I feel so fortunate to have been asked to contribute to a feature in the 4 Mothers blog. One of the '4 mothers' is my dear friend, Beth-Anne Jones who has been nothing but supportive of me as I've taken the leap to start my own business. It fact it was partly due to her encouraging words over a year ago that pushed me to finally make the leap. I feel very lucky to have a friend like her. Check out the feature here!!
I'm working with my favourite kind of client right now. They are not only fun and easy-going but even better they are adventurous! They aren't afraid of a little pattern and are willing to jump in head first to include interesting elements in the search of a fabulous space! The mosaic tile we've found for their master bath that will run from the vanity to the ceiling is so perfect, it hurts. I don't think I've ever had tile envy before but I sure do now. Check out these beauties….
What's a cottage without a comfy spot to curl up and read a book, take a nap or watch the storm roll over the lake?? It's an essential part of creating a relaxed cottage vibe and ensuring you and your guests have an enticing spot to encourage that relaxed behaviour! Not always an easy feat in today's fast paced world….
This little nook was one of my favourite parts of the cottage. The chair was inherited with the cottage and with a little paint (ok 5 cans of spray paint), some fabulous new fabric (thank you @tonicliving) it's my absolute favourite spot! See old CAN become new again and even better in my opinion!
It's been a very busy year for me! My hubby was lucky enough to come into a family cottage that needed some serious love. This place had heart it just needed a few structural changes, new electrical, new plumbing, new floors, new bathrooms; ok the list goes on and on. But it was a fabulous place it was simply stuck in the last century. It was in desperate need of some serious TLC and a heavy dose of white paint! I truly believe that white paint can make everything better! This project was a decorators dream! A blank canvas, start from scratch kinda job and I was just the girl for the task. I'll post room by room the changes and the many DIY projects I undertook to transform the spaces into what they are now, hope you enjoy!
I have young children. Naughty young children. They spend about 75% of their waking hours in the time out corner. I've decided that on occasion I too need a time out, mostly just to get away from them. But rather than the corner I much prefer to retreat to my bedroom sitting area which is my little 'time out' corner. Who knew being naughty could be this good?
Laundry is one of those things that we all have to do, some more than others (depending how messy your husband/partner/children are). Regardless, the laundry room in my homes (and many others I'm sure) have always been dingy and dark and really the last place you'd want clean clothes to come in contact with. My current laundry room was no different until a flood forced us to renovate it sooner than originally planned. Is it bad that I'm kinda happy about it?