Design Transformations to Promote Wellness

Time for a renovation! Victoria Tonelli is turning houses into homes with our 10th edition of WLC!

Creating a beautiful home environment can be wonderful not just for its aesthetic value, but also for the benefit a comfortable space can provide to your overall wellness. For WLC10, Design Expert Victoria Tonelli revamped areas of our challengers’ homes to aid in their wellness journeys. Take a look at the stunning transformations:

Janvere’s Renovation

Starting from a clash of hardwood and tile floors, a dark and disorganized kitchen and a broken couch, Janvere’s home desperately needed a change.

Janvere’s Kitchen Before

With the help of renovation crews, designer Victoria gave this home a much needed makeover. The clashing floor styles were removed in favour of a singular, cohesive style made of engineered flooring. The cabinets of the kitchen were painted to bring more brightness to the space, and were fitted with some sorely needed organizational compartments. The brown countertops were swapped out for a bright white marble pattern that carries into the backsplash. Lastly, of course, the broken couch was removed in favour of a more cohesive – and completely intact – couch.


We’re as happy with the result as Janvere is! For more information on any of the products used in the renovation, see our list below:


LG Freestanding AirFry InstaView ThinQ Electric Range

LG Smudge Resistant Top Control Dishwasher with QuadWash®

LG Over-the-Range Microwave with 2nd Generation Slide-Out ExtendaVent™ and EasyClean® Interior

LG 55” BX LG OLED TV with ThinQ® AI

Twelve Oaks Engineered hardwood flooring – in White Oak – Brighton

Metrie Baseboard

Marvel Cabinetry Kitchen drawer organizers (custom)

Marvel Cabinetry Wall panels (custom)


IKEA FARLOV 2-seat sofa

IKEA NYBODA Coffee Table

IKEA KALLAX shelf unit

IKEA KALLAX insert w/ door

IKEA VOKSLEV rug, flatwoven, gray + STOPP anti-slip underlay

IKEA STOPP anti-slip underlay

IKEA NYMÅNE Wall lamp with swing arm

IKEA BAROMETER floor/reading lamp


IKEA BAROMETER ceiling track, 5-spots, brass

IKEA FENOMEN Unscented block candle, set of 5







IKEA LOMVIKEN frame, gold

Various accessories from Homesense

H&M Cushion cover/ tassels

H&M Canvas cushion cover

Staub Enameled Cast Iron Round Dutch Oven

Williams Sonoma Kitchen towels

Zwilling 2-Slice Toaster

Zwilling kettle with temperature control

Williams Sonoma White Gardenia Hand Soap & Lotion

Williams Sonoma White Gardenia Candle

Williams Sonoma Marble fruit bowl

Williams Sonoma Matte coupe bowls

Shun Hinoki cutting board

Regalis black truffle oil

Jacobsen Salt Co. Grinding Salt Pink Himalayan

ESPRO French Press

Williams Sonoma Espresso cups

Williams Sonoma Salt Mill

Williams Sonoma Espresso cups & saucers

Emtek Hayden Knob – Satin Brass finish

Emtek Jasper Pull – Satin Brass finish

Generation Lighting “Beckett” Chandelier

CIOT Countertop & backsplash slabs

Dea Marble Tech Countertop & backsplash fabrication & installation



FRANKE Colander

FRANKE Universal roller mat

FRANKE Cutting Board

Amazing Window Fashions Drapes & sheers + hardware (custom)

Benson Cobb Artwork (painting)

Benjamin Moore Aura Interior: Chantilly Lace – White, in FLAT finish

Benjamin Moore Aura Interior: Chantilly Lace – White, in EGGSHELL finish

Benjamin Moore Waterborne Ceiling Paint: White, in ULTRA FLAT finish

Benjamin Moore Fresh Start High-Hiding Primer: Deep Base, in K046-04 finish

Hardwood floor installation by Floors Direct Toronto

Jiffy On Demand Certified Paint Pro

Paint Core Finishes – spray kitchen cabinets & panelling

Michelle’s Renovation

Our second renovation receiver, Michelle, was desperately seeking a better bedroom. With a cluttered closet making it impossible to access clothing and a broken bed with a hand-me-down mattress, it was clear to see that her bedroom was no relaxing oasis.

Michelle BEFORE 4

For the renovation, Victoria opted to go pink, painting over the gray walls with a luxurious blush color. A cabinet of bonus storage was installed to help bring more order to the unruly closet. The short, ineffective drapes were swapped out for long, elegant blackout curtains, and the measly mat was changed into a large, comfortable rug. Finally, of course, the defunct bed was ousted in favour of a luxurious mattress with crisp white bedding and a gorgeous headboard.


