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Victorian Rowhouse Makeover Part 2: Principal Bedroom & Bathrooms

Victorian Rowhouse Makeover Part 2: Principal Bedroom & Bathrooms

Hemme Custom Co-founder and Creative Director Mandy Milks has been perpetually renovating and decorating her Toronto rowhouse for the last ten years. Along with her husband, she gutted the century-old home giving it a family-friendly update with historic appeal. Part 2 of this series focuses on the principal bedroom and bathrooms:

One of the last rooms in the house to tackle was the principal bedroom. Mandy decided she wanted an airy bedroom that felt like a Georgian Bay cottage escape. That, and a major roof leak, really kick-started the project.

Mandy kept the bedding simple with all-white linens, two decorative pillows and a throw that she can change out with the seasons. The window is layered with sheer panels to allow lots of light but maintain privacy plus a set of blackout drapes to block the city lights at night. 

Victorian Rowhouse Makeover: Principal Bedroom

She DIY'd a board and batten style feature wall behind the bed and painted it out a soft taupe-y greenish grey. The rug is soft underfoot with stripes for some textural interest. She added bedside lamps with linen shades to complete the look.


Victorian Rowhouse Makeover: Ensuite

The ensuite bathroom is small so a pocket door was installed to maximize space and it was painted out in a pop of green.

Victorian Rowhouse Makeover: Ensuite

Instead of a glass shower surround, a breezy custom shower curtain adds softens and opens the space up when not in use.

Watch the full tour of Mandy's Rowhouse on House & Home TV: 


Styling: Stacey Smithers
Bathroom Interior Design: Mazen El-Abdallah
Video: House & Home Media
Design, Decorating & Photography: Mandy Milks