As the design expert on CBC's Steven and Chris show, Lisa Worth is no slouch when it comes to renovations. In addition to the many dwellings she reimagines as president of Worth Interior Design Ltd., she gutted and redesigned the home she shares with her husband, their two children and dog Lola in Aurora, Ont. soon after purchasing it 12 years ago. Her pride and joy is her living room, which, she admits, she uses infrequently. In a sense, it's a shrine for her favourite things, including a host of reclaimed objects that she has breathed new life into. "It's my museum room," the Toronto native says. "I go there when I want to relax."
"I just love it when I stumble on a great find, and these I came across at an antique dealer that was closing shop. They came loaded with patina and, while the temptation was to refinish them, I chose to leave them in a vintage state. I don't regret my decision."
The faux lion's foot
"This I found at Angus & Company on Dupont Street in Toronto. I love that it is small but makes a big statement."
"These I found in Paris. I bought them from a street vendor who caught my eye. They're framed in velvet."
"These are from my favourite consignment store in Toronto, Of Things Past. I love them because they add a classic touch to a space as well as a sense of timeless elegance."
"All three are different – no matchypoo for me. Two I stumbled upon, which I hate to admit because as a designer I like custom-made. The coral one I found at this very cute interior design store on Bruce Street in Thornbury, Ont., which I discovered when having lunch with girlfriends. The [one with the urn] – I can't remember where it's from but I love it. The third I made myself, from damask silk by Vervain in Paris."
"White never goes out of style. I had slipcovers made for the pair of sofas I purchased the year I got married and I have never tired of them."
The coffee table
"I came across this table curbside on a morning run at my cottage on Georgian Bay. I'm a sucker for anything with bamboo accents. I loved the legs and had to have it. I added black paint and then it was mine."