Friday Faves | Black Friday Sales

Nov 25, 2016

In case you're on the hunt for some last minute decor ideas for your home, or you're searching for some great gifts, I'm sharing my roundup of top Black Friday sales happening at some of my favourite home decor online stores. Black Friday sales can be overwhelming. There are so many sales, so many websites, and so much to choose from. I'm not one for crowds or long lines so I do my Black Friday shopping from the quiet convenience of my home.  Check them out below and happy shopping!

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There's such an eclectic mix of chic items at Urban Outfitters. Everything shown above is currently 20% off, including the string lights which are a beautiful addition to any Christmas decor. The utensil holder and wool blanket are both great options for gifts, and the sconce light would be the perfect addition to your guest bedroom (or your own space!); while the metal pipe pendant light (only $179 + 20% off) would be a great statement in any dining room.

Apartment/Home - 20% off

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If you're looking to create a fresh new look for your living room for the holidays then head on over to Ikea.   Some of my favourites are featured above but there are so many lovely choices and options, including fabric and leather covered sofas, sectionals and chairs. 

TV stands - 15% off 

All living room furniture - 15% off 

Rugs - 20% off. 

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There are so many great sales at The Bay. From furniture to clothing, appliances, mattresses, bedding, dish-wares and more. There are really too many to list so head on over to their site for complete details. 

Some of my personal faves are shown above, including the iRobot Roomba vacuum which I am seriously considering purchasing. As well as the beautiful round glass coffee table which I have been on the hunt for months. There's a great selection of towels that are buy 1 get one free - always great to have extras on hand.

No need to tackle the crowds today, happy shopping from home!

If you follow me on Instagram you would've seen that I've been sharing a mega DIY project in my Insta-story. It's probably my favourite DIY to date, be sure to check back next week for the full before and after. 

World Tour Decor | Vermont, USA

Oct 25, 2016

Fall is seriously my favourite time of year. The bright changing colors of the leaves, the crisp breezes, tasty, warm beverages, and pumpkin everything really help me feel excited and extra warm and fuzzy inside. Curling up and relaxing next to a fire with a good book is one of my favourite fall activities; and what better place to do this than in an 1850's restored Victorian home located in the picturesque tree-covered Vermont hillside.

Today's world tour decor features this beautiful 3 bedroom farmhouse style home is available to rent on airbnb for $309 per night and is conveniently located near hiking trails, rivers, galleries and antique shops all in the small town of Chester, VT. Ready to pack your bags yet? Wait till you see inside!

This house was so lovingly and beautifully restored. All the details, from the ceiling tiles to the school house style light fixture lends to the timeless period of the home.
This sitting room is the perfect spot to unwind after a day spent hiking the nearby trails. I'm a sucker for city escapes and countryside sanctuaries and this place is pulling at every heartstring.
Carefully curated mix furniture and refinished floor boards add a warm and inviting touch, while the simple decor lets the detailed restoration of the home speak for itself.This place seems so magical - I've officially added a visit to Vermont in the fall to my bucket list.  Now I'm off to make a pumpkin loaf and sip some chai tea!

All photos courtesy of: Amare Guesthouse

Hello again & the master bedroom reveal!

Sep 29, 2016

Hi there! It's been quite a while since my last post. With the short summer season we get in Newfoundland I decided to take the summer off and enjoy every moment of the warm weather and long sunny days. It was a blissful summer & I hope you had wonderful one as well. As the temperatures have started to cool and the days get shorter I'm once again drawn to the well known feeling of excitement that I get when I'm fascinated with getting focused and creative in home decor and DIY projects.

Although I did take time off from blogging over the past several months, that didn't including taking time off from completing ongoing and new projects around our home and garden, and I can't wait to share them with you here.

It's been a long time coming so I'm thrilled to finally share our master bedroom makeover with you today. The master bedroom reno first started last fall when we started to create the new ensuite and master bedroom by combining two existing bedrooms. When we first moved in, the current master bedroom looked like this...

The new room is much more our style; with a Scandinavian, minimalist feel, consisting of a rustic headboard, and simple decor; it ties in perfectly with the rest of the home. Take a look...

Both the black dresser (shown above) and black leather chair (shown below) are vintage pieces passed onto us from our families. I really value having sentimental decor and both these items also serve a functional purpose for us. 

The ladder was a DIY project I completed several years ago. This was a ladder from an old bunk bed set which I then whitewashed to give it that worn vintage look.

This DIY headboard is by far one of my favourite projects. I've put together the full step by step instructions for the pallet headboard here. 

During the reno we debated creating a walk-in closet in the master bedroom as we knew the existing closet (shown above) simply wouldn't be enough storage for two people. Instead, we opted to install a full wall of Ikea Pax wardrobes and created this entertainment center in the previous closet space. We painted the interior of the closet Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter to match the bedroom doors.

We still have a few loose ends to tie up in this space; I'd like to install a new ceiling light and there's also a few feet of crown moulding to go up. Overall, it's such a great feeling to have created this peaceful and calming sanctuary for our master bedroom. It's usually a room that for most people, gets neglected. If you're in this position, I would highly recommend taking the time you need to make it the space you desire. By making the change, you'll be creating positivity when you start and finish your day which for me, has resulted in a better state of mind for my entire day!

Bedroom Sources

  • Nightstands - Ikea
  • Sheets- Ikea
  • Deer above bed - Home Sense
  • Mannequin - Home Sense
  • Tassel wall hanging - Target
  • Frames - Wal-Mart
  • Curtains - SAM Design