What do you think of the transformation? Would you decorate your own guest room this way?
What do you think of the transformation? Would you decorate your own guest room this way?
A crisp and calm all-white bedroom is a dream in itself
These stylish master suites will have you inspired to redecorate your own space.
With a textured blush pink wall and storage ottoman this dreamy suite is anything but dull. The elegance continues through glass bedside tables and beautiful bedding, making anyone sleeping here feel calm and relaxed. See other white interiors here.
Give your bedroom a rustic feel with stylish wooden accessories. The wooden bench and wall art add texture to this space, keeping it warm and inviting. Get the look here.
A dreamy all-white room is guaranteed to look calm and crisp especially with light-grey accents, like throw pillows. We love the way the natural light in this room helps transform it into a bright, peaceful sanctuary. See the rest of the house here.
Offsetting patterns can take a while to perfect, but this bright, colourful room makes it look simple. Matching a patterned quilt on the bed with a printed navy rug pulls all the colours of the room together to create a natural palette that will leave you with sweet dreams. See the rest of the house here.
Textured walls are the key to this earth-toned room. Create your own spa-like master suite by mixing calming neutrals, like bedding and accessories. See the rest of the house here.
With such a lush view it's only natural that this bedroom be decorated with simple and chic accessories. This helps keep your eyes focused on the beautiful scenery without busy distractions. See the rest of the house here.
Decorating a large master suite doesn't need to feel intimidating. Pick a few key pieces to focus on and this will instantly become an effortless task. A large area rug easily breaks up the space while chandeliers keep the otherwise low-key room bright and inviting. See the rest of the house here.
Patterned throw pillows (which also accent the bed skirt) are the perfect way to brighten up a grey room. Light accents in this room keep the bed as the main focal point. See the rest of the house here.
Adding colour to a master suite doesn't have to be a daunting task. Hang a bold piece of artwork or above the bed, not only will it act as the perfect faux headboard, it can be replaced each time you want to add a new hue to your space. Get the look here.
An all-white bedroom can look clean and fresh but adding accents of grey or black will add some instant sophistication. In this room, the dark curtains, sofa and deep throw pillows are what truly creates a sleek look. See the rest of the house here.
Hints of colour are a great addition to any room, but this dreamy suite takes colour to the next level. Dark blue engulfs the room, creating the feeling of a royal suite. This room might have you considering what colour to try in your master bedroom. See the rest of the house here.
It's the perfect combination of a neutral palette and creative decor accessories that make this loft's master suit so dreamy. See the rest of the house here.
If there are large windows in your master suite, why not incorporate them into your decor. This bedroom's arched windows, delicately framed by neutral drapes, act as pieces of wall art. See the rest of the house here.
Draw attention to a glamorous bed with a dark wall colour that doubles as a large faux headboard. See the rest of the house here.
There is nothing dark and gloomy about this room. Instead, it has a polished and chic elegance that will leave you quickly craving a darker space of your own. See other dark bedrooms here.
DIY project: Crate on wheels
Spin that vintage crate from stationary to in-service with the easy addition of everyday casters.
• 1" x 4" x 8' wooden board
• Vintage wooden crate
• Wood glue
• 4 casters
• 16 bolts
• 32 washers
• 16 nuts
1 Cut the wooden board 2" shorter than the length of the crate; repeat to make two boards of equal size.
2 Turn the crate upside down. Glue the boards lengthwise to either side of the crate’s bottom.
3 Mark the holes of the casters on the ends of each board.
4 Drill holes at each mark big enough to fit the bolts.
5 Turn the crate on its side. Line up one caster’s holes with those drilled into the crate. Secure it in place by feeding a washer and bolt through the inside of the crate. Tighten from the outside with another washer and nut. Repeat for remaining holes and casters.
Sintered iron swivel casters, 2", Princess Auto, $5 each.
A renovated kitchen gets bigger and brighter.
Designer Jennifer Ferreira helps a Toronto couple reach a design verdict that's both practical and polished.
Contemporary artwork and kids' colouring books; a travertine dining table and a teepee fort - these anomalous pairings are the norm at Courtney Toomath-West and Ken West's Toronto house. "This is a family home," says Courtney. "Our daughters can play, and my husband and I can retreat to formal rooms, all in one fairly small space."
Courtney and Ken, both lawyers, bought the 1,800-square-foot rowhouse in 2008 before their girls - Honor, now 6, and Caroline, 4 - were born. "Ken and I had been living in a condo, but when we began to think about having kids, we yearned for the character of an older home," says Courtney. This Victorian, in the city's Little Italy neighbourhood, fit the bill. "I fell for its original plaster mouldings as well as its high arches and ceilings," she says. "It hadn't been updated in decades, but it was well loved, and I wanted to preserve its charm."
"The entryway feels grand for a 16-foot-wide house," says designer Jennifer Ferreira. The oversized mirror creates the illusion of space, and the large pendant light complements the black trim on the sisal runner.
"When I first saw Courtney and Ken's house, it simply needed finessing," says designer Jennifer Ferreira. "I wanted to complement its architectural details, inject a tailored look and create a comfortable family space." Jennifer incorporated a few new and custom-made pieces into the decor, but says the transformation really started with the window coverings. "Drapes make a house feel like a home," she says. "I added them to all the principal rooms, hanging them above the window frames to create a sense of grandeur." The black drapery rods fitted with brass finials and drapes with a band of grey ribbon lend a sense of elegance and formality to the living room.
