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...
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...
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...
Marble or Granite

Marble or Granite

The gorgeous veining of Calacatta Gold marble countertops in our master ensuite The textured crystal of the stunning Bianco Antico (or Delicatus) granite in our kitchen We renovated our kitchen several years ago, and the one ‘regret’ that creeps up every now...
Cheap and Cheerful Ikea Mirror

Cheap and Cheerful Ikea Mirror

We have visited Ikea many times due to their abundant flyers and quick and delicious lunches. But everytime we walk out without buying a single thing. So on one visit, when my husband said ‘hey check out this mirror’ I reluctantly walked over and then my...
Summer Lovin… Happened So Fast

Summer Lovin… Happened So Fast

We were waiting through many cold, icy, miserable months for summer to arrive and then bam it’s here! Well spring to be more accurate… I always think of spring as a short gateway to summer anyway. We are enjoying time in our backyard. We aren’t big gardeners so the...