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Canadian Bloggers Home Tour and Our House Tour

I know I say I’m excited about a lot of things. And truly I am. I’m a bit of an all or nothing girl after all. But this. The Canadian Bloggers Home Tour. THIS I am extraordinarily excited about.

The Canadian Bloggers Home Tour

The Canadian Bloggers Home Tour #cbhometour

I love all of our readers, no matter which country you call home. The same goes for my blogging friends, of course. But my friend Christina and I thought it was time to show the world – in one easy to find place – just how talented Canadian bloggers are and how stunning their homes are too. So we selected Canadian bloggers who have gorgeous homes (big or small), great photography and mad decorating skills for a Canadian Bloggers Home Tour. We are each sharing photos of our own homes and then at the bottom of each post you will find links to seventeen more uber-talented Canadian bloggers sharing their home tours too in the first ever Canadian Bloggers Home Tour! And just to keep it real, there are not really any seasonal decorations up. These are our homes at their best, set to inspire you at any time of year. Without further ado, here is….

Our House Tour – The Almost Non-Seasonal Version

For the Canadian Bloggers Home Tour, I took some new photos and used a few old ones. Mostly because it’s summer and the house takes a bit of a beating as everyone is in and out with dirty feet! Our small front entryway opens up onto our living room, complete with white couches and shag rug. Oh and Oliver, the deer. (You may have seen him on the cover of the August 2014 Canadian Home Trends).

LIVING ROOM | WWW.AKADESIGN.CA

nautical summer mantel

beachy mantel

Things are very neutral in this space. I like to change up the accessories with the seasons so by keeping everything shades of white, doing that is easy.

This spring we participated in an online contest called Creating with the Stars, which saw us finishing four projects in four weeks. Two of them are in our living room – the coffee table and the sliding barn door.

brickmaker's coffee table | www.akadesign.ca

PIPE FITTING

RAIL AND WHEEL

We also tried to blend an infrequently used TV into the wall with our gallery wall.

GALLERY WALL | WWW.AKADESIGN.CA

Our main floor is actually somewhat of an open concept, with the living room and kitchen both open to the dining room. Handy hubby, Dean, and I built the dining room table. It gets a lot of use – as a dining table, homeschool table and work table! The grey hutch was an ugly kijiji find that I repainted and the buffet was a Habitat for Humanity Restore find.

COTTAGE FARMHOUSE DINING ROOM

HUTCH WALL DINING ROOM

DINING ROOM CHALKBOARD WALL | WWW.AKADESIGN.CA

The kitchen is one of my favorite rooms. We painted the existing cabinets, added a breakfast bar, beverage station and open shelving.

KITCHEN | WWW.AKADESIGN.CA

KITCHEN BREAKFAST BAR | WWW.AKADESIGN.CA

KITCHEN OPEN SHELVES | WWW.AKADESIGN.CA

We’ve also made some decorating progress on our master bedroom…

MASTER BEDROOM | WWW.AKADESIGN.CA

MASTER BEDROOM ART | WWW.AKADESIGN.CA

Bathroom…

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BASKET-CURTAIN-RUG-466x700

BATHROOM | WWW.AKADESIGN.CA

SOAPS-FLOWERS

And Family Room.

embellish lamp shade with ribbon

There are more rooms to our house – but cleaning them up with three kids underfoot is tricky! For more details, back story to how we ended up at this house and before & afters visit our House Tour page.

 The Canadian Bloggers Home Tour

I hope you enjoyed our house. Now’s your chance to visit a plethora of talented home, DIY, craft and lifestyle blogger’s homes. We would all love for you to well, share the love! Pin, Tweet, Like and Stumble to your hearts content. 🙂 And feel free to leave comments proclaiming your adoration on your favorite blogger’s home tour post too!

 Canadian Blogger Home Tour

Monday

Home Made Lovely

The DIY Mommy

Northern Style Exposure

Echoes of Laughter

Tuesday

Pop of Pretty

Rambling Renovators

Craftberry Bush

Elliven Studio

Wednesday

First Time Fancy

So Much Better With Age

The Creek Line House

The Sweetest Digs

Thursday

Clean and Scentsible

The Happy Housie

Just Beachy

Dans le Townhouse

Friday

The Uncommon Law

This Little Estate

I'd love it if you'd share:

home made lovely book on table with get it now text button

I'd love to chat with you in the comments!

Comments

  1. Elaine Cruise Smith says

    What a treat! I’ve just toured your home (FAB!) and am looking forward to savouring the rest. 🙂

  2. Kerri says

    Your home is a beauty Shannon, and you have such an eye for the details. Thanks for hosting the tour and inviting us all to participate!

  3. Jen says

    Great tour Shannon! Didn’t you just move into this house yesterday?? You’ve done so much to it! Love the open shelving in the kitchen.

    Thanks for hosting the tour. I can’t wait to see all these beautiful homes, coast to coast.

    • Shannon says

      Lol. It’s been over a year and a half already! I’m so glad you joined us for the tour – I can’t believe you hadn’t done a whole house tour before on Rambling Renovators!

  4. Elizabeth@ Blue Clear Sky says

    Your home is beautiful with many stylish and special touches. I totally understand how keeping our homes tidy is never ending, especially with kids and pets. Thanks for the tour. I’m enjoying this series of Canadian blogger homes.

  5. Gee says

    Beautiful Shannon. Thanks for allowing me to wander through some of your rooms. Popping over to peek in the other homes.
    Cheers, Gee

  6. Gayle Windsor says

    Have been in Dean and Shannon’s home and the pictures show only some of the absolute gorgeous, brilliant and stunning features that they have done. It is beautiful and welcoming as are they.

  7. The Sweet Escape says

    Wow!! I’ve seen pics of your space before but never the whole place. There’s so many creative details every where you look. I love all your vintage touches. I think the kitchen and the pretty aqua door are my fave 🙂

  8. Heather says

    What a fabulous idea Shannon for a Canadian Blogger Home Tour – great to see all of this awesome ‘Northern’ content in one blog hop! Love your home – you and Dean have really created a gorgeous nest for your family!

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