Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Oliver and Rust House Tour 2013


As I mentioned yesterday, with the Houzz tour coming out, I realized that like so many other bloggers I should have a House tour on my blog. I am curious when I find new people and love their style so I am sure it goes vice-versa. let's just let me have that one if you aren't curious ok.
I thought it would be neat to see my home via another person's perspective and just realized I am nuts (ok I didn't just realize it but you know how it goes) and enjoy my perspective best.

Some of these photos are new, some old but all depict our home as it is now in all of its eclectic vintage comfort.
Without further adieu WELCOME TO OUR HOME in the heart of the Niagara Region in Ontario Canada.


Oliver and Rust House Tour 2014 just published here

****new basement photos added October 2013**** 
***updated master bedroom photos October 2013****


FRONT OF HOUSE



 

FRONT FOYER
benjamin moore rockport gray hc-105







LIVING ROOM
benjamin moore baby fawn oc-15
sofa- ikea ektorp with linen slipcover 
galvanized ceiling lighting- barn light electric 
green botanical pillows- celerie kemble fabric for schumacher hot house flowers in verdance


















LAUNDRY ROOM
cil white out of the can (no tint)




KITCHEN
walls- benjamin moore spanish olive cc-606
cabinetry- benjamin moore white dove oc-17
light- steven & chris
countertops- absolute black honed granite
faucet- american standard culinaire







DINING ROOM
white dove oc-17
mansard mirror- restoration hardware
wicker chairs- byholma ikea










UPSTAIRS HALLWAY
benjamin moore alexandria beige hc-77






MASTER BEDROOM
benjamin moore simply white oc-117
feather headdress- shipped from africa called bamileke headdress
lamps- pottery barn










GUEST ROOM
benjamin moore dufferin terrace cc-456
mansard window- antique







UPSTAIRS BATH
benjamin moore baby fawn oc-15




OFFICE
benjamin moore revere pewter hc-172







BASEMENT
paint colour discontinued glidden sandalwood
table chairs- restoration hardware madeline weathered oak
white slipcover chairs- ikea ektorp






PATIO





I will be adding and changing this post with a link on my sidebar as our home evolves.

Thanks for continuing to visit and share in our love of everything home and old.
Bloggers are fantastic people who "get it" they put the extra effort into everything and want the people around them to feel the love they have for their home, family and what they are passionate about. I wish I could meet and be friends with all of you.

Have a wonderful day,


56 comments :

  1. I've never visited your site before.....wow, I love your style mix!!! Your home displays your unique personalities, as a home should......not what's currently in style.....it is very comfortable and tells a story, your story!!! Thank you for letting us in!!!

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  2. Eclectic, in the very best sense of the word! And it's so CLEAN!! :o)

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  3. I think the reason why I like your house so much is your wonderful use of green, my favorite color!

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  4. Your home is gorgeous Meg!! It seriously looks like it came right out of a home decor mag. You've done an amazing job with it :)

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  5. I have said it before and will say it again, I LOOOOVE your style!!! AND, I have the same coffee table in my living room. Does yours have 4 sections of glass? I find it kinda hard to style because of that. I hope you do a close up of that coffee table. LOVE your mix of accessories. XO, Pinky

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  6. Just gorgeous, and full of so many creative, unusual and interesting elements! Thanks for sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday - I'll be featuring you next week!

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  7. Love all the uses of used barrels...old frames & columns

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  8. Love all the uses of used barrels...old frames & columns

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  9. Ok, can I just move in and never leave. I love everything about your home. Fabulous. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  10. what a unique , refreshing tour. Your home is filled with texture and a mixture of unique things that work together. Some great ideas you have.

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  11. WOW so lovely and so much to catch the eye...so many unique and beautiful pieces ...loved this tour! :)

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  12. Great home tour! You have so many beautiful things!

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  13. Wow Wow !!! love all your beautiful things. I love to have all my things around me.

