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MAY 2018 19 Versatile, convenient and stylish, belly baskets are all the rage.

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HOMES 68 IN A GOOD LIGHT A modern makeover enhances the traditional bones of an exquisite Montreal home

STYLE NEWS The best home decor products, the hottest trends and the most inspiring ideas

24 DESSERT OF THE MONTH Sweet and tangy, this zingy tart is undeniably delicious

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An equestrian lets a trusted designer take the reins in appointing her vacation home

HIGH OR LOW? A restful bedroom was designed on both a realist’s and a dreamer’s budget. Can you tell the difference?

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DECORATING 40 GARDENS WITH STYLE Inspiring classic garden looks to make the most of the warmer months

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A RESTFUL RENEWAL A dated bathroom is made over to pay homage to its 1920s beginnings

52 A NEW LEAF A light-filled nature-inspired studio is a creative hub for Danielle Hardy’s blossoming wall decor biz

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56 DRAMA OVERLOAD Drama defines a unique show-stopping kitchen in more ways than one

60 SMALL WONDERS Floral designer Alison Westlake creates three groupings of spring posies to grace your home

FOOD 90 NATURALLY NIGELLA Nigella Lawson’s favourite spring recipes, full of freshness, flavour and the domestic goddess’s signature style

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ON THE COVER The bright white exterior of this farmhouse-style home creates a cleanlined look without overshadowing its stunning verdant surroundings. COVER PHOTOGRAPHY Tracey Ayton CANADA’S

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OFF THE PAGE As if straight out of a fairy tale, the stunning pieces in RH Restoration Hardware’s covetable catalogues come to life at RH Toronto, The Gallery at Yorkdale. The spectacular 70,000-square-foot four-level space is more lavish mansion than store, thanks in part to its sit-down café and cofee bar. Beyond seamlessly blending retail and residential, The Gallery achieves what RH does best: It blurs the line between inside and out, and our top picks from the brand’s most recent outdoor collection do, too.

Sunbrella acrylic Kuba Cloth Central Square TOSS CUSHION COVER in Brown/Black, 20", $187, aluminum and acrylic Balmain SWIVEL CHAIR in Slate, $1,646, RH Restoration Hardware, rh.com.

Clodagh concrete Cosimo PLANTERS, from $221 each, RH Restoration Hardware, rh.com.

Hampton Bay steel Wentworth BISTRO TABLE, $159, and STOOLS, $100 each, The Home Depot, homedepot.ca.

Keep things cozy and stylish in your yard – without breaking the bank! – with this geometric wood-burning fireplace.

HOT HOT HEAT Well, hello there, head-turner! We can’t take our eyes off this sleek free-standing outdoor fireplace. An arresting modern take on the traditional chiminea, this hexagonal black powder-coated iron piece is sure to turn up the heat in your backyard in more ways than one. The best part? It’s wood-burning, so expect a pleasing scent in the air. Powder-coated iron CHIMINEA, $199, HomeSense, homesense.ca.

CHEZ YOU MODEST MEALS IN CRAMPED QUARTERS IN THE HEART OF PARIS – THAT’S LIKELY WHERE THE INTIMATE BISTRO ORIGINATED, AND WITH IT, ITS COMPACT NAMESAKE TABLE. THIS DISTRESSED-LOOK DINING SET BOASTING AN INDUSTRIAL VIBE WILL FIT ON JUST ABOUT ANY BALCONY, NO MATTER HOW SMALL, SO YOU’RE ALL SET TO SERVE A MEAL EN PLEIN AIR.

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SOON BE ON EVERY DESIGN LOVER’S LIPS – AND PERHAPS ON THEIR WALLS, TOO. WHETHER IT’S USED AS LOW-COMMITMENT ARTWORK OR FULLON WALLPAPER, THE WHITE-ON-BLUE PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS ARE JAW-DROPPERS!

Framed Cyanotype Water Lilies PRINTS, from $250 each, Celadon, celadonart.com.

BLUE BOTS Dating back to 1842, cyanotype is a rudimentary photographic process that produces white images on a Prussian blue backdrop. Most commonly used for architectural blueprints, among its original proponents was Anna Atkins, whose Photographs of British Algae was the first book illustrated with photogenically produced images. Building on that history, these days the decor world is budding with inventive interpretations of botanical cyanotypes, and we can’t wait to see what blooms.

Jefrey Alan Marks Oceanview FABRICS, prices available on request, through designers, Kravet Canada, kravetcanada.com.

Jasperware Burlington PLANTERS, from $95, Wedgwood, wedgwood.com.

See the coast through MAKE A MARK Jeffrey Alan Marks’s No one does coastal chic quite like Jefrey Alan Marks. The Los celebrity designer brings his cozy-chic Californiaeyes with his new fabric Angeles-based cool aesthetic to Oceanview, his second collection of luxury fabrics Kravet Canada. Inspired by moonlit water, the selection of line, Oceanview. for printed and woven textiles is rendered in tones of white, grey and blue and features bright pops of citrine. Used on a grouping of toss cushions, the patterns play of one another like lapping waves, but each has more than enough style to stand out all on its own.

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JASPER GESTURE How does a company that originated in 1759 stay relevant? By upholding the innovative spirit of its founder. In 1775, Josiah Wedgwood introduced a new material called Jasperware. Today, this iconic dainty unglazed stoneware has been totally reinvented, its colours married in free-spirited undulating marble-like layers.


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tip For added sweetness, double the meringue recipe and pipe two rings around the edge of the tart.

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MAKES ONE 10" TART

Crust 1½ cups all-purpose flour ½ cup icing sugar 1 tsp pure vanilla extract ½ cup cold unsalted butter, cubed 4 egg yolks Filling ¾ cup granulated sugar 1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest ¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 4 large eggs ½ cup 35% cream Meringue 4 egg whites ⅓ cup granulated sugar 26 |

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In a food processor, pulse the flour, icing sugar and vanilla until combined. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, until just combined and the dough begins to come together. With your hands, work the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Cut a circle of parchment paper to fit the bottom of a 10" fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. On a lightly floured surface, roll the chilled dough into a ¼" thick circle approxi-

mately 12" in diameter. Fit the dough into the tart pan, trimming the excess from the edge with a knife. Using your fingers, work the pastry over the bottom and into the sides of the pan to form a fluted crust. Chill for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line the pastry with parchment paper and cover with pie weights. Place the tart pan on a baking sheet and blind bake for 15 minutes. Remove the pie weights and bake the shell for another 8 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350°F. To make the filling, whisk the sugar, lemon zest and juice, eggs and cream together in a medium bowl until the sugar

dissolves. Pour the filling into the baked tart shell. (The filling should reach the top of the shell.) Bake for 15 minutes; rotate the tart pan and bake for another 8 to 10 minutes (the filling should jiggle slightly in the centre of the tart). Cool for 1 hour. To make the meringue, beat the egg whites in a bowl with an electric hand mixer until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes. Gradually add the sugar, 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time, and continue beating until stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes. Pipe the meringue around the edge of the cooled tart and, if desired, brown the peaks with a kitchen torch; serve.


