The House That We Built

We're a transatlantic couple soon to be moving in together in Toronto. This blog serves as our scrapbook, helping us to build our perfect home.
I’ve been thinking about wallpaper today, specifically how to make feature walls that suit our personalities. Dinosaurs, Space and Cowboys. I succeeded on finding some space themed stuff at Design Your Wall (click through) but at $100 a roll it’s not exactly an economy option.

I’ve been thinking about wallpaper today, specifically how to make feature walls that suit our personalities. Dinosaurs, Space and Cowboys. I succeeded on finding some space themed stuff at Design Your Wall (click through) but at $100 a roll it’s not exactly an economy option.

Battle Antiques & Oddities of Brighton stock some of the finest furniture the UK has to offer in my humble opinion. Stock ranges from victoriana to taxidermy to americana and everything inbetween. If it’s an unusual talking point or center piece for a room you need, Battle is a great place to start

Battle Antiques & Oddities of Brighton stock some of the finest furniture the UK has to offer in my humble opinion. Stock ranges from victoriana to taxidermy to americana and everything inbetween. If it’s an unusual talking point or center piece for a room you need, Battle is a great place to start

Sneakers have played a big part of my life since I was a tiny, tiny boy. Now, as a semi-sophisticated young urbanite, I’m going to need to store them appropriately. Given my passion for sneakers it wouldn’t feel appropriate to simply stack them away in a closet so I’m taking influence from the idea of a Victorian curio. For those of you unaware a curio is a cabinet that played a big part in a Victorian interior, it was used to prominently display the households collections without risk of tarnishing. A true curio wouldn’t really be appropriate so I’m going for a cabinet like the one pictured on the basis that it’s sturdy but also allows the collection to be easily viewed and accessed.  I probably sound like a lunatic, there’s a good reason behind that.
John

Sneakers have played a big part of my life since I was a tiny, tiny boy. Now, as a semi-sophisticated young urbanite, I’m going to need to store them appropriately. Given my passion for sneakers it wouldn’t feel appropriate to simply stack them away in a closet so I’m taking influence from the idea of a Victorian curio. For those of you unaware a curio is a cabinet that played a big part in a Victorian interior, it was used to prominently display the households collections without risk of tarnishing. A true curio wouldn’t really be appropriate so I’m going for a cabinet like the one pictured on the basis that it’s sturdy but also allows the collection to be easily viewed and accessed.  I probably sound like a lunatic, there’s a good reason behind that.

John

Welcome. So, we (Ceilidh and John) are going to be  using you (Tumblr) to help us to build a dream home. Initially this will  be a little chaotic (that’s my fault, John) but Ceilidh will eventually  rein me in and bring a sense of order and structure. For now, have a  staircase.

Welcome. So, we (Ceilidh and John) are going to be using you (Tumblr) to help us to build a dream home. Initially this will be a little chaotic (that’s my fault, John) but Ceilidh will eventually rein me in and bring a sense of order and structure. For now, have a staircase.

(via notmybeautifulhome)