Simple & Stylish New Year’s Eve | Year of Feasting Pt. 2

Kes & I love entertaining over the holidays.  Whether it’s elaborate family dinners or quick pop ins to deliver presents, the best part of this time of year is getting to spend time with friends and family. Often though, holiday entertaining is so focused on all things Christmas that by the time New Year’s Eve […]

Window trim upgraded with Metrie Option M Vintage Industrial casing

The Dream Kitchen: Racing to the finish (#ORC Week 6)

We’re finally into the home stretch of our dream kitchen makeover. It’s week 6 – which if you’re familiar with the One Room Challenge is typically the day of the big reveal. This round however because of all the hurricanes & flooding that have impacted so many people across the US over the last few […]

BLANCO PRECIS sink & URBENA faucet

Elements of a Dream Kitchen: Sink & faucet (#ORC Week 5)

Well we’ve made it to week 5 of the ORC which means we’re into the home stretch. This week we’re taking you through a few of the details – the little luxuries that will elevate our kitchen from its current basic state to truly realizing the dream we’ve envisioned for the last 5 years. First […]

The Dream Kitchen: Open shelving – because we really need more storage (#ORC Week 4)

We’re into Week 4 of our 6 week kitchen makeover for the One Room Challenge. This week we’re adding some open shelving. Whenever anyone walks into our kitchen, the first comment we get is usually get is “Wow, that’s a lot of cabinets” and to be fair, they’re not wrong. We do have a lot […]

HanStone Quartz Countertops - GLACIER COLLECTION - Tranquility

The Dream Kitchen: Let me upgrade you! (#ORC Week 3)

We’ve reached the half way mark of our kitchen makeover for the One Room Challenge. If you missed the previous 2 weeks, feel free to go get caught up. In Week 1 we shared our overall design plan for the space. Week 2 was all about our colour inspiration and a little progress update. This […]

How a kettle inspired our Dream Kitchen

Making of a Dream Kitchen: It all started with a kettle (#ORC Week 2)

It’s week 2 of the One Room Challenge and we’re participating again for our fourth time. Last week we revealed our plans to tackle our kitchen. Before we get into the progress we’ve made over the last week, I wanted to give you a little insight into the colour inspiration for our kitchen design. 

The heart of the home – Our Dream Kitchen (#ORC Week 1)

Welcome back friends! Well here we are – summer has officially drawn to a close and with the cooler temperatures comes that inevitable urge to get back into project mode. We still have a mile-long list of to-dos and projects yet to be completed before the house will feel like it’s anywhere close to being ‘done.’ […]

DIY Modern Muskoka Chair

Ryobi North – Build a Modern Muskoka Chair

When we set out to build seating for our backyard fire pit, Muskoka chairs (or Adirondack chairs for our American friends) seemed like the perfect option.  In true ‘Dreamhouse’ fashion though, we put a bit of a modern spin on the Canadian classic.  Our Modern Muskoka Chair has sleeker, more angular lines than the original, […]