Megan Cornwall and her husband Christopher are putting the finishing touches on their newly renovated South Windsor ranch. They recently took the plunge and made the move back to Windsor from Toronto (as many 30-somethings are choosing to do these days). When Christopher’s family decided it was time to sell his grandparents home, they happily took on the project of modernizing this 1960’s bungalow without stripping it of character and original detail.
Christopher continues to split his time between Windsor and commuting to Toronto for his career as a visual effects artist (working with big clients such as HBO’s Game of Thrones). Megan is a professional, mixed media artist and also works at Nancy Johns gallery in Pillette village. Their artistic backgrounds shine through the interior design of their home and we love how they’ve managed to salvage and integrate a variety of original features, such as the cupboards Christopher’s grandfather expertly built so long ago. Their retro-inspired West Elm dining room fixture is the perfect pairing to the 60s gold of the original light over the sink. Their furniture is a mixture of collectable pieces from Three60 Vintage, CB2, and Crate & Barrel.
They’ve used a punch of new encaustic-inspired, Merola tile in the kitchen which ties into the retro patterned bathroom tile. Without having to do a total re-haul, the couple have updated the space by simply adding modern hardware. Another major feature is the Canadian art that hangs throughout their home including paintings and drawings by Quebec-born, Daniel St. Amant, Windsor’s Mike Marcon & A.G. Smith. Megan comes from a long line of artists and performers, as is evident in her unfinished basement, used as her paint-splattered home studio.
To view or purchase Megan Cornwall’s art, visit our studio this Saturday, May 12th from 1:00PM to 10:00PM during her first solo exhibition. Opening party pops off between 7PM – 10PM, more info here.