This post was inspired by Grace over at Sense & Simplicity….who is one of my favorite bloggers. She did a lovely post about the things that she loved about her home and I am going to follow her example.
First let me say that it took a long time for me to love my house. We had made a coporate move for my husband’s job…..placing us 3000 miles across the country and leaving our newly built dream home behind in another province. We had just completed a custom built home with a beautiful kitchen and I never imagined that we would be leaving it in just 4 short years. But my mother constantly reminded me that it was “just a house” and she was right. You can make a home where ever you live. Listen to your mother people…she is always right.
I should also mention that we bought this house during a 5 day house-hunting trip. Yes, you read that correctly. 5 days. So, we took what was available in our price range. My task was to make it our own.
When we arrived at this house, it was empty for 2 weeks while we waited for the arrival of our furniture. So during 2 hot weeks in July, we painted, painted, and painted. Normally the painting is my job, but my husband helped me by rolling while I did the cutting in. Our ‘new to us’ home was in sore need of some updating and TLC. We live in normal middle class house in the ‘burbs’ of a big city and we wanted to make it feel like us inside. Since our new province has long, very cold winters….I wanted a warm colour for the main floor, so I chose Benjamin Moore’s ‘Gingeroot’..which is a warm yellowy brown. We did the entire main floor in this color and I love it. It looks great with brown furniture, white furniture and the blue & white colour scheme that I love and has been in every home that we have lived in.
One of the things I love about my home is little vingettes displaying treasures I love. So this post shows some of my favourite vignettes around our home, as well as some of the spaces.
This first vignette is in the corner of our living room. It features one of my favorite books called, “Live Good”, along with some coral and an old book that belonged to my Grandmother. The artichoke tealight is from Anthropologie.