ELTE A great high-end furnishings store in Toronto. A working fireplace (of any sort).
- • All Benjamin Moore:
• Hale Navy in the guest and master bedrooms.
• Cromwell Gray in the main floor (like Farrow & Ball's Pantalon ell, & Pantalone, which I had in my previous apartment).
• Metropolis in the upstairs bathroom.
• Carbon Copy in the dressing room on the ceiling and walls (a purple-based black).
• Booth Bay Gray for the kitchen cabinets.
• Rockport Gray in downstairs stairwell.
• Coventry Gray in the downstairs bathroom.
- • Green's Antiques on Parliament and Winchester: corner cabinet in kitchen, guest bed frame and side tables, gentleman's dresser in the master bedroom, wardrobe in the dressing room, lamps in living room, mantel piece in fireplace
• The Cabbagetown festival yardsale: side table in living room
• IKEA: living room couch that is also queen size sofa bed and the bed in the master bedroom. I trimmed the bedhead myself.
• Mitchell Gold side chair in living room from Caban
• Value Village in Ottawa: coffee table, side table and mirror in living room from (each piece was $14!); dining room chairs ($10 each); old telephone table in the living room.
• Dining room table ($100) from Almost Antiques on Queen St. East
• Side table in entryway from The Bombay Company.
• Side table in guest bathroom ($45) - I waited for 4-5 hours at an auction at Goodwill on Bloor St. and it was the last lot. I was determined to get it.
- • Glasses and china from Waddington's Auction House in Brighton, Ontario; all estate sales from across Ontario. A lot of things are cleared out for free.
• The Conran Shop (a friend is a buyer for the store and gets me great pieces): pinstripe duvet in master bedroom, art deco style cars and pewter bathroom accessories, Wedgewood teapot a sample (Dynasty pattern), dog pillow in the living room. (http://www.conran.com/)
• Intaglio purchased through eBay from Simon Orrell Designs someone in the U.K. who took casts of originals. I framed them all myself.
• Ebay: silver cocktail shakers, flatware
• Foo dogs in living room from Pearl River in New York City
• Tray on coffee table and white Foo dogs, Coral in living room (I painted it red) from Winners
• Frames and sculpture in the master bedroom from St. Lawrence Market
• Champage buckets from Value Village
• Candlesticks from Pottery Barn
• Blue and white China lamp from Green's Antiques
• Vases from Caban (now defunct) or florists
- • a lot of lamps from Green's Antiques
• Sconces from antique stores in Ottawa.
• The Whale Oil lamp, kitchen chandelier and outdoor light from Canadian Tire (about $10 each).
• I installed the lighting, crown molding and most of the thicker baseboards from Home Depot to give some period detail to the house.
- • Hogar on Queen St.
RUGS & CARPETS
- • stairwell came as iS
• the runner in entryway and living room rug from Home Hardware
• rug in guest bedroom was a gift from a friend in London
- • Oil painting downstairs from the Great Glebe Garage Sale in Ottawa (annual sale)
• Living room: 4 maps are about 100 years old from The Packhouse Antiques in Farnham, Surrey, U.K. and show places where I've lived. Big brown frame with two men - "a gay interest" piece - from Cornerstone at Dundas and Keeele St.; photos of Brighton show the street where I went to University and lived on both sides of the street; Etchings of Farnham Castle, which is near where I lived in the U.K.; The rest are from St. Lawrence's Market including fish prints in landing and horse prints in the dressing room
• Guest bathroom: car prints from a Car Photography book, I used Ikea frames; photograph on the wall by the mirror from an auction at the Snap Photography Festival Auction
• Guest bedroom: New Yorker covers from my birthday, a gift from my cousin.
• Master Bedroom: cartoon from a magazine "Service Evolution" from The Packhouse Antiques in Farnham, Surrey, U.K.
• Mirror on the landing an old frame from a junk shop - I sprayed it gold, used brown oil crayon to age it, and then put mirror in it.
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