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The Real Houses of Style at Home

The Real Houses of Style at Home

Modern bistro kitchen Author: Michael Graydon

Celebrity Homes

The Real Houses of Style at Home

Tour the real homes of Style at Home editors who have seen it all, from full-fledged renovations to crafty rental makeovers.


While it's advised that you shouldn’t take your job home with you, it’s inevitable when you work at Style at Home magazine. It’s a blessing and a curse, really, because while we walk into our homes and question the colour of our walls or if the backsplash should be updated, we do know which paint colour will complement our decor and that white subway tile is timeless.

After years of featuring immaculate interiors from across Canada, showcasing countless makeovers and DIYs, you can just imagine the constant state of change our own editors' homes are in. Whether it's a hot colour trend, seasonal accessory or intriguing DIY, we've seen and tried them all. But what always remains is each editors' unique design style, expertly updated and perpetually chic. So in our own MTV Cribs style, we invite you into the real houses of Style at Home, where colour and pattern are no stranger and the tiling tends to be a focal point.     

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The Real Houses of Style at Home

Editor-in-Chief: Midtown Victorian

Erin found love when she first stepped into this midtown Victorian cottage back in 2002. “The long, narrow rooms were a perfect complement to my look: contemporary with a nod to quirky, Euro style.” During her time there, while sticking to a palette of neutrals, she used “dramatic accent colours to draw the eye from room to room.” Tour this home here.

By: Elaine Song Source: Virginia Macdonald Credits: Style at Home

The Real Houses of Style at Home

Editor-in-Chief: IKEA kitchen

In a new home, in a new decade, “Erin’s kitchen included all her musts: light, storage, chef-worthy appliances from Thermador and streamlined appeal. Here is a room so layered and lovely that even Erin, our queen of elegant design, learned some lessons in the finer details in life.” Tour this kitchen for an upclose look at every design detail. 

By: Elaine Song Source: Virginia Macdonald Credits: Style at Home

The Real Houses of Style at Home

Editor-in-Chief: Dreamy master suite

When it came time to renovate her master bedroom, Erin knew “it had to feel peaceful, boast lots of storage and, of course, reflect her and her husband, with places for favourite keepsakes and most-cherished items. The result is a sweet, sophisticated retreat that beckons for R & R both day and night.” Tour this master to see the stunning adjoining dressing room.

By: Elaine Song Source: Virginia Macdonald Credits: Style at Home

The Real Houses of Style at Home

Senior Style Editor: Light, bright and white

If there’s one thing the Style at Home team knows, it’s that our Senior Style Editor Ann Marie Favot loves decorating with white. However, “though the décor is white, it leans neither to starkly crisp or shabby chic, instead feeling like an entirely new take on the all-white house.” Tour this home here.

By: Elaine Song Source: Stacey Van Berkel Credits: Style at Home

The Real Houses of Style at Home

Senior Style Editor: Family-friendly basement

While still favouring soothing pale colours, Ann Marie knew her basement family room makeover had to stand up to the chaos of children and dogs at play. The result is a comfy, fun space for her four-year-old daughter that’s still sleek and stylish. Tour the before and after of this basement makeover.

By: Elaine Song Source: Stacey Brandford Credits: Style at Home

The Real Houses of Style at Home

Executive Editor: Strategic and stylish kitchen

Blue and white with sunny yellow accents, our executive editor Suzanne Moutis’s kitchen may be small but it packs a pretty punch. With a strategic mix of open and closed storage, this kitchen is built for smart organization and beautiful displays. Tour this kitchen for more strategic and stylish storage tips.

By: Elaine Song Source: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home

The Real Houses of Style at Home

Executive Editor: Sophisticated dining room

Suzanne’s dining room is the result of an elegant makeover in which “sophisticated layers of texture in trendy tones of cream, espresso and gold elevate the ordinary”. See how this dining room went from ordinary to elegant.

