If you’ve ever experienced flooding of any kind in your home you know the high level of stress it can cause. Not only the structural damage to your home but the potential for lost memories through damaged personal items like photos or heirloom furniture. I’ve partnered with Insurance Bureau of Canada to talk everything flooding. It’s one of the last F words you probably ever want to hear. So, I thought I’d share 3 easy tips to help in the event of a flood or to help protect your property from flood damage:
Let’s talk creative toy storage. If you’re a parent the daily battle with the toy clutter is very real! In our household I would say it’s easily one of my most challenging design aspects to kid friendly rooms. I’m a firm believer in stylish room storage. I haven’t felt the need to get toy chests or coloured plastic bins. I love that there are so many options out there for toy storage. My favourite, converting bookshelves with trendy bins or finding modern cabinets with adjustable shelves to help hide the clutter. Here are the 2 pieces that help us beat the toy clutter battle:
The Barrister Tall Bookcase: Finished in a salt grey oak colour, the bookcase blends easily with most décor while adding a touch of natural beauty. It’s unique cubbyholes, along with five shelves, provide ample and stylish storage solutions for books, Blu-ray discs, family photos, toys, stuffed animals and more. As an added benefit, the durable engineered wood construction is heat-, stain- and scratch-resistant perfect for a toddler room. There is a full furniture line with many stylish shapes and sizes, I’m loving the Barrister line. (We have the TV stand too)
The Harbor View Storage Cabinet:I love to find a balance between open and closed storage. Unlike, the Barrister where collectible toys to stylish bins are on display. The Harbor completely hides the toy clutter with it’s horizontally-slatted doors and solid wood knobs radiate shaker-style simplicity with the perfect touch of splendour. This transitional cabinet complements both contemporary and traditional styles, making it easy to integrate into your decor. What’s more, engineered wood overlaid with paper laminate creates a durable piece that withstands the rigours of daily use. You can adjust the shelves to adapt to any of your toy clutter needs. Continue reading
I’m so excited to share Alastair’s room update with all of you this week. Some may have noticed we’ve been working on this room for several months now. When we moved into this house over a year ago, the previous owners used it as a home gym/ storage room. We pretty much adopted that idea in the moving process. It was far easier using it as a storage spot for many months and have Alastair sleep in a toddler bed in our room. Fast forward one year, I’m so ready to not only gain back our master bedroom but provide a toy heaven sleep situation for our little guy. We partner with The Brick to design a little boy’s bedroom dream. Let the room product sourcing begin!
His entire room design revolves around The Maroq Triangle Area Rug. Graphic geometric triangles in teal and mustard bring excitement to any space. The soil-resistant fibres in this rug will withstand daily use. I wanted a soft, plush feel of this carpet under his toes and knees for play time.
Every kid’s room needs ample storage. We added both open and closed storage with the Harbor View Cabinet and Barrister Lane Tall Bookcase. Both in weather grey wood adding the perfect neutral palette to the room.
This Modern Acrylic Custom Wall Calendar: Looks like a piece of modern in your home! With it’s dry erase surface, it’s easily updated with the month’s family happenings. I love the gold hardware and fully customizable sections. Etsy, Square & Circle, $156
The Palm Leaf Place Setting Mats: The tropical trend is easily one of my favourite dining setting options for Spring and Summer. At fun detail indoor and on the patio with these easy to clean mats. Wayfair, Beach Crest Home, Set of 4, $80
One of my favourite features to our kitchen is the counter seating. Whenever we have family and friend gatherings everyone seems to congregate in the kitchen while I cook. Don’t get me wrong, I love the company but this set of seating has really come in handy many a time.
Casual seating is a great feature to add when your space can accommodate for it. Bar seating or counter seating; either way it’s another piece of furniture with that welcoming feel like you want them to “stay a while.” When we host large seasonal gatherings like Christmas or Thanksgiving, this counter sit up doubles as the “kids” table for extra seating at meal time. It has become a must in terms of functionality for hosting with ease.
I’ve been on the hunt to find a rustic glamour bar stool like the Trudell bar from The Brick. From its clean-cut design to the broad swaths of treated wood, this elevated chair is solidly built and designed to transcend the trends. The pine surface has been subtly wire brushed for a more natural look. Meanwhile, the golden brown finish raises these attractive details to your attention. I love how it pairs with the banana leaf wall paper and animal hide mirror I found in store from The Brick. Plus, the wipeable surface will survive my toddler tornado with easy clean up post dinner.
Have you thought about adding a set of casual seating to your dinning space?