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I’ve had the great pleasure of attending 3 Cityline show taping in the past and I always have such fun, and tomorrow (January 10th) will be my fourth time being in the audience. My new great friend Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault invited me and 3 other Design Bloggers to attend the show and cheer her on in the 2 decor segments she was being featured in.
That’s Sarah, Me, Christine and Ana in the Green Room before the show
Anyway, there are 3 things that I love about Cityline:
1. It’s 100% Canadian, taped daily in Toronto, Ontario
2. It covers everything from Food, Fashion, Interior Design to Parenting and all the “experts” featured are Canadian!
3. Tracy Moore, the host is gorgeous and so down to earth…she’s makes everyone in the audience feel included and very much part of the show.
Monday shows on Cityline are called “Around the House” and there is always a cooking segment and a home decor segment featured.
Leigh Ann’s home decor segment was all about how to get the ‘hotel look’ in your home on a budget…and wow, was it ever. To get the “hotel look for less” Leigh Ann went to Moveline Liquidations – a Hotel & Office Furniture Liquidation Centre where you can find phenomenal deals on chairs, tables, desks, pictures and a whole lot more.
This is what Leigh Ann picked up from Moveline for her segment: a ratty old chair, desk and 4 framed pictures.
(sorry about the anorexic pic…but none of us thought to take a before picture so I had to be creative and crop)
But you will forgive me for that picture when you see the after….Voila:
How glam is that!! It is definitely a GLAM SLAM in my book!! It never ceases to amaze me what a good coat of paint and reupholstery in gorgeous fabric can do to older furniture with a good foundation!! I’m not really a DIYer…I much prefer to create the vision and than have someone – an expert in that field – bring my vision to life. And that is exactly what Leigh Ann did with this great example. She sent the chair and desk to Paint It Like New in Burlington. You can find the paint colours she used here!
Then she sent the chair to be reupholstered at Rewrap and voila, she now has 2 glamorous pieces of furniture for her home.
Wondering what Leigh Ann did with the framed pictures? Well so was I.
She took just the frames and created panelled mouldings for the wall – how genius is that??!!. Painted in the same colour as the wall gives the entire vignette a very chic and sophisticated look!! Love it!!
If your decor budget doesn’t allow for you to go out and buy a funky cowhide rug, than fret no more. That cowhide rug in the pictures above was made by crafty Leigh Ann. Her second segment is a demo on how to create a faux cowhide rug. Genius x 2!!!
Also on the show was the one and only Bryan Baeumler, Host of "House of Bryan" and "Disaster DIY taking about. He talked about how to avoid a Disaster DIY when working on a home reno. He used Leigh Ann’s bathroom reno as an example of how it should be done!! Bryan also officially introduced his newborn son Lincoln to everyone on Cityline….so adorable!!
Massimo Capra was also on the show cooking up a storm, along with the ladies from Sweet Potato Chronicles on how to easily add superfoods to your diet.
All in all, it was a fantastic show with lots of good learning and great people.
Now for some fun shots taken at the end of the show!
Leigh Ann being sassy
All the girls being sassy!!!
Massimo surround by his fan club!!
Leigh Ann, Bryan, his newborn Lincoln, and Massimo!
Unfortunately, we didn’t get a picture with Tracy because she had to run out to a Town hall meeting. So here’s a picture of the 2 of us from a previous taping.
One last thing: One of my dreams / goals is to one day actually appear in a decorating segment as part of the show versus the audience….keep your fingers crossed for me!!!
If your home is craving some glamour, then contact me online or in person! I’d love to help!