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$437 11 House of Hampton queen buttontufted polyester Handley HEADBOARD in Parchment, Wayfair.ca.

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5 Painted seagrass BASKET with tassels, Pimlico Design Gallery, pimlicogallery.com.

12 Marimekko cotton Juhlaraita TOSS CUSHIONS with polyester insert, 20", $75 each, EQ3, eq3.com.

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13 Lavato queen linen-cotton blend Contrast FLAT SHEET, $322, and PILLOW CASES, $159 per pair, all in White/Skylight, Au Lit Fine Linens, aulitfinelinens.com.

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6 Banana silk Kahlo RUG in Ivory, 8' x 10', Elte, elte.com. Railings 31 WALL PAINT, Farrow & Ball, farrow-ball.com; brick-look WALLPAPER, Lowe’s, lowes.ca; jute RUG, IKEA, ikea.ca; DUVET COVER, ROBE, Au Lit Fine Linens, aulitfinelinens.com.

$640 1 Powder-coated steel 8-light Atom 8 CHANDELIER in Matte Black, Union Lighting and Furnishings, unionlf.com.

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$30 2 Nickel-plated steel Aläng SCONCE with paper shade, IKEA, ikea.ca.

9 Chenille- and sequin-embellished cotton Indira LUMBAR CUSHION in White with polyester insert, 14" x 40", Anthropologie, anthropologie.com.

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12 Cotton Vårgyllen TOSS CUSHION COVERS, 20", $5 each, polyester Inner INSERTS, $5 each, IKEA, ikea.ca.

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Cream, off-white, beige – light near-whites are made for bedrooms, lending a fresh note while contributing to a soothing sense of calm.

CALL ON CORD If you have the space, incorporate seating at the foot of your bed – this practical touch will pull the room together. Inspired by the stool pairings in our High and Low sets, these cord-seat benches are sure to lend cozy texture. Whether handwoven or mass-produced from natural fibre or paper, there are options for every budget.

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Some things you just can’t do on a set, and wall-to-wall floor covering is one of them. Producer Christine Hanlon tucked a large rug against the walls to fake it, but she says broadloom carpeting is a great way to achieve sophistication in the bedroom. “Just avoid fuzzy high-pile options,” Christine cautions. Instead, she recommends hard-wearing, lowmaintenance flatweaves and low piles in natural fibres and blends. 1 Sisal Island Mix in 755, $4.65 per sq. ft., 2 nylon blend New Colour in Wrangler, $10.65 per sq. ft., 3 sisal Island Mix in 739, $4.65 per sq. ft., 4 wool blend Forsythia in Iron, $8.95 per sq. ft., 5 nylon blend New Colour in Icicle, $10.65 per sq. ft., Elte, elte.com.

Whimsical pompoms pick up the room’s colour scheme.

BELLY UP

tossing and turning. Best of all, it comes right to your doorstep compressed and rolled in a hockey bag-sized box, so you can remain in repose and save on delivery charges, too. Queen MATTRESS, $850, Endy, endy.com.

Belly baskets, from left to right: Mercury Row seagrass with pompoms, $65, Wayfair.ca; seagrass in Natural & White, $39, Wills & Prior, willsandprior.com; painted woven water plants Antonio, $14, Structube, structube.com; seagrass Solid, $50, Elte Market, eltemkt.com; painted seagrass with tassels, $125, Pimlico Design Gallery, pimlicogallery.com.

What did we do before belly baskets? Featuring convenient handles, the handy natural-fibre bins were devised to transport rice, but they’ve proven to be so much more versatile. Planter holders, hampers, storage bins, beach bags – the list of uses keeps growing. And as the popularity of these stylish pieces rises, versions with fun embellishments have become available, including paint blocking, tassels and the like. We can’t wait to see more!

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Inspired by a traditional European-style courtyard, this garden look is elegant and tailored, possessing old-world charm and romantic details. Think manicured hedges, hefty urns, wrought iron furniture and tidy stone pathways. When choosing furniture for your space, look for sets with structured silhouettes. Accessorize with hurricane lanterns and cast iron urns filled with boxwood and ivy. When hosting alfresco, serve coupes of champagne and fancy hors d’oeuvres – and don’t forget to dress to impress.

A mosaic-topped side table is tastefully traditional.

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This classic copper tool is pretty and practical. 1 Limoux LANTERN in Brass, from $446, RH Restoration Hardware, rh.com; 2 Hexa SIDE TABLE, $379, Crate and Barrel, crateandbarrel.com; 3 Canvas Argenta URN in Aged Iron, $50, Canadian Tire, canadiantire.ca; 4 BeautiTone Style at Home Country Collection 2 Satin Glass FD087-3 PAINT, Home Hardware, homehardware.ca; 5 Canvas Beaumont ARMCHAIR, $750 per pair, Canadian Tire, canadiantire.ca; 6 Perfect 10 GARDENING GLOVES, $30, Watson Gloves, watsongloves.com; 7 Haws Copper WATERING CAN, $99, Lee Valley, leevalley.com. STYLEATHOME.COM MAY 2018

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LOOK 2

sleek modern


GET THE LOOK

This outdoor oasis features a clean-lined stone patio juxtaposed with lush and textured grasses and greenery. To achieve a similar cool-modern vibe in your backyard, opt for contemporary silhouettes, streamlined finishes and minimalist furnishings. Layer in perennial grasses in two or three hues, and add a punch of purple with a cluster of tall flowering plants, such as lavender. Best for casual afternoon lounging and easygoing entertaining, this garden is suited to sunny get-togethers and on-trend cocktails with herb garnishes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; rosemary gin fizz, anyone?

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Streamlined Scandichic pieces play into this contemporary theme.

