This weekend I toured The 2012 Princess Margaret Showhome in Oakville designed by Lynda Reeves and her House & Home design team. Even before entering the home you notice the board and batten sections that veer off from the main stone house giving it that true farmhouse feel. The tour was given by Suzanne Dimma, the editor of House & Home Magazine. She explained that in traditional farmhomes, room additions would have been added on to the main home, and that is exactly what they have done here. Even the refrigerator is in another room, called a servery. This was typical of old farmhouse style where the refridgerator may not have been in the kitchen. This allowed the kitchen to have a very symmetrical, clean-lined open feel. A gorgeous black Aga stove is flanked by long marble counter tops and deep rectangle sinks. A massive black wall unit housed crisp white plates and bowls and provided storage space since there were no overhead cabinets.
My favourite piece was this gorgeous rustic trestle table in the dining room. Couldn’t you just imagine the dinner parties you could host here talking and dining for hours?
Look at the grand, stunning stone fireplace with it’s herringbone surround. I would never leave this room in the winter time. And the windows, did I mention the windows? Many were floor to ceiling giving this home such a bright and airy feel.
With it’s blend of traditonal and modern style, rustic wood accents, tall ceilings, large rooms, hints of black and all the stone work gave this home a casual yet stately feel.
Tickets are still available for a chance to win this 4.3 million dollar show home.
I have to give a big thanks to Sharon Grech of Benjamin Moore and Cityline. Sharon took the time to speak with my friend Darlene from At Home Interior Design and myself, and gave us some insight into the world of interior design.
All photos are from House & Home.