Projects. Check.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 2 Permalink 1

So new apartment. Lots of work to do. Lots of projects on the go. Multiple trips to second hand stores. Far off adventures on the hopes of finding the right dresser. Mini stop off's at Ikea... And not much has happened. You see. It's the paint. I was planning around my walls. And now that we have that about to start, my home can really start to take shape. In the meantime, I have been hunting and gathering like a pioneer over here. Interested? Here is a sample (with before and after's to follow)..... I can't wait to share the colour scheme for my living room. That will be happening shortly. Here is a small snapshot. Hint: None of these were 'it'. Also, I wish someone could have recorded the "white" conversations with James. me: Which white do you like? him: Ah. Maybe snowfall white? me: No. Not snowfall. The coverage hasn't been perfect. him: ...

Home Inspiration

Monday, September 15, 2014 0 Permalink 0

I feel like I might die with happiness. I can finally create a space that is mine. And it isn't a shoebox. Or temporary. Here is what I am dreaming of and using for my inspiration. What I adore: The openness of the space. The dark earthy tones the furniture brings into the space and those exposed bulbs. Source: The Gant home featured on Husligheter  If I could just have this dining room I would be a very happy person. It is just everything I love. In a dining room. This image is from Momo Suzuki's home which was featured on Pennyweight Look at this image without looking at the colours. I need a walnut headboard. Image is from Objects Mecaniques in Montreal but was spotted first on Remodelista. The mudroom revamp is currently taking up a lot of space in my brain. Why? Because I have never had the pleasure of having a little wee awesome sweet ...

Indian Summer

Thursday, September 4, 2014 2 Permalink 0

In·di·an sum·mer noun a period of unusually dry, warm weather occurring in late autumn. a period of happiness or success occurring late in life. Not really sure where the term comes from (like if there is a positive/negative history behind the term) - but I love it. I love it even more because we have had such an odd ball, grey, overcast and wet summer here in Ontario. I have to believe that we are going to have a beautiful Indian summer autumn (not confusing at all). It has been warm and lovely the last few days but I feel like I just absolutely do not trust the weather right now. I (incorrectly) feel that the earth 'owes' Ontario an Indian summer so we don't feel too cheated before we get pelted with another harsh winter (dreadful, people have already started talking about winter weather predictions). It's a Canadian plight: perpetually complaining about past/present/future weather. ...

Loving: Happy Handmade Home

Thursday, August 28, 2014 1 Permalink 0

This past weekend I 'babysat' my sister and her fiance's dog Remy. When I got settled in, I found that my sister had a copy of Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman's (of A Beautiful Mess) Happy Handmade Home book! I shouldn't be surprised as I know my sister loves their blog and in fact her own home has a lot of the same design aesthetic as A Beautiful Mess. I loved flipping through their well put together book and thought I would share my favourite images and projects from it. Right off the bat they presented this awesome image of a kitchen with the exposed cupboards painted a dark turquoise/jade. I love it and have already been thinking about doing this in my new apartment. Half of my cupboards are open concept like this and I feel like they could use a lift... Something like this or wallpaper. I love all the bright pops ...

Nothing happens as quickly as I would like

Monday, August 25, 2014 2 Permalink 1

There was a reason I could never become a teacher. I have don't much patience. It's odd. I can be  incredibly patient when I am working with children but there it is definitely something I struggle with in other parts of my life. I want things to happen quickly and efficiently. Take moving. I prepared quickly. Got my shit together and moved. I was prepared and ready to rock. I wanted to get it over with as quickly as possible. My fella? Not so much. He had a few nights after work to get working... And well.... He just works slower than I do. I was commiserating with my sister - why was I like that? Jeez, I just need to slow down. Her response? It is our family style. We like to do things quickly and get them over with. Why drag them on and on? Let's just get in ...