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Whimsical Shared Bedroom with Woods and Stars Wallpaper

Designing a shared kid’s room is no easy feat… not only are you creating a space that siblings will literally remember forever, it also requires extra consideration and functionality to suit the needs of two individual sets of interests!
The first step in creating this fun and functional room, was to introduce tons of storage that would work for my mini Clients well into their tweens. We ripped out the room’s old fireplace and installed a full wall of custom cabinetry, with open shelving and drawers along the middle for books, toys, nick nacks and painted masterpieces. We even incorporated hanging space and drawers on either side for each of the kids’ clothes; all behind closed door. I can’t get over how much stuff these built-ins can hold — it’s unreal! I even proposed turning an unused closet into a built-in desk nook, which turned out to be the perfect spot for virtual learning during this years’ pandemic.
We agreed on a fresh blue and pink colour palette and after several rounds of wallpaper sourcing, landed on the whimsical Cole & Son woods and stars wallpaper. The metallic star accents are a thing of beauty and add so much depth to the space. We layered in soft blues and pinks through textiles and a variety of decor pieces; like a robin blue desk chair, pastel toned bunting banner and gorgeous art prints. I really wanted to amp up the texture with items like this stunning Leanne Ford geometric wool rug and 100% Flax linen bedding from Dreams Jumper. I just adore how the colours and patterns work together in a very relaxed and whimsical way; from stars and moons, to rainbows and flowers… it’s now a wondrous room for two very imaginative kiddos!

Bowen and Beckett’s Adventure Room

My boys are 2 years apart and as soon as my youngest was out of the crib I wanted my boys to share a room! After having toddler beds for a few years, it was time to upgrade to twin beds. I immediately knew I wanted a black metal bed for my boys and a pop of color! That was my starting point. I also wanted to use as much from both of their nurseries as possible because I still loved the woodland/mountain/outdoor theme but wanted to add a NEW color to change it up a bit! I found a vintage washed green quilt from the target pillowfort collection and knew that was the color I wanted to use. My advice would be find the items you really love that make the room unique but don’t feel like you have to buy everything brand new to create an entirely different look! I try to buy decor items that can grow with my kids and can be used for a long time. For an example, when I got their toddler bed comforters I already had in mind that I would use them across the end of a twin bed one day! Take a look at Beckett’s Adventure Nursery and Bowen’s Woodland Nursery to see all of the items I incorporated from their nurseries into their big boy room!

Safari Slumbers

This is a nursery nook as it is shared with the master bedroom. Even still, I wanted to make sure the baby had it’s own space which was a cute as possible while still fitting the entire master bedroom vibe.
I used removable animal print decals on the wall so when the baby moves out of this space, the parents can simply remove them to have their adult space back. Because this room was going to be shared with adults, I chose a generally neutral pallet with a pop of green/turquoise color to support my safari theme.
The rug from Ruggable really completes the space. It’s bold pattern activates the room and provides a whimsy yet sophisticated design to the space.

Playroom Reveal

This room grants me a lot of free time to work, be in the kitchen, and gives me lots of mental peace that its able to contain MOST of the toys. Keeping the surrounding rooms from being overrun by toys is definitely a challenge! I am happy that our home and layout allowed us to have a designated play space that is separate from other rooms. The main goal for every playroom is to provide lots of storage, playfulness and fun. Since I wanted the theme to be a mix of adventure, travel and planet Earth I still wanted the look to be somewhat cohesive with the rest of the house.
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Summer & Claire’s Bedroom Refresh!

