Our Goods

Home owners: Daniel & Alexandra Source: Marion House Book Home owners: Maria Tchajkova Source: A Beautiful Mess It’s always a nice surprise when I see a little piece of The New Domestic in peoples homes. Recently, I was doing my usual blog reading and was admiring the house of Alexandra & Daniel via The Marion House Book. As I was scrolling down to see the rest of the house, I was happily surprised to see our Bon Journey bag displayed in their room. Then awhile back, I found our Trees, Bees & Teepees Print in Maria Tchajkova’s beautiful home via A Beautiful Mess. It’s lovely to see our goods in other peoples...

Style At Home Magazine Behind the Scenes

Here are some behind the scenes photos from last summer’s Style At Home magazine photoshoot. It’s always a treat to spend a day with Janis Nicolay. She is not only talented, she is one of the sweetest too. Janis took a lot of photos that day and if you want to see more photos that didn’t make the cut, you can check them out here on Janis’ blog. If you’re interested to see more behind the scenes photos from another photoshoot. Check out Anthology magazine’s photoshoot of our home that took place in the summer of 2011...

Style At Home Magazine

We are happy to be in this month’s issue of Style At Home magazine. It was such a fun shoot with talented photographer Janis Nicolay along with Style At Home editor, Erin McLaughlin who briefly stopped by. It was such a casual shoot. There wasn’t much styling done and not a lot of equipment except for Janis’ camera, tripod, laptop & her assistant holding up a light diffuser. Luna was so cute happily playing around the house and sort of posing for the camera at the same time. She liked all the attention. I have to say, it’s definitely fun for our home to be featured in a magazine. It’s like having someone come in to document our life at home to share our story. It’s a nice memento of our life at this time. I thank Style At Home for doing a fabulous job on putting our story together. For those inclined, you can also see our home featured back in 2011 in Anthology magazine – A San Francisco based home decor, travel, design & culture magazine. Click here to see behind the scenes...

Brand New Front Yard

Since moving into our house 5 years ago, we always knew that one day, we would have to re-do our front yard. But moving into an older home meant prioritizing the renovation projects. First thing on our list was renovate the studio space, then replace all the windows, then the big kitchen reno happened last summer. While all of these were happening, our front yard was slowly turning into a jungle. We got to a point where we couldn’t stand it anymore so before summer started, we decided to finally renovate our front yard. We knew it was not a DIY kind of project so we hired a professional landscape/gardener who has done a lot of work in our area. The whole project took only 3 days. I left for a little holiday to Whistler then came back 4 days later with a brand new front yard. Amazing! Before starting the project, we pinned a lot of inspirational images we found online. We were going for a modern but yet beachy look to fit our little blue rancher and our seaside neighbourhood (the beach is only 2 blocks away from our house). Our main priority was it had to be low maintenance and a space for us to be able to hang out and for Luna to play freely. We are extremely happy with it. The new cedar fence created a room like atmosphere to the front yard and made it safe for Luna to play outside without running out to the street. It has become our extended outdoor living room. The french style loungers we found at a local...

Life As It’s Happening

Everything in our house is glowing from the bright sun shining in. It’s so lovely. All the windows are open (all 17 of them!), the breeze from the ocean flowing through and Luna running around the house in just a tank top. I sometimes just stop what I’m doing and watch my life as it’s happening. Then Luna trips on a toy and the oven timer starts beeping. Life moves forward once...