Friday, April 30, 2010
Home Tour: Michael Penney of House & Home
Happy Friday! Today I'm featuring the fabulous home of Michael Penney, assistant style editor of Canadian House & Home. I included little tips straight from the article, which share how Michael mixes old with new and how he "creates prosecco-and-crostini rooms from a beer-and-nachos budget!" See how he adds character by mixing vintage finds with pieces from Pottery Barn, Ikea, West Elm and HomeSense. Enjoy and click here to read the entire article. Any special plans for the weekend? I'm hoping to just relax but that usually never happens...see you back here next week! XO - Julie
Rustic baskets above the shelves and a mod '60s light fixture emphasize the height of this kitchen. He found the light fixture at a vintage store for $100!
A secondhand cabinet from Craigslist stands in as a stylish and budget-savvy island. He decided to leave it alone and not "gunk it up with paint." Pegboard offers valuable storage space.
Vintage chairs—recovered in a menswear-inspired Robert Allen fabric—add a bespoke touch to this space.
Color-blocked books add punch to white shelves and collectibles. This is on my list of things to try in my own home one day!
Painting the back of this built-in hutch makes china, antique goblets and collectibles stand out.
A vintage painting, trophy, mirror and woven basket add texture and eclectic charm to this living room mantelscape. When digging through a second-hand store he suggests going over an area more than once, in case you miss something the first time.
Simple white bedding allows the printed drapes—a steal at $12 a yard—to steal the spotlight. He painted the ceiling an intense robins-egg blue which make the white walls pop.
A clawfoot tub and wainscoted tile add charm, while the all-white palette keeps the look fresh.
A wide and preppy striped wallpaper wakes up this room. "Our 'headboard' is panels from a vintage door, mounted to the wall and framed with MDF," says Michael. "The glam pulls for the bedside tables came from eBay — just $20 for four!" Crisp white bedding and lampshades tie the look together.
A chinoiserie thrift-store chaise, drum stool and patterned cushions evoke a air of genteel splendour. He added a new shade to the $6 second-hand lamp.