The Metrie shiplap has been installed, and I got to work right away on filling all the nail gun holes with wood filler. (As you can see above the pink splotches!) After the putty dried, I went over the spots with my mouse sander to get it as smooth as possible.
Once I was happy with it, I painted the entire interior in Benjamin Moore’s Simply White (OC-117) after deliberating between this and Chantilly Lace or, Cloud White. And before you roll your eyes at the concept of choosing between whites – companies make hundreds upon hundreds of white options because they are.all. different. I caught some side eye on social media for debating between three whites. Guys. They are actually different. But to some, it may not matter. But to me if does. So I spend time making sure these choices are right. And I can now confirm, it was the right choice. I love the colour.
I was on the hunt for some great lighting in here and fell for the idea of lanterns. But the ones I loved were ridiculously expensive – until I found these online at Lowes. (They aren’t available in-store) You can also find this via a different brand name on Wayfair.ca and for my US friends on Wayfair.com. At first I thought I was going to paint them white, then I thought I’d go with black -but once they were hung the vintage / gold look started to grow on me so I’m leaving it for now, to see how it goes.
That’s it for now, I’ll show you the flooring debates next! xo
Happy Monday. Spring is here and oh so lovely. Here are a few photos from over here. Two major projects I’m excited to announce this week have been keeping my brain busy and feeling so appreciative and also, had me looking at where I am right now thinking it’s SO strange. Had you told me 10 years ago that some of these projects would be what I was doing, I would have told you that you were bonkers. But you do these things, feel grateful for opportunities and just keep plugging away on the path. I’m excited to announce them so stay tuned! Ps., Here are some photos for now and some captions to give you some little windows into the world over here. Continue Reading →
I’m ridiculously excited to announce my newest collaboration – a collaboration with the awesome LoveFresh, the maker of all the best natural body care products. The idea for collaborating with LoveFresh started as Stacey Davis, the founder of LoveFresh,and I talked over coffee about Oscar’s love of after bath time baby massage when he was a baby.
Oscar has been asking to paint his room red for a little over two years now. Right off the bat, let me say that we are NOT painting his room red. But I do want him to have some say in his room design. I’ve been trying to figure out how to temporarily add some of his wishes into the room – without a huge investment. You see, we’re planning on gutting Oscar’s room eventually and reconfiguring his space as he grows. But for now, we’ve been trying to find little added elements to make sure his room feels like “his”.
Lazy Life Paris reach out to me via e-mail a month ago and introduced their product line and when I saw the word BEAN BAG CHAIR I thought of Oscar and his room.
I’m tweaking the house a little bit and I’ve found myself gravitating towards well travelled looks, bohemian, and natural pieces. I’ve stumbled on some amazing pricing on some pieces, so you and I can get the “look for less”. I called this the “Global Style” but I’m not sure if that’s an accurate description for this roundup. Pretty much whatever the look is above, I’m obsessed.
If your budget allows, then some more designer pillows may be up your alley. I’m a big pillow hoarder and feel like pillows can instantly change a room, so am guilty of splurging on pillows like these…
A few weeks ago I went to the HomeSense preview for all of their awesome kids stuff. It’s all glorious. From moroccan poufs that go in either a living room or a trendy kids room, to stuffed flamingo heads or swans with crowns – HomeSense knocks it out of the park season after season. Here are some shots of what you can expect to see rolling into the stores now! Continue Reading →