I’m so excited to be sharing Summer & Claire’s bedroom refresh! Confession – I always wanted a sister and dreamed of sharing a room with a cool older sibling. (Note: I have an older brother but he was never down for it! LOL)
When we got the news that baby #2 (Claire) was on the way, we of course set up a beautiful gender neutral nursery and made sure the girls both had their own beautiful spaces. Deep down I was dying to create a fun space for them to share. We kept the girls in their own rooms for quite some time, after all an 8 year age gap did mean that their sleep schedules were different and it just didn’t feel like the right time.
When it came time to transition Claire out of her crib naturally she spent a lot of time sneaking into Summer’s bed. The girls came to us and asked to have a shared room and I was OVER THE MOON!!! And of course I said yes!!!
My vision for their room was simple and timeless with touches of blush. My goal was to pick pieces that would grow with them and suit them with their 8 year age gap. Here are the details on my favourite items! First off… THE FOCUS WALL!
Finding a wallpaper brand wasn’t hard. The hardest part was narrowing down my choices. Again, I wanted something timeless, simple and a print that could grow with the girls. The print featured in the girls’ room is called “Grey Meadow Wildflower”. The grey details on a simple white background made it perfect to pull in the white beds, blush accents and the black name cut outs popped perfectly! The Dreaded but EASY Install!

Jay & I were total wallpaper virgins before this! And I’m not gonna lie we were definitely scared to try the traditional wallpaper on such an important project! Livette’s included easy clear instructions. We unrolled the panels and laid them flat as we prepped our space by moving furniture and making sure the wall was clean. We popped over to the hardware store and grabbed a couple supplies (adhesive & a flattening tool – of course I don’t know what its call LOL). Then it was back home to start the first panel!
The first panel is easy peeezy! The second piece made us sweat a little! We were so worried about how much adhesive to use and making sure the pattern was lined up just right. We quickly realized that that you can be liberal with the glue, the excess will be pressed out when you use your smoothing tools. We also were nose to the wall inspecting the pattern to make sure it matched… take a couple steps back, and look at the big picture. I promise this helps! Each piece went quicker and quicker and the whole project took us under an hour! And the final result was just beautiful!!!

Overall, the things I love about our Livette’s wallpaper is the quality, style, easy install. The paper is the perfect thick texture and really adds such a wow factor to any space. All the Livette’s patterns are so modern and really add a wow factor to any room. I can’t wait to wallpaper another space in our home! This post is not sponsored however Livette’s did gift us the wallpaper for our project!


Twin Nursery Ideas: A Sweet Boho Style Room for Mila and Liam

We are so excited so reveal this charming and laid back nursery put together for newborn twins Mila & Liam Mills!

Their momma, Natasha of the Momma Mills Blog, designed a warm and welcoming room for her babies to come home to.  Lots of twin nursery ideas to check out!

he room has a boho vibe with greenery, natural decor and wood accents.  This chic and cozy space creates a happy place for twins!

The natural wood cribs are from Storkcraft, a family-owned Canadian furniture company.  Natasha decided on two Beckett 3-in-1 Convertible Cribs in “Natural”. This crib has won awards for its clean, adaptable design.  The light wood brings a playful and modern feel to the nursery.

Natasha worked with New Arrivals’ owner Tori Swaim and chose personalized crib rail covers and crib sheets to dress the cribs.  The white crib rail covers are versatile and keep the babies from chewing on the crib.  The green and dark pink monograms were added to coordinate with the Sage Green & Rose Bouquet Crib Sheets.  All of our rail covers, blankets and pillows can be personalized with a monogram or name.  (See all of our monogramming options here).  The green crib sheet for Liam coordinates perfectly with the pink and green floral crib sheet for Mila.

Mila and Liam snuggling on our Rose Bouquet Crib Sheet.  Large scale rose floral print adds a subtle feminine touch to the nursery and coordinates perfectly with the sage green crib sheet for Liam.  Twins Liam and Mila cuddle together in their Pink Polka Dot  and Sage Green knit swaddles.  New Arrivals’ Sage Green Crib Sheet and White Crib Rail Cover with Monogram are shown above.  Warm sage green mixes well with earthy tones and is muted and calming.

The sleek modern Hudson Changer Dresser includes three drawers, changing tray and storage cabinet to help conserve space in the room.  Utilizing the dresser as a changing station is an easy way to save space and eliminates the need for a separate changing table.

Natasha had the closet doors removed and added a white Ikea storage unit for organizing toys, shoes and more.  Seagrass cube baskets add to the natural feel of the room and add more space for tucking the abundance of baby things out of sight.

A comfy, cozy Capri Swivel Glider from Lennox Furniture is perfect for rocking, feedings and snuggles.

