Friday, 26 June 2015

Style to Move on Style Mutt

Today I'm very excited to be over at Style Mutt Blog sharing a little bit about my family room.  If you haven't checked out their blog yet please do.  Chelsea and Cate have a real knack for mixing different styles (which is just one of the reasons I like them), and they're pros at refurbishing old furniture. 

Just to show you what I mean, here's a peek at their spaces.

Chelsea's Bedroom

Cate's Living Room

 I'll be sharing some more details of my family room with you next week so stay tuned.
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Pink Peonies

So I had a little explosion of Peony goodness in my backyard last of my  Peonies had 26 blooms!  The deep  pink ones are so fragrant...I had to put them in every room of my house.  My very first home had a whole row of these Peonies that the previous owner had planted, and this really was what started my love for gardening.  Every time I move I  take some with me...I'm a little sentimental.  The pale pink ones are not as fragrant, but are stunning with their yellow centres.   
Hope you enjoy them!  

 (all photos taken by me with my iPhone)

Monday, 8 June 2015

It's All in the Details

Have you ever gone into a home and just had your jaw drop at every turn?  Well that happened to me a couple of months ago.  My friend bought this home in Toronto this winter and  invited us over for the evening.  The floors, ceilings, windows...absolutely everything in his home is quality and beautiful.  Unfortunately, the owner doesn't want the whole home shared so I can only focus on some of the details.  
Because as you know, design is in the details!  

First up is the eating section of the great room,  surrounded by beautiful windows which look out onto a terrace...and check out the coffered ceiling .

Below is a little nook just to the side of the eating area...again surrounded by windows.   The doors leading out to the terrace were mostly windows with an arch at the top and moulding on the lower portion.  I thought it was beautiful how they made the doors and windows with the same detailing in this house.  The pictures don't really do it much justice, but seeing a whole wall of windows as a focal point was quite breathtaking.

The floors were a dark hardwood with a diamond inlay... absolutely gorgeous! 

Last was this curved bookcase which was actually in a round room (hence the curve).  It's in a room that has doors again leading out onto a terrace.  I believe they're making it into an office so the lighting will change.  I just thought the detailing of this cabinet was so sweet with the glass cabinets on either side and the footing.  Also, this room had dark hardwood floors in a herringbone pattern.  Here's a wider shot below. You can see how they again panelled the lower portion of the doors.

(all photos taken by me with my iPhone)

Sorry that's all I can show right now.  I'm hoping to go back this summer and take some pics of the garden because it's pretty spectacular too.

If you want to do some custom windows, doors or cabinetry in your own home, you may want to check out Hoffmeyer's Mill.  They've been around for many years and do beautiful custom work.

Have a great week!