In this must-see before and after, designer Laurie Blyskis takes you behind-the-scenes of her dramatic home renovation. See how she overhauled the traditional abode into a modern farmhouse with touches of natural wood, brushed brass hardware and vintage elements. For a grand first impression, Laurie added lotus wallpaper to the entryway, and continued the drama into the open-concept living room and kitchen with navy lower cabinets, black French-style lanterns and a spacious island, perfect for holiday hosting. Plus, you’ll love how Laurie decorates for Christmas with plenty of fresh greenery, pops of blush and cream and a dash of festive sparkle.
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Main Floor Paint on walls: BM Silver Satin, All trim: BM Chantilly Lace, All tile from Factory Tile Depot Burlington, All door hardware: Oakville Fine Hardware, Powder Room Walls: Benjamin Moore, Iron Mountain, White gloss subway tiles in kitchen: 9 x 2 dark grey grout, Same tiles used in Powder room, but laid in herringbone pattern, with black grout for contrast, Kitchen cabinetry: Touchwood Cabinets, Countertops: Cambria Quartz. (Perimeter of kitchen: Torquay, Island: extra thick 6cm Brittanicca Warm), All lower cabinets: BM Hale Navy, Two Upper cabinets: BM Nimbus Gray, Hardware: Brushed gold “Swagger” 160 and 224 mm, Flooring: Torlys 7 1/2’ wide plank hand scraped Wildwood Oak, through Speers Flooring Oakville, Dining Table wood Top from Exotic Woods, Stain for Beam: BM custom “Nest Gray,” Contractor/renovation team: Rose Building Group, Electricians: Gervais Electric, Plumbing: LD Plumbing, Painting: Brushworks Painting and Decorating/ EliteTrade Painting/ Top Coat Painters West, Architecture: Structural Wall removal/Layout design plans: Carrothers and Associates, Lighting: Concept Lighting Burlington, All plumbing supplies: faucets, sink, strainer, powder room vanity: EMCO Ensuite Burlington, Gas Fireplace: Brooms, Kitchen Barstools: Custom, through Highland Chair Co., Holiday Greenery: Holland Park, Most accessories and plants/planters throughout home: Centro, Station Home, HomeSense, Pure Boutique, The Cross Decor and Design, Custom artwork in Kitchen: Minted, Etsy, Interior Design House, Family room accessories, pillows, throws: Urban Barn, Pillows in Living room: Chelle and Co Pillow Shop/Dwellissimo, Runner in Kitchen: CC and Mike the Shop, Furniture in Living Room: Interior Design House, Furniture in Family Room: Urban Barn, EQ3, West Elm, Heritage Fine Furniture, Rugs in both FR /LR: Wayfair, Cowhide Rug in entrance: ECowhide Rugs, Console Table in Front Entrance: Wayfair, Wallpaper in Front Entrance: Farrow and Ball: Lotus.
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