Interior Design – A Contemporary Home With Secret Rooms & Hidden Storage
It’s all about blending sleek finishes and luxurious materials in this house! See how designer Colette Varghese plays with warmth and contrast to create a transitional design style that wows. Plus, discover how she created secret rooms and storage space hidden within the modern home.
The homeowners wanted an open and clean aesthetic, so Colette added large windows to the back of the house for an indoor-outdoor feel. A chef’s kitchen with Italian cabinetry boasts functional storage options while the family room features a statement porcelain wall covered with a hidden door that leads to a mudroom. Walnut paneling adds warmth to the space, and hides a sweet little office behind another hidden door. A stunning mosaic wall in the bathroom and textural details accent the home beautifully.
Interior Design – Tour A Dreamy Walk-In Closet In NYC
Lynda Reeves takes you inside the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York City, where Richard Ouellette and Maxime Vandal of Les Ensembliers share the stunning dressing room they designed. See inside the dreamy walk-in closet that’s fit for a Park Avenue princess.
Richard and Maxime treated the space like a jewel box, decorating it with ornate details, rich textures and sculptural elements that function as art. A fixture on the intricately plastered ceiling resembles a pearl necklace, while symmetrical wall sconces are inspired by earrings. Four wardrobes in a teal colorway anchor the corners of the room and create height, and a beautiful custom vanity is a showstopper in the center of the dressing room. Dark-patterned curtains on gold geometric rods and abstract artwork surround the luxurious space.
Interior Design – A Fun Way To Go Bold
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Interior Design – See Vintage Style Done Right!
Drake General Store cofounder Carlo Colacci and his wife Laura take us inside their eclectic Toronto home. As collectors of antiques and vintage find, the couple’s home incorporates unique decor from different eras. See how they mix found accessories with bold decor for a playful, personalized space.
Interior Design – A Sophisticated Country House With Traditional Decor
Go inside a gorgeous country home by designer Trish Johnston. See how she uses layers of texture, traditional elements and a neutral palette to create a cozy and soothing escape.
Since the house is in the country, Trish brought the outdoors in. Grey, white, black and bursts of green create a calm and clean feel. A variety of textures work together, like slate stone flooring, pine flooring, rock, timber and linen. Trish divided the open-concept space by creating zones with furniture to mimic where the walls would have been. A large sofa sections off the great room while a wrought-iron chandelier adds wow-factor. In addition to a white kitchen, the home boasts a servery that acts as a second kitchen with tons of storage.
Interior Design – How To Design A Family-Friendly Bathroom
An underused spare bedroom is transformed into a stylish and spacious principal bathroom. See how H&H‘s Kai Ethier created a luxurious, livable space that the whole family can enjoy.
Once the bathroom’s layout was complete, Kai made some bold design choices to pretty up the space. Graphic 3-D floor tiles and printed wallpaper make a grand statement while a double vanity enveloped in marble adds elegance. The dreamy freestanding tub and modern glass shower offer a clean and classic feel, and heated flooring with a wireless thermostat ensures feet are kept nice and toasty. A laundry area is tucked behind a pocket door, complete with additional storage space to keep necessities like toilet paper out of sight.
Interior Design – Tour A City Condo With Breezy Cottage Style
A builder-basic condo is transformed into a beachy, cottage-inspired home in the city! See how designer Chris Lischkoff created a bright and airy space with a palette inspired by a beach painting.
The homeowners wanted a relaxed aesthetic so Chris used neutral furniture with soft blue accents for a breezy feel.
A mod fireplace adds coziness and acts as a focal point in the open-plan space. Beachy accessories add a cottage-country vibe. The den, while small, acts as a home office and guest room with tons of storage space. Fabrics with different patterns and textures are used throughout to add character to the home.
Interior Design – How To Decorate With Color & Pattern In A Small Space
Designer Meredith Heron proves that bold decor can look great in a small space. See how she transformed her small family home with standout color and pattern.