When they couple moved in, they replaced the existing light oak floors, which were in bad shape, with darker oak and, keeping their art collection in mind, painted the walls gallery-like neutral shades. Jennifer also updated the living room's outdated armchairs with sophisticated zebra-print fabric.
The kitchen was expanded by removing a wall between it and the den, and fitted with new cabinetry and appliances.
The grey lower cabinets add contrast to the mostly white kitchen, which is outfitted with Caesarstone countertops and stainless steel appliances.
The homeowners love to entertain and often host dinner parties, so Jennifer designed chairs for lounging in the dining room. A sculptural light fixture illuminates the travertine table, a family heirloom.
"The master bedroom doesn't get a lot of light, so I wanted to brighten it up," says Jennifer. An airy wall colour, natural linen headboard and ikat-print bench do the trick.
"I painted the bathroom walls white and replaced a dark wooden vanity with a white one for a more tailored look."
In daughters Honor and Caroline's bedroom, the drapes match the pink linen headboards. "The fabrics can easily be changed if they ever tire of them," says Jennifer. Courtney added the princess sign for a little sparkle.
Soft pink hydrangeas add a sweet, fresh touch to the girls' pink bedroom.
"The Wests honeymooned in Morocco, so I chanelled that look on their patio," says Jennifer. "The pendant light, side table and toss cushions resemble items found in a souk."
Nothing brings the indoors out better than carrying your colour palette out onto the patio. The patterned toss cushions keep the family comfortable and cozy while adding a fun dose of the bright pink seen throughout the rest of the home.
Five chairs on their last legs each get a chic style makeover.
Style at Home teamed up with upholstery house Switch Studio and spray painting shop Paint It Like New to breathe life into five outdated chairs that were standing on their last legs.
From funky to elegant, sexy to sweet, these thrones are nothing like what they used to be: outdated and drab. Check out these five chairs (some of which you probably have at home) Style at Home revamped with upholstery house Switch Studio and spray painting shop Paint It Like New.
After: Barrel chair
Layers of soft neutrals -- the ultimate in easy elegance -- highlight the graceful lines of this vintage beauty. A solid neutral taupe wool graces its front and back, while a subtle beige and cream ticking stripe linen marks the seat. For a streamlined, modern look, the original tufting detail was edited out.
Before: Louis-style chair
We decided this traditional Louis-style chair needed some modern sex appeal.
After: Louis-style chair
Feminine meets masculine in this sultry head-turner. While the main fabric is an über-femme hot pink velvet, the white faux leather racing stripe recalls a luxury sports car. Likewise, the ornately carved frame is coated in a handsome charcoal grey. The juxtaposition amounts to a look that's both fetching and fun.
CHAIR Louis-style, Take It Or Leave It.
FABRIC Cotton Charmed in Cactus Flower and faux leather Harley in Marshmallow, Kobe Interior Products.
CHAIR FRAME PAINT Peppercorn SW7674, Sherwin-Williams.
Before: Parlour chair
We love the low-slung, angled frame of this antique parlour chair so we updated its floral appeal.
After: Parlour chair
A large-scale multicoloured Designers Guild floral takes centre stage here. For an extra kick, the vivacious peony-patterned linen was paired with a bright teal frame and Beetlejuice-like black and white stripes. Bold on bold on bold, this regal antique's daring combination is true to fabric queen Tricia Guild's signature style.
FABRIC Designers Guild Pavonia linen Pandora, Primavera.
FABRIC Striped cotton Canopy in Black, Tonic Living.
CHAIR FRAME PAINT Really Teal SW6489, Sherwin-Williams.
Before: Chiavari-style chair
We love this classic Chiavari-style chair's detailed spindles and elegant curved wood legs so we added a fairy tale twist.
After: Chiavari-style chair
With a petite pattern and a colour name like Candyfloss, this cotton fabric is perfect for creating a little lady's perch, whether she's hosting a tea party or reading her favourite fairy tale. Swathed in the sweetest of pinks, the chair's spindles pop, while the lovely curve of the seat is accentuated by cream grosgrain ribbon overlaid with matching pink nailheads.
CHAIR Châtelet, Chatelet Home.
FABRIC Cotton Doodle in Candyfloss, Designer Fabrics.
RIBBON TRIM Cream silk grosgrain 50 000 in 2, Mokuba.
CHAIR FRAME PAINT Jaipur Pink SW6577, Sherwin-Williams.
Before: Vintage armchair
We love the combination of carved and turned details on the frame of this vintage furniture find so we updated its colour and fabric pattern.
After: Vintage armchair
A notice-me-red frame gives this old perch instant wow factor. The bold hue also highlights the chair's artisanal-look carvings, which could swing toward folksy but don't thanks to the trendy chevron upholstery. Though graphic, the linen's patterned upholstery appears subtle in this subdued white and grey colourway.
FABRIC Jonathan Adler linen Limitless in Smoke, Kravet Canada.
CHAIR FRAME PAINT Heartthrob SW6866, Sherwin-Williams.