Another year, another round of gorgeous Canadian homes. As we bid a fond farewell to 2019 in all its design and decor glory, we look back at some of the most jaw-dropping and inspiring home renovations that blew us away this year – and we can’t wait to see what the new year will bring.
Travel back to the 1970s with this sprawling three-bedroom home in Prince Edward County that gives us major nostalgic feels. We love everything from this time capsule, from the curved blue sofa and brown velvet chairs to the shag rug that perfectly conjures up a bygone – yet still chic – era. Take the full tour of this 19th-century estate that embraces its sultry design.
Bold and Beautiful
Although there wasn’t enough space for a proper dining room in this eco-conscious Montreal home, the chic circular table and mismatched vintage chairs made all the difference when it came to spacing. Plus: you have to check out the video tour of the stunning walk-in pantry.
Minimalist vs. Maximalist
This former Montreal quadruplex, built in 1893, is a shining example of how a minimalist and a maximalist were able to reach a compromise when it came to renovations and decor. The 1960s-inspired monochromatic living room features pops of colour in the form of furniture and artwork.
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In addition to custom-made blackout drapery, this stunning master bedroom in a Toronto semi boasts a moody black focal wall. The bronze statue perched on the marble pillar adds a final dramatic flourish. Take the full tour of this Toronto Beaches semi that was stuck in the ’90s.
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Go With the Flow
The colour palette of this open-concept living room is kept simple by using white walls and neutral furnishings to offset the contrasting accents with the blue patterned rug and black chairs. See more of this east coast apartment that is so chic you’ll forget it’s a studio.
Light and Airy
The tall, white-draped windows and high-vaulted ceiling work together to form a light and airy living room that would be the envy of your friends and family. We especially love the dark-wood coffee table, stained wood flooring and black wood-burning fireplace that is giving us major cottage vibes. We bet you’ll want to steal the fine finishes and eclectic art in this modern boho home.
Buying a home in Toronto isn’t always easy, but this sunny abode is an absolute stunner after a recent renovation. Gone are the avocado-green toilets and outdated kitchen, in favour of striking backsplashes and cozy reading and office nooks that make us want to curl up with a good book. See more of this Toronto home that is the definition of cozy chic.
We love all the whimsical flourishes in this 106-year-old Victorian-era Montreal home – especially the wildebeest rug, floral couch pillows and vintage chandeliers. It’s all in keeping with some of Pinterest’s home decor trend predictions for 2020.
Black cabinetry and banana-leaf wallpaper are just a handful of the showstopping design elements featured in this South Granville loft in Vancouver. Inspired by Morocco and various personal mementos, there’s nothing cookie-cutter about this gorgeous space. See more of how this vibrant loft effortlessly plays with colour, pattern and style.
Some Assembly Required
Take a tour of this chill condo that proves you’re never too old for IKEA. This makeshift office in a nook off the kitchen relies on a fold-up desk
and a dining chair that conveniently pivots to work as a desk chair. It’s just one of the many ways to fully utilize a small space.
This 1950s-era Hamilton, Ont. bungalow strikes a perfect balance between Scandinavian minimalism and mid-century Californian vibes. The living space was brightened with the addition of a new window to the right of the fireplace and a white paint job for the entire room – including the fireplace.
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The goal for this cozy farmhouse escape in Collingwood, Ont. was to keep the renovations cheap and cheerful with plenty of thrifted items.
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This year-round beachy cottage in Muskoka puts a whole new spin on winter white with its tone-on-tone furniture (very on-trend for 2020) and layers of soft textures and nautical nattiness.
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The bathroom‘s design in this Prince Edward County home was trapped in the 1980s, complete with jarring hunter-green accents and matching wallpaper. Enter: midnight blue and a shower addition to the chic clawfoot soaking tub. Find 17 bathroom design trends to watch out for in 2020.
From the pendant light to the antique-looking table legs, this glam breakfast nook is surrounded by artfully propped up cutting boards and multi-coloured throw pillows for a chic and cheerful space where you can curl up with your morning coffee. See more of how this designer turned a tired Toronto rental into a chic family home with staying power.
Cool and Contemporary
This heritage house in East Vancouver is both cool and contemporary without forgetting its roots. We love the pops of pastel and seagrass bar stools that add an extra layer of texture to this bright and beautiful renovated kitchen.
This picture perfect holiday home gave us all the festive feels when we first laid eyes on it in late-2019. From the draped yews over the fireplace mantel to the flawless gold presents under the tree (we’re jealous of those wrapping skills!), this home would make even Scrooge or the Grinch smile. Take the full tour of this holiday home that is so charming, it’ll make you believe in Santa Claus.
In Shiplap Shape
If you’re anything like us, this century-old historic Langley farmhouse will make you want to move to the country ASAP, especially once you’ve seen the shiplap ceilings, salvaged wood walls and dark-stained original flooring.
From Factory to Loft
This beautiful open-concept loft in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood was converted from a former textile factory and boasts a clean colour palette and wood-panelled ceilings and floors. Take the full tour of this airy home that was transformed into a quintessentially Toronto loft.
Bid farewell to any preconceived notions you might have had about extra-narrow basement apartments, because this kitchen space leaves plenty of room to maneuver. Although it doesn’t feature a window, it still has plenty of natural light thanks to the airy wood and white colour scheme.
Even washing the dishes is an occasion to embrace the holiday spirit in this Montreal-area tiny home that has been transformed into a winter wonderland. The soft, soothing colour palette of the holiday decor goes hand-in-hand with the space’s overall aesthetic.
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The Property Brothers incorporated elements of the homeowners’ longtime country house with a smattering of vintage gems scattered throughout this stunning renovation. Take the full tour of this fixer-upper that proves you can bring country charm to the city.
This savvy media centre blends contemporary and country thanks to its sleek finishes and unique textures. The antique posts and trimmed backing add tons of character, while the oversized shelving allow for a variety of objects to be stored or featured. Learn more about how this family got a brand new living space in under 36 hours.
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