There is this really fun site called Apartment Therapy that I have been following for years. It is my dream come true, peeking into other people's homes to see how they decorate, and more importantly, how they live. I also like to take walks in the dark and hope that people have their curtains open so that I can see in their windows (which sounds pretty creepy). My baby sister, who gives me a lot of creative inspiration, once mentioned that she thought I should be featured in a house tour on Apartment Therapy. Perhaps she was joking, she IS hilarious. Regardless, she gave me the idea to do a house tour on my blog. I love looking back at where I have lived, so this is a record for myself more than anything, but if you are interested... take a look in my windows! My curtains are open (not in a creepy way).
My decorating style is, modernish, minimalistish, colourful, definitely eclectic, so I really have no idea actually. I just know what I like, pick what I like, make what I have work, and throw it all together. All of our furniture is either,
a) from Ikea
b) a wedding gift (so over 13 years old)
c) a hand-me-down
d) purchased second hand from Kijiji
e) "rescued" from the curb of someone else's house on garbage collection day
Husband likes to make a joke that "everyone's stuff is nicer than ours." This actually might not be a joke. It might be a statement.
In any case, I love our house and the people that live in it with me.
The first room I will feature on my house tour is the nursery for my 2 year old twins. I knew that they were my last babies, so I just went for it with the cute. Also, notice the blue and green, everywhere...
|In case we forget who should sleep in this room.|
|Hanging above the bed is the adorable needlepoint that my talented sister Jess made for Mr. G, framed by a quilt given to us by the NICU (neo-natal intensive care unit, Mr. G's home for the first 16 days of his life).|
translation : green bunny
|Beautiful quilt that my grandmother made for me, bedspreads from Auntie D, crocheted blankets from lovely friends in Edmonton.|
|Beautiful quilt that my mother made for me when I was a baby.|
translation : blue moose
|Hanging above the bed is the adorable needlepoint that my sister Jess made for Mr. L, framed by the quilt that we were given from the NICU (neo-natal intensive care unit).|
|Reading corner. Puff made from tying a sheet and crocheted blanket (made by another Edmonton friend) over a bean bag chair. Garbage book shelf spray painted yellow. "Happy" banner, stolen from a birthday garland.|
|STORAGE! Notice that we took the closet door off (no room), yet are still preventing the boys from playing in the closet with a baby gate.|