In between appearances at the National Home Show yesterday, I dropped into the Eurodale Dream Home (sponsored by the Toronto Star). What a great space. Designers Karen Sealy, Sharon Grech, and Ramsin Khachi did fabulous work — I especially loved the crushed glass counter-top in Ramsin’s kitchen and the delicate branches festooned with crocheted flowers Karen hung over the master bed to create an enchanted forest look, while Sharon created a bedroom and play area any self-respecting kid would be crazy about. But it was Janette’s whimsical entranceway and dining room that really made me smile. It’s not a look you’re likely to see often at a consumer home show – which is precisely why I loved it. It’s a cleverly cluttered, elegantly down-at-the-heel look that reminds us the most interesting spaces are rarely magazine-shoot perfect. You can check out these two shots for a feel, but — better by far — to run down to the show and take a look. Don't forget to ask about the forward-thinking modular design.
I’ll be back at the show on Thursday, co-hosting a Girl’s Night Out event with Janette, where I’ll be showing how to make great spring-inspired tablescapes with fun and affordable linens and the ridiculously versatile Bistro line of dinnerware by PC Home that I’ve recently discovered and made my new best friend.