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.
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.
The ensuite bathroom is small so a pocket door was installed to maximize space and it was painted out in a pop of green.
Instead of a glass shower surround, a breezy custom shower curtain adds softens and opens the space up when not in use.
In the main family bathroom, the focus is the beautiful black clawfoot tub. Mandy added a Hemme Spencer Shower Curtain and pulled in the olive green from the rest of the house.
We love artwork in a bathroom and these beautiful prints were created by Mandy's husband. The Roman shade is a natural linen with a block-printed pattern.
Watch the full tour of Mandy's Rowhouse on House & Home TV: