Living and Dining Rooms

Living and Dining Rooms

Our living and dining rooms are attached. To give you an idea of our house layout, the living room/dining room and family room take up the same space as the upstairs master bedroom and ensuite. I loved the layout as soon as we saw the home. The dining room can only...
Our Ever-Changing Family Room

Our Ever-Changing Family Room

We bought furniture for our family room during our kitchen renovation since the two rooms are connected. We always had a plan to resolve the issue with two competing focal points; the corner fireplace and the television. Our family room went through several iterations...
French-Inspired Master Ensuite

French-Inspired Master Ensuite

Our master ensuite renovation was a bit of a tagalong with our guest bathroom remodel. It looks so much more spacious than it originally did as we removed a shower/bath combo along with the half wall and bulkhead surrounding it. I am astounded at how different it...
Blue Guest Bathroom

Blue Guest Bathroom

We started renovations on our guest bathroom (now lovingly used by our two children) shortly after our kitchen was completed. I’ve never been a ‘blue’ lover but I think the blue paint just makes the room. It’ s more of a blue grey really which is probably why I love...
His First Watch

His First Watch

I’ve known my husband for many years and I always thought he should be into watches. He likes gadgets, he’s a collector, he likes to research things. But anytime I ever mentioned the idea of him getting a watch he said no. He’s not a jewelry guy – he wears his white...
Oris Big Crown Pointer Date

Oris Big Crown Pointer Date

Graceful Shopper recently opened me up to wrist watches and bought me a $75 Timex quartz watch after she bought her Baume and Mercier. After discovering I enjoyed wearing a watch, it was time to invest in a quality mechanical timepiece. At the time, I had just...
Vintage White and Espresso Kitchen

Vintage White and Espresso Kitchen

Our home renovation journey started back in 2008, a couple years after we bought our home. The kitchen was our first project and we wanted the style to reflect a vintage sensibility. As with any major project, I used to scour magazines and the Internet for any design...
Baume and Mercier Classima Watch

Baume and Mercier Classima Watch

I have been a watch person all my life. I just love the feeling of being connected to the steady beat of time. My watch makes me feel in control of my life and schedule, but also calm in the understanding that there is a bigger force out there. People change, life has...
Antique Brass Hardware

Antique Brass Hardware

So we are building a wall unit bookshelf in our living room soon. I am looking for antique brass hardware (which is a more aged-looking and duller version of the bright gold brass that was popular in the 80s and 90s) – specifically latches for the cabinet doors and...
White, Bright and Airy

White, Bright and Airy

Just a quick post about our ‘styling’ job on our kitchen shelves. This is one of my favourite views of our kitchen. My husband and I went through many different accessories and tried out different heights and colours. This combination seems to work just right. A...