Jo Alcorn is a veteran of home improvement tv, sells her own line of furniture and interior lighting. She also tosses off a couple of stagings for high-end homes for resale. There’s more about Jo in my Hot Home column in the Saturday Star, but here are a few pics of her spaces that likely did not make it through to the print edition. Alas.
Because we like to give credit where credit is due, here's some info on the spaces:
Bedroom: Design Republic, TEB interiors mixed with Bouclair
Living Room: Zsemba Furniture, Jeff Turner Coffee table mix with Bouclair
Office: Chair Table Lamp, James Connelly Art mixed with Bouclair
Alcorn’s website has links to a previous showcase and videos with tips for mixing high and low pieces. In one she advocates for DIY art. The most recent example of that for me was that my sister Cathy picked up three brilliant colour postcard photographs of Frida Kahlo. (See images below. All are from Nickolas Muray © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives) We saw the show on the weekend. Sad. Operatic.Fascinating. We’ll house these in cheap Ikea frames and they’ll brighten yet another corner of my house. Thank you, Frida — and Cathy.
If we’d been museum hopping, we might
have also made it down to the Textile Museum of Canada
gift shop, where we might have found lovely tea towels by Raingoose. About $15. Definitely frame-worthy. But I'd also buy them because they'd help with the everyday art of drying dishes and the such. And because they'd be awfully pretty fluttering on the laundry line.