Finishing our Cottage Fireplace

Can you relate to getting 95% finished on a project and then not quite finishing it off? I will admit that seems to happen to us a lot because we have so many projects going on- not to mention we are self employed! So- while I wish we could just dedicate time to our house…

Fall Living Room Tour

Good Morning dear friends! Earlier this week I shared a look at our fireplace mantel, so today it seemed fitting to share a fall living room tour. I am currently in project mode- call it nesting- but I am working hard to tie up some of the loose ends leftover from all of our reno and…

Green + Grey Fall Mantel Inspiration

It seems I am most consistent with sharing living room updates in the fall and at Christmas, which is quite alright with me. I love decorating our fall mantel, and this year I went with subtle neutrals mixed with grey and greens. I have had these beige crocs sitting on the mantel most of the…

Nearly Spring….

Hey sweet friends. I wanted to pop in to say hi as things have been awfully quiet on the blog! Between Maker House projects, being busy with school, and my computer crashing- I just haven’t been snapping photos, working on projects or writing as much! But I have most certainly missed connecting with you. We…

Pretty in Pink: Rustic Glam Christmas Mantel

Sometimes I like to play with different decorating ideas. You know, it might look like re-arranging the furniture, rotating art- or in my case, dressing my fireplace mantel with pretty flowers! Earlier this week I shared our Christmas Mantel- but first I tried something else. I absolutely love this look… it’s a little bit vintage,…

A Classic Christmas Mantel

Classic Christmas Mantel It’s happening- our house is officially getting little bits of Christmas sprinkled about. I am so happy to be sharing one of my favorite parts of our home with you today as part of the Christmas Mantels around America Blog Hop! If you know me- then you are well aware that I enjoy changing…

Fall at the Farmhouse

fall farmhouse I’ve alluded to life being busy lately. Matt {my hubby} is finalizing production of his most recent film- and we have been going at a steady click since shooting started a year ago. I’m trying to create some peace at home by finishing up some lingering projects- but I am also busy with…

Greens + Greys: The Piano Wall

Things have been feeling a bit disjointed on our Piano wall- which was once our gallery wall– and has sort of been sitting in limbo land. I would like a large scale piece above the piano- but I don’t have anything yet- so I simplified the colors- and according to Matt am only missing a few…

Our Fall Living Room

I have seen so many beautiful fall home tours over the last few weeks, and I finally decided to grab a few shots of our fall living room. I really only go “all out” for Christmas, but even then it mostly consists of natural greenery, a neutral pallet of creams and blues- with a few…

Sunny Fall Fireplace

I harvested what may be the last of our sunflowers this week, and I felt inspired to start moving our living room towards fall. I still hope to get some pumpkins, but we haven’t been out lookin just yet. I thought I would share some of the changes with you today! So, here is our…

The Evolution of Our Stone Fireplace

One of my favorite features in our home is most definitely our stone fireplace. It is the fireplace of my dreams, and I just can’t believe we have one. I mean I was excited to have the electric fireplace in our first little home, and this is a major step up! When we were building our…

White, Bright and Light in the Living Room

I love the evening summer light that streams through our windows in the living room. We planted a Japanese Lilac tree a few years ago- and this year the blossoms are amazing- they just smell like a little bit of heaven… I clipped a few and brought them into the living room. I wish I could send…

Painted Upper Cabinets for the Beverage Bar

I have finally finished and re-hung our painted upper cabinets for the beverage bar! Let’s celebrate ya’ll. I am so happy to have this project behind me. (even if I am not totally happy with the paint… so shiny, and terrible with self levelling, but I am trying to let it go! haha) It completely brightens up…

Cleaning in the Living Room

Christmas saw me re-arrange the living room to accommodate the tree, and I have pretty much left things the same way. It must be some type of record, because I haven’t re-arranged in a while! When I grabbed photos of the painted pedestal side table I also grabbed a few of the room. I decided to…

Christmas Room Tour| Our Living Room

Christmas has arrived in the Kooman House! I guess that means it’s time to make peanut butter balls. Oh, and shortbread… I love a good shortbread cookie. What are some of your favorite Christmas treats? When I was growing up, my grandma would always mail us a box of Christmas baking from Montana. One of…

Sprigs of Green

I love decorating for Christmas. I like to keep things towards more of a winter feel, vs. Christmas specific… but with Matt still away, I don’t feel quite ready to go all out. I waffle back and forth between wanting everything setting up for his home coming, and having him home to be a part of…

Our {Cottage} Living Room Lately

Oh don’t mind me… I’ll just be in the next room re-arranging everything… I mentioned a few days ago that our new rug was one of the missing pieces to our cottage living room puzzle. Sure, one of the missing pieces may also be the cut stones and mortar on the fireplace, or the trim and…

Hints of Autumn

The last of the leaves have nearly fallen, and we have managed to enjoy an October without any of the white stuff flying… These extra autumn days have had me enjoying hot tea, walks with my babes, and collecting an impressive collection of pine cones. My boys scavenged for cones at the park, and gave…

Adding A Jute Rug to Our Living Room

I have been pondering what sort of rug I wanted in our living room for quite sometime. I decided that I wanted a natural fibre rug… and I landed on Jute. I sold a few pieces on kijiji and was able to buy this rug from Ikea. It is a pretty decent size for the price.…

Adding Built Ins in the Living Room

We are making some progress in the living room with the built ins. We had originally planned to do this back when we were in the construction phase, but once we got furniture in there I wasn’t so sure. However, when we started working on our closet built ins I realized how wonderful shelving is…

Space Planning and The Re-Arrange Queen

Thanks to all who wrote to me after the post about my dad. I feel really blessed to be able to write and share some of my heart through this blog… My hope in life is to be a beauty seeker, even in the hard and messy parts of life. I am so thankful for everyone along…

A Change to Our Gallery Wall {We have a Piano!}

Several months ago I got the most precious email after casually mentioning that we would one day like to have a piano on the wall leading up the stairs. Well, several weeks ago this beautiful piano was gifted to us from a very dear couple to me. I grew up tinkering on this piano as…

Our Spring Mantel

It’s been a while since I have changed things up on our mantel… Saturday afternoon Finley and I made a trip to Home Sense, with a gift card in hand. I had originally planned to purchase a specific clock, however as is often the case with stores like Home Sense, the clock was gone when I…