Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dream Home - For a Cause

First off, I must say right now I would 100% rather be at the Media Breakfast for the Spring One of a Kind Show that starts here in Toronto today and runs until Sunday. Unfortunately, I'm actually at my Dr's drinking something really sweet and checking in on this little peanut who is just about to hit 25 weeks (I can't believe it!). Hope everyone who attended had a great time, and I wish I could've seen all of your lovely faces! I can't wait to check out the show this weekend!

I know, I know... Dream Home usually comes on Tuesday afternoon but I just could not resist sharing this home today. As I mentioned in my Crown Wallpaper post yesterday morning, I took a little trip out to see the Princess Margaret Home Lottery Show Home in Thornhill, Ontario this past weekend. I headed up with a friend of mine and we ooh'd and aww'd over all of the rooms, and I just knew I had to share this gorgeous home with my lovely readers.

 The home I am about to share is the $3.99M top prize in the lottery, and comes fully furnished and decorated, along with $20,000 cash. Ummmm... yes please! 

Living Room

The flooring was, without a doubt, my favorite part of this room. I loved how rather than using an area rug to accent the space, they used alternating colours of wood, bordered by a darker wood! It was brillant, and would be such a smart idea in our home of two dogs and a baby on the way!

Oh... they also carried over the flooring I loved into the dining area of the kitchen! Again, beautiful and easy to clean - does it get much better than that?

There was also this great little butlers pantry that connected the kitchen to the dining room... and had an additional dishwasher. Who wouldn't love two dishwashers - especially after a night of entertaining friends and family?

Dining Room

Though the furniture wasn't really my style, I was still impressed with the size of the space... and I also loved those beautiful light fixtures.

Reception Rooms

That sofa! Those pendants! And let me tell you those rugs were so plush and lovely! I adored these two rooms, which were separated by pocket doors. The second room I thought would make an incredible library with floor to ceiling book shelves...


The staircase was so grand and impressive, and I loved the runner.

And how about those lions??...

Master Suite

The best part of the entire home! The master suite with dressing room, massive bathroom and a bedroom that dwarfed the king size bed! It was lust at first site, for me. I'd say, "I'll let the photos do the talking" but really - they simply cannot do the space justice! You MUST see it in person.

Other Bedrooms

This girls bedroom was incredible. I could imagine moving in and just replacing the bed with our crib for the time being. The wallpaper (which yes, was supplied by Crown Wallpaper), was the highlight of the entire bedroom. To get the full effect you would need to see it in person - it was perfect!

Not many people could put this much pink in a bathroom and really make it work...

There was a tub/shower in there as well - directly across from the toilet. The whole space was separated from the sink area by pocket doors - perfect for a little girl who would love having slumber parties in her beautiful room.

This room, for a boy, was also incredible and very rock and roll. I was so in love with the floor lamp (and The Beatles poster, which is not pictured).

Guest Bedrooms / Suite

The first guest room I have no photos of, as they where staging it as a home gym, but I could not stop myself from snapping photos of the gorgeous bathroom that was attached (yes, every bedroom had it's own bathroom). The subtle greens in there made it seem like such an oasis...

This next bathroom belonged to the guest suite! It would be the perfect space for B's parents when they come to stay. Their own bathroom, a huge walk in closet, a sitting area and small wet bar with mini fridge to supply them with some refreshments of their own...

Movie Room

The basement was largely unfinished (also perfect for me and B... still giving us space to work our own magic), with the exception of this incredible movie room. Love the tiered floors with two couches and the giant projection screen.

What a great place for a family movie night... all that's missing is a popcorn machine.

Laundry Room

No surprise that even the laundry room was gorgeous (and fit with all of the red in the house without being overdone)....

If you're in the GTA I definitely recommend making the trip out to see the home. It's much more impressive and beautiful in person, and worth the visit. If you want a chance to win this beautiful home you can head over to the lottery website and buy your chance to win one of the many homes or other incredible prizes. Don't forget that all of the proceeds go to help conquer cancer in our lifetime!

Have you been out to see the show home yet? What room do you love the most?


  1. OMG it is stunning!!! This is totally my style too... it's like they built it for me to win it! MINE!!! Thanks for sharing Kerry!

  2. Beautiful house! I love the bold colour and design choices.

  3. The movie room is easily my fave.

    You're buying a ticket right?!

  4. It's stunning!! The space is amazing!

  5. Uhm for real? This is phenom!! The wallpaper throughout the house is so gorgeous too. I love that wallpaper is making it's come back. I can't wait to wall paper my office one day!! Hope you are feeling amazing, Kerry :) xo

  6. Okay, so the house isn't exactly my style, but, I always thought that, if I did win, I would take some furnishings out of it that I liked and sell it - $3.99 million towards another house in Toronto - yes please!

    And we missed you at OOAK!

  7. I hear you Shannon! It's not 100% my style (though I am sure I would keep some pieces)... and there is absolutely no need for us to have a house that large! The thought of cleaning a house that big actually kind of scares me ;) The location didn't thrill me either. I'd want to leave in it at least for a bit though... if nothing else, then at least for the master bath and dressing room!

  8. I find the house gaudy for my tastes. Usually I believe those lottery houses come with a clause that you cannot turn around and sell the house for a specified number of year(s)...but I'd be curious whether the decor of this place would affect its resale value when/if it ever went up for sale.

  9. Wow, that house is completely amazing. Interesting how they carried the colors throughout the whole place.

    I especially love the reception room for the mirrors, art and that chandelier!


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