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5 1 Bittergurka WATERING CAN, $17, IKEA, ikea.ca; 2 Beauti-Tone Gypsy Caravan A38-51295-0 PAINT, Home Hardware, homehardware.ca; 3 BADMINTON SET, $200, Crate and Barrel, crateandbarrel.com; 4 Corded Weave LOUNGE CHAIR, $1,188, West Elm, westelm.com; 5 Outdoor Propane FIRE TABLE, $499, Rona, rona.ca; 6 Panama HAT in Natural, $76, J.Crew, jcrew.com; 7 Concrete Pedestal BISTRO TABLE, $1,119, West Elm, westelm.com. STYLEATHOME.COM MAY 2018

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LOOK 3

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GET THE LOOK

The natural beauty of bucolic Britain inspired our English Country garden look. Picture rambling weathered brick pathways, casual plantings, ornate benches in hidden corners and accessories with an aged or rustic patina. When it comes to choosing plants, go for English roses in abundance, as well as old-fashioned favourites like hollyhocks, foxgloves, wisteria, phlox and peonies. This garden is a place to relax with a good book and a cup of tea, or to host an informal party with classic Pimmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup cocktails, tea sandwiches and leisurely games of croquet.

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A rusted-look patina makes this firepit feel delightfully well used.

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DECORATING 101

prety in pink

This breezy-fresh bedroom built for a budding artiste has lots of highlights, but here are some of her favourites.

TEXT BETHANY LYTTLE PHOTOGRAPHY TRACEY AYTON


These vibrant wooden dolls are souvenirs from a trip to Costa Rica. Nine-year-old Madeline Mast chose them herself.

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coco twig PENDANT LIGHT with black iron hardware, $449, CB2, cb2.ca.

get the look fresh & youthful

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“Start with your child’s personality,” says Sophie Burke, who designed this artful and girly bedroom for nine-year-old Madeline Mast along with Madeline’s mom, Cindy. “Let the room reflect your child’s passions, talents and delights.”

Family heirlooms are delightful reminders of Madeline’s ancestry. The 1940s swivel chair once belonged to one of her greatgrandmas (Cindy had it reupholstered in a more youthful toile). The colourful toss cushion, crocheted by another greatgrandmother, looks surprisingly modern, and the stufed bunny has been by Madeline’s side since she was born.

2 BACKDROP BRILLIANCE Crisp white walls and Scandinavianinspired pale wood floors serve as a blank canvas. This lets treasured toys, colourful furnishings and a revolving art display take centre stage.

3 LIGHT FANTASTIC When night falls, an airy rattan pendant light illuminates the space, casting pretty geometric shadows in what feels like a dynamic display of evening art.

4 BEDTIME STORY Vintage and fanciful, the coral-coloured iron bed frame was an antique must-have, but needed updating from a local ironworker. Now the bed is Destination Dreamscape. The bedding is patterned with blushing thistle blooms, which feel perfectly suited to spring. Peachy pink shams complete the look.

▲ Double metal Gwen BED

FRAME in White, $199, Structube, structube.com.

6 SIGNATURE STYLE Decorating with kids’ artwork is a great way to strike a one-of-a-kind look and support a child’s creativity. Inspired by Canadian artist Emily Carr, Madeline created the painting that hangs above the bird-legged side table.

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DESIGN, Sophie Burke Design, sophieburkedesign.com; Cloud White CC-40 WALL PAINT, Benjamin Moore; BED FRAME, The Market by Spruce Collective; SIDE TABLE, Urban Outfitters; RUG, IKEA; BEDDING, Schoolhouse Electric Supply & Co.; BEDSKIRT, RH Restoration Hardware.

Meera Block Print QUILT, $289 US, Kalyana Textiles, kalyanatextiles.com.

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DECORATING

A dated bathroom receives a modern makeover that pays homage to its 1920s beginnings.

TEXT MARIANNE DAVIDSON PHOTOGRAPHY DONNA GRIFFITH STYLING ANN MARIE FAVOT


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hen Style at Home’s editorial director Erin McLaughlin decided to renovate her stepdaughter Emma Peckham’s 70-square-foot bathroom, it was only natural that Erin called on designer and Style at Home contributing design editor Stacy Begg for some help. Stacy’s mission? To bring the glam-style bathroom – last renovated in the 1980s – into the 21st century, while honouring the home’s 1920s character. She provided an update that included a soft muted palette, contrasting textures and a few modern elements. “All I remember about the original bathroom was it being overwhelmingly pink with lots of mirrors,” says the designer with a laugh. “I’ve tried to erase it from my memory!” Though the walls and flooring were bound for a total overhaul, the original enamelled cast iron bathtub stayed put. “The whole design was actually hinged on the tub,” says Stacy. It’s the only piece that tied the look back to the home’s 100-year history. With that in mind, the designer chose finishes that were contempor ary enough to give the room a cleanlined, subtly feminine aesthetic while respecting its traditional origin. Here’s how she completed her mission.

1. PEACEFUL PALETTE Renovated by the previous homeowner in the 1980s, the retro-glam bathroom was dated, to say the least. Designer Stacy Begg decided to tone down its flashy features with a subdued palette of greys and whites. STYLEATHOME.COM MAY 2018

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4. AQUATIC INSPIRATION The shower curtain sports a large-scale yet muted koi print. The fish, symbolizing courage and strength, serve as daily encouragement.

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Though the room’s colour scheme is neutral, it’s imbued with pattern from top to bottom: The floor tiles offer an ersatz mosaic, while the stylish stripes on the bath mat are large and playful. Combined with the flowing pattern on the shower curtain, the curvy lines of the wall tiles, the stunning brass fixtures and the sleek white vanity, these elements provide ample visual interest.

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2. EXOTIC ELEMENTS This bathroom exudes the serenity of a traditional Turkish bath, thanks to some worldly accessories. Arabesque-style handmade ceramic wall tiles call to mind faraway lands and create a simple elegant envelope, while hammam towels and a belly basket continue the exotic feel and add a hint of bohemian inspiration to the mix.

3. METALLIC MOMENTS The designer chose brass fixtures to create a warm contrast to the room’s cool grey tones. Adding pops of the glowing metal makes a strong statement and is a nod to the luxe materials popular during the prosperous 1920s.

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DESIGN, Stacy Begg Design, stacybeggdesign.com; Beauti-Tone Style at Home Country Collection 2 Worn Cedar FD074-0 WALL PAINT, Home Hardware; Kohler VANITY, Atlantis Bath Centre; VANITY HARDWARE, SCONCES Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.; FAUCET, TOILET, SHOWER FIXTURES, Kohler; Tortuga WALL TILES, Saltillo Imports; FLOOR TILES, Ceregres; BATH MAT, SOAP DISH, CANDLE, pedestal MIRROR, VASE, H&M Home; Jefrey Alan Marks Upstream SHOWER CURTAIN FABRIC, Kravet Canada; SHOWER CURTAIN SEWING, Q. Design Perfect Drapery and Shades; hammam BATH TOWELS, Tonic Living.

