Home Tour: A Humble Lakeside Abode in Downtown St. John's

Oct 27, 2014

I'm so excited to be sharing the very first guest home tour today on The Simply Inspired Blog. My dear friend Lacey was kind enough to let us take a look inside her beautiful home. Not only is the inside beautiful (which you will see in the photos below), but it's located in one of my favourite parts of town, Forest Rd, overlooking Quidi Vidi Lake and surrounded by stately maple trees.

The Home

Lacey describes her home as simple, cozy and zen. Having a calming space to come home to is important for Lacey, who's day to day life is usually beyond hectic. She achieved this calming environment (with help from her friend and old roommate Jill) by maintaining Benjamin Moore's Wickham Grey on the walls throughout and incorporating color in small doses. Earthy and vintage are other words that Lacey would use to describe her home. Her love for nature is evident throughout with plants, driftwood and branches adding unique touches to every room. Eclectic vintage pieces were added over time as Lacey collected them while travelling or just browsing the local shops of downtown St. John's.

Lacey shares her home with her beloved silver lab Harrison and roommate Renee.

Come on in and take a look! I'm sure you'll have the same reaction I did and find that you never want to leave!

I hope you enjoyed the tour. With any luck, this will be the first of many home tours. A big thanks to photographer Jill Willcott (ex roommate mentioned above) for lending her time and talents to take these wonderful and captivating photographs.

ps. If you can picture yourself getting comfy in this home, then you might be in luck. Lacey's searching for a new roommate, vacancy for January 1st. Interested parties can contact me and I'll set you guys up!


  1. What a great space! I particularly love the way the outdoor elements compliment the indoors. - The Girl Next Door

  2. Me too! It's fun to see what a few branches and twigs can do. :)