To brighten up her tiny, dreary home, Meredith used daring decor in calculated spaces. She defined the foyer with
large-scale wallpaper, which opens up to the dining room. In the combined dining and living room, a neutral base allowed Meredith to layer on bright color and playful prints. Not one, but two tablecloths cover the dining table for a quirky take on pattern play. Furniture in different scales makes the rooms look taller than they are. Meredith used an unconventional color palette in the master bedroom, choosing darker shades like indigo. A reupholstered headboard adds a pop of peach, while malachite green night tables are an unexpected element. The bathroom’s small size allowed Meredith to splurge on luxurious finishes, like marble herringbone floors.
BEHIND THE SCENES PART 3: A Main Floor Makeover That Wows
In this three-part series, see the top-to-bottom renovation of designer Shirley Meisels 1960s home in midtown Toronto.
Suzanne Dimma discusses the design behind Shirley’s main floor makeover. Discover her design secrets, the biggest reno obstacle she faced and more!
Shirley maintained the home’s ’60s retro style by revamping some of the home’s original pieces, but modernized the space with contemporary finishes. The result is an open-concept space that feels bright and mod. Statement paintings and artwork dress up the dark walls, adding a cool vibe to the vintage meets the contemporary aesthetic.
Interior Design – A Stylish Urban Cottage With A Two-Storey Addition
To accommodate her growing family, designer Cindy Bleeks of Feasby and Bleeks Design expanded her 110-year-old house with a two-story addition. See how she renovated the space to create a functional, family-friendly interior that doesn’t skimp on style.
The addition was built onto the back of the house and covered in grey Cape Cod-style shingles. A combined living and family room is the heart of the home, while a newly built mudroom and powder room are practical – and pretty – add-ons. Increasing storage space was one of the family’s main needs, so Cindy added ample built-ins and custom-built roof trusses to take advantage of the tall ceilings. A dreamy, spacious master bedroom and extra kids’ rooms complete the transformation.
Interior Design – A Traditional Living Room With 1930s Glamor
Inspired by the pre-war architecture in New York City, designer Grace Castaneda created a sophisticated living room influenced by 1930s interiors.
Grace stuck to an elegant, muted palette with soft shades of green, coral and pink, and hits of brass. She created a seating area with a pair of scroll-arm sofas, ’30s-style armchairs and a glamorous painted coffee table with a brass base. Pretty floral motifs were used on the throw pillows and the wall art flanking the fireplace. Over in the foyer, classic black and white checkered floors add a distinct ’30s feel, and ornate accessories reference the era while remaining modern.
DIY: No-Paint Watercolor Floral Mural
See how H&H‘s Reiko Caron updates a plain white wall with a large watercolor floral mural in just 15 minutes!
Reiko used temporary wallpaper to create the mural and chose a large, painterly print so that it functions as a piece of art. The easy peel-and-stick wallpaper means the mural can be removed at any time. It’s a great way to create an accent wall without the commitment that comes with most wallpapers.
To finish the space, Reiko brought in a vintage bassinet, a chair topped with a watercolor pillow, and muted accessories
to create a bright and cheerful nursery.
INTERIOR DESIGN – How To Create A Kitchen With Color
Designers Natalie Hodgins and Kate Stuart of Sarah Richardson Design show the power of incorporating color into your kitchen. See how they went beyond the classic all-white kitchen to embrace rich, saturated hues in their client’s space.
The homeowners have a busy house with four children, so layering color and pattern to hide “the sins” of everyday life was essential to the design plan. Grey-green cabinetry and pale grey tiles offer a neutral backdrop for vibrant shades.
Burnt-orange barstools pick up the colors in the exotic rugs, and a statement blue La Cornue stove and matching hood offer saturated hits of color. A copper faucet, light fixtures and accessories highlight the copper band on the vent hood, making it the focal point in the space.
