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Retro-chic Halifax home Photo Gallery

This Halifax home dazzles with chic mid-century furniture finds and fun retro accessories. Photos by Bruce Murray. Read the full story here

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  • Working as a team, Steve Anderson and Suzanne Hickey overhauled their entire house. In the kitchen, Steve tore out the upper cabinetry and built new shelves and countertops from rough-cut timber. Suzanne picked a cheerful turquoise wallpaper in a retro pattern. “The kitchen now has got an industrial-vintage vibe,” she says. Light fixture from Jack’s Boutique in Montreal. Photo: Bruce Murray
  • The new shelves make the kitchen airy and bright. Steve finished the rough-cut surfaces with a polyacrylic sealer. Photo: Bruce Murray
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  • The dining room features Danish wishbone chairs from Structube in Dartmouth Crossing and a vintage starburst, mirroring the starburst clock that hangs over the fireplace. Photo: Bruce Murray
  • Suzanne and Steve relax in their living room. Fans of the mid-century look, their home features vintage furniture and lighting, much of it sourced from junk shops, flea markets or Kijiji ads. Suzanne made the cushions from vintage fabric. Photo: Bruce Murray
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  • Steve’s daughter, Hannah, picked out the turquoise paint for her bedroom on the main floor. It matches the folk art piece over the bed by Ray Purcell, an artist from Portuguese Cove, N.S. One of the family’s first salvaged finds, the steel shelf next to the window displays a vintage radio and Beatle’s memorabilia. They found the lamp at a flea market in Maine. Steve built the side tables. Pendant light from Ikea. Photo: Bruce Murray
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  • Billy the kitty chills out on a mid-century Danish chair next to the fireplace. Steve clad the back wall with old barn board. Photo: Bruce Murray
  • The rec room on the other side of the basement features more rustic shelving Steve built from rough-hewn timber. Photo: Bruce Murray
  • Suzanne makes good use of the old sewing machine she found at Value Village for $23: she makes pillows using vintage fabrics. “The best scores come from curtains, linens and old wool blankets at yard sales and consignment shops,” she says. Photo: Bruce Murray
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