IN THE NAME OF LOVE
You would think buying a home in today’s tough housing market would come with many compromises, but not so for Catherine Therrien and her husband, Aaron Putman. When the couple began their search, they had a certain type of house in mind and a neighbourhood picked out – and they weren’t going to settle for anything less. Judging by this gorgeous gem in a peaceful south Mississauga, Ont., area, their determination paid off in spades.
The couple’s house-hunting journey began about four years ago, when they decided they were tired of climbing up and down the stairs of their four-level townhouse. “Our goal was to find something as flat as possible,” says Catherine, owner of Catherine Sophie Design (and former Style at Home managing editor). “It was our fourth time moving in 10 years. So we thought, if we’re moving again it has to be to the right place.”
For these consummate DIYers, the right place was a house they could work on and make their own. “We wanted something untouched,” she says. “I didn’t want to move into a house with a newly renovated kitchen and then be stuck with someone else’s design.”
The copper-toned pendant lights complement the wooden framing in the sunroom.