until the end it was non-stop in and out: Marble tiles, four by eight pavers, furniture, paint, fixtures, accessories, delivery people. Other people kept their rooms and work areas locked so they would be a surprise on opening night but we had to let it all hang out. As hard as it was while we were trying to work we tried to be the considerate, nice guys from Canada. Q David, you’ve always got some funny stories. Anything to share? Q What contributed to Powell & Bonnell’s success on this proj-ect aside from your in-house talent? Victoria: Participation in the Kips Bay Decorator Show House is a closely guarded secret. But word got out, can’t imagine how, and we were able to lean on our deep roots in the Toronto design community to find what we HOMEFRONT SUMMER 2017 19 David: I’m not sure it’s funny, espe-cially for the folks on site, but there was no working bathroom in the house. Every last one of us had to traipse across the street and get very friendly with the folks at the Benjamin Moore store so they’d let us use their loo.