When we were sourcing countertop and backsplash for our kitchen, we chose Dekton by Cosentino, but deciding on which slabs to go with was truly difficult. Their range is insane, between thicknesses, finishes, patterns and colours, and we were really torn between a few. We landed on Lunar, but in the process I f

With our bathrooms almost complete, the final thing to source and choose is a bathroom vanity.  We’re pricing out a custom piece, but if you know me then you know that in the meantime I’ve scoured all of my favourite shops for the coolest vanities out there right now—and some are even on sale! Whethe

Leather, lambskin, boucle, cane, velvet, you name it, it’s on these curated accent chairs! Relatively inexpensive and extremely useful, accent chairs are a great way to add a pop of visual interest, colour, pattern or eccentricity to any space. And this season, there’s no shortage of interesting ang

Brass is timeless, comes in a variety of finishes to suit a variety of looks, and is applicable to almost any style or look. It pairs beautifully with black, white, wood—and even other metals like steel and nickel—and within our own home, it was a natural choice. With pine ceilings, black fixtures and light

2019 was filled with life-changing moments, and in the final weeks before 2020, life introduced just one more: On December 23rd 2019, we became the proud new owners of an original 1980s chalet in Whistler—and we could not be more thrilled to finally share it! Our search for a place to call home on the [&helli

For the last ten years, simply out of passion, I have been sourcing and sharing art, decor and products I find online. Curation is a natural inclination of mine—links + likes (where I share cool things, products and people I find online) and the playlists I create monthly are my longest-standing blog categori

It’s been 365 days since Mike, Piper and I drove across the country from Milton to Squamish, alternating driving shifts as we crossed Ontario, Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and Alberta before landing in British Columbia. Each night along the way, we’d wheel the houseplants we crammed in the back of the truck i

For the past six years, home (and everything that entails) has become a huge part of my life. It first began in November 2013 when I found myself as the final winning bidder on a little home at an estate auction in Milton, Ontario. And ever since I got the keys to my first place, […]

Since the day we arrived in Squamish, it was clear that our home’s second bedroom was all Piper’s. What the second bedroom was not, however, was quite ready for guests—nor was the bathroom. The guest bed and bathroom (located side-by-side upstairs, separated from our master suite by a home studio)

I firmly believe that nothing should stop us from loving where we live. And being a renter again wasn’t going to get in my way of making smart modifications to better our home. Because it’s not about owning vs. renting—it’s not even about money—, it’s about comfort and pride. And tha

Happy Friday everyone! I just got home from vacationing in Jamaica (it was awesome, will post about it later) so I’m serving up some good vibes in the form of this month’s playlist, which is a special one. Brought to you by my better half (in celebration of his 30th birthday), enjoy Mike’s Mar

As I walked up to this house on day one of filming, I knew we were in for a treat. The first thing I noticed was the architecture. Build in the mid-century, the home still had may original features (think sunken living room, a spiral staircase, two story windows, a gorgeous private yard with a […]

The simple art of placing books on a ledge has brought me joy lately. In the new living room, we have a large window with a deep ledge on it, and I had debated getting a custom bench seat made, but the ledge isn’t totally flat: there’s a step-up 2/3rds of the way deep that […]

Ever since I spotted a headboard made from a vintage wrestling mat, I’ve been a hound for cool headboards. From Mandy Moore’s bedroom (see the feature image) to one of my favourite NYC hotels, Guild Hall, headboards are used to add visual impact while serving a functional purpose: offering a comfortable, so

Just because it’s a functional item that gets daily use doesn’t mean it has to look utilitarian. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so I pretty up my sink area because it makes me happy. It’s pretty simple. Between filling up the soap dispenser and gathering/arranging foliage I find on walk

As a kid, my understanding of air was that it came from trees and that we needed it to breathe. To go outside was to get fresh air, and the scientific makeup was N2, C2 and some other letters and numbers. Flash-forward to being an adult and our increasingly poor air quality is a common […]

How do you improve the look of a space you’re inevitably going to remodel (without wasting money, effort or time)? Let me tell ya! I updated my bathroom TWICE before I saved enough to go full tilt. I chatted about the process (and what-to-do and not-to-do) with CBC Life — check out the interview here.

This morning was on Cityline, taking you through four cool headboard alternatives, starting at $5! If you missed it, you can watch the segment online here and scroll on for my tips/links: 1. Shallow Cabinets Especially if you’re small-space living, consider installing shallow cabinets above your bed to ad

Just like us, our houses are a constant work-in-progress. And as life ebbs, flows and changes, so too does the home. I’ve gone through a few big life changes over the last while, and my house has not been immune—neither has my wallet, but who’s counting? (Technically me. I am.) We often think of h

I can’t get enough of the Ibiza home of designer Nani Marquina and his partner and photographer, Albert Font. Thanks to architects Martínez Lapeña and Elías Torres, what used to be a run-down farm is now a refuge amidst nature. Shop The Look     More photos Revista AD archives SaveSaveSaveSa

Holy crud. It’s been one heck of a month. So I thought I’d take this Monday to fill you guys in on my life (which I also hope helps explain why I’ve been MIA lately). Above all else, updates in my home have consumed most of July and August. What started as a quick bathroom […]

It rings true every year, but somehow summer never fails to surprise me with the speed at which it flies by. In many ways, it has been an amazing summer so far. Although I believe there’s no such thing as achieving work-life balance, for the first time in a long time, I’ve maintained a nice [&hellip

If you like wallpaper, and you don’t know about Hygge & West, sorry for just stealing an hour + of your life. Hygge & West’s beautiful line of wallpapers and home goods feature collaborations with artists such as Julia Rothman, Rifle Paper Co., Oh Joy! and Justina Blakeney, to name just a fe

On My Radar Bergamot, jasmine and amber. That’s my kind of candle Mara Hoffman does it again with this one-piece swimsuit Also loving the print of these gothic floral culottes Here are a bunch of healthy potato recipes (good carb for GF peeps out there), like the yummy frisee salad pictured Want to try t

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, I thought I’d share an updated tour of my space, one which is proudly home to a mix of Made in Canada pieces, thrift store finds and old faithfuls from big-box shops. In tandem, HGTV Canada popped by and filmed a tour of my home (with Piper cameos, of co

Earthy, putty tones, blonde ash wood, and a mix of white and black ceramics make this farmhouse kitchen in England oh-so calming. Forgoing upper cabinets works so well because of the weight of the ceiling beams which ground the space. And to combat the lack of storage on one wall, the wall opposite features ope

Equal parts cozy and industrial—that’s hard to pull off. But somehow this rehabilitated loft that used to be an old garage does a beautiful job of employing an industrial style while still maintaining a homey, inviting and intimate feel thanks to the careful attention given to lighting (creating a

I’ve spent most of my waking hours parked on this little yellow couch — or the dining table just behind it — recently. I’ve been on a tiny break from filming, and plugging away at myriad tasks, so rather than share all the things, here’s how I’ve  sum up the last few weeks:

Dark, moody, textural, layered, eclectic, escapist, natural, and re-purposed. These are just a few of the words used to describe the predictions for 2017’s style trends. Oodles of sites have already made predictions for the home design trends that will be hot in 2017, and today I’m weighing in on th

    1. The home of Adelaide Daniell, Fraser Daniell and Harry Scott via The Design Files (Photo by Eve Wilson) 2. Peter Langer 3.  Monni Jungle 4. A bungalow redesigned by foundry12 via Home Adore 5. Susann Stefanizen 6. Jonni Cheatwood