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See my fave picks from the Spring Home Book and let's shop the 6th and 7th floors! Visit the event page on Facebook for more deets.


Wed. April 15, 2015

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What doesn't break you makes you stronger.

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, Peterborough, Ont.

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Feb. 11-17, 2015


Oct. 16-20, 2014



tweed decorating

The time has come. My pretty kitchen (I hope that doesn't sound boastful, I do love her) has been pleading with me to bring her neighbouring rooms up to snuff and I've decided to comply. I'm pulled in so many decorating directions -- occupational hazzard -- but for this project suitability will be my watchword. The home is a century old dowager in rural Ontario so no Domino razzle dazzle for her. Tweed House will be warm and inviting, she will be linen and wool, flax and cream. She will be fine antiques, she will be not-so-fine antiques. This is the beginning. There, it's official. Samples samples samples......

inside scoop: left side of this photo is blank because at photo shoot time I hadn't decided on what style stool I wanted. I borrowed this one by Magis --  but the store only had one. We took a second version of this shot with the stool on the left, then the Photoshop wizzes at the office knit them togther and voila, there were two, see:

btw: lest you think that I decorate with text, the words on the top right are display text from the STYLE AT HOME article. No stencil letters or peel and stick words for me thanks.

photos: donna griffith

Reader Comments (4)

can't wait to hear more about this project Margot and I hope you post pictures as you renovate. I love everything you design and I know it's going to be gorgeous.

I can't wait to see this.. you're making ME excited, and it's not even my home :)

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

I adore you kitchen Margot. It is stunning.

What colour is the cream on the walls please? It's a perfect fresh colour

July 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNicki

Thanks! Wall colour is Slipper Satin by Farrow & Ball.

September 16, 2013 | Registered CommenterMargot Austin

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