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Chatelaine Magazine + Michael Penney!

April 4, 2012 by admin

Great news!  I’ve been asked to be a regular design contributor to Chatelaine Magazine!  I’m part of a panel of decor personalities that you’ll no doubt recognize and love.

It’s a great idea and I can’t wait to take part over the year!  Joining me are Samantha Pynn (of Style At Home and HGTV fame), Kimberly Seldon (Style At Home and Cityline Queen), Amy Kent ( from influential Canadian firm Croma Design Inc) and my friend Sarah Richardson (no introduction needed right?!).  Be sure to pick up the May 2012 issue of Chatelaine Magazine for amazing decor content, gorgeous photography and tons of helpful tips!



In case you want to see that room shot better from the article above, I’m including it here.  It was shot by Kim Jeffery and features my sister-in-law’s first grown up apartment.  I’m still totally in love with that vintage wallpaper on the panel in the background!

Design by Michael Penney; Photography by Kim Jeffery

Sofa, coffee tables, drapery panels and picture frames, all Ikea; Rug, West Elm; Desk chair (painted by me); 60’s swivel chair, lamp, chrome side tables, ginger jar, all Craigslist and Value Village, bamboo curtain rod, Tap Phong Trading Co.

Design by Michael Penney; Photography by Kim Jeffery

Vintage wallpaper was from a store that’s now closed on College; chrome bistro chairs, craigslist, tablecloth (scarf) H&M; embroidered indigo napkins, Value Village.


  1. allison says:

    Congrats! That is awesome! Love that my apartment photo is used here :)

    • Oh good point Allison! I’ll add that photo so people can see it better! Was watching home videos of you over the weekend – you know who was crying…and your dad hop scotching with you never gets old…


  2. Carolyn Sutherland says:

    Congratulations, Michael! That’s great! Looking forward to seeing your contributions!

  3. Leslie W. says:

    Congratulations, Michael! I read Chatelaine on-line as it is not available here. ….Really need to think more seriously about moving to Canada!

  4. Sandra says:

    Congrats…your news just keeps getting better and better.

  5. Marsha says:


  6. Kiley says:

    Great work, Michael! And which sofa is that from IKEA? It looks much more high-end in this photo.

  7. Barb says:

    Wow, one busy man you are! But doesn’t matter as you are doing your passion!

  8. Jen Wall says:

    Wow! Good for you! Awesome news!!

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