Found: Modern Deck Railings

If you google “modern deck railing” you get hundreds of images of horizontal cables. LOVE that look…can’t have it! We live in Ontario where the railing code restrictions say we can’t have horizontal anything! We could have gone with glass panels to achieve a modern look, but we wanted something different. (Of course!) I searched…

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Before + After: Barn Makeover

We have an old (like 1840’s original) barn, that’s pretty and charming…but attached to it is a building that’s less charming. When we bought this house I had dreams of turning it in to my studio. That was a dream. It’s been taken over with tractors, lawn mowers and all the essential larger scale equipment….

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Inspiration: (small) home office

I have worked from home as a graphic designer for 6 years (minus the current year for maternity leave). My home office is therefore always an important space, no matter where we have been living. I need it to be organized (or at least have the potential to be organized), have a large desk for…

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Found: Rocking Chairs

Seating in our house is limited to dining chairs, a sectional or rocking chairs. I love rocking chairs; I have a few. They offer so much more then a place to sit; it’s a place to sit AND move. Who doesn’t delight in a chair with features!? This post features a few good looking rocking…

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Inspiration: Stylish Wood Storage

For me, one of the best parts about installing a wood stove in our little place is the idea of a stylish wood storage area. I love the look of stacked logs, and I think if done right, it can be an art piece on it’s own. A functional art installation, if you will…one that…

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Inspiration: Kitchen Backsplash

People ask me all the time, “how are the renovations going, are you finished yet?” and my answer will always be no, until the kitchen hood vent and kitchen backsplash are installed. I can’t share, “before and after” photos when the after isn’t an after, YET! Yes, it’s livable and I’ve come to ignore the…

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Inspiration: Beautiful Wood Floors

Our farmhouse came with pine flooring. It wasn’t in the greatest condition and the original red pine colour, just wasn’t my thing. One of the biggest changes in our new (really old) farmhouse, is we added new pine flooring to the kitchen, sanded the old pine flooring down to a raw finish and changed the…

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