Tag Archives: home inspiration

Reader Design Dilemma

3 Apr

I have had the sweetest girl message me for a little help and inspiration for her new home, so of course I am happy to help! I went to her house this week to check it out and have her bounce some ideas off me. She is in a beautiful new house built by Jeffrey Homes. It has great bones and an awesome layout. She has a 7 month old, so since she is so busy I thought I would put together some ideas for her vision.

The paint colour used in her house is: Benjamin Moore – Stormy Monday

This gray colour was also used in the main floor ofย  the writer of – “Hey Gorgeous” Blog (whose house I love by the way…)

And her Kitchen was featured on STYLE ME PRETTY!!!!! very exciting… take a peak by click on the photo below

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Now back to my design inspirations for my reader….

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Currently her entry is bare. So I have come up with a few ideas to make it a little more homey and functional

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And I also love the idea of this Shoe storage unit from IKEA $169

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Click on the picture for more details on the website

http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/40216908/#/20169559

DESIGN IDEAS FOR OVER COUCH

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She has a giant wall at the back of her family room that she wants some help with.. we threw around the idea of floating lacker shelves from IKEA ($29) and placing different sized prints on them. I also think it would balance the room out nicely if she had one large print above the sofa to the left of the main wall.

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BEDROOM

She is wanting to paint her bedroom furniture to give it a little more of a romantic feel to her bedroom. I have suggested Painting it Benjamin Moore “White Dove” and changing the hardware. LEE VALLEY has some great hardware selections.

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  1. The Lantern Light is from Home Depot $200
  2. Hardware – Lee Valley
  3. Picture Frames for above bed IKEA (3)

I love this Lantern Pendant from Home Depot! I think I might get one in black for my Kitchen ๐Ÿ™‚

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She has some great shelving in her bathroom behind the door, and is unsure of what to put on there…

I suggest something like this (I like that they painted the back wall)…

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I feel so blessed to meet so many amazing people through my blog!! I never thought something so small could bring such sweet people into my life โ™ฅ

If any of you every want to bounce some ideas off me, feel free!

KT, XO

Tips on building a new house

3 Mar

Building a new house is great – but it comes with alot of responsibility. You need to make sure you make the right decisions and that you are fully aware of your options. Make sure to do your research, so that you can have your new build at it’s fullest potential. No point in having any regrets when building your dream home…

Here are some things to think about….

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OUTLETS:

I can’t express how important this is. The placement of outlets in literally every room needs to be thought out long and hard. Imagine the placement of your furniture and accessories before you mark where you want the outlets. And keep in mind recessed plug outlets so that cords don’t stick out of the wall.

Electrical, phone, and cable/internet all need to be thought out.

Places you might not think to add an outlet:

  • Pantry
  • Beside the Mantel (for Christmas lights etc)
  • High placement on the wall (if you are going to hang your tv)
  • Kitchen Island, around the counter, in drawers, etc..
  • don’t forget about outside plugs in your front/back yard – and your porch too!!
  • Closets, beside desks, and any high volume area
  • Depending on the room, you might even need outlets on the floor

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  1. Have electrical outlets installed low and horizontal for a cleaner, more discreet look
  2. Make sure to install dimmers on most of your lights
  3. Make sure you have cable outlets in all bedrooms & family rooms.

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PLACEMENT OF LIGHTS:

Make sure you have tons of lights. I still can’t believe I don’t have a ceiling light in my family room…

  • Scratch the recessed cheap lighting and plan for sconces in bathrooms
  • Only have the builder put in the outlet for a light, and go buy one yourself
  • lighting in cabinets/under cabinets

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LOVELY ADDITIONS:

  • wainscotting
  • High ceilings
  • Thick crown moulding
  • Kitchen backsplash
  • Built-ins for the family room and kitchen
  • Storage space: Extra Cabinets or cubby holes are a a great use of extra space

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UPGRADES worth the $$$$

  • Hardwood
  • Hardware (door handles)
  • Interior doors
  • Faucets!!!!!! or offer to supply your own…
  • Basement Bathroom rough in/ Central Vac

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KITCHEN ESSENTIALS:

  • Have your microwave built into a cabinet or the kitchen island
  • Add a wine cooler in your island
  • Warming drawers near the oven
  • Wine rack

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Happy Sunday!

