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 course). In it, I also chat about my love for chips and candy, my design MO and share some intimate insight into my space, so please let me know what you think!

Since my last home update, I’ve changed about half of the rooms in my home—some in subtle ways, some in drastic ways. So let’s dive right in, room by room. (And as always, a huge source list by room is included below.)

My Living Room

This is the first space you see when you enter our home. It’s also the one we spend 90% of our time in. That meant balancing pretty showpieces with comfort and functionality. Previously, a huge IKEA entertainment unit took up the entire TV wall and it was just so massive, so I nixed it (and am selling it, for anyone interested!) and sourced my goodies from Wayfair’s Made in Canada shop—which, you guessed it, only features pieces made or manufactured in Canada. Everything arrived fast, so it was an easy, feel-good choice.

It’s not a big space by any means, but we wanted to maximize seating for guests. So along with the yellow sofa (on sale for $899 right now), we have a great side chair, a pouf and big cushions that can double as floor pillows.

Our rug is also ultra thick and plush, so if you have to take a seat there, it’s not the end of the world! Then it was all about art. We have a big 60″ TV which is great, but it’s also ugly. So I created a gallery wall (featuring my own *pink* artwork, Sisters) that incorporated the TV screen so it’s less of an eye-sore. And rather than just a spot for remotes and cords, I styled my entertainment unit with my favorite books, plants and accessories. [all sources below]

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Wool Rug  |  Black/White Pillow   |  Black Cloud Pillow  |  Gold Stool  |  Gold Spotted Pillow |  Cowhide Chair  |  Pink Pouf  |  Coffee Table  |  Yellow Sofa  |  Entertainment Unit  |  Art (left to right): HomeSense, Value Village, Audubon, ‘Sisters’  |  Lamp  |  Wallpaper  |  Entry Shoe Cabinet

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Kitchen

Ah, the kitchen! My pride and joy. No, it’s not perfect, but I designed and built it with my own two hands for $7,000, so I’m very proud of it.

When I designed the space, I knew I needed white. Not because I wanted white necessarily, but because any bold choices would become tired over time as it’s in view the moment you step in the door.

One day I dream to have a kitchen slightly tucked away where a fun hue or tone can be pulled off with more ease, but as my non-forever-house—and because the kitchen can be seen from the front door—white was right. White also allows me to change it up. In previous kitchen posts, I had red or yellow pops, but right now, it’s all wood, black/white and green [all sources below].

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Salt +  Pepper Grinders  |  Marble Utensil Holder  |  Olive Oil Dispenser  |  Olive wood Cutting Board (USA)  |  Dining Table (similar)  |  Dining Chairs  |  Kilim Rug  |  Track Light  |  Black Pendant  |  White Floating Storage  |  Breville Espresso Machine  |   Spotted Vase  |  Coffee Bean Canister  | Mug (similar)  |  Hanging Baskets

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My Office

In previous iterations of my office, I floated my desk in the middle of the room. But for whatever reason, I was far less inclined to work in there. So, as I do every few months with most of the room in our home, I moved things around. Having the desk under the window is still not ideal, but I find myself working in there more and making use of the space, so it surely functions better. Plus, watching Piper run around the backyard is an added perk that combats the not-as-lovely 6pm sun.

The three solid teak bookcases were all auction buys. I fill them with supplies, old magazines I had illustrations in, inspirational books and styling props.

My gallery wall is ever-changing, but it hosts some of my favorite pieces (from left to right): a print of street artist Nuria Mora’s work for an IKEA Art Event, Paul Blow, Rasa Morrison, and at the bottom, my favorite: a signed James Jean print. The faux taxidermy is from Leon’s.

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Bookcase (similar) + alternative  |  Office Chair (similar)  | Desk (similar) + alternative  |  Filing Cabinet  |  Magenta Rug  |  Acrylic Storage + Magazine Holder  |  Large Clock  |  Storage Baskets  |  Pom-Pom Basket

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Bedroom

My bedroom has generally gone unchanged for years save for accessories (since I took this photo, I’ve moved the dresser along the right wall and added a side chair and mirror). The neutral sheets allow me to change the accent colour from yellow to pink to green. Right now, it follows the same look as my kitchen: natural materials, greens, and brass.

 

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Black Pom Pom Blanket  |  Monstera Leaf Pillow  |  Monstera Rug  |  Black Pom Circle Cushion  |  Dresser  |  Nightstand  |  Chest  |  Rug  |  Bed  |  Sheets  |  Brass Lamp  |  Gold Stool

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Dressing Room

The most recent room in my home to under a transformation, my dressing room is small but mighty. The rich, solid wood dresser, chest and nightstand set the tone, and the deep green walls (in Benjamin Moore’s Lafayette Green) added to the mood. Then I added a few soft-furniture items, accessories, lots of mirrors and greenery.

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Pink Pouf  | Dresser  | Chest  | Nightstand  |  Pom-Pom Basket  |  Rug  |  Douglas Coupland’s Everywhere is Anywhere is Anything is Everything  |  Sophia Amoruso’s Nasty Galaxy  |  Pendant

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Hope you enjoyed the tour! Let me know if you have any Qs and join the conversation on Instagram.

x, S

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