers below for table linens and art supplies. “We can really pack kids in here,” says Trish with a laugh, as her home is often the gathering place for her own extended family, a well as husband Bryce’s.
A cosy working space with warm rustic finishes.
Tucked into the opening between the kitchen’s pantry wall and living room entertainment centre, this floating ash desk acts as chef Trish Magwood’s home office, as well as a dramatic focal point in the open-concept main floor. (Interior designer Rebecca Muha convinced Trish that one oversized family portrait made a bigger impact than many small photos sprinkled around the home.) Made from the same ash as the desk, the on-trend sliding doors on the living room’s entertainment center are an easy space-saving trick for smaller homes.
See more of Trish’s home in our photo gallery.
Colourful throw pillows brighten up a couch.
Throw pillows in luxe designer fabric are a small splurge well worth the expense, especially when your living room is a sea of neutrals. Potted plants and freshly cut flowers thrive in this well-lit space.
A slab door with its original bright green paint and strap hinges is an unexpected rustic touch.
Graphic bedding and velvet pillows in rich jewel tones liven up the principal bedroom. Trish slipcovered an old side table in white cotton to hide its flaws.
Artwork takes center-stage in an all-white space.
A top-to-toe reno of the principal bath resulted in a glam modern space. Bands of black mosaic tile give the Carrara marble floor a lighter look. The contemporary tub is paired with more traditional wall-mount plumbing.
Subtle touches of dark pink offer femininity without going overboard.
The wicker chair in Olivia's room, a hand-me-down from her husband family, enhances the home’s cottage-in-the-city vibe.
A small desk adjacent to the bed doubles as a nightstand.
Findlay's room has punchy orange accents inspired by the silkscreen print of a suitably named vintage Penguin book. A headboard in charcoal grey sets off the vibrant hue.
An outdoor space with European charm.
An intimate space at the side of this house allows for private alfresco family dining and daily barbecues in the summer. Homeowner and chef Trish Magwood brings colour to her outdoor dining nook by attaching inexpensive indoor-outdoor fabric to the table with a staple gun. She also adds playful bolster pillows to the metal chairs that match the table cloth and flowers planted along the stone wall.