Friday, 12 June 2015

The Cutest Room - House Tour Part 1

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).

geen bunny
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.

Boo Moose
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.

Painting I did while expecting the twins.  My 3 sons, all warming each other, shedding light on each other, influencing each other, and annoying each other. I was worried for my boys, it was a stressful high risk pregnancy... So grateful for the way things turned out!


  1. Such a cute room! I love your "garbage book shelf." Curbside cast offs are the best!

    1. Thanks Emily! I love finding garbage furniture. I used to visit the junk yard in Fredericton with my friend! You are the queen of furniture makeovers, so I am sure you have a lot of fun stories.

  2. Time for part two. More window peeping!