By: Elaine Song Source: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home

The Real Houses of Style at Home

Design Editor: Contemporary industrial kitchen

Design editor Stacy Begg’s kitchen renovation is a true testament to her design style – a mix of contemporary and industrial. Brass accessories and hits of chartreuse play off the white and grey palette to create a “decidedly unique and inviting look” that’s delightfully fresh and modern. Tour this kitchen that's ready for anything - from kids' parties to adult soirees.

By: Elaine Song Source: Stacey Brandford Credits: Style at Home

The Real Houses of Style at Home

Design Editor: Bold family bathroom

This modern makeover features floor-to-ceiling subway tiles for a sleek, clean backdrop, setting the stage for bold black fixtures and hexagonal floor tiles which contrast nicely against the fun, colourful accents. See how this bathroom went from blah to bold.

By: Elaine Song Source: Angus Fergusson Credits: Style at Home

The Real Houses of Style at Home

Managing Editor: Colourfully curated living room

Managing editor Catherine Therrien could not wait to paint over the builder’s beige walls that came with her new townhouse. And seeing the after photos you would never believe they could ever be so lifeless. With great panache for mixing colour and pattern, Catherine breathed much-needed life into her home, pairing vintage finds with modern pieces and, of course, some crafty DIY. Tour this home that turns builder basic into colourfully chic.

By: Elaine Song Source: Virginia Macdonald Credits: Style at Home

The Real Houses of Style at Home

Managing Editor: Multi-functional deck

When hunting for her new home, an outdoor space was high on Catherine’s must-have list, and the enclosed deck off her townhouse’s living room fit the bill. With “designated areas for dining and entertaining, cooking, gardening and, most importantly, a spot for their Yorkshire terrier, Chloe” they were able to blend fun and function into this 180-square-foot space. Get savvy design tips on how to create your own urban oasis.

By: Elaine Song Source: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home

The Real Houses of Style at Home

Associate Design Editor: Cleverly crafted rental

Our savvy associate design editor Morgan Lindsay shows us how rental living is done. Using “a clever mix of new, thrifted and heirloom pieces, plus a good dose of DIY decor” she turns her ‘70s apartment into a home of her own. With a palette of white and grey, accented with pink, this light and youthful abode is ever-inviting and always ready to entertain. Tour this apartment to see how you can turn up the style on your rental.

By: Elaine Song Source: Virginia Macdonald Credits: Style at Home

The Real Houses of Style at Home

Art Director: Timeless white kitchen

As Style at Home’s art director, Karen Paddon has seen a lifetime’s worth of white kitchens, so when it came time to renovate her own, she knew exactly what she wanted. The result was a timeless, bright white space with the design power to withstand her two young boys. Tour this kitchen renovation designed with an enduring style.

By: Elaine Song Source: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home

The Real Houses of Style at Home

Contributing Design Editor: Modern bistro kitchen

When it came to her kitchen renovation, contributing design editor Christine Hanlon couldn’t decide between a traditional or a contemporary design. Her solution? Create a brand-new style she calls modern bistro – “a contemporary space that functions like a dream and is chock full of timeless appeal.” Tour this kitchen to see how it balances modern elements with timeless design.

By: Elaine Song Source: Michael Graydon Credits: Style at Home

The Real Houses of Style at Home

Contributing design editor: English-style backyard garden

Thanks to her family’s green thumb, it was a no-brainer when it came to Christine Hanlon’s backyard makeover, transforming it from a plain grassy yard into a verdant English-style garden. With more than enough space leftover, she created an outdoor living space with room for generous seating and dining areas. Tour the rest of this casual backyard oasis.

By: Elaine Song Source: Virginia Macdonald Credits: Style at Home

The Real Houses of Style at Home

Research Editor: Open-concept office

Our trusty research editor Mary Levitski’s home office came with a very particular challenge – it wasn’t an actual room. Delineating a workspace in her open-concept condo required a bold accent wall, large area rug and a custom L-shaped desk. See how this home office keeps things chic and organized, all out in the open.

By: Elaine Song Source: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home

 

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