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This light-filled nature-inspired studio is a creative hub for Danielle Hardyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blossoming wall decor biz. TEXT AMANDA ETTY | PHOTOGRAPHY JANIS NICOLAY


Alice de Crom (back left) of Floralista Flower Studio brought in armfuls of beautiful blooms, which members of the UrbanWalls team (pictured here, founder Danielle Hardy, front left, and production assistant Tammie Gauer) used to design the Garden Flowers decals that are now showcased throughout the space. DINING TABLE, RUG, Rove Concepts; FLOWERS, Floralista Flower Studio.

LEFT The eye-catching green velvet sofa sets the scene in the lushly decorated sitting area, which is ideal for catching up on emails and holding team brainstorming sessions. WALL DECALS (throughout), UrbanWalls; SOFA, SIDE CHAIR, Article; COFFEE TABLE, SIDE TABLE, RUG, THROWS, The Cross Decor & Design; TABLE LAMP, Overstock.com; faux-fur TOSS CUSHION, West Elm.

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vibe. The look is echoed on the walls, which Danielle spruced up with oversized decals of foliage and flowers. “Greenery has a way of livening up any room, and given Vancouver’s oft-grey forecast, we thought it would be wonderful to cover the walls in beautiful botanicals.” We couldn’t agree more. The cream-walled wood-floored studio, with its high ceiling and big windows, is the perfect space in which to experiment with exciting STYLEATHOME.COM MAY 2018

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ABOVE Danielle and production assistant Leah Davidson demonstrate how easy it is to put up the oversized floral wall decals. This lively touch doesn’t require any water, which is ideal, since Danielle admittedly favours low-maintenance plants. RIGHT The kitchen zone’s industrial-look open shelving is the perfect place to play with trailing plants and display leafy wall decals. STOOL, Rove Concepts; RUG, Drifter the Brand; TOSS CUSHIONS, Arianna Belle.

new designs and collections, and show off eyecatching and achievable decorating ideas and clever installation tricks for UrbanWalls customers and social media followers. “Before moving into this studio, I was working from my basement, so I wasn’t always motivated at home,” says Danielle. “This space just invites creativity. I love the opportunities it’s given me and my team to exhibit our products and inspire people.” On a spring afternoon, she called up Alice de Crom from Floralista Flower Studio in Fort Langley, B.C., to help showcase UrbanWalls’s production process – from conception to magnificent decal – for its Garden Flowers collection. Alice brought in gorgeous flowers, including ranunculuses, roses, poppies and peonies, for Danielle’s team to photograph and then turn into the graphic wall decals used in the space. It just goes to show the power of a room to foster creativity and lift spirits. Now that’s a breath of fresh air. FOR SOURCES, SEE OUR WORKBOOK

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Melodrama defines Christine Dovey’s unique show-stopping kitchen in more ways than one. TEXT MARY LEVITSKI PHOTOGRAPHY ASHLEY CAPP

With a brass-clad island base, mixed and matched black and oak cabinets, contrasting quartz counters, unconventional black stainless steel appliances and oneof-a-kind vintage pieces, Christine Dovey’s kitchen is like no other. DESIGN, Christine Dovey, christinedovey.com; CONTRACTING, Allen Dawson; MOULDINGS (throughout), Metrie; oak CABINETRY, Niico Millwork Group; CABINETRY HARDWARE, CB2; COUNTERTOPS, Silestone; REFRIGERATOR, KitchenAid; FLOORING, Alexanian Carpet and Flooring; portrait PRINT, Tushtush.

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DECORATING


The 1900s house had no character to speak of. To afect a fitting Victorian air, Christine added thoughtful touches, including an oil painting by Canadian artist Thomas Hilton Garside, vintage accessories and timeless white subway tile that goes all the way to the ceiling. WALL TILES, The Tile Shoppe.

A huge salvaged iron gate announces the unique room, which boasts special details, such as a brass island base, a telescoping faucet and cocoon-like sconce shades. Vintage metal GATE, The Door Store; plastic counter STOOLS, Elte Market; SCONCE, Erich Ginder Studio; FAUCET, Kohler.

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esigner Christine Dovey loves drama. Just look at her Oakville, Ont., kitchen. Boasting her signature bold blend of Victorian-era opulence and modern-day rock and roll, the splashy cooking-dining space is a masterful push and pull of contrary characters: Classic white subway tiles on nearly everything in sight, including the range hood, play opposite up-to-date black cabinetry; oak cabinets are an organic foil to the super sleek brass-clad island base; a custom oak dining table serves as the streamlined antithesis of an antique chest and dining chairs. In short, the space is a showstopper. But this room – this whole house, in fact – saw much more drama than Christine had bargained for. The saga began in 2013, when the Doveys purchased a rundown two-bedroom 20th-century home a few doors down from their own. “We planned to tear it down and build our dream house,” says Christine, who’s quick to add, “Well, that was Plan A.” What she had dreamt up was a masterpiece modelled on a Chicago 19th-century brownstone, but the giant steel windows STYLEATHOME.COM MAY 2018

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DECORATING Featuring an antique cabinet holding heirloom china, vintage velvetreupholstered gilded dining chairs and a “spooky” period-look portrait, the dining area feels positively regal. Christine (pictured left) balanced the historical feel with modern pieces, including a custom clean-lined raw oak table and simply patterned toss cushion fabric.

alone were quoted at $250,000. With a heavy heart, Christine nixed the newbuild plans indefinitely, leaving this property in limbo. Plan B became a fix and flip. Christine would give the house a neutral, widely appealing facelift – patch and paint the plaster walls white, replace the floors with wide-plank oak, put in new black mullioned windows – and sell (ideally for a profit to put in the forever-home fund). But asbestos, lead paint and other issues arose, and before Christine knew it, the would-be facelift became something more akin to facial reconstructive surgery. Costs ballooned, forcing the Doveys to sell their original home. Plan C was to move in. It was not an ideal fit – even with a 700square-foot addition, the house was two bedrooms short of what this family of six was used to. “It’s definitely a lesson learned,” says Christine, who took things in stride and focused on making the house feel like home. In the kitchen, that meant adding an abundance of mouldings, upgrading to fingerprint-proof black stainless steel appliances, splurging on a coveted designer faucet and finding standout antiques (like the huge fantastical iron gate). It might not have been Plan A or even B, but the stunning results speak for themselves. FOR SOURCES, SEE OUR WORKBOOK

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PHOTOGRAPHY, KAYLA ROCCA (CHRISTINE PORTRAIT)

Custom DINING TABLE, Andrew Burke; vintage DINING CHAIRS, Andrew Skipper Everyday; vintage ARMCHAIR, Vern + Vera; DINING CHAIR & ARMCHAIR FABRIC, Fabricut; DINING CHAIR & ARMCHAIR REUPHOLSTERY, J & J Made; antique CHINA CABINET, Aberfoyle Antique Market; CHINA CABINET REFINISHING, Beresford; TOSS CUSHION, Modern Thread; portrait PRINT, Anewall; FLORAL ARRANGEMENT, Coyote Flowers.


