We caught up with Amy Del Rosario, the designer and editor behind Love on Sunday, to get the scoop on the Toronto thrifting scene, her favorite DIY projects and where she finds her design inspiration. Filled with beautiful photos and DIY inspiration, Amy’s blog captures her personal style and design aesthetic while sharing a quiet glimpse into Toronto life. Amy is also a full-time graphic designer for Joe Fresh and a regular contributor to Emma Reddington’s popular design blog, The Marion House Book. !
Q: What neighborhood in Toronto do you call home? What do you love about it?
A: I live in Mississauga, a small suburb right outside of Toronto. Even though I work in the city and I love the hustle and bustle of Toronto, I find it a lot more calm and peaceful in Mississauga. I have an amazing view of the Toronto skyline from my balcony and a beautiful creek is just steps away from where I live–I love it.
Q: Describe a perfect Sunday in Toronto.
A: My perfect Sunday in Toronto would go something like this: Enjoy a delicious brunch at The Drake Hotel (their scones are to die for) and then head over to St. Lawrence Market to visit the vendors and pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables. I would then head over to Queen West to visit my favorite vintage shops. You can find anything from repurposed furniture to vintage sunglasses all on one street.
Q: You have 5 minutes to assemble your DIY toolbox, what are your go-to items?
A: I would definitely grab a measuring tape, drill, staple gun, paint, paintbrushes, sandpaper…the list goes on!
Q: What DIY project are you most proud of?
A: I would have to say my Louis XVI chair makeover. I even took an upholstery class to learn the basics and proper way of reupholstering. I made a lot of mistakes along the way but I learned a lot during the process. I went from stripping paint to sanding to pulling out a million staples and so on. I love how they turned out.
Q: Where do you turn for design inspiration?
A: Art galleries, magazines, blogs, Instagram and of course, Pinterest.
Q: Three favorite things in your home?
A: My thrifted mid-century chairs, the custom console in the hallway, and a vintage kilim runner my Mom found at a thrift store.