Category Archives: Home Decor & DIY Ideas

#OneRoomChallenge || How We Transformed Our Main Floor Bathroom Into a Palm Springs Inspired Oasis with @Wayfair #AD

We are so excited to finally share this space with you. And with everyone’s extra time at home maybe it’ll inspire you to tackle a home project too! First off, I know what you may be thinking my “before” photos don’t look that bad. When we first moved into this home, we quickly updated this bathroom from it’s previous 90’s glory. (See one image of what this space looked like when we first moved in) We had tons of other projects on the go with the house and we just needed this space to function quickly. We learned ALOT from this bathroom’s first minor facelift. What you can’t see are those tiny dots on the wall are covering up holes and imperfections throughout the room. The white floor that was beyond stained, even a professional cleaner couldn’t figure it out how to clean that tile. The floor tile was like a dirty white golf ball with tiny divots and never meant to be installed on the ground. And on top pf it, a sink that wouldn’t drain within only a few months of installing it! Did I mention this is our main floor bathroom, the one all our guests see and use? So when Wayfair and Kohler asked if we would partner with them to renovate this space, we were so excited for the opportunity to get some design choices right this time. Welcome to our new powder room with a Palm Springs vibe! 

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Before After bathroom renovation Green walls pink coral tiles wood accents. Leopard rug. kohler gold facet. Sherwin Williams Hunts Club green paint

Before After bathroom renovation Green walls pink coral tiles wood accents. Leopard rug. kohler gold facet. Sherwin Williams Hunts Club Paint
Bathroom when we first moved into this house
Before After bathroom renovation Green walls pink coral tiles wood accents. Leopard rug. kohler gold facet

The lighting is dimmer than you would see in a full bath. Because this room is a powder room only and will not be a bathroom we use to get ready we didn’t need to install bright task lighting. I love the moody dramatic feel this level of light gives to the space. Enough for lipstick touch ups in the mirror but not blinding when standing at the vanity.

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Simple Holiday Gift and Traditions with @Duracell and @LondonDrugs

A few years back we decided as a family to tone down the excessive gift giving and try to focus on traditions that create quality time together. With that said, yes there are still gift giving moments included in the way we celebrate the holidays. But there just isn’t the same level of stress we experienced in the past. This year I’m so excited to partner with Duracell and London Drugs to share how we make lasting memories that don’t break the bank. 

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Transformation Tuesday || How we painted our dated 1990’s stucco house exterior to achieve a modern update

Photograthy by Pam Kriangkum

One of the biggest transformations we’ve taken on this year was the exterior of our house. While we put our financial focus in the first two years on the interior: bathrooms, kitchen, windows and some flooring upgrades. This summer we finally tackled this dated 1990’s stucco with one of my favourite home transformations yet. For some transparency and as a disclaimer, we partnered with a local painting company Blue Nile Painting. Whom provided a discounted rate for our project in exchange for this review. I was not paid for their review, nor were goods and services completely covered. My opinions remain my own and I’m so excited to share this project with you. Now let’s get into the details and of course, before / afters of the house!

Going black was a bit of a leap… over the winter I developed a Pinterest board with exterior inspiration. With the modern boxy lines of our home, a dark exterior felt like a modernization. While a bright colour may have aged our home even more. Blue Nile consulted to help us come to a colour conclusion and I couldn’t be more happy. Sometimes you need the experts to weigh in to help you feel more confident with such a big impending change.

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Fall Home Tour || Autumn Inspired Decor Ideas

It’s that time of year again. I don’t know if it’s me but Summer flew by this year and the weather wasn’t super warm. So this early chilly weather transition to fall hasn’t been a surprise. Plus, we all know Fall is my favourite season, so I’m in full on Autumn decor transition mode and I honestly don’t hate it. Just like years past I’ve teamed up with a handful of very talented content creators to give you a glimpse into our homes. Please see a full blog post link up at the end of my tour!

I haven’t brought out all the fall decor yet… SCARY is yet to come but this the perfect start. Here is my fall home tour 2019.

pink door black exterior tricorn black halloween front door decor bats
sherwin williams charming pink tricorn black paint
sherwin williams exterior house paint tricorn black charming pink door
sherwin williams charming pink tricorn black paint house exterior

Because it’s only early September our front stairs only have touches of decor but I will say I’m loving this magnetic bats. They are a subtle modern take on halloween decor and I love how they pop on the newly painted pink doors. For those who may ask the colour is “Charming Pink” by Sherwin Williams.

fall mantel ideas
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The Art of Cozy with @Etsy & Shopstyle #AD #Etsyca #Etsy

pink modern minimalist bathroom monstera plant  chevron wall tile I don’t know what it is about January that makes me want to get cozy and stay in. I’m so excited to partner with Etsy and the ShopStyle team to showcase some of my favourite things for our home that spark that Hygge feeling. If you’re new to Etsy, it’s a community of sellers from around the world whom offer a huge selection of unique and creative goods. Find vintage, handmade, and interesting items spanning across categories such as home goods, jewelry, clothing, baby, art, and more. See a few of my favourites from this month:

juniper and fur candle pink bathroom board caddy Kira - Jan 14 2019 005Kira - Jan 14 2019 004Candles: 1

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Kira - Jan 14 2019 007Bath Bomb Options: 123, or 4

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