Come Live in My Home!

I bought my first house at 22 years old and have been living, renovating and caring for it since.

Every room has seen multiple updates, trees have been uprooted, the cost of a new roof and windows that once gave me a heart palpitations was offset by renting out the basement, gardens have been planned and planted, and almost every possible update you can make to better a home has been done, down to professional-grade appliances and solid wood baseboards and doors.

And now, five years later, I’m moving out and renting my home to you! Check out the listing below and email me with your interest.

Want the look but not interested in renting it? Shop my home!


Rare opportunity to rent a detached brick home in old Milton that’s been lovingly renovated and featured on HGTV.ca. The home is a 5-minute walk to downtown cafes, shops and Mill Pond and a 5 minute drive to the 401.

This home boasts a large backyard with perennial gardens and flagstone wrap-around patio. Inside, the main floor has hardwood oak throughout, new custom baseboards, solid sound-barrier Metrie doors and casing, and brand new windows and solid metal front door. The kitchen was recently renovated as was the main floor four-piece bathroom, complete with handmade cement tile, tiled walls from floor to ceiling, large modern soaker tub and all the latest Delta water fixtures.

There are three bedrooms on the main floor and one in the basement (which also has a kitchenette and bathroom). It also has a attached garage and backyard shed. The home is nestled on a quiet street with great neighbours.

View the full listing here!

Home, Design + Fashion Amazon Prime Day Deals

Links + Likes: Dry Brushing, a Home Sweet Home Banner, Alphabet Sweater, Antiqued Spectacles, Embroidered Cushion + More

I WOULD BE HAPPY WEARING THIS ALPHABET SWEATSUIT FOR THE REST OF TIME.

Love this sweet, folk-inspired Home Sweet Home banner.

If you don’t dry brush your skin, you should consider it! I love this one.

Antiqued Spectacles. Just ’cause.

Paperweights, decoration, use it however you want, I’m digging this set of golden stones.

This embroidered linen cushion is so so pretty.

June Playlist

We’re halfway through June already (how!?), so feast your ears on 1 hour and 26 minutes of new music.

UMI, Leon Bridges, Tobi Lou, Satica, Broods, Fyfe, Damien Jurado, Maggie Rogers and more. Here’s a link to the Apple Music playlist or listen below on Spotify:

An Ode To My New *Old* Entryway

When I first moved into my home four years ago, I developed a soft spot for the front door.

Complete with a janky storm door, it was original to the home and perfectly and in tact. It had this thin strip of retro bubbled glass down the centre, a circular knob, and a silver mail slit underneath, to boot.

Inside the entry, glass tile lined the wall and “terra cotta” vinyl peel and stick flooring covered the entry pad. The ceiling light was still the an original crystal fixture and the walls were bordered with wallpaper along the ceiling.

I didn’t love much about the original home, but I did love the original door.

Even though it had a sticky close, and even though opening the door meant opening the main door one way and the storm door the opposite, I had a soft spot for it. I can still remember turning the key in the lock the first day I got possession like it was yesterday. It was literally the doorway to a new chapter. One where I lived on my own and walked my neighbour’s dog, Boo.

Then I got my own pup Piper, and a new job, and new furniture, and life chugged along.

As with almost everything in my home, I first gave the door and entryway a mini-update with paint.

And although it was cute and sentimental, two thing is was not was safe or functional. The lock was just a push button and it let in the worst winter drafts.

So once I was able to swallow replacing it altogether (which for me cost more than usual given the strange corner returns and door dimensions of all of my doors), I hesitated.

It sounds silly, but I loved the original door.

So what did I do? I basically duplicated it (minus the storm door).

Normally when people spend money on a new door, the aesthetic upgrade has a lot to do with it, but for me, it wasn’t really the case!

This new door matches almost perfectly to the original door, with a few tweaks: I had to place the order while I was in Thailand, so my partner Mike measured it out and designed it for me (and yes, he knocked it out of the park)!

He chose the Iron Ore colour–which is slightly more muted and matte than old blue–as well asa the brushed nickel lever and hardware. My only request (other than aping the design) was to get vertical reeded glass to match the window nearby and to offer privacy.

Life has this tendency to go on, and while life has changed for the better, I still love that Boo walks by with his owner like he did years ago with me. And like it did with Boo, while the door changed, in a way it still feels like the same door I had when I first got the place.

Hope you liked this happy little home update!

x, S