This is a particularly gorgeous transformation, and we hope that Michelle can finally have the sweet dreams that she deserves! To check out the products used in this renovation, see our list below:

LG BX 55″ TV

Four Seasons Signature Mattress (Queen)

Four Seasons White Bed Sheets (Queen)

Four Seasons White Duvet Cover (Queen)

Four Seasons White Euro Sham Set

Four Seasons Duvet

Four Seasons Down and Feather Pillows

Four Seasons Down and Feather Euros

Four Seasons Spa Towel Set

Four Seasons Bathrobe


IKEA RASKOG Utility Cart

IKEA TRADFRI Remote Control

IKEA TRADFRI Remote Control Kit


H&M Home Accessories

Jiffy On Demand Certified Paint Pro

Benjamin Moore Aura Interior: Chantilly Lace – White]

Benjamin Moore Aura Interior: Misty Blush

Benjamin Moore Aura Interior: Frosty Berry

Tonic Living Drapes

Nadia’s Renovation

Our third challenger, Nadia, wanted a cleaner, more beautiful living space for herself, her husband and her son Antonio. The dated tile floor, excess of bulky furniture and toys strewn everywhere were posing significant problems to that goal, not to mention the generally dark nature of the living and dining space.

Nadia BEFORE 5

This renovation involved a total upheaval of the floor, removing the old tiles and installing engineered oak flooring to really modernize the space. Next, Nadia’s old furniture was total removed and replaced with less bulky, more elegant furniture. This really helped to make the space feel more adult. Victoria also installed a banquette to help free up some space around the formerly cluttered dining table, maximizing seating in the process. Brightening up the space was also a real priority, and the addition of a fresh coat of paint, elegant and warm drapes, a multi-piece rug and a slim and elegant TV did the trick. And of course, we can’t forget little Antonio. Victoria wanted to ensure that everyone had their own space in the new room, regardless of size! A little play station was set up for Antonio, along with an organizational unit with plenty of space for all of his toys.


Nadia loves the new space, but we think the real winner just might be little Antonio. Either way, it seems like this reno was a complete crowd-pleaser! To see any of the products used to renovate Nadia’s home, check out our full list below:

55” BX LG OLED TV with ThinQ® AI

Twelve Oaks Engineered hardwood flooring – in White Oak – Brighton

Various Accessories from Homesense

Various Accessories from H&M

Roman Shade Fabrication by Amazing Window Fashions

Tonic Living Drapes and Fabric for Roman blind

Hardwood floor installation by Floors Direct Toronto

Jiffy On Demand Certified Paint Pro

Metrie Moulding

Marvel Cabinetry Kitchen drawer organizers (custom)

Benson-Cobb Artwork (painting)

Benjamin Moore Aura Interior: Chantilly Lace

Trim King


IKEA HALLBAR bin w/ lid

Anji’s Renovation

Our last WLC 10 challenger was Anji, a lovely woman with a less-than-lovely basement. The underground den was doubling as a home gym and a living room. Dingy green walls, a curtain concealing various clutter and a claustrophobic feeling were definitely not conducive to getting the motivation to work out.

Anji before closet pic

With the intention of creating a light and pristine space that would make anyone want to work out, Victoria’s first order of business was brightening up the space. Painting the walls a light grey and changing out the antiquated stair runner really set the foundation for the rest of the reno. The piles of clutter hidden by curtains were ousted in favor of a custom cabinet to maximize the space – with doors instead of drapes! To give the illusion of more space, Victoria filled one of the walls with full length mirrors, a TV and a beautiful Reflect 50. If that doesn’t make you want to move, what would? Finally, what good would a gym be without equipment? From the aforementioned Reflect 50 to  yoga mats to weights to ellipticals, the new basement was definitely ready to help Anji feel the burn.


Anji was super deserving of this renovation, and we’re so glad we could give her a space just for herself. To check out the products used in her reno, check our comprehensive list:

Benjamin Moore Flat finish for walls

Benjamin Moore Eggshell finish for trim

Benjamin Moore Flat finish for ceiling

Floors Direct Toronto Stair runner

Marvel Cabinetry Custom closet organization and doors

Echelon Reflect 50” Touchscreen

Echelon Smart Rower

IKEA Picture Frames

IKEA Picture Frames

IKEA Besta Storage Unit

IKEA Tullsta Armchair

IKEA Lack Shelf

Yoga mats and accessories from HomeSense

GSM Glass Custom Mirror

Metrie Doors 30 x 78

Metrie Baseboard

Metrie Casing

LG 55” BX OLED TV with ThinQ AI

Emtek Jasper Pull (in black)

Jiffy On Demand Painting

Paint Core Spray painting re railing

Floors Direct Toronto Installed stair runner

GSM Glass Installed custom mirrors

Contractor Jason Lupo

We’re so proud of all of our WLC 10 warriors! Which renovation did you like the best? Let us know which was your favourite in the comments!

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