A large nursery window brings in plenty of sunlight that adds to the bright feel of the room.  Greenery is always a charming decor item to add to a nursery.  The fig leaf plant adds color, texture and helps to complete the space.

All nurseries need a cozy corner that is conducive rocking, feeding and reading.  Include a rocker/glider, books, lots of light and sweet decor to create a comfortable and homey spot.

 Floating shelves from Home Depot and IKEA hold keepsakes and favorite books.

A big thank you to Natasha for sharing her baby’s room with us!  Liam and Mila’s room is a stunning space designed for twins!

You can see the full Nursery Tour on her blog, including discount codes for many of the products included in the room!

Bright & Colourful Playroom with Mastermind Toys

It’s finally time to reveal the corporate playroom i’ve been working on for several months. Mastermind Toys, Canada’s largest specialty toy and children’s book retailer, wanted to transform an unused room at their HQ office into an inspiring space. It needed to be fun, bright and full of wonder… and I was up for the challenge! I was asked to create an environment that could serve many purposes. One to host vendors and suppliers, to hold internal meetings and workshops, as well as to capture all of their social and marking content. I had two large set walls built in order to create some pretty iconic and special moments and even transformed a small office space into a full photography studio, perfect for capturing product unboxing videos and storing photography gear. We were so lucky to have such wonderful partners join in to help bring this space to life; floor knot cushions from Juju & Jake, storage bins, rugs and bedding from Pehr, wall decals from Urban Walls, a reversible floor mat from Play with Pieces, wall decor and a bean bag from Gautier Studio, a slide from Catchu Boutique and wallpaper from Chasing Paper. The pièce de résistance is definitely the 5-foot custom neon sign from Neonific that really lights up the room with a playful and bold aesthetic. I am so proud of this incredible playroom that brings a sense of imagination and a twinkle to everyone’s eyes…

Finding Nemo inspired multi-purpose playroom and homeschool area!

We wanted to transition our crazy toy-filled playroom into a multipurpose room…key word, PURPOSE!  We wanted to use it in as many ways as possible.  Since our kids are 11, 9, and 3, they each need different things when it comes to a space.
We knew we antes an additional homeschool area for the big kids so we could all be upstairs during the school day together.  We also wanted to keep our reading nook included in the space, so it seemed natural to put the homeschool area on the same side of the room.
We also needed a craft area (hence the big craft table!) and storage for supplies (cabinets on wall.)
We still have toys-various blocks in the cabinets, stuffed animals in the big armoire, and trains in the armoire drawers.
The biggest project was definitely the 6 bunk beds!  We often have lots of guests and knew this would be a neat place for them to stay if we had larger families come.  We also loved the idea for slumber parties and hanging out/reading during the school day.  My husband built these from scratch!  They took months-he doesn’t even own a table saw!
We truly wanted it to be able to be used in multiple ways, even simultaneously…we have achieved just that!
I should also mention-It’s Finding Nemo themed 🐟
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I’ll do my best to tell you where everything is from:
⭐️Paint color: Sherwin Williams, Aquaduct
✨Table: IKEA
✨Desks: IKEA build your own desk, LINNMON top (78inches) and ALEX drawer bases
✨Shiplap on walls: planks from Lowe’s, painted and installed by us
✨Green table chairs and red desk chairs: Amazon
✨Pink rug: Amazon
✨Circles rug: RugsUSA
✨Comforters: Society6
✨Red kelp pillow cases: Amazon
✨Wishables: shopDisney and Disney Parks
✨Wishables shelves: two sizes, Amazon
✨Curtains: two sizes, Amazon
✨Stuffed animal storage armoire: used by us, converted by husband
✨Bunk beds: husband
✨Twin mattresses: Amazon
✨Picture frame for Nemo: yard sale and painted
✨Nemo photo: file from Etsy, altered by me and printed
✨Red clock: IKEA
✨Desk organizers: IKEA
✨Jellyfish: me
✨Bookshelves: my dad
✨Dress up dresser: used by us and converted
✨Yellow chairs: Kirklands
✨Plaid pillowcases: Amazon