Red-Carpet_webA Year Ago Today:   All For Nothing was been nominated for a Gemini Award in the Best Reality Program or Series category!!

Congratulations and a big thank-you to everyone who is and has been such a huge part of the success of the show!

All the best,



Best Reality Program or Series - Sponsored by A&E Television Networks

All for Nothing?

W Network (Corus)

(Mountain Road Productions)

Tim Alp, Lisa Nault


Best. Trip. Ever.

Discovery Channel (Bell Media)

(Castlewood Productions Inc.)

Andrew Burnstein, Sharone Ostrovsky



Food Network Canada (Shaw)

(Chef Off Inc.)

Jeff Preyra, Romano D'Andrea, Carolyn Meland, Peter Moscone


Conviction Kitchen

CityTV (Rogers)

(Cineflix (Dinners 2) Inc)

Simon Lloyd, Gerard Barry


Dragons' Den



Tracie Tighe, Mike Armitage, Lisa GabrieleBest Reality Program or Series

afn_cover_photoPenny Southam and Paul Rushforth can help you significantly increase your home’s value in two short weeks!

ALL FOR NOTHING? is looking for Ottawa-area homeowners who want to update their homes.

  • Participating homeowners will receive three detailed design plans from award-winning designer Penny Southam
  • A chance to win a commission-free real estate listing from Paul Rushforth Real Estate
  • Participating in ALL FOR NOTHING? is a great motivation to complete all outstanding projects and complete new renovations in a short period of time.
  • The average ALL FOR NOTHING participant has increased their home’s value by $27,000 with only $2,600 of expenses in two weeks. 

For more information, please visit or call Mountain Road Productions at 613-237-4447.

Check out Penny Southam and All for Nothing? on the cover of Ontario Home Builder magazing this spring!


ATonight at 10pm ET|PT on W Network season 2 kicks off with the battle of the condominiums as Chris & Nora have a slow reno start and are unlucky in fundraising while Lisa & Danny strike the community jackpot but are delayed in their important bathroom project.

Get your first glimpse of a an article about Southam Design and Studio S which will be published in The Ottawa Family Living magazine in the Ottawa Citizen on Dec. 3.

A must-see kitchen and bath showroom, right here in the heart of Ottawa


Outstanding kitchens and bathrooms begin and end at Studio S – Scavolini. Situated at 950 Gladstone Avenue, on the edge of Little Italy’s Preston Street, it’s a one-of-a-kind, loft-like showroom that will surpass your every expectation. The pooled talents of co-owners Penny Southam, ARIDO, IDC and Denis Villeneuve assure projects launched at Studio S have superlative results – every time. Southam is an award-winning, registered interior designer who sets the bar, in Ottawa, for outstanding creative vision and execution. Villeneuve brings a high level of experience, professionalism and project management skills in the kitchen and bath industry. Together, the duo offers a combination of ingenuity and expertise that can transform your home in ways never imagined! The unique 3,000-square-foot showroom is a revelation to be seen.

Both partners embrace the latest building technologies and design trends so the showroom is forever evolving. A juxtaposition of historic architecture, original hardwood floors and modern design elements imbues this space with a warm, creative ambience that is inspirational. Studio S showcases high quality lines of cabinetry, from sleek, sophisticated and contemporary to a more traditional, customized approach. Whatever your style, Studio S has the solution. With one visit, you quickly realize what you want can happen, just as you’ve envisioned – only better. “The shift towards contemporary design is evident in the latest award-winning design and architectural projects seen throughout the city,” Southam and Villeneuve point out.

Many of Ottawa’s leading interior designers, architects, decorators, builders and home renovators have found that by working with the Studio S team, delays and oversights have been minimized, always with a positive end result. “We offer a completely unique showroom, award-winning design, a distinctive range of excellent products, expert installation and unmatched personal service. That’s what we stand for,” the partners note. Customers old and new are invited to visit the distinctive showroom at the corner of Gladstone and Loretta Avenues. In addition to outstanding cabinetry, the comprehensive selection of the latest products includes plumbing fixtures, porcelain and natural stone tile, all forms of countertops, accessories and cabinet hardware. “We’re built on service,” Villeneuve explains. “Our philosophy is to handle each project with the utmost care and attention to all of our clients’ needs, to ensure the whole process is stress-free and successful.” For details, call 613 728-2027 and check

Get your first glimpse of a an article about Southam Design and Studio S which will be published in The Ottawa Family Living magazine in the Ottawa Citizen on Dec. 3.

Beautiful, functional design for today’s modern lifestyle



Your home is your sanctuary, a reflection of who you are and how you live. It is where you raise your family, entertain, get away from it all. Since it’s not uncommon to love your neighbourhood, but loathe your dated living quarters, a renovation can renew your home to suit your current lifestyle. However, the task can seem overwhelming. Where do you start? How much should you spend? How do you maximize your space? How do you avoid the renovation nightmares you hear about? Penny Southam, ARIDO, IDC, is a registered interior designer who has been creating award-winning interior spaces and residential architecture since 1992. As founder and director of Southam Design Inc., one of Ottawa’s leading design firms, she transforms daunting wish lists into stunning, functional spaces. Her firm is recognized for thinking outside the box and finding innovative solutions that meet all clients’ needs, desires and budgets.

The portfolio at, illustrates the striking results. Image galleries showcase award-winning renovations, additions, kitchen, bath and basement designs, customs homes and other projects that leave a lasting impression. Southam’s work is a brilliant fusion of modern lines and classic elements. Her client list stretches from Vancouver to New York City and her 30 design awards include Top 40 Under 40 honours in 2005. At the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association’s awards gala in 2008, she collected seven design trophies, the most won by a single person in the association’s history. Her outstanding projects outshone submissions by many of the city’s leading renovators, designers and architects that year. “We think of the whole home both inside and out and ensure that it all flows perfectly, while meeting all of our clients needs,” Southam explains.

The scope of the firm’s work ranges from all things interior to custom home design under 6000 square feet. Besides heading SDI, Southam is founder and co-owner of Studio S Scavolini - a stunning kitchen and bath design showroom. As TV co-host of All For Nothing? on the W Network, she also provides savvy advice to homeowners readying their homes for sale and competing for a commission-free real estate listing. When asked what motivates her, Southam’s response is quick. “Creating beautiful space is my passion. Knowing we are creating environments that will enhance and enrich our clients lives just makes it that much better!” For details, call 613 728-2227 and check


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The Ottawa Family Living magazine will be published and in the Ottawa Citizen on Dec. 3.

Thank you

Southam Design



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