Sears Home designer — and former H&H merchandiser — Emily Walker renovated a tiny, rundown Toronto home into a dream dwelling. She and her partner, Mark Holden, made significant changes to the layout and structure on a tight budget. See how they opened up a main floor dining room, transformed a cosy den and brightened up the entire house with dramatic fabrics and paint, graphic wallpaper and vintage furniture and accessories.

See more of this home in our Makeovers 2008 special issue, or view more photos in the online photo gallery.