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Canadian Bloggers Home Tour - Dining room

You’ll quickly see that I’m coo-coo about blue.  I love blue because it’s soothing and it pairs well with neutrals and so many other colours. On our open concept main floor, we have a palette of neutrals with hits of blue and a little sparkle here and there with crystal chandeliers and metallic accessories.

Canadian bloggers home tour - a pop of pretty - living room decor

Canadian bloggers home tour - a pop of pretty - living room decor piano

 

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I’m a huge fan of wall art and gallery arrangements, and I’m always switching things up and around. I love a little whimsy here and there!

Canadian Bloggers Home Tour - A Pop of Pretty - Entryway

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Our entry hall opens up to our open concept kitchen which has white cabinets, grey walls, and a sea glass backsplash.

Canadian bloggers home tour - A pop of pretty kitchen

Canadian bloggers home tour - A pop of pretty kitchen 2

We don’t have a formal dining room; the dining area is adjacent to the kitchen island.

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Canadian Bloggers Home Tour Dining Room 2

Our Kitchen /Dining Area opens up to our Family Room where we watch TV and hang out – when we’re not at the kitchen island!.  The big ottoman in this room is usually covered in a traffic jam of Disney Cars and Hot Wheels.

Canadian Bloggers Home Tour - a pop of pretty TV Room 1

A big leather sectional might not be the prettiest (it’s a beast), but it’s so practical and cozy with 3 kids and 2 dogs.

Canadian Bloggers Home Tour - a pop of pretty - tv room 2

Dark leather furniture can make a room feel cold. So I’ve softened things up with a soft-textured floral rug, and a chair covered in light seersucker fabric. The textured grasscloth-style wallpaper on one of the walls also helps to balance the leather.

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Canadian Bloggers Home Tour - a pop of pretty - zebra pillow

Canadian Bloggers Home Tour - a pop of pretty - TV room gallery wall

My fireplace mantel is in this room, and if you follow my blog, you probably know that it’s my decorating muse. I love to decorate it seasonally.  Here’s how it looked in summer, inspired by the beach.  (If you’d like to see how it has looked throughout an entire year, you might like the post My Year in Mantel Decorating: 2013 {Mantel Decorating Ideas}.)

Canadian Bloggers Home Tour - a pop of pretty - summer mantel

In addition to the mantel, I also like to play around with bedding and textures in the master bedroom, depending on the season.  This is how it looked last Winter when I wallpapered that feature wall behind the bed.

Canadian Bloggers Home Tour - a pop of pretty - master bedroom

And, here’s how it looks for summer, with some hits of chartreuse and aqua.

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Canadian Bloggers Home Tour - soft blue velvet pillow

 

Canadian Bloggers Home Tour - a pop of pretty - master bedroom

Not everything in our home is neutral or blue, I promise!

I actually LOVE bright pops of colour, and you’ll find lots of it in our kids’ rooms and in our basement TV room/playroom.

We recently re-decorated our twin boys’ room when they moved to ‘big’ beds.   The room has  lots of bright green and aqua, including big fun horizontal wall stripes.  (See How to paint wall stripes).  If you’re interested in seeing more of their room makeover than what I’ve shown here, pop over to the full post here: Travel-Inspired Boys Bedroom (Shared Bedroom / Twins).

Canadian Bloggers Home Tour - a pop of pretty - twin boys room

 

Canadian Bloggers Home Tour - a pop of pretty - twin boys room

 

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And, here’s how their room looked as a toddler room…

 

toddler boy room cars

 

paint stripes on wall toddler boy room

 

car rug idea for toddler room

 

chevron blanket toddler room

 

Our basement family room was designed for our kids, so it’s very casual and has lots of fun pops of colour.

Basement decorating ideas

 

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red ceramic gourd lamp

I hope you enjoyed the tour!

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Here are a few other past posts about our home that you might like:

 

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