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A modern makeover enhances the traditional bones of this exquisite Montreal home.

The living room’s cleanlined modern furnishings, such as the Montreal-made coffee table, keep the focus on the architectural design. ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, La Shed Architecture, lashedarchitecture.com; Drum Skin 6210-11 WALL PAINT (throughout), Sico Paint; SOFA, Montauk Sofa; COFFEE TABLE (customized), De Gaspé; FLOWERS, small PLANTS (throughout), Fauchois Fleurs.

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A lounge area on the deck takes advantage of the shade, while lush leafy plants bring the garden close to the house. Outdoor SOFA, Jardin de Ville.


The homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traditional windows were replaced with black-framed ones in the same style. VASE, Fauchois Fleurs; TOSS CUSHIONS, West Elm.

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IN REAL ESTATE, AS IN LOVE, IT’S OFTEN WHEN YOU’RE NOT LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT YOU FIND IT. This was the case for Sabrina Narbonne. Searching online house listings for friends, she happened upon an inspiring older home in a great Montreal neighbourhood. “It was in rough shape, with an old oil furnace and small closed-off rooms that felt suffocating,” she recalls. “But still, there was something about it that clicked for me. And the backyard was a real hidden gem – very private.” It was the first house she looked at, and she ended up buying it for herself. Even though Sabrina hoped for a bright contemporary space, the 1,600-square-foot home (which she now shares with partner Caroline Paré) had original mouldings and traditional details that gave it a sense of history that appealed to her. When it came time for the inevitable reno, she turned to La Shed Architecture, whose work she admired for its modern aesthetic. “I wanted something out of the ordinary – something contemporary that respected the home’s traditional elements at

Homeowner Sabrina Narbonne had some walnut furniture she wanted to integrate into the newly designed interior, such as this locally made dining table. The striking light fixture is also from a Montreal company. DINING TABLE, Kastella; DINING CHAIRS, Structube; VASES, West Elm.


Black steel forms the backsplash above the stove, and the engineered stone countertops are seamless and virtually indestructible. “You can barely detect any of the functional parts of the kitchen,” says Sabrina, who wanted the space to appear as minimal as possible. FAUCET, Ceragres.

OPPOSITE The red brick wall of a neighbouring garage, plus a tall fence that backs onto an often-empty schoolyard beyond, make the backyard a tranquil secluded spot for Sabrina (standing) and her partner, Caroline Paré. CHAIRS, Gfurn.

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THE DESIGN “ PLAYS UP THE CONTRAST BETWEEN OLD AND NEW.


The addition on the back of the house is a study in simplicity. Its deck acts as an extension of the interior living space in the warmer months.

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the same time,” she says. The team at La Shed came up with a design that was clean-lined and open, and included an extension off the back of the house with floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the previously dark home with lots of natural light. “The design plays up the contrast between black and white as well as old and new,” explains Renée Mailhot, one of the architects on the project. Many original features were left intact and juxtaposed with modern elements. For example, the staircase banister was kept in place, stripped and repainted white, while new black steel stair treads float within it. Doorway and window mouldings were also painstakingly restored and treated to a coat of crisp white paint (as were all walls). The black and white scheme carries into the kitchen, which was inspired by a photograph of an all-white kitchen Sabrina loved. “It was so minimal that it was probably ridiculously impractical,” she says with a laugh. “But the La Shed team took this idea and created a modern yet truly functional kitchen. The working parts are very hard to detect.” The fresh design successfully marries the old with the new, providing a sunlit serene and modern living space that fulfills all of Sabrina’s wishes.

BELOW The petite pool is perfect for a quick plunge on a hot summer day, and its rectangular shape complements the outdoor space’s linear forms.

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RUSTIC RETREAT

whisperer An equestrian homeowner lets a trusted designer take the reins in appointing her weekend home, and the result is a blue ribbon-worthy best in show. TEXT & STYLING CHARLOTTE SAFAVI PHOTOGRAPHY ROBERT RADIFERA

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A dramatic wrought-iron chandelier hangs above a stately dining table that seats up to 16 – the perfect foil for the rustic envelope of this horse lover’s retreat in Upperville, Va. DESIGN, Marlene Dennis Design, marlenedennisdesign.com; Super White OC-152 WALL PAINT (throughout), Benjamin Moore; FLOORING (throughout), Cochran’s Lumber; custom DINING TABLE, custom leather DINING CHAIRS, Marlene Dennis Design.


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hile this rustic weekend retreat in Upperville, Va., is all about relaxing and letting loose, the real horsing around takes place outdoors on its bucolic 500-acre property. The homeowner, an accomplished equestrian who keeps and breeds horses, had the 3,000-square-foot one-bedroom dwelling built in 2013 with stables beneath it, so her main loves – her horses – are always close when she’s there. Modelled on a historic bank barn (which is set into the side of a hill), the home feels private and protected yet boasts sprawling views of the lovely landscape. Completely open concept and teeming with light, the main rooms offer stunning glimpses of the outdoors from almost every corner. It’s an interior that truly honours its exterior, almost inviting it in as a design element. Woodsy details like hand-hewn reclaimed oak columns and beams as well as other natural materials continue the indooroutdoor appeal thanks to Canadian-born interior designer Marlene Dennis, who was thrilled to take on this project. “The setting reminds me of Ottawa, where I grew up riding,” says Marlene. “I love the rolling hills and blackboard fencing – and the floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to them,” she says. “My design approach was not to compete with the exterior but to draw inspiration from it.” Thus, the warm white envelope boasts accents of earthy browns (including espresso-stained hickory floors and antique furnishings) and splashes of organic green hues like sage, apple, chartreuse and emerald. “I also used materials that tie back to the land – wood, marble, iron – and large-scale solid furnishings that echo the country architecture. Nothing here is small or fussy.”

