Whether crafting an art piece or designing a room, vision is everything. So imagine what happens when 30 HGTV Canada celebrity designers and builders put their heads together to renovate an entire house.
On this season of HGTV Canada’s Home To Win, other than a ton of laughs, wisecracks and tears, we collaborated to create a home that’s both impressive and welcoming. Inspired by its coastal setting, we opted for calm, cool and airy with coastal flair. That meant tons of warm neutrals, pops of blue and a mix of materials—from wood and stone to cane and rope.
From rough-and-tumble family time and patio parties that flow into the morning, to buffets of food in the kitchen and lazy Sunday laundry, this home is as flexible as it is fabulous. It’s truly bitter-sweet to know it’s all over! But as all of us who worked on the home bid our farewells, a new chapter begins for the winners: Raluca, her husband and her two children.
They say many hands make light work—and while that’s true, 30 hands make for one impressive home. So I wanted to take this moment to say thank you to everyone who watched each Sunday; who engaged on social media with us; and who read these blog posts. As a final farewell, today I’m sharing a roundup with links to each episode as well as some extra content and a shopping guide of all of my favorite items in the house. But fret not, as one door close, another opens!
Tomorrow, we (and I truly mean WE as in the team at Leon’s along with a handful of select Canadian bloggers) are proudly launching Hello Sunshine, a magazine sharing all things home design, DIY and entertaining. Yours truly has room makeovers featured in the magazine—and I also wrote all the copy, so it’s a feel-good week for me and many others! The magazine is available for free in any LCBO in Ontario (packaged with Food & Drink Magazine), as well as online and in store! We hope you take a mo’ to check out all of our hard work and let us know what you think.
And as part of the magazine, my better half Shawn and his team at Wild and Light have been producing a mini-series which will be rolling out over the next while which follows the process of creating the magazine. For now, catch a glimpse of what’s to come in this trailer:
Happy Tuesday, friends! *deuces*