Halina shares how to create a wine room on a budget on the Marilyn Denis Show.
Melissa had a photoshoot today with Scott McGillivray and Tim Sellars, on the set of HGTV’s Income Property. This is NOT a Professional shot, but still a great capture of the trio.
Halina took House and Home Magazine, on a video tour of a classic townhouse she designed. House and Home captured the paired down luxury of the entire space beautifully here.
Melissa shared her budget dining room tips on The Marilyn Denis Show. Check out the appearance here >
Double Duty Dining Décor
Melissa’s tips on creating a custom look with off-the-shelf product
- Use kitchen cabinetry to create dish pantries. Installing them tight to the sides of the bench creates a built-in look.
- Buy off-the-shelf cabinets or mirror and custom paint them, this gives you a personalized look for a fraction of the price
- Use a TV credenza as a dining bench, they’re often the perfect height and allow for storage below.
- Use small ottomans for casual extra seating. If storage is at a premium, then look for pieces like these with lift off lids.
- In small spaces, look at the home office department for desks with small pencil trays. They are the perfect size and the pencil tray is ideal for table linens and cutlery close at hand.
- To create a custom upholstered wall look for readily available upholstered headboards. Here we’ve used a lovely linen headboard in a queen size, which is the perfect size for the bench
House & Home Magazine has featured one of our favourite designs in it’s Best Laundry Rooms: A Special Design Guide. This townhouse was originally featured on the magazine’s March 2012 front cover. The laundry room, beautifully designed by Halina, is now the focus and we are thrilled House & Home magazine has chosen it as one of their favourites for 2013.
Melissa and Halina share how their individual styles, come together to create their trademark, relaxed sophisticated designs. In this article for 24hrs Toronto, they talk antiques, vintage classics and how they began as childhood friends and neighbours.
Melissa sat down with Extraordinary Women TV’s host Shannon Skinner to share a behind the scenes look at HCMD Design and her work on HGTV’s Income Property.
Melissa took House and Home Magazine, on a video tour of Chef Rodney Bowers family home. Her design of this home was documented on HGTV’s 13 part series Marriage Under Construction. House and Home captured the main floor, and master suite beautifully here.
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