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House & Home April 2020 - Before & After: The Makeover Issue

Each issue, you'll tour beautiful homes, discover exciting new stores and products and be inspired by decorating advice from design authority Lynda Reeves and a host of talented designers and stylists. Get House & Home digital magazine subscription today for DIY projects, recipes and tips on entertaining, and meet the hottest designers making news.

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spring fever

Last week, I did my annual winter trip to NYC to see what’s new in the stores and showrooms. I lined up 26, including old favourites like Gracious Home and ABC Carpet, and a crop of new ones — mostly in Brooklyn — where some of the most creative storefronts are located. At first it was depressing. My favourites are a shadow of their former selves. Gracious Home is just one store with sheets, towels and tabletop, plus a few accessories. ABC has consolidated into one building, with a shiny new glass elevator, one floor of carpets and very little furniture. The famous bedding and bath floor is now on the basement level and is smaller. The ground floor is still a great emporium of tabletop and accessories, but it feels…

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TOMMY SMYTHE Writer, “Southern Accent” (page 44) Besides being a contributing editor for H&H, Tommy’s hard at work writing his design memoir. Biggest lesson learned during a makeover? Always order extra kitchen cabinet hardware — there will be a package without screws or a drawer you forget to count. What’s the next reno on your wish list? Whatever house the Duke and Duchess of Sussex buy in Canada, of course. MARYLYNNE MESCHINO Designer, “Double Take” (page 52) Before launching her design company, MaryLynne worked in educational publishing. Any advice for first-time renovators? Vet your contractor carefully! Tips for updating a room on a budget? Try a new paint colour, reupholster furniture with updated fabrics and change out light fixtures. A new chandelier or wall sconces can really transform a room’s personality. DONNA GRIFFITH Photographer, “Double…

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your letters

I quickly devoured your February issue and noted with interest the article on the renovation of the house in Baby Point, believed to have belonged to James Baby’s family (“True to Character”). It’s a small world! We have a stone Loyalist-style house near Perth, Ont., on land that was first deeded in the Perth Military Settlement to James Baby, a forebear, in 1799. We were interested to see that the Baby family eventually settled in the Toronto area, having never occupied the land in Perth. —SUSAN CARTWRIGHT, Perth, Ont. I was contemplating not renewing my subscription until I read the article “Shake It Up” in your February issue. It’s been some time since you’ve featured articles illustrating that style of decorating — the look being so contemporary today — so I was…