Our Home Renovation: Phase 2 of 3


Hey friends!

Guess what? Our wedding is in 3.5 MONTHS!!
That's all I'm going to say - and hope that it's enough to justify my absence 😓

We had a wonderful Christmas in our cozy little home with lots of time with our families, a New Years Eve spent with best friends at a cottage, and a cold January spent wedding planning (panicking).

So now that we're all caught up let me show you phase 3 of our home renovation: turning our 'bonus room' into our master bedroom / master ensuite / mud room / laundry closet.

Our bonus room is hard to describe. When we were deciding if we were going to purchase this home, the bonus room was just that to us : a huge bonus. The house already has two bedrooms in the loft and two on the main floor, but there was no distinct master bedroom. This bonus room was an addition by the previous owner and runs off the kitchen. It already had a laundry closet and a powder room in it as well. They used this room as a recreational room; but we felt as though one living room is enough for this house (check out phase 1 of our renovation here and our custom wall unit here!)

Transition from White to Dark


So you've finally finished painting your whole home white,
because that layered white-on-white look is so soft, elegant, and peaceful.

Then Benjamin Moore released their 2017 Colour of the Year:
Shadow, and it's DARK. But we also kind of love it! It turns out colour is back.. After a year of having white homes, maybe we are missing that warmth and richness. So now how do you add this into your home?

Don't worry, you don't need to paint your walls again (or at least not all of them).
If you want to keep that soft look but add pops of richness, I recommend choosing a midtone to soften out the contrast between light and dark.  Look at this midtone as your stepping stone from white to dark, there to simply smooth out the transition.

Cozy Winter Decor


Eat, Drink, & Be Cozy | Sofa | Lantern | Christmas Tree Print | Doormat
Faux Fir Pouf | Armchair | Side Table | Cube Vase Set | Deer Head | Plaid Throw Blanket

Do you find that at this time of year when you're out trying to get a head start on your Christmas shopping, you end up buying lots of 'gifts' for yourself? (My way of Christmas shopping is one for you, three for me!) But in all seriousness, winter decor is in full force and I can't resist adding layers of cozyness to our home.

All of the items in this decor board are suitable for this time of year but are classic enough to last throughout the whole winter season and not just for Christmas. The sofa I saw while browsing on Wayfair and couldn't resist using it as the base for this board; I'm addicted to that warm minky tone let alone a gorgeous chenille fabric! You can't go wrong and can never have too many poufs, pillows, and throw blankets (guilty), lanterns with pillar candles to warm up an empty corner space in your living room, and the very on-trend deer head theme to switch out with an old art piece over your fireplace. The wood cube vase set would make a great center piece on your holiday table alongside the cute christmas tree print found on Etsy.

Have you started filling your home with cozy items yet? 
Which one is your favourite?