House Tour


Welcome to my House Tour.  We’ve lived in our Edwardian home (built in 1906) since June 2010.  During the time we’ve lived here, we’ve tried our best to make it reflect our own personalities (yes, Wayne’s as well!) without spending a lot of money and tackling all the work with our own two hands.  So getting big style on a small budget (and getting our hands dirty in the process) is what we’re all about.  Although I do believe every room should have at least one splurge to make it a little special!

Bear in mind, it’s so totally not done yet.  But then, I wouldn’t think to not have guests in our home despite the fact it’s not done so why not welcome my virtual friends inside as well?

Use the arrows of each gallery to see the transformation of what we started with to what we have today!

Outside Entrance – Before and After (see more here)

We completely renovated the front patio by painting the door, replacing the hardware and in 2015, installing black and white Victorian floor tile.

 

The Living Room – Before and After (see more here)

 

 The Dining Room – Before and After (see more here)

We need to refinish the floors in here and I’ve recently taken down the gallery wall! While I still love the colour and many of the other elements, we’ll be moving the TV to a different wall and completely changing what’s currently there so stay tuned to what will be going in it’s place!

 

The Kitchen – Before and After (see more here)

The kitchen is still in progress and has been for about 4 years (!). We’ve just recently replaced the lighting in here but still to be done: replacing the countertops, tap and sink, more tiling across the back of the cooker, adding brass trim around the tiles among other things! It’s still a work in progress…

The Bathroom – Before and After (see more here)

We finished this room in the Spring of 2014 – a huge fully DIY undertaking but so worth the effort!

 

The Master Bedroom – Before and After (see more here)

Another “room in progress” – we still need to get new wardrobes for the other side of the room (not shown), add a small seating area and the carpet will be removed, wood floors refinished and we’ll be adding a rug.

The Dressing Room – Before and After (see more here)

I gave this room a complete overhaul in 2014 and I’m pretty happy with it now – it’s the 3rd and tiniest bedroom but my personal girlie haven!

 

The Office (soon to be also Guest Bedroom) – Before and After (see more here)

We completed this room as part of the One Room Challenge in Spring 2015! Eventually, we want to add a full wall of shelving in here with an integrated pull out bed for guests but here’s what it’s looking like now…

 

The “Man Cave” aka The Cellar – Before and After (see more here)

The difficult DIY portion of this (tanking the space, drywalling, adding flooring and making it habitable) has been completed now but we still need to finish the stairs and box in some pipes. We have made a little more progress (like an added wall mural and a door to the storage area) that are not yet seen in these pictures so stay tuned for that!

The Garden – Before and After (see more here)

Still a work in progress! You’ll see in some of these pictures (they were not all taken at the same time), we extended and stained the decking in the back but intend on completing it with railing and getting some new garden furniture as well. But this is the progress we’ve made so far!

Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed our little tour today! There is still so much to do so lots more to come!
Hope you decide to keep following us on our little journey! You can follow our progress by clicking on those little social media buttons above or subscribe for updates via email.



  • AngelaJanuary 8, 2015 - 3:42 pm

    Wow.

    And, do give kitty a pat from me.

    ^..^

    x,
    AReplyCancel

  • JillianJanuary 19, 2015 - 2:52 pm

    Your home is absolutely gorgeous! It’s amazing to see the before and after pictures–you’d never imagine the afters started as the befores! You guys did such an amazing job!ReplyCancel

  • Maggie @Maggie Overby StudiosFebruary 8, 2015 - 7:21 am

    First visit to your blog. Love your style and a girl who’s not afraid of color. Adding you to my bloglovin so I can keep up with your adventures…
    Glad I stopped by!
    MaggieReplyCancel

    • Kimberly DuranFebruary 8, 2015 - 9:49 am

      Thanks for such a lovely comment and for adding me! Welcome lovely! :D xxxReplyCancel