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  14. Love your home! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

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  15. Hey Meg, Bravo to you for not being afraid to decorate in an eclectic style. It takes a real talent to pull that off and you have done it. Love your home. I spied a Pure Butter dish in picture 28 (on the shelf in your dinning room). Where did you get the dish? I have been looking for one. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home. Vikki in VA

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    1. hi vikki
      i got the butter dish from joanne hudson (online shop) the dish looks much whiter in the photo it is more of a creamware colour. just a heads up.

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  16. Oh what a lovely and charming home! There's so much to admire here I'll be talking for hours! I love it and saw you at Marty's, as you are featured this week there. Thanks for sharing.
    FABBY

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  17. Meg,
    Such a charming interior and exterior design, dear one!!!
    Love, LOVE, L O V E the mix of industrial shelving with the antique
    and Traditioanl furnishings!!! My cup 'o tea, indeed!!!
    Favorite is your covered patio!!!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely Home Tour with us!
    Visiting from Marty's be Inspired Tuesday!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  18. Lovely home - interesting, for sure. For some reason, I flashed back to "Out of Africa" with Meryl Streep. LOL ... It's nice to see someone who decorates to with her own style instead of following every latest trend. My fave: the barrel in the kitchen.

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    1. hi angela. i did lol with this comment. i love that movie. not my styling inspiration but it probably helped deep in my subconscious. trends become old too fast and i like to be different. thanks for visiting

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  19. Just popped over from A Stroll Thru Life to say how much I love your barrel island-genius! Little did I know I'd come to find this gorgeous home tour! Every space is a visual feast. Beautiful!

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

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  20. Touring your house this morning was such a treat. I've always adored your style, and to see your entire home all in one place is wonderful. Great tour and beautiful photographs. I'll be featuring you once again on Friday Finds today. Thanks!

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    1. thank you for the feature. i have saved your blog for future sneak peeks at other blogs.

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  21. O my word your home is Beautiful... My first visit to you... I love the barrel's...Hugs May x x x

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  22. Hi! Just came across this blog through MMS and I literally gasped at how creative and beautiful your home is! Can't wait to exchange more creativity! Adding you to my blog list!
    xo
    Alison
    http://www.soiledrotten.blogspot.com

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  23. I just love your home! I especially love all the green throughout and I was especially wondering about the pillows that are covered with the white background with green leafy plants on them, and if they were pre-made or if you might know of the name of the fabric? It's just so lovely. Again, beautiful home!

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  24. HI, WOW! you have the most amazing unique style.

    It is one of my favorite home tours I've seen.

    Thanks for sharing your home :)

    ~Diane

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  25. Oh my heart be still!! I could just move in!! I love every inch of your amazing home!! One thing can you come and help me??? Thanks for sharing!!!

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  26. Okay, I have to ask. What is that large scale green botanical fabric you have on your pillows? I realise I may not be able to come by it here in Oz (Australia) though I just love it.
    Everything is lovely!

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    1. hi kristine and thanks for visiting.
      the green fabric i actually didn't purchase in north america anyway. i got it from the uk. it is schumacher hot house flowers by celerie kemble in verdance. it is definitely my favourite as well. would look amazing in your bedroom. check etsy or ebay?

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  27. First time to visit your blog and I have to say it's a refreshing change to see "you" through your wonderful eclectic mixture of styles, textures and collections. So unique! You are fearless and it works in a beautiful way. Can I just slip into that slip covered chair there by the window and take it all in? (Sigh..)

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  28. Found your blog by way of StoneGable. Amzing home tour....Your home is cozy, comfortable, well thought out. I love your style. I am your newest followers. Thanks for sharing.
    Sarah

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  29. Wowza....fantastic....I mean I will be staring at these pictures all day:)

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  30. ha! i was going to say "wowza", but i see the commenter above me said that! i will say that i just love your style and styling...it is so refreshing to see some decor that isn't all white. i am particularly interested in the fantastic photos of jungle animals? are they yours? thanks for the tour and i am a new follower.
    erin

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    1. hi erin and thanks for stopping by/following. the canvas prints are actually a local friend of ours who is quite successful around here named edward spera. he can be found at speraart.ca. most people are on the fence about our african animals and of course because they aren't white :) but we love them.

