When decorator and blogger Laura Collins found the 1920’s townhouse in Toronto’s Cabbagetown neighborhood she now calls home, she knew it’s traditional bones yet clean, open concept would be the perfect backdrop for a classic Palm Beach palette.
Mixing bright hues, touches of gold, some lucite, artwork featuring beach scenes arranged in gallery style and vintage rattan furniture, Laura achieved the look on a surprisingly small budget. Her secret? Giving inexpensive antiques a makeover with paint, finding fun watercolor and photography prints that won’t break the bank (Laura loves Caitlin McGauley – who doesn’t?) and filling in with pieces from big box stores. She even made her own Sputnik-inspired sculpture with Styrofoam balls, skewers and a little gold spray paint!
Palm Beach’s retro meets modern vibe is perfectly captured with the splashes of color and bold prints Laura uses in her projects and we love that she has brought a bit of this iconic vacation spot to Canada.
Summer is just around the corner… Who’s hitting the beach soon?
P.S. Check out the June issue of Style at Home where you can see more of Laura’s lovely home!
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