  • ShaFebruary 8, 2015 - 10:17 am

    I LOVE what you’ve done to the house! I’ve got a new decor love…eclectic boho glam.ReplyCancel

  • CarolineFebruary 10, 2015 - 10:43 am

    Not looked for a while but OMG, looks amazing! First came across your site following a link on Twitter and love it! The master bedroom and ‘man cave’ look fab, think they’ve been added since I last looked – and add to the overall fabulousness of your house. Can’t wait to see what you do next!ReplyCancel

  • MelissaMarch 24, 2015 - 12:30 pm

    I just found your blog and the timing couldn’t be any more perfect. I just purchased a home that needs little love and a lot of great ideas. All the work you have done is such an inspiration. So excited to see what I can mix and match!ReplyCancel

  • Amy SApril 5, 2015 - 12:52 pm

    Your home is gorgeous! Totally love your aesthetic! Can you share where you or your husband found the trio of Star Wars prints? Have a Star Wars lover here and would love to surprise him with those!ReplyCancel

  • suellenApril 16, 2015 - 11:19 pm

    Your pictures need to be resized, they are too big for the page making it very difficult to visualise pictures in full. Quite painful and tiring to keep on trying to look at them. Apart from that great websiteReplyCancel

  • RaphaelApril 16, 2015 - 11:38 pm

    wow, what a beautiful home, every room has so much personality. The master bedroom and your dressing room are my favourites – such eclectic pieces. Good luck with the next room, can’t wait to see it. xReplyCancel

  • KayApril 28, 2015 - 5:39 pm

    I am new to your blog and am in awe of your home! Every room mesmerized me with its colorful beauty. If I lived there, I would want to dance through each of its rooms . . .ReplyCancel

    • Kimberly DuranApril 28, 2015 - 6:07 pm

      Aww you sweet thing you! Thank you so much! I do a lot of dancing around here!! lol xxxReplyCancel

  • MariaMay 15, 2015 - 4:35 pm

    What color paint is that in your living room? I have a chocolate brown sofa and turquoise/wood chairs, wondering if that color would work? I was going to go with a very slight off white. Thanks in advance!ReplyCancel

  • SylviaMay 26, 2015 - 11:43 am

    What a transformation! Amazing! Please share where you found the bathroom tiles, they are just what I am looking for! xxReplyCancel

  • Dominique PaoliniJune 1, 2015 - 3:38 pm

    I love that you incorporate the befores into your home tour. So neat to see the progress. I also love how daring you are with color and pattern. Your home is filled with fantastic details.ReplyCancel

  • ColetteJuly 5, 2015 - 10:20 am

    Amazing, your use of colour & texture is brave & classy. Looks fantastic and the best thing I’ve seen in a long time. Glad I stumbled upon your blog, have now added you as a favourite. Can’t wait for your next adventure. :-) ps great advice too :-)ReplyCancel

    • Kimberly DuranJuly 6, 2015 - 5:38 pm

      Thank you so much Colette! I’m so pleased you’ve decided to stick around ;) It’s great to have you! xxxReplyCancel

  • Chirag DagliJuly 8, 2015 - 12:58 pm

    I love these decorating ideas. The designs are so vibrant and the view is so happy and cheerful.ReplyCancel

  • KiranJuly 27, 2015 - 6:54 pm

    Hi, I came across your site as recently purchased a new build home and have been searching the web for paint colours and inspiration for each of the different rooms. I just wanted to write a note to say that I absolutely love what you have done with your house! Will keep coming back for my ideas for many months/years to come im sure ;). Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Kimberly DuranJuly 27, 2015 - 8:27 pm

      Oh that’s so sweet of you Kiran! Thank you so much and best of luck with decorating your new home – so exciting! :) xxxReplyCancel

  • HattieJuly 29, 2015 - 9:56 pm

    Oh wow, I love how beautifully you’ve transformed your home! The bathroom is particularly stunning, absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

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