TV viewers probably best now Sheila McCarthy from her ole as Sarah Hamoudi in the BC comedy Little Mosque on he Prairie. She a career that has spanned ver three decades portrayal f Aunt Laura in the TV series mily of New Moon and her tage credits are many and nclude Cabaret, the Scarlet impernel and Little Shop of orrors. Later this year, she will be perorming in Lost in Yonkers for oronto's Harold Green Jewish heatre (May 12-June 10) and he will appear in Th e Arsonists t Canstage. McCarthy loves the idea of oing theatre. "It feels as if I've ome home." She also enjoys er new role as an instructor or the fi lm program at Humber ollege. "My advice to my stuents is the same words Sally ield gave to me we all need to einvent ourselves all the time'. The best part of her job? Doing so many different jobs nd meeting so many diff erent eople all the time right across he country. Th eatre, TV, fi lms, artoons and hosting events. eel very lucky to be in Canada nd working." If she weren't in her curent occupation, she would e designing and decorating omes for people. "If that didn't work, cleaning houses because I ove beautiful homes!" McCarthy recently invited tar Spaces into her home. Q: How would you describe your home in a few words? A: It is my little piece of heaven. Q: Tell us about your home. A: My home is a condo located in the St.Clair and Yonge area. The building is 40-years-old and I moved in two years ago. It is spacious and has lots of windows. Every room has a balcony. Th e neighbourhood is perfect for my walks. Th ere is so much greenery and privacy. Q: What attracted you to this space? A: The pool and gym, the "Palm Springs" feel to the building. Th e moderness of it - in a sixties way. It was advertised as a 'bungalow in the city', and it is. Q: Who shares this home? A: Me and my daughter Mackenzie. Q: What is your favourite room and why? A: Th e living room because of the light and the view. The L-shaped sectional couch is great for friends to come over and watch TV. Q: How would you describe your decorating style? A: I love white. I have moved from shabby chic to a cooler yet comfortable style. I like clean lines, simple and less now. Th e floors are a deep mahogany tone. Th e only room that serves as a contrast to all the white is my daughter's room which is painted in a sleek grey/black colour. I love mirrors as art and have used them to open everything up. My bedroom resembles a modern yet 1930s movie star bedroom. White, silver, satin, and mirrors are the colours that I used. I have comfortable places to sit, but ones I don't have to plump up all the time. The living room/dining room and kitchen are one big open concept space. I have a mix of old and new. Th ere is a mahogany clock in the kitchen that was my grandfather's. It matches with the crystal chandeliers and a velvet couch that are also in the kitchen. I used mirrors for the back splash. I recently purchased a bright taffeta silk cocktail dress from the '50s. I'm having it framed. I haven't decided yet where it will hang. Q: What is your fondest memory in this home? A: That my late husband Peter Donaldson and I picked this place out together when he was sick. He knew I would be safe and happy there when he was gone. I remember the exact second and where he was sitting when he thought that. He was sitting inside and I was on one of the balconies staring out onto the greenery just beyond. Q: What's the one item in this house you can't live without? A: My daughter. The second item would be Windex for all the mirrors! I find cleaning to be quite therapeutic. I also adore painting whether it's the walls or the grand piano. I like to do it for myself. Q: Weekends at home, what are we most likely to fi nd you doing? A: Windexing! I really enjoy cooking something for friends to have when they come over for a marathon of True Blood. I prefer cooking big pots of things like soup, curry or Th ai noodles. Q: If your walls could talk, what would they say? A: "You did it Sheila! You got your dream sanctuary." The walls would also be able to hear Pete roaring in the heavens about all the white paint!! Thursday, April 19, 2012 - The News - 69
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