DIY the Style: Projects Inspired by Cedrick & Sunny's Dramatic 1938 Bungalow

DIY the Style: Projects Inspired by Cedrick & Sunny's Dramatic 1938 Bungalow

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Dabney Frake
Aug 20, 2015
(Image credit: Marie-Lyne Quirion)

Cedrick and Sunny's Toronto home is a fascinating blend of traditional architectural history and detail, combined with loads of found objects and mid-century furnishings. Check out these three ways to make similar modern lighting, a texture rug, and colorful artwork to get their look in your own home.

  1. Cedrick and Sunny's wall sconce is a take on an original light by Jean Prouvé. You buy versions from places like onefortythree and even Wayfair, but it's also totally possible to make one for yourself. We featured this brass swing lamp from Hello Lidy a couple of years ago, and it would be so easy to make a longer black version. The toughest part of the tutorial is needing a tube bender, which costs around $40 and can be used for other projects. Otherwise parts add up to a little over $50.
  2. As a book lover, I've always enjoyed Penguin classics covers so the framed oversized artwork makes me super happy. You can buy original oils from artists such as Duncan Hannah, or smaller print reproductions from Etsy. But Lisa Roy tried her own hand at painting one on canvas, with great results. You can see her step-by-step tutorial and photos on her website.
  3. And last but not least, you can buy a real cowhide rug anywhere, from Design Within Reach to Amazon. However, you might not want to spend the money, or you may have objections to using animal material on your floor. If either is the case, for about $50 you can buy cowhide fabric (called Udder Madness to great applause) and fashion it into a rug in about an hour. The DIY Mommy tried it and shows you the process.

To see the rest of this beautiful home, see the full tour of Cedrick & Sunny's Dramatic 1938 Toronto Bungalow.

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