The Powder Room

Standing back, she looked around the one room she had finished decorating; the room she would spend a good deal of her morning preparing for the day. Hearing the small quiet mews, she looked over and smiled at the kitten giving its approval. The powder room was well decorated and cozy for those days after a long days work, or for those mornings where a few extra minutes of pampering were well needed.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

~ The Old Orchard Cottage ~ by The Domineaux Effect

Indoor Decor

Out of the Water Collection, Button Up Rug, New Haven Powder Blue Weathered Storage Unit, and The Weekender Bag – Chestnut by {Q-Essentials}

Belt Shelf (stained) by Fancy Decor

Butterfly Freedom Decor by Sequel

Beauty Kit – Blue *includes hair plank, curler, and dryer* by {YD} Your Dreams

Terracotta Tower of Plants Be by StoraxTree

Kitten Collection :: *FaMESHED Bonus* Sitting Kitten by Jian

Bohemian Curtains Ocean Wave by :CP: Cheeky Pea

Toilet (Black) – Decoration and Bathroom Cabinet Sink – Blue by LAQ Decor

Windlighting:

CalWL

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!

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

Have You Seen My Hat?

have-you-seen-my-hat

It was a long and exhausting day at work. Dropping my bags at the door I made my way over to my desk, turned on my laptop so I could finish more work at home, and removed my hat placing it on the desk. Before I knew it, I had been working for far longer than I had intended. Slowly I stood stretching a bit and made my way into the kitchen to prepare dinner. I returned to my desk to finish what I had been planning for tomorrow after enjoying dinner and watching a show. Eventually I made my way to bed. The next morning I looked everywhere in the house for my special hat. I could not find it anywhere. Have you seen my hat, it is perfect for a teacher, and carries all the essential items I would need in a day. I did not want to miss out on silly hat day like I have in the past.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

Hardwick Manor by Apple Fall

Indoor Decor

Back to School Hat by Hatter ‘n Hell *part of the Back to School Hat Hunt from September 10-30*

Dawson’s Desk Set *includes globe, bamboo planter, chair, desk, cute rock marques, geometric rock marques, laptop, light, memory board, falling over books, hanging plastic stars, stamp set, leaning small books, large storage boxes, and small storage boxes* by :CP: Cheeky Pea

The Mans Space

The Mans Space

The young mans mother sat back taking in the scene before her. She watched as little pieces were put into place as her son and his friends moved about the tiny apartment. Catching his glance, she smiled at her son and wondered where the time had gone. Sitting down at the small table she smiled as she recalled the day she had held for the first time. She sat there remembering every cut, bump, and bruise. She recalled how she felt on the first day of school, kissing her little guy goodbye for the day. Sitting down beside her, her son wiped the tears away. She took his hand and smiled looking at the young man beside her, but seeing the little boy instead. Where had the time gone, she wondered as she watched her son take flight.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

Aksal Skybox by :CP: Cheeky Pea

Indoor Decor

The Farm Collection and Out of the Water Collection by {Q-Essentials}

Apartment *includes floor lamp, chair, side table, and vase* by Kaerri

Fur rug black by **Mistique**

Coffee Table Multiposes Sunshine by CHEZ MOI

Movie DVD Player (Black) by Lightening Video

Windlighting:

CalWL