Oak Hill - A Home Inspired By Martha

The home of Darrell White and Jennifer Laing-White near Brantford, Ontario, may be the best showcase of Martha Stewart's furniture lines, paint colours, linens, dinnerware and home accessories anywhere in Canada. The longtime reader of Martha Moments invited me out to his home to see and document his collection. I had always been curious to see an actual living space designed using mainly Martha Stewart products and Darrell's place was certainly a fine example!

With pieces of furniture from the Martha Stewart Signature lines in nearly every room, Martha Stewart Living paint colours throughout and Martha Stewart textiles, dinnerware and home accents sprinkled here and there, it is truly lovely reflection of the Martha Stewart design aesthetic. Darrell even had a replica of Martha's famous antique spice rack (prominent in her Turkey Hill television set for the Martha Stewart Living television show) commissioned for a wall in his kitchen, which you can see below!

Darrell keeps the design personal by layering in much-loved pieces of heirloom furniture, treasured photographs and paintings in each space. It is very much a home: intimate, warm, inviting and beautifully executed... with a little help from Martha Stewart!

Tomas and I had a lovely day in the country with Darrell. He was a gracious and friendly host and his home is utterly charming. We both felt very at home there. Below is a gallery of photographs of some of his most treasured Martha Stewart items. At the end of the post you can find a glossary of the items in Darrell's collection. Most of them are shown in these images.


Martha Stewart Signature  North River bench finished in Tea Leaf, carved wood bolsters, tapered turned legs
Martha Stewart Signature Lily Pond Lane mirror

Martha Stewart Signature Tilden English Roll Arm Chairs covered in Indienne Floral fabric (one shown, two on hand)
Martha Stewart Signature Winslow English Tight-Back Sofa covered in Indienne Floral fabric
Floor lamp in ebony lacquer: Martha Stewart Lighting with Murray Feiss
Martha Stewart Signature Lily Pond Chinoiserie Mirror (not shown)
Martha Stewart Signature Lily Pond Chinoiserie cabinet: hand-painted, gold accents; Ox-blood red interior (not shown)
Martha Stewart Signature North River Server in Golden Campine, Sepic granite top
Martha Stewart Collection ceramic Drabware mixing bowls
Martha Stewart Collection Wedgwood Drabware with gold trim

Martha Stewart Signature Lily Pond Lane twin bed and side table (table not shown)
Martha Stewart Signature Tilden Roll Arm Chair (not shown)
Curtain rods by Martha Stewart Living Home Depot
Martha Stewart Collection comforter Bedford Flowers from Macy's

Martha Stewart Signature Lily Pond Lane Queen bed and side tables
Martha Stewart Signature Lily Pond Lane mirror
Martha Stewart Signature Lily Pond Lane dresser
Mercury-glass vase by Martha's Flowers


Martha Stewart Living - Parchment Paper - Home Depot

Walls: Martha Stewart Living - Shortbread - Home Depot
Trim (Baseboards, crown, doors) Martha Stewart Living - Base, No Color Added - Home Depot
Ceiling: Martha Stewart Living - Rice Paper - Home Depot

Walls: Martha Stewart Living - Sisal - Home Depot
Ceiling: Martha Stewart Living - Parchment Paper - Home Depot

Walls: Martha Stewart Living - Dune - Home Depot

Walls: Martha Stewart Signature Paint - Drabware - Lowes (not shown)

Walls: Martha Stewart Living beadboard wallpaper - Home Depot
Paint: Martha Stewart Living Tobacco Leaf

Walls: Martha Stewart Living - Elderdown - Home Depot
Ceiling: Martha Stewart Living - Morning Fog - Home Depot


Anonymous said...

Very cool! Anything from Kmart?


No. Nothing from the Everyday collection, surprisingly!

Anonymous said...

Amazing - I've always wanted my home to be filled with MS Furniture too. At this point, it's just filled with MSL cookbooks, Martha's decorating books, MSL magazines, and craft items. My living rooms walls are painted in a lovely KMart MSL shade of creamy buttery yellow though.

Anonymous said...

Wow, it looks timeless. The irony is MS furnished her homes in the early years with tag sale finds. and yes many of her designs were inspired by these pieces so her new furniture which she sells was inspired by old furniture designed by someone else. She is a genius. I like her first idea. I have accumulated pieces --that eclectic style that er suits my budget. A 30 dollar scan design used console for my flat screen tv timeless elegant and yes you to can do it it is the Quest, it is not instant gratification it teaches me self control-- do I go to the tag sale or not who am i kidding, of course I go, to look , perhaps to purchase and in that sale i find a deal . I hope the furniture lasts as the look is timeless. I glad they are HOUSE PROUD

arrielle_p said...

I love everything I see in this lovely photos. I think that red sofa is very perfect for my condo philippines. :)