The Entrance Way

The entrance way of the home is the first thing our guests see. My grandma use to say that you can tell a lot about the people who live in a home by their entrance way; something I never really gave much thought to as a children. Now that I think back to my grandma and the things she would say, I can now see how the entrance way opens the world to those who live within the home. Some entrance ways are clean with everything in their place and others are a mess with items strewn here and there. My favourite entrance ways are those with clear signs of animals and children. You know this home is filled with love and they are not afraid to show it.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

Coille Home by :CP: Cheeky Pea

Indoor Decor

Nature & Art: Swans in love by La Luna *available at the Home & Garden Expo until June 4*

Black Langley Hanging Storage and Storage Bench by {Q-Essentials} *available at Lost & Found until April 1*

Westwood Stained Buggles Glass Cabinet by {Q-Essentials} *available at The Old Fair until May 25*

{Q-Essentials} Music Note 2 Wall Decor, Treble Wall Decor, Music Note, Music Sheet Wall Decor, and Bulb Vase by {Q-Essentials}

Slumber Lamp – Cat – Calico by +Half-Deer+

Kitten Collection :: *FaMESHED Bonus* Sitting Kitten, Puff Pups :: Sleepy Puff RARE, and Kitten Booties :: Decor Sleepies *group gift* by Jian

Landscaping:

GumTree_v2{4Seasons} by Little Branch

grass field green 01 – random by [we’re CLOSED]

Windlighting:

*Starley* Settings 2

Be sure to stop by the Home & Garden Expo and explore the many designers who are helping with a great cause!

The Sitting Room

Often we find ourselves standing in a small empty space wondering what we should fill it with. Sometimes, we create a lavishly decorated room that leaves people admired with out skills. Other times, we go with a minimalist approach and stand back taking in the room and satisfied with our “less is more” frame of mind that day. Adorned in neutral tones with a hint of colour here and there, the small sitting room stood out from the other spaces within the house, and I couldn’t be happier.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

Coille Home by :CP: Cheeky Pea

Indoor Decor

Inspired Space Desk by Serenity Style *from the May Deco(c)rate*

Guest Chair, Guest Sofa, and Guest Stool by [Ds] Dictatorshop *available at the Home & Garden Expo until June 4*

Vintage Lamp – Deco – by AZ Emporium *available at the Home & Garden Expo until June 4*

Birch Display / Clear on Black and Dead Orchard Decor / Oak – A by [ Cabal ] *available at the Home & Garden Expo until June 4*

Havelland Rug, Metallic Skyline B, and Metallic Skyline A by {Q-Essentials}

Windlighting:

AnaLu *studio* 5

Be sure to stop by the Home & Garden Expo and explore the many designers who are helping with a great cause!

Just a Little Love

No matter where we are, who we are with, or how old we may be, we all need just a little love. We do not care where it comes from or what shape it takes, just as long as someone around us show a little love. It lifts our spirits on the darkest of days and allows for a crack of light to shine through. Often that little glimpse of love is all that is needed to get us through the day; regardless if it is what starts the day off or the goal at the end of a long day. It could be from someone unexpected or the ones we hold most dear. Just a little love goes a long way.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

Bellavilla by [BR] Bellarosa Designs – Furniture & Homes

Indoor Decor

Heavenly Feel Col. *includes board rare, boxes, cup, pile of cushions, pile of quilts, stool, table, and vase* by Serenity Style

Balloon girl by Dj Blu (blublaize)

Windlighting:

CalWL

The Quiet Guest Room

I stood in the entrance way to the carefully decorated spare room. My grandmother, busied herself inside cleaning the room as if someone had been in it. I smiled watching her clear a bit of dust off the wall hangings, light the small candles, and freshen the flowers. I watched on as she carefully laid fresh linens on the bed and fluff the pillows. I knew though that no one had slept in the guest room since I was younger. The room remained quiet in hopes that one day someone would come bounding in and ask my grandmother about the toys that filled the room, and why the hippo was upon the wall. I watched as my grandmother set to work on the quiet guest room humming to herself. Ever so often a smile would creep on her small mouth and she would ask how long it had been since I last spent the night; she knew thought that I was just there for a visit today, it had been this way since my own children had been born. Yet she remained hopeful that I would change my mind one of these visits.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

~ The Old Orchard Cottage ~ by The Domineaux Effect

Indoor Decor

Eterna Bed Grey/Brown, Rust Old Car Red, All for love white, Vintage Games Wallart RARE, and Dizzie Set *includes Mannequin, Room Divider, and Wheel* by Serenity Style

Teddy Friends Forever *featuring Baby Rare and Love makes me fly* by {YD} Your Dreams

Davis Office Desk with Black Drawers, Dais Black Office Chair (Animated), and Black Mesh Wastebasket by {Q-Essentials} *available at Lost and Found until April 1*

Charcoal Chevron Rug, Helen Side Table, Posing Hippo, and Corrugated Nature Wall Decor by {Q-Essentials}

Flower shelf, Chaise Etana Brown, Lamp Noir, and Stacked crates blue by Mistique

alarm clock – black by erratic

Bohemian Curtains Ocean Wave by :CP: Cheeky Pea

Windlighting:

A-12PM