On a quiet, tree-lined street in Toronto’s Riverdale neighbourhood sits a navy blue Edwardian style home with a covered porch and a third-floor dormer. Like most of its neighbours, the home dates back to the early 1920s when the area was inhabited by labourers who constructed the nearby Prince Edward Viaduct. Today, it’s a popular destination among young professionals and their families, where properties routinely sell for over one million dollars.

Looking to renovate their five-bedroom abode, the owners sought the help of interior designer Dvira Ovadia, the principal designer of Dvira Interiors and winner of “From the Ground up with Debbie Travis” season two. Dvira made several structural changes to house, exposing the brick and playing up its architectural charm. She chose a neutral palette with subtle pops of colour and designed custom built-ins for storage. BuzzBuzzHome captured the transformation with a video tour of the home and sat down with Dvira to discuss how she blended the old with the new.

Video and photography: James Bombales

Producer and editor: Kelsey Pudloski

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