TOP The entryway announces the modern country style of the home with its stunning juxtaposition of hand-hewn reclaimed wood beams, an ornately carved antique chest, a casually leaned minimal mirror and tropical foliage. ABOVE This barn-like structure was built into the side of a hill with four stalls for horses beneath, which can be accessed from the home by an interior stairwell.

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Country meets contemporary in the bright open kitchen, from the Shaker-style cabinetry, salvaged wood-topped island and farmhouse apron sink to the sleek lantern-style light fixture and stainless steel mosaic backsplash. CABINETRY HARDWARE, Colonial Bronze Company; PERIMETER COUNTERTOP, Marble Systems; ISLAND COUNTERTOP, Shenandoah Furniture Gallery; RANGE, Sub-Zero and Wolf; custom STOOLS, Marlene Dennis Design; LIGHT FIXTURE, Dana Creath.


“MY APPROACH WAS NOT TO COMPETE WITH THE EXTERIOR BUT TO DRAW INSPIRATION FROM IT.”

The homeowner’s lifestyle, and the fact that she frequently hosts guests, also played an important part in determining furniture selection, as well as overall layout. “We wanted to create different conversation areas where she could entertain any number of friends,” says Marlene, citing as examples the 14-foot dining table (perfect for a large formal dinner) and the reclaimed wood-topped kitchen island (where the homeowner enjoys smaller casual gatherings with guests perched on stools). There’s also plenty of seating in the living room (not shown). One sitting area is defined by three tailored leather sofas set around an oversized cocktail table, and the other features four club chairs around a metal drum table. The open plan is perfect for entertaining groups of all sizes, but as a bonus, barn doors can be used to close off the home’s more intimate spaces, such as the office, den and bedroom suite at one end of the second-floor catwalk balcony. It’s a house in which one can live both large and small. “This home was originally intended to be a guest house,” says Marlene, “but once it was complete, the owner couldn’t imagine staying anywhere else on the property.” She knew the refined rustic escape, close to her horses, was where she wanted to be.

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ABOVE The wingback dining room end chairs are upholstered in a hard-wearing wool plaid that plays into this weekend retreat’s subtle equestrian theme. Plaid is repeated throughout the home, as are classic tweed, leather and herringbone. RIGHT & BELOW In the master bedroom, a contemporary take on the four-poster bed boasts a tufted leather headboard for comfort and continuity with the downstairs rooms. BED FRAME & HEADBOARD, Holly Hunt; crystal TABLE LAMP, Visual Comfort & Co.; ARMCHAIR & TOSS CUSHION FABRIC, The Romo Group; custom BEDDING, Marlene Dennis Design.

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WEST COAST CASUAL

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REMEMBER TEXT BETHANY LYTTLE PHOTOGRAPHY TRACEY AYTON

How a 1950s bungalow evolved into a West Coast icon for a couple who wants their kids to grow up close to nature.


As a little girl,

Cindy Mast loved to run free, heading home only once the sun began to set. Childhood was similar for her husband, John, who spent a lot of his youth playing in the forest in his backyard. “The kind of outdoor joy and freedom we had as kids was something we really wanted to pass along to our own children,” says Cindy, who found the perfect spot to do just that in the Eagle Harbour community of West Vancouver in 2015. The only trouble? The home itself was far from perfect – dated, dark and too small for their young family of four. But, committed to the landscape, the couple took deep breaths and purchased the sad and dingy bungalow, planning to make it flawless with the help of designer Sophie Burke. From the start, Sophie understood the couple’s desire to raise their young family in a bright happy space that was, above all, welcoming. It was clear that the Masts value nature, simplicity and the company of friends and family. “For us, the question isn’t, ‘Who’s coming over?’ says Cindy. “The question is, ‘When?’”

OPPOSITE Homeowner Cindy Mast’s bike – which once belonged to her grandfather – was painted aqua and sits outside the front door of her bright modern farmhouse-style home. DESIGN, Sophie Burke Design, sophieburkedesign.com; CUSTOM HOME DESIGN, Sean Anderson; CONTRACTING, Stanhope Projects; Light Blue 22 FRONT DOOR PAINT, Farrow & Ball.

TOP LEFT Beachy hues in the entryway echo the nearby Pacific Ocean. The glass and wood banister is a far cry from the black metal railing that once stood here. Cloud White CC-40 WALL PAINT (throughout), Benjamin Moore; MILLWORK (throughout), Munro Woodworking; custom BANISTER, Stanhope Projects.

LEFT “The wall hooks are for storage, but they look like art,” says Cindy. WALL HOOKS, Muuto.

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Designer Sophie Burke planned this poured-concrete surround for the wood-burning fireplace in the living room. “It anchors the space,” says Cindy, who adores spending family time by the fire during Vancouver’s cold wet months. BUILT-INS, Munro Woodworking; FIREPLACE SURROUND, Stanhope Projects; Geiger ARMCHAIRS, Eames DINING CHAIRS Herman Miller; COFFEE TABLES, BoConcept; wood block SIDE TABLE, Westcoast Wood Slabs; PENDANT LIGHT, Inform Interiors; FLOOR LAMP, France & Son; RUG, RH Restoration Hardware; Calm II ARTWORK, Jemma Jacksen.

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ABOVE “The encaustic cement tiles, which reminded the homeowners of travels to East Africa, were our focal point,” says Sophie, so she designed the master bath around them. The mirrored medicine cabinets are recessed to optimize storage. FLOOR TILES, Granada Tile; SHOWER ENCLOSURE, BATHTUB, FAUCETS, VANITY HARDWARE, Cantu Bathrooms and Hardware; MEDICINE CABINETS, SCONCES, RH Restoration Hardware; custom VANITY, Munro Woodworking; COUNTERTOP, Caesarstone Canada.


LEFT & FAR LEFT The kitchen celebrates all things fresh. Black hardware contrasts with the pale grey Shaker-style cabinets and the herringbone subway tile backsplash. CABINETRY FABRICATION, Munro Woodworking; Dimpse 277 CABINETRY PAINT, Farrow & Ball; CABINETRY HARDWARE, Schoolhouse Electric Supply & Co.; PENDANT LIGHTS, Lumens; BACKSPLASH TILES, Olympia Tile + Stone; WINE FRIDGE, COOKTOP, RANGE HOOD, Colony Major Appliance & Mattress Warehouse.

