nursery 2

nursery 2


Whoa Baby!

Although we are not expecting at this point in time, like most things in life I like to plan the heck of a situation– and nothing is as fun as planning where you’d like to experience the milestones of life!

It seems that everyone I know is either thinking of having children or raising them, so the juices are flowing and I thought I’d explore the process of putting together a nursery myself.  It is really rewarding delving into interiors with imagination and play in mind!

Whoa Baby!


Masculine Ensuite Update

Months ago I created an inspiration board for our ensuite with a scheme that was inspired by, and meant to honour my husband. I chose colours and materials that I thought he would be most comfortable in.  We then worked together to iron out the details.
Masculine Ensuite
Here are some of the before photos to get the juices flowing.
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I know…
Here are some of the progress shots.  I would have taken a plywood floor over the old floor in a heartbeat!
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The vanity that we selected is more traditional than the original midcentury modern dresser from the mock-up.  I really like the one that we ended up with.

The mirror that we paired it with is a Georgian style one that we already had.

We chose black granite that has some lovely icy-gold patches for the counter top.  Instead of having it honed, we chose a polished surface and had the fabricators put a traditional looking ogee bullnose edge on it.
We will be building a false wall over the newly installed water system.  We will be creating a cover for the hot water tank as well.  That stuff needs to be accessible but it also needs to be covered!
The sight lines from the bedroom to bathroom are tremendous!  I originally considered putting grasscloth in this room, but we decided to simplify and go with an all black paint cover. The colour we chose is Benjamin Moore’s Wrought Iron in a matte finish.
It is amazing how bright the room feels with the subway tile tub surround and the mosaic floor.  The floor looks beautiful, but it was really difficult to instal.  I would recommend that the fledgling DIYer hire a professional to put in a mosaic floor like this one.  We struggled through it, but the finish we achieved is far from perfect.
 A new curtain, square dual-flush toilet and an almost finished project!
 We had an outlet and electrical boxes moved so that we can instal sconces on either side of the mirror rather than having one light above.  The infloor heating was installed and now we wait patiently for our sconces to arrive.
And so, we went from this:
To this:
Yes! Trailer blazing once again!
Now for art selection and finishing touches.  Stay tuned!

Masculine Ensuite

My husband is a patient and generous man.  He has listened attentively and been supportive while I have flip-flopped through various ideas and decorating incarnations during our life together.  Most recently, he has been by my side as I have begun the process of putting  together a mood board of potential materials for our next renovation– our principal bedroom’s ensuite.
This room is an expression and celebration of him.  I love the idea of creating a room that he will enjoy as much as I do.
 Masculine Ensuite
Our bedroom is bright and airy and so the bathroom will provide some neat contrast.  I aim to make it enveloping and well-lit at the same time.
We learned a lot when we tackled out first bathroom reno.  We learned that I could tile and that he has killer plumbing skills (he might argue that he had a handle on his skills pre-reno)!  We learned to be patient and to take it one step at a time (I am still learning this).  And although I love to “be” in a space that I find comfortable and aesthetically stimulating, I love the amount of time you free-up when you create a space that is easy to clean!  That way you have a clean and beautiful room!
The job is still a month and a half away, but I like to get a head start and plan it out.  We will purchase most of our supplies on our next vacation, but a few things will be ordered and sent in the mail as well.
Wish us luck!

Living Room Inspiration

Living Room Inspiration

Kitchen Inspiration

Kitchen Inspiration

Juliska bar tool

Small appliance

David Jones
$95 –


Wood chair

Accent table
$365 –

kartell fly light
$255 –

sam’s creation

sam's creation

Miniature light

Black area rug

Iittala drinking cup
$14 –

Riva 1920 woods furniture
$5,895 –


Antique bench

Ethan allen table


Sam’s room 1

Sam's room 1