What are your thoughts?
For a girl whose first move from her childhood home
was across the ocean from England to Canada,
moving again seemed a daunting task.
Watching friends move every two to three years
The thought of uprooting, packing, unpacking,
leaving behind walls where in between memories lay.
Surprising feelings for a girl whom loves change.
Painting a room was like trying a new hair colour.
Moving furniture, rotating decor, artwork went up, artwork came down!
Inspired constantly by the world around and images in magazines
collected over the years.
(House & Home, Style at Home and Veranda are my favourite reads)
Change - love it!
Moving - I wasn't so sure.
Larger space, bigger kitchen, higher ceilings, formal library,
separate coach house, a room for crafting, a walk in closet dedicated to shoes and accessories,
all on my dream list.
Storage - how could I forget storage!
A home where my endless collection of dishes, glassware, holiday items
all would have a place to call their own too. (under the sofa or apothecary jars hidden behind drapes doesn't count!)
Finding the perfect home,
could there be such a thing? (When that little word called budget comes into play)
One afternoon I did find a house.
During a whirlwind of events, after 48 hours the house was to become our home.
It was not perfect, but it was ours.
I could make it whatever I wanted it to be.
Renovation plans started sooner than the ink on the sales agreement could dry
and the searching and shopping - the part I love to do began.
Certain people in my life would share it still hasn't ended!
But really does it ever end?
I just have to spy a piece of art at one of my favourite stores Homesense
or a pretty cushion at Pottery Barn and I want to start a room all over again:)
As spring approaches and the plans to spring clean, declutter (I'm still working on that)
and renovate begin I will start to share my journey.
I must add we were lucky to have met and worked with a contractor that far exceeded our expectations,
delivered the result in under 12 weeks
and had integrity in a business that leaves too many disappointed.
I would recommend him for projects small or large - contact info provided upon request.
Beyond borders - what's that you may be thinking by now.
Enjoy the before and after,
lots more to come
|Sources: Bed - Crate & Barrel http://www.crateandbarrel.com/|
Night stands, bench, bedding, lamps, manequin - Homesense http://www.homesense.com/
Accent cushions with exception of flower Pottery Barn http://www.potterybarn.com/
Flower cushion Next Uk http://www.next.co.uk/
Cashmere scarf and picture frames Restoration hardware http://www.restorationhardware.com/