RIGHT “Displays on these floating shelves can be changed with the seasons, so the kitchen always looks fresh,” says Sophie. She recommends open shelving as a supplement to kitchen cabinetry, not a replacement. “Doors conceal messes and clutter. And most of us have plenty of that.” The countertops are faux marble. “Everyone hangs out here,” says Cindy. “Maintaining real marble was more than I was up for.”

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“I love these stools,” says Cindy, adding that when it comes to family-friendly seating, these top her list. The seats are plastic, so they easily wipe clean. Metal bars are sturdy enough for climbing kids, and wooden legs impart the modern farmhouse look she was after. STOOLS, Inform Interiors; FAUCET, Cantu Bathrooms and Hardware.

Sophie worked in tandem with friends of Cindy and John’s – a contractor and a custom home designer who raised the roof, added dormers and conceived a spacious back extension. For the exterior, they went bold, opting for a striking combination of white and black to accentuate the home’s new architectural lines and many windows. What had once been a dreary little dwelling is now a crisplooking 4,000-square-foot modern farmhouse with coastal nuances. Sophie started with Cindy’s favourite colours: a spectrum of blues, from turquoise to navy. The fresh palette was underscored with a quiet nod to beachside living, from the white walls to the warm white oak floors. Natural elements are musthaves in a home committed to casual comfort and warmth, so wood, linen, cotton and wool make cameos in almost every room. “The spaces are open, clean and modern, but they’re welcoming, not slick, thanks to these organic elements,” says Sophie. The house feels comfy and approachable, with its wide-open spaces (that fit the whole family, plus their friends), durable materials (that easily wipe clean) and banks of builtins (that neatly stow toys, crafts and other messy markers of a full family life).


RIGHT “In warmer months, you’ll find us out here in the morning with our cofee press, watching neighbourhood kids trickle in to bounce on our trampoline,” says Cindy. “Or, in the evening, having chilled wine with friends before a game of bocce.”


LEFT Plastic mesh and metal seating in pale grey is soft and serene enough for lazy days, but the homeowners are no strangers to hauling their dining table outside for alfresco dinners. BOTTOM LEFT “We eat with the seasons, and our cooking style is simple,” says Cindy, referencing greens from their vegetable garden as typical fare.

The four-bedroom forever home has enough outdoor space for a yard, a patio, a bocce area, an edible garden and a trampoline. It’s a place that the Mast’s children, Jack, 11, and Madeline, 9, are proud to invite friends to play in until the sun goes down, and one that they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. Which was exactly Sophie’s intent. “I have three kids of my own,” she says. “And, like Cindy and John, I believe in spaces where kids can be kids.” After all, it’s their home, too – and it will be the foundation of so many of their memories. FOR SOURCES, SEE OUR WORKBOOK

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FOOD

Nigella Lawson’s new cookbook, At My Table, reads like a love letter to meals and memories she’s shared with family and friends. Here, we feature our favourite spring recipes, full of freshness, flavour and the domestic goddess’s signature style.

naturally NIGELLA

RECIPES NIGELLA LAWSON

PHOTOGRAPHY JONATHAN LOVEKIN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY DAVID ELLIS


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QUINOA SALAD WITH WALNUTS, RADISHES & POMEGRANATE SERVES 6 TO 8

1⅔ cups quinoa 3 cups freshly boiled water 1 tsp kosher or sea salt, or to taste Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1⅔ cups quartered radishes 1 cup walnut chunks 2 tbsp finely chopped mint leaves ¾ cup pomegranate seeds 2 cups each: chopped cilantro and chopped Italian parsley

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Nigella Q

WHAT ARE SOME THINGS YOU HAVE TO HAVE ON YOUR SPRING TABLE?

DO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN GARDEN? WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO GROW? I have

Once asparagus season starts, I can’t stop cooking it. And I really think my favourite way to cook it is to roast it in a very hot oven with some olive oil, Maldon sea salt and finely grated lemon zest for about 15 minutes. Then I squeeze the juice of the lemon over it the minute it comes out. And on the table, nothing says spring with more delicate beauty and, for me, poignancy than lily-of-thevalley (these were favourite flowers of my late sister Thomasina). I dot them, planted in small vintage terracotta pots, on the table or I cut them and arrange them in vintage mini milk bottles, also dotted about the table.

a garden, but it’s small, and although I often plan to grow vegetables, I have never applied myself consistently. But it is my herb cupboard: I grow thyme, lemon thyme, rosemary, oregano, mint and chives in pots, and I was given a bay tree as a moving-in present that I’m always using in my cooking. My garden is a leafy and green shady place, with a natural pergola created by three hornbeam trees, but in spring it is sprinkled with the colour of crocuses and grape hyacinths, and a beautiful wisteria that climbs up one of the walls.

WHAT ARE YOUR BEST MEMORIES OF SPRING DINING? These recipes just fill me with happiness – they conjure up my table on days and evenings that are filled with more light. And supper or a languorous weekend lunch can have a bit of that indoor-picnic feel, with everyone filling their plates, feeling that sense of excitement as the memory of an icy winter fades and the blue skies and blossoms on the trees herald a fresh start. Old friends and new beginnings: That’s what I want to be celebrating around my table.

WHAT’S THE NEWEST RECIPE IN AT MY TABLE, AND WHY IS IT SPECIAL TO YOU? It’s probably the Ginger & Walnut Carrot Cake but, though it may have been the last recipe to make its way into the book, I wouldn’t be surprised to find that I’d baked it more times now than some of the recipes that have been in my repertoire for years. And every time I’ve served it, someone’s asked for the recipe! So it’s special to me because I absolutely love it, but also because I first made it to celebrate the birthday of one of my oldest dearest friends – she’s mad about all things ginger – and I think of her with a smile every time I have it.

Place the quinoa in a heavybottomed saucepan with a tightfitting lid and pour the water over it. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce the heat and simmer gently, uncovered, until the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover the pan with a clean tea towel, clamp on the lid, and leave for a further 15 minutes to dry out, though it can be left for up to 40 minutes, if you like. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and turn it out into a wide shallow dish. Add the salt, lemon zest (reserve the juice for later) and olive oil, stir to mix through, and let cool.

QUINOA SALAD WITH WALNUTS, RADISHES & POMEGRANATE

When the quinoa has cooled, add the radishes, walnut pieces (breaking them up a little in your fingers as you do so), mint, lemon juice and most of the pomegranate seeds, cilantro and parsley. Toss lightly to mix, making sure everything is well combined, then taste to see if you want more salt before turning out into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the remaining pomegranate seeds, cilantro and parsley before serving.

