My Houzz: Bold Midcentury Style in a Renovated Victorian Town House
Decorating flair and fun furnishings make for a lively and stylish family home in Toronto
Houzz at a Glance
Who lives here Andrea Van Leeuwen, Daniel Habashi and their two sons
Location Toronto, Canada
Size 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
Year built 1880s
Learn more about midcentury modern style
The dining room is defined by a bold graphic print from the Spanish wallpaper company Tres Tintas, which the couple purchased while on holiday in Madrid. It features a repeated line drawing of a chair, but the couple installed it upside down so the print reads as more of an abstract pattern.
Table, chairs: Casalife; pendant: Artemide; wallpaper: TresTintas; sideboard: Ikea
Rocking horse: Pottery Barn
Dresser: Ikea; hot-air balloon mobile: KolKid
Throw cushions: CB2
In the end, it’s the juxtaposition of old and new that the couple appreciates. Their home has the spirit and character of a 130-year-old Victorian house, but with the functionality of a fully modern, family-friendly dwelling, one that’s perfectly situated to soak up the energy of a buzzing area.
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