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...
Butterflies Everywhere

Butterflies Everywhere

After my daughter was born, I had this crazy energy to redecorate her room with butterflies and make it as girly as possible. Enter Etsy – where I found these butterfly decals and paper garlands. Can you believe I applied the decals myself while holding...
Jewelry for the Home

Jewelry for the Home

I am obsessed with cabinetry hardware. They are like little jewels or cufflinks that add such character to a furniture piece. Restoration Hardware’s styles rarely change which shows just how enduring and universal they are. We chose the above two styles because the...
Master Ensuite Renovation

Master Ensuite Renovation

What can I say about our old master bathroom? The beige laminate vanity was horrendous and the lack of drawers made it useless in terms of storage space. The tiles were icky and cold, the unlit and narrow walk-in shower was like a coffin. The chipped sinks were...
Guest Bathroom Renovation

Guest Bathroom Renovation

I don’t think there are many words to describe this bathroom. We never used it…these photos were taken during another reno thus the coke cans and yucky garbage from the contractors. The previous homeowners decided to retile the shower because, as you can see, they...
Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Renovation

When we first bought our home, I could not fathom living in a kitchen in such a horrendous state but we couldn’t afford to renovate. So we decided to improve it for the time being. Every night after work, we did all the work ourselves. We refinished the cabinets by...