TOMATO & HORSERADISH SALAD SERVES 4 TO 6

¼ cup finely grated fresh horseradish 2 tbsp raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar 3 tbsp regular olive oil 1 tsp kosher or sea salt Pinch granulated sugar 1¼ lbs (3½ to 4 cups) cherry or grape tomatoes, halved across the equator 1 cup loosely packed roughly chopped Italian parsley Stir the horseradish and vinegar together in a small bowl; add the oil, salt and sugar, and whisk a


little bit with a fork, just until the ingredients are combined. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand for a while, if time permits. Tumble the halved tomatoes into a large mixing bowl, add the horseradish mixture and gently stir together until thoroughly combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave for 30 to 60 minutes, by which time the tomatoes will have given out their fruity juices to mingle with the fierceness of the horseradish. Gently toss the mixture, then add the parsley and gently toss again. Decant to a smaller serving bowl or a large plate and serve.

RADICCHIO, CHESTNUT & BLUE CHEESE SALAD SERVES 4 TO 6

Dressing 2 tsp each: freshly squeezed lime and orange juice

TOMATO & HORSERADISH SALAD

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tsp each: whole grain mustard and honey 1 tbsp olive oil Drop sesame oil Large pinch kosher or sea salt Salad 1 large or 2 small heads radicchio, torn into bite-sized pieces ¾ cup ready-cooked chestnuts, broken into small pieces 1 cup sharp (not creamy) cold blue cheese, crumbled Place all the dressing ingredients in a small glass jar and shake to mix, or whisk together in a small pitcher or bowl. Place the radicchio in a large bowl and pour the dressing overtop; toss patiently and well. Add the chestnuts and most of the blue cheese and toss again, gently but thoroughly, then tip into a serving bowl and sprinkle the remaining blue cheese on top; serve.

RADICCHIO, CHESTNUT & BLUE CHEESE SALAD BEEF & EGGPLANT FATTEH SERVES 4 TO 6

Base 4 pita breads, split open and cut into nacho-sized triangles 2 cups plain whole milk Greek yogurt 5 tbsp tahini, at room temperature 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 2 to 4 tsp kosher or sea salt, or to taste, divided 3 tbsp olive oil ¾ cup finely chopped onion 3⅔ cups cubed eggplant 2 tsp each: cumin and coriander 1 tsp Aleppo pepper or paprika, plus more for sprinkling 1 lb extra-lean ground beef ¾ cup pomegranate seeds, for garnish

⅓ cup toasted pine nuts, for garnish 1 tbsp finely shredded mint leaves Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spread the pita triangles out onto a large baking sheet and toast until crisp, 10 to 15 minutes; set aside. Beat the yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and 1 teaspoon of the salt in a heatproof bowl that will later sit over a saucepan. Taste to see if you want to add any more salt; set aside. Warm the oil in a wide, shallow heavy-bottomed saucepan or Dutch oven and cook the onion over a medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes; reduce the heat to low and cook, still stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft and a pale caramel colour, about 4 minutes. STYLEATHOME.COM MAY 2018

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CHOPPED SALAD

Turn the heat up to medium, add the eggplant and stir well; cook, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes. Stir in the cumin, coriander and 1 teaspoon each of the salt and Aleppo pepper. Increase the heat to high and add the beef. Cook until no longer pink. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is cooked through, about 10 minutes. Taste and add more salt, if necessary; remove from the heat. Pour some just-boiled water into a fresh saucepan, enough to come about 1¼ inches up the sides, and place over low heat. Sit the bowl with the yogurttahini mixture on top, making sure the bowl does not touch the water. Beat the mixture well, until the yogurt is slightly above room temperature and has the consistency of lightly whipped cream. To assemble, arrange the pita triangles on a large round plate. Top with the eggplant-beef mixture, followed by the yogurttahini sauce. Lightly dust with more of the Aleppo pepper. Scatter the pomegranate seeds and pine nuts overtop, followed by the mint. Eat with your fingers, nacho style.

CHOPPED SALAD SERVES 4 TO 6

1 See more of Nigella’s fabulous recipes in At My Table (Appetite by Random House, $45).

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cup each: diced zucchini and English cucumber 4 thinly sliced scallions, white and pale green parts only 1¼ cups seeded diced tomatoes 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced 1 cup pomegranate seeds 1 tsp each: dried mint and dill 1 tsp kosher or sea salt, plus more to taste

Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 4 cups loosely packed roughly chopped Italian parsley Add all ingredients except the parsley to a large mixing bowl and toss together very well. Let stand for 10 minutes. Add the parsley, toss again until everything is a beautiful jumble, and serve immediately.


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Alexanian Carpet and Flooring alexanian.com

Christine Dovey christinedovey.com

Farrow & Ball farrow-ball.com

Jardin de Ville jardindeville.com

Allen Dawson 289-253-8203

Cochranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lumber cochranslumber.com

Fauchois Fleurs fauchoisfleurs.com

Jemma Jacksen jemmajacksen.com

Andrew Burke 647-529-0410

Colonial Bronze Company colonialbronze.com

Floralista Flower Studio floralista.ca

Andrew Skipper Everyday andrewskipper.com

Colony Major Appliance & Mattress Warehouse colonywarehouse.com

France & Son franceandson.com

Anewall anewall.com Arianna Belle ariannabelle.com Article article.com Atlantis Bath Centre atlantisbathcentre.ca

Coyote Flowers coyoteflowers.com The Cross Decor & Design thecrossdesign.com

Benjamin Moore benjaminmoore.ca Beresford 416-854-4692

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La Shed Architecture lashedarchitecture.com

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Westcoast Wood Slabs westcoastwoodslabs.com

Munro Woodworking munrowoodworking.ca

Rove Concepts roveconcepts.com

Muuto muuto.com

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Niico Millwork Group niico.com

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Olympia Tile + Stone olympiatile.com Overstock.com overstock.com

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The Tile Shoppe tileshoppes.com

Saltillo Imports saltillo-tiles.com

Tonic Living tonicliving.com

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. schoolhouse.com

Tushtush tushtush.etsy.com

Sean Anderson progressive-concept.com Shenandoah Furniture Gallery shenandoahfarmtables.com Sico Paint sico.ca

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Urban Outfitters urbanoutfitters.com UrbanWalls uwdecals.com

Silestone ca.silestone.com

Q Q. Design Perfect Drapery and Shades qdesigncentre.com

Sophie Burke Design sophieburkedesign.com Stacy Begg Design stacybeggdesign.com Stanhope Projects stanhopeprojects.com

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Vern + Vera vernandvera.com Visual Comfort & Co.* visualcomfort.com

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