A look back at 2016

Jan 11, 2017

Hi & welcome to 2017! I hope you had a relaxing, fun and happy holiday break. I certainly did, enjoying lots of coffee & baileys curled up by the fire watching movies while the pretty snow fell outside. As I'm a bit of a winter romantic, Mother Nature really pulled through and gave me the white Christmas of my dreams.

Having savoured every minute of downtime over the break, I'm feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to take on the world - or maybe just my next home decorating project. Either way, I'm feeling motivated and excited as I look forward to the year ahead.

For my first post of the New Year I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the highlights of 2016, before sharing my plans for 2017.

1. Home & Cabin Tour

I think you can probably guess what my top blog event for 2016 was. Yes, it was absolutely my home tour feature with Home & Cabin Magazine! I am still so surprised and thrilled that our home was photographed and displayed in their winter edition; it was definitely a design dream come true.
Photo Credit: Tobias Romaniuk, Home & Cabin

2. Master Bathroom Reveal

Back in January we revealed our master bathroom makeover. To date, the completion of this project has been my favourite accomplishment to date in our home, and also the biggest undertaking. We completed most of this project on our own, with the wonderful help of family & friends. There was no shortage of bumps in the road, but once it was all said and done, the space was exactly as we had envisioned it; the delays, mishaps and mix-ups were all worth it.

3. One Room Challenge: The Sunroom

Participating in the One Room Challenge is always a highlight for me. For those of you not familiar, the One Room Challenge is a 6 week design challenge hosted by Calling It Home. Designers, aspiring designers, bloggers and everyday design enthusiasts, commit to making over one room in 6 weeks, sharing updates and progress as we go.

For the challenge this past Spring, I completed the makeover of our sunroom. With more windows than walls, it's a bit of an awkward space to design and furnish. I used a mixture of patterns and textures to pull together a room that was bright and airy but also cozy and comforting. I can't wait to take part in the next challenge.

2016 was certainly a great year with many highlights. As we continue to renovate and remodel our home, I'm excited to share with you some new changes in 2017. Thank you for tagging along with us on this journey, I wish you a happy and inspiring 2017 and I would love to hear more from you this year! Feel free to get in touch via e-mail or on social media, you can find me on Instagram and Facebook.