Pops of Colour & Light

This Toronto, Canada home is oozing character, and filled with pops of beautiful colour and light. Carolyn and Derek Gavin live here with their daughter, Lily and English bulldog, Ziggy. Carolyn's South African background is evident in art and furniture throughout. In fact the couple bought some of their paintings before they could afford furniture. They then worked the rest of the home around the colourful style.

Slate tiles in the entrance are great for wet shoes and muddy boots

A collection of baskets look stunning above a Nguni bar stool, all from South Africa

A sofa recovered in Carolyn's favourite colour, hot pink - you'll find it a lot in their home

The painting was a 40th birthday present and influences the colour scheme for the home

The chalk board covered island is a good spot for kids to create while cooking is in progress

What a lovely spot to curl up and read a book or just hang out

Ziggy waits for Lily to come home to her gorgeous Gypsy Pink bedroom

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