Category Archives: Home Decor & DIY Ideas

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Home Decor || Alastair’s Room Update

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!6EB5420C-C36B-4E8E-94F6-DAA4640017C6

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.0098F379-2E38-40A5-B845-EEB28569585FB9FEB023-BADE-46C0-B765-D88DD3EED17C

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.

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Home Decor || The Little Details

FA4F9BEE-E130-4951-AD55-96A3F600A780So many questions about accessories from last week’s post and Instagram stories. Here are a few of my favourite things:

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

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Casual Seating || Bar Stool Edition

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?

 

AE9C20F0-397F-4C64-89FD-342B302C5478821794FE-26BA-489D-8C64-24176A95D7A8Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by The Brick but my thoughts and opinions remain my own. 

 

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Small Space Design Solutions || Baby Nursery Edition

I love the styling challenge of a small space, it makes you consider the function of every piece of furniture. Harper’s room is easily the smallest room in our house. Technically, without a closet it’s considered a small home office. With the layout of our house I prefer to have her in this small space then further away from our master bedroom. With that being said, we really wanted to find three key pieces for her nursery. The first being the obvious… a crib. I wanted something traditional in a metallic but still fit the sleep safety standards of today. Over the years I’ve seen many beautiful cribs in antique stores that look a lot like this one but none of them fit the standards of sleep safety that we have today. Introducing the Monarch crib from The Brick, get a beautiful brand new crib with that vintage look. This scratch-proof, scuff-proof gold frame also accommodates three mattress heights. Which, as you know was a big selling point for us. Harper is off the charts for height and needs to already be on the lowest setting. Plus, with each purchase of this gorgeous crib proceeds go to Little Seeds Animal Habitat initiative. Next we needed a change table that still had some storage. This was a challenge because the majority we liked in this style were far too wide or long for our space. The Monarch change table is the perfect touch of gold metallic to any nursery and it’s a space saver with several shelves for storage. The steel tubes finished in non-toxic gold paint and dotted with crafted ball castings are reminiscent of the wrought iron furnishings of the Victorian era. Finally The Soft Modern Sideboard is the perfect example of how you can find a piece of furniture you love and convert it into what you need for your space. Traditionally this side board would be used in the dining room but It has so much storage it easily fits all of her small clothing. I love the modern feel and look. Plus it’ll be a piece of furniture we can use down the road in another room. When designing a nursery of any size you’ll need to cover these three bases: Sleep, diaper changes and storage. I hope you love our small space nursery design for our little Harper and it inspires you to tackle even the smallest design challenges. 83DC7B4D-29D8-4C53-90F8-8A99FA487BE5 Continue reading

Home Decor || My love for round mirrors continues…

2B118BDD-7C41-4901-8A59-435C88231F2AWe all know I’m always on the hunt for a great mirror. Easily my favorite decorating trick to open up a room and make it appear even bigger. For the living room I’ve been looking for a large round mirror for quite some time. We found this gorgeous Oryx mirror from The Brick just in time for our Spring refresh of our home. I love the gold detail,  modern feel and minimal profile. The size was also a big selling point for me, I struggled to find large round mirrors with a minimalist frame. The majority were half the size or had too decorarive a border for my design needs. With Spring in the air we find ourselves adding a few more accents to each room as we tidy and move the winter items to storage. Continue reading