Decorating & Design

October 1, 2018

More Is Merrier In This Small Family Home

Janine Morrison and her husband, Jon Beer, never planned on living in less than 1,000 square feet, especially with two teenage sons. But when they found this 1920s-era home in Toronto’s east end, they were drawn to its good bones and up-and-coming locale. “I always tell people it was the last freestanding home in Toronto for under $300,000,” jokes Janine. The three-bedroom house, which came complete with green shag carpeting and matching drapery, was a little behind the times, though, and needed updating. Over the next 10 years, Janine slowly transformed it into the warm family home it is today, using the cheerful fabrics and accessories she sells at her shop, Tonic Living, and an adventurous try-anything approach. Click through for a look inside the charming small space.

Author: Jeremy Freed

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Janine Morrison