November 28, 2022

Renovation: A Narrow Victorian Home Gets A Trendy Makeover

As Featured in the January/February 2021 Issue of House & Home magazine.
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Designer Joel Bray is back again with another Victorian home makeover! This time: a sleek and modern home in Toronto’s Leslieville neighborhood. See how the H&H alum updated the interiors while maintaining the original character for a traditional yet on-trend aesthetic. You’ll love the graphic chef’s kitchen with black stainless steel appliances and marble-look quartz countertops and the living room’s industrial-style sliding doors which lead out to the lush backyard. The second and third floors boast a lofty lounge area, a handsome principal bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, an enviable ensuite bathroom and more. Plus, Joel proves how small details can have a big impact — just look to the statement tile, mod pendants and jewel-like knobs.

SOURCES: Design, Joel Bray, Joel Bray Design,; wall color, brick color, Oxford White (CC-30), Benjamin Moore, 1-800-361-5898 or Living room: Patio door, Fieldstone Windows & Doors, (416) 533-0999 or; rug, Zara Home,; green throw pillows, Tonic Living, (416) 699-9879 or Dining room: Chandelier, Lamp Cage,; brick veneer, Century Architexture, (416) 503-3889 or; art by Georgia Amar, Guff, (416) 913-8025 or Entryway: Front door, Fieldstone Windows & Doors, (416) 533-0999 or; floor tile, Home Hardware/Home Building Centres,; moulding, Central Fairbank Lumber, Kitchen: Pendants, Modern Furniture Knockoff, (416) 588-1950 or; cabinets, AyA Kitchens and Baths, (905) 848-1999 or Kitchen counters: Range, KitchenAid,; hardware, RH,; cabinet color, Space Black (2119-10), Benjamin Moore, 1-800-361-5898 or; custom vent hood, shelving, B.Finlay Millwork, (647) 227-5363 or Guest bedroom: Drapery fabric, DwellStudio,; table lamp, HomeSense, 1-800-646-9466 or; ochre accent pillow fabric, Kravet Canada (to the trade), 1-800-535-3258 or Office: Wallpaper, York Wallcoverings,; ceiling fixture, VdeV Maison, (647) 348-3381, (514) 277-8484 or; daybed, CB2,; desk, West Elm, Kitchen overall: Refrigerator, KitchenAid,; counters, New Age Granite & Marble, (905) 669-6010 or; newel post, The Door Store, (416) 863-1590 or Principal bedroom: Vintage antlers, Elle & Eve, (416) 789-3333 or; table lamp, West Elm,; pillows, Tonic Living, (416) 699- 9879 or Wardrobe: Custom wardrobe, Joel Bray Design,; art lights, VdeV Maison, (647) 348-3381, (514) 277-8484 or; knobs, Legacy Vintage, (905) 373-0796 or Lounge: Picture rail, Ikea, 1-866-866-IKEA or; throw pillows, Tonic Living, (416) 699-9879 or Principal bathroom: Sinks, faucets, Roman Bath Centre, (416) 787-1219 or; counters, Caesarstone,; custom vanity, Joel Bray Design,


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