Interior Design – Tour A Bright Family Home With Pops Of Color
Designer Samantha Farjo shares a bright and open family home that’s both functional and stylish. See how she combines smart pieces with color and texture for a warm, contemporary feel.
Samantha kept the main floor of this home bright and open for the young family. The kitchen is perfect for entertaining, complete with a statement backsplash, wraparound bar and banquette for casual meals. The family room extends from the kitchen, with a mod fireplace, concealed floor-to-ceiling storage units and cool lighting fixtures throughout. Interesting art
and pops of color can be found in the multipurpose living room and dining area, while walls on the second floor are painted in deep charcoal for a warm, cocooning effect.
Interior Design – A Playful Living Room Makeover
Watch as Reiko Caron transforms a drab living room into a warm and vibrant space with finds from cutting-edge Toronto artisans.
Find out what Reiko picked up when she hopped in a 2016 Toyota RAV4 SE to visit Schön Studio, Coolican & Company and Crown Flora Studio.
Reiko started the makeover with a fresh coat of paint, opting for grey-white walls and a vibrant blue ceiling. Taking a cue from the room’s stained glass windows, she re-upholstered the existing sofa with a rich green fabric to add personality.
Next, she brought in an array of handmade walnut tables to add warmth and styled them with terrariums for a quirky touch. For the final showstopper, Reiko propped a brightly-hued bike in the room for sculptural charm.
Interior Design – A Charming Family Home That Mixes Old And New
Decorator and stylist Nicola Marc shares the story behind the design of her family home. See how she mixes pieces that are both old and new to add charm to the space.
Nicola began her reno by changing the windows in the back of the house to maximize natural light. Adding to the bright and airy feel of the main floor, the walls and floors were kept white – giving her more freedom to play with color and texture in the decor. The open-concept kitchen and dining area feature an open oak shelving unit that displays unique tableware and accessories. A lot of the pieces in her home are inherited or antiques, so she painted the older furniture and recovered the chairs with different fabrics for a fresh new look.
Interior Design – A Small And Bright Open-Concept Condo
This gorgeous 600-square-foot condo is small on space but big on design. Designer Ashley Davidson of Ashley Davidson Design shares how she created a relaxed, airy and bright interior. See how she enhanced the condo’s exposed brick walls and large windows with a cozy, neutral palette to create the perfect rental home for a young professional.
Ashley incorporated hardworking furniture to maximize space, like a glass-top dining table that doesn’t take up too much room, and a sectional sofa that can hold a number of people for when the homeowner entertains. The homeowner recently moved back from London, England, so Ashley incorporated pieces like globes and British books to make space feel personalized, even though it’s a rental unit. Watch the video to tour the home and get small space decorating tips!
Interior Design – How To Create A Sophisticated Girls’ Bedroom
Senior design editor Margot Austin shares how she designed a girl’s bedroom that’s playful yet still sophisticated.
See how she created a space that will grow with her client’s daughter as she gets older.
Graphic Christian Lacroix wallpaper creates a focal point behind the bed, which is contrasted with the clean lines in the vanity and desk. Margot added a floor-to-ceiling built-in wardrobe which has extra storage space for clothes. Antique pieces like bedside tables and an upholstered art deco club chair add character to space, while souvenirs and vintage fashion photography are displayed on the fireplace mantel for a room that’s both kid-friendly and adult-approved.
Interior Design – A High-Fashion Family Home That Wows!
Designers Ashley Tracey and Laura McLellan of The Design Co. share a modern and glamorous family home with fashion- inspired decor.
The homeowner’s love for fashion is found throughout the space with sleek black and white decor, lush fabrics and chic accessories. The kitchen features a Calacatta marble slab backsplash and large island, which is perfect for preparing food and hosting family gatherings. Walls are outfitted with abstract works of art, while unexpected pieces like a velvet blue couch and a shag rug add interest and texture to space. Touches of chrome act as large-scale pieces of jewelry, highlighting the
high-fashion feel throughout.