KT, Xo

Home Decor Inspiration

20 Jan

Hi there….. Okay….Deep breathe…. I am about to show you a STUNNING home. I just can’t get enough of these pictures.

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Just absolutely gorgeous…..

All these pictures are from RESTYLE SOURCE, a store in Airzona that looks amazing.ย  All the home decor reminds me of restoration hardware… Anyone feel like a roadtrip?? ๐Ÿ™‚

check out the blog: http://foundbydomesticbliss.blogspot.ca/

Store website: http://www.restylesource.com/home.php

KT, XO

Dreaming of the perfect home

26 Oct

Wanna take a peak into my dream of the perfect home? Nothing fancy, but planned right ๐Ÿ˜‰ I figure since all I do is day-dream about my idea of the perfect house, then what better idea to write about? then the one that inspires me the most!

Okay let’s go…

Now let’s start with the exterior. I picture myself walking up to a cape cod style home that is built with a combination of grey siding, rustic stone and white trimmings and not to mention lots of windows! It would have a welcoming big porch, with lovely lit lanterns and a flowered landscaped path.

If we had a garage it would have these beautiful carriage white doors, and maybe a french door for a side entrance like below….

Or this side entrance to a mudroom…

and a back entrance along the lines of this…

or like this? just imagine all the natural light that would seep into the living area inside โ™ฅ

Care to step inside?

Love this staircase…

Always need a powder room on the main floor

And now to an open concept Kitchen & Family living space

**get ready because this picture below makes me scream** I love everything about this room…

The layout, colours, textures, BAH – just everything!

you can view more of this amazing house if you click here http://www.houzz.com/projects/67863/Lake-View-Residence

I love the idea of an eating nook/dining area. Surrounded by beautiful windows, slip-covered chairs and a chunky rustic table!

love the windows in this kitchens below

And I would really LOVE to have a pantry, to store all the kitchen accessories and extra food!

And not to forget a big beautiful hood range above the stone!

And I would definitely make the most of the space by making sure all the cupboards and drawers were completely useful and organized. Lots of pull outs and dividers. Love the picture below of how drawers under a sink are way more useful…

Please check this kitchen out below… too many things I love, but I really LOVE those legs on that island – what a fantastic idea!!

A good spacious mudroom/laundry is vital for a busy household I think. A room where all the action and mess happens. And all you need to do is close the door and you can breathe again ๐Ÿ™‚ I think this room is key and its helps when it is pretty – maybe I would spend more time in there!

Shall we move to the bedrooms? Let’s start with the Master & ensuite…

Love this vanity..

we can’t forget an amazing shower with lots of jets and a drop ceiling shower head. Adam is dying for one of those!

Oh and we can’t forget the walk-in Closet!!!!

Guestroom..

Let’s step down into the basement…

And of course we can’t forget having a good bar…

and a wine station is a must~~!!!

 

Hope you enjoyed the tour of my dreamy house ๐Ÿ™‚

KT, XOX

Home ideas I love…

8 Jun

I have been so busy with the wedding, I have had hardly anytime to even clean my home let alone think about decorating….. However, I have managed to come across many pictures on my nightly pinterest searches that I just love!

is it Friday yet?

KT, Xo

Life in Grace

19 Dec

I need to introduce to you a wonderful blog I just stumbled upon. Not only does this family have a life changing story, but their house is so beautiful & inspiring. The author Edie writes about restoring their house that was horribly destroyed in a fire. The house they have built in it’s place is stunningly gorgeous. Edie gives a lot of inspiration and is an incredibly modest writer. She makes you understand what being thankful is all about.

Click on the link below to check it out:

Here is a sneak peak @ her beautiful home…..

Hope she inspires you as much as she does me!

KT, XO