Still not sure what the Creating With the Stars competition is? This post should give you a quick overview. But if you have been following us along, you’ll recall we placed third out of 12 in round 1 (knockoff theme) and second out of nine in round two (paint theme), earning us one of the six spots … Read more

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If you have been following us along in the Creating With the Stars competition, you’ll know that we placed third in round 1 and were one of nine to advance to round 2 (for an explanation of the contest, see here). Well voting closed for round 2 and we got second place (and are one … Read more


We always try to inject a bit of our own lives and personality into the house. A prime example is the art for the living room. With the back wall spanning over 15 feet, we wanted something unique that really made a statement. Inspired by our own professions (radiology resident and photographer), we decided to create … Read more

DIY: Crate Table

October 10th, 2013 | Posted by Becki Peckham in DIY | Home Renovation | Office - (7 Comments)

Chris and I were pondering what we were going to do about the coffee table/ottoman situation in his office. The space is small so a normal table would be far too big, but not having anything would leave the space looking bare. After hunting on Pinterest I found a few tutorials on making a table out … Read more

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We get a lot of people asking: “How much of your house is done? What do you have left?” For some reason it makes me think of this video. Don’t ask. Anyway, it’s hard to give an exact answer to those questions because we have a bunch of rooms that are only missing small things … Read more


Two years ago if you walked up to our house it would have been evident that old people lived there (no offence if you’re reading this, former owners). White, turquoise and rust red were the colours used on the exterior of the house. Now normally I am a fan of turquoise, but in this case … Read more


Here in Newfoundland our summers are short and not the warmest. Having an outdoor living space is amazing for those two or three good months, but is it worth spending all the money on a space when it’s not useable for most of the year? Outdoor heaters, fire pits and fireplaces extend the use of outdoor spaces … Read more


Since I am self employed, having my own office is a must. A huge bonus in this house was having the office on the main level, away from the living area, which provides somewhat of a healthy work/life separation. Additionally, I don’t have to drag my clients through our entire home when they stop by. Below … Read more


As a radiology resident, I spend a large amount of my time outside of work studying. We planned from the beginning to convert one of the three bedrooms into an office so I would have my own place to work (the other bedroom was turned into a “getting ready room”). It’s been a long process, … Read more


I love colour but I continuously change my mind on what I want. When designing our home, I wanted the ability to easily change the accent colour without spending a ton of money. When it came to the living room, we chose all neutral colours for the walls, furniture and art and then added splashes … Read more