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  31. I have to ask, since no one has yet: do you own or rent? I am in awe of your ability to primp and stage a space to make it so cozy, so unique, so humble and yet grand. This just fed my soul for days...I even gushed about this tour to my husband, as I believe it is such a fine blend of masculine and feminine tastes. WELL DONE, my dear, bravo.

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    1. own, own, own collette. it would take a lot of reasons and convincing for us to move at this point as we already plan to be buried in our yard we love it here so much. jk.
      thank you very much for your kind words. i am always in awe of the blogs that show the white with pink or all ruffles and wonder where the men go. this house is a blend of both of our sensibilities and we have collected everything together and then i "vignette" it all. have a great one.

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  32. Holy Inspiration. Every single picture amazed me. I love the green motif you have going throughout your spectacularly-designed home. {I'm in love with your green chairs!} I can say that you are hands-down the best layer-er I've ever seen. I mean...The stacking and layering is so amazing because you've done it without making things look cluttered. I want to go back through and STUDY your home. ;)

    Your newest follower,
    Meredith

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  33. Our neighborhood tag sale is this weekend - I was going to get rid of some of my windows. After viewing your home tour I decided to keep them. I like how you have yours layered around the house. Loved your tour! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Oh my sweet goodness. My friend Holly ^^^ the above commenter pointed me to you. I need to get her a Starbucks or a new car or something. I think my style is a very toned down version of yours. It's time to CRANK IT UP. As a people pleaser I'm constantly wondering what people will think when they come over. NO MORE! Life is too short to worry about that, right? Thanks for giving me a push to put more of ME into my house. (Oh and more of my husband and kids too!) Awesome tour, awesome blog ... new follower and snooper of all your good stuff! xoxo jules from bles-id.blogspot

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    1. hey julia and welcome. life is way too short to live in your house for other people. my husband and i have a room dividing sectional in our living room that we love but others are not so sure of. all that matters is that you are happy in your space and it feels and looks like you are the person living there not another blogger or designer. have a good one.

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  35. STUNNING! I am so excited to find your site... Your style is so wonderful, it really is eclectic and I LOVE ECLECTIC!! I mean I don not think I could get tired of looking around your home at all the gorgeous collections... I really love the cowhide and mango wood carved side table combo in your living room, i just created a similar look in my great room this fall... If you have a chance, please check out my site!! I am your newest follower and FAN!!
    www.idreamofjeannedesigns.com

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  36. I found you just recently through Pinterest, (I think). Your style is a feast for the senses. You've inspired me to be brave and create a space my family will love. Thank you for that! I've looked for a post which details your wall paint colors but I haven't found one. I'd love it if you could share that, especially the basement color. Thank you in advance. I'll be continuing to learn from you.

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    1. hi lisa and thank you for all of your kind words. i have updated this post thanks to your push (because i have been meaning to do it for awhile) with the main questions asked about our home. if there is anything else you would like to know just shoot me a note. thanks for reading.

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    2. You sweet girl thank you very much for doing that! Fingers crossed I think Benjamin Moore makes a paint color similar to your Sandalwood. Is it weird to ask for Santa for paint? :) Thank you again. Enjoy your home and your Christmas.

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  37. Beautiful, amazing home tour....Your home looks so cozy and inviting. I love your style. :-)

    I enjoyed visiting your site.
    Michael

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  38. Like all the above posters, I just love your home. It looks like what I want to create in my own home, but don't have a clue as to where to start! I know the design blogs say start with something you love, but realistically, I have to start with what I have. My inner vision matches the feelings I had when viewing your photos--exotic, fabulous, unusual, one-of-a-kind, a visual representation of the people living there--the essence of your soul. Only your home is so pulled together! I haven't read all of your posts yet. Have you talked about what inspires you, where your ideas spring from? Do you work with the idea of an over-arching theme?

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  39. Just now found your blog...my goodness you're talented! What a wonderful home. It's the kind I'd want to know the story behind everything because it has so much personality. I hope to sneak away later this weekend to go through all your posts. So lucky to have found you!

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  40. Really enjoyed this. Now I have seen your kitchen. :) So glad I have found your blog. Deb

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  41. I'm so happy I found your blog. Your home is so inspiring