An Artist’s Lively Toronto Renovation

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It had 5 various types of carpet, a kitchen in among the upstairs bedrooms, the dining room had actually been drywalled into a bedroom, creaky floorings, a clanky furnace, a kitchen from the 1950s, and both yards had plenty of weeds. I knew it was the one for me when I stepped inside!.

That doesn’t sound like the majority of people’s cup of tea, however artist and trainer. Holly Wheatcroft. We are 2 blocks away from an amazing school with a connected community center, ice rink and soccer fields. The neighborhood is extremely unique, Holly says of their community in Toronto, Ontario.

The remodelling process proved to be quite time-consuming with fireplaces and walls coming down, new floors being set up and painting galore, occurring all over the 3-bedroom house. One night while cooking dinner she recognized she had achieved just that. The revelation brought her to tears.

That’s what I love most about Holly’s home. Living 1,000 miles away from my family, I am not too happy to admit that I am a bit jealous of Holly’s setup. Delight in!

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The wallpaper between the entryway’s Martha-Stewart-green door and the kitchen is

Cole & & Son Cow Parsley
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The entryway’s cutout to the left looks into the living room. The yellow wall is painted in

Farrow & & Ball Yellowcake.
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During the renovation, the kitchen was given an entirely new look.

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A closeup of the kitchen’s nook that Holly’s friend Gillian curated.

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Holly painted the window’s trim black in order to help it pop off of the white walls that surround it. When she brought it home, this school table still had old bubble gum stuck up under it. To prank her girls Claire and Bridget, Holly left it there. She sewed the bench’s cushions herself, and the girls’ artwork decorates the walls.

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Holly wanted a rug but wasn’t crazy about the idea of having to clean crumbs and leftovers out of it after meals, so she painted the floor pink. Now all she has to do is a quick sweep. The dining room’s lighting is from the Noguchi Museum. The wooden chairs were found on the street, and Holly had a friend “cut them down to make them look more modern,” before painting them black.

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One of Holly’s favorite spots in her newly renovated home is the dining room’s “living wall.” Wooly pockets hold each plant – a great option that won’t rot or ruin the drywall. The eye-catching wall is painted in

Benjamin Moore Naples Blue.
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This whole space is much more fluid and accessible now that the back walls have been torn down.

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The front hall is decorated with original art by Holly. This piece was inspired by the Axis Mundi – the world’s center/connection between Earth and Heaven. The staircase is painted in

Farrow & & Ball Strong White.
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A little greenery soaks up the rays coming through the landing’s original, stained-glass window.

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Bridget’s room’s coral walls peek out into the upstairs landing. The landing’s light fixture was found at a shop on Toronto’s Queen Street and is adorned with a hand-painted compass.

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Holly’s master bedroom may be small, but it gets beautiful light and looks out over the street. The bed frame is from West Elm, and the side table was picked up at CB2. The bedroom’s lamps are from

Lotte.

, and the bedding are from Dog crate and Barrel.

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