Sunday, 27 March 2016

Happy Easter!

Our Easter weekend started out a little more like Christmas with an ice storm like the one we had a couple of years ago.  But Saturday & Sunday were absolutely beautiful...the trees were full of ice, which looked like diamonds when the sun was shining on them, & you could hear all the ice melting.  

This was Friday....white.

And this was!

We drove up north to visit with family & friends near Meaford, ON & saw this beautiful little stone schoolhouse.  Is this not just perfect?   Love the pop of red on the door!

 I've posted a few pics of some changes to our kitchen on Instagram & I'll share a little 
 more detail of our kitchen progress on the blog soon.

Have a great week!

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Niche Decor Showroom

Here's a little pop of green for you courtesy of Niche Decor in Aurora, ON.  I was sourcing a couch recently, and dropped by their beautiful design showroom.  Love the mix of traditional and modern pieces.  
Here's a little taste of what I saw.

 All pics are mine taken with my iPhone.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Giving the Kitchen a Little Love

The other side of this room (which happens to be our only eating area), our kitchen, is getting a little (much needed) update this week.  I've never really liked anything about this kitchen and just had it painted when we first moved in, over six years ago.   I absolutely love the modern farmhouse look (check out my Pinterest board...hint, hint.) and I'm also loving everything industrial right now.  The look I'm going for is off-black cabinets, wood tones, range hood and white subway tile.  I've decided to keep the bottom cabinets and paint them out in an off black and then only take down the uppers and put up ikea shaker cabinets in an off white.  This is a very cheap reno, and I received a little cash for Christmas, so this is what I'm doing with it.  

We'll see how it far just a couple of hiccups...

Here's some of my inspo...


via House and Home

 via House and Home

  via Nate Berkus