Renovations are always full of questions: floor plans, layout, tiles, fabrics and finishes…Which is why we’re all about following designer Alison Milne as she goes through the process of a huge remodel. Here’s an update to her renovation diary.
With Mother’s Day coming up, Love, Mom is here for you. This year, hint to the huzz and kiddies that you’d like something a bit more than your standard flowers and well wishes because we’ve rounded up some mom finds that will truly earn them bonus marks.
I was determined to move into my new condo like a grown-up: In an orderly fashion with no boxes that break during transition or any clothes stashed into garbage bags…
Alison Milne is well-known for her contemporary rehab of Toronto interiors. Whether it’s a farmhouse-meets-modern family home or a converted church condo, she’s got an eye for respecting the past and blending it with the present. Her latest project is her best yet: Her own home.
I finally finished Lena’s big girl room. I know I talked about all my decor plans here, but the time has come to transition my little one from a nursery to a toddler room and while it’s a touch sad, I’m excited for all the other firsts’ that are going to take place here.
Like so many moms, Alicia Brum is making the most of her rental home. With fluctuating and sky-high prices in Toronto, buying a maison with her new babe wasn’t a priority while she was pregnant last year. Knowing she was going to stay put, she got to work on re-decorating on a budget so she could keep saving for her dream house.
Liv Judd Soye recently moved to a new home that has the wiggle room to accommodate her career as a freelance style and media personality (you’ll see her share her chic know-how on shows like ET Canada and The Morning Show). “The very top floor of the house was an attic space that was converted into a sitting area, however as soon as I walked in, all I could see was closet space and a work area where I could style my shoots and store my wardrobe.” Here’s how she made the most of it.
While many may consider a condo a blank box, Karla Ramirez sees that her home is full of soul because it has allowed her to be the kind of mom that she always wanted to be. “Downsizing was certainly the right call. It has let me adjust to everything that’s happened.” Your home, after all, is arguably one of your best friends.
Our round up of gorgeous living rooms from real moms that will inspire you to design for your grown-up desires without sweating it over little fingers.
This is the first time I’m buying a home from a plan. Yup, one of the biggest purchases of my life and I couldn’t see it first and I had to buy it quick from rinky dinky floor plans, because my choices were slim and the market is aggressive. (Honestly, I had less time to think about buying this then I do when I’m buying jeans). Here’s how I made my decision.