The Dream House Diaries #4 – A Mixed Bag

The Dream House Diaries #4 – A Mixed Bag

I hope I’m not driving you crazy with this…
Clearly, it’s on the brain.
For today, I’ve got a very random mixed bag of what’s inspiring me.
1. This pavilion designed by architects Curtis and Windham
The two story veranda with these arches on either end…
…has me dreaming large.
On a narrow lot, a house like this could be situated sideways so that the view from the road was straight down the veranda…yes, yes and yes.
2. The latest Princess Margaret Showhome here in Oakville is such a good example of what I’m after…a gorgeous mix of traditional and modern…
Though I love the exterior (.the black doors instead of lower windows is a winner)…
…it’s the kitchen that really gob smacks me…
A ‘fancy’ marble island; black cupboards; AGA heaven; no uppers….it’s all just perfect.
3. My dream master bath would have this puppy in its midst…
Victorian 4 Leg Base with Drawer
…only with a brass base…obvs.
Too bad I’d have to sell a child to purchase it.
4. This hand painted terracotta tile…
…would make me happier than a garden gnome.
5. Speaking of garden gnomes, my dream home would definitely have one.
6. Bathrooms…we’d need more of them in a new house for some reason, I can’t stop thinking about this cat’s….
… dream bathroom.
As you can tell from today’s ensemble, she’s not one to shy away from flare…oh how I’d love to take that outfit as inspiration and go crazy in a super girly bathroom.
 Orangie wallpaper (how many times over the years have I spoken about this paper…if I ever build a dream home, I sweer that it WILL happen)…
 …a pink tub…
…and a ruffly shower curtain a la Peppermint Bliss’s masterpiece…
I’m also mulling over something cool for the teenager…KW greatness on that front if you please…
8.  Furniture…living room would most definitely hold these babies…
Happy weekend love nutters.


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  • Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful}
    Posted at 09:41h, 14 June Reply

    I’m pretty sure I live for this kind of thing, so you’re going to have to do better than that if I’m going to get sick of it (c; DYING over that insanely perfect sink…the curves on that baby just slay me! As does little Red’s perfectly punchy ensemble…she’s a future fashion icon for sure (c:

  • {Hi Sugarplum!}
    Posted at 09:59h, 14 June Reply

    I so hope you get to build your dreamhouse…just so I can see every last amazing choice you make!! xoxoxo

  • The Indigo & Co. Inc.
    Posted at 13:41h, 14 June Reply

    Oh Christine I just love your style! I would totally volunteer to assist with your project! Have a fab day!

  • Susie @ Maddie's Nest
    Posted at 18:53h, 14 June Reply

    Your dream bathroom console doesn’t have to be a total budget buster. I have something very similar in mine (
    and found that buying the legs separately (not sure about brass) and having my fabricator do the top for me made it more reasonable. Still a splurge but not like buying it from some of the places where you can buy the whole deal. The part that gets pricey is when you do completely custom legs…..we were able to find a stand for a resonable price and build from there.

  • Hollie Cooper
    Posted at 20:01h, 14 June Reply

    Those chairs are wicked & the pink & black bathroom is pretty sweet too! {}

  • Jennifer Boyd
    Posted at 02:49h, 15 June Reply

    I am in love with the pink bathtub!

  • Kathleen Rose
    Posted at 19:53h, 15 June Reply

    You’d be able to tweak that Oakville showhome into a masterpiece. I can’t wait to see what your dreams actualize, but I know it will be far beyond the brown blah mess that fronts Oakville.

  • Sara Russell Interiors
    Posted at 12:26h, 16 June Reply

    Always love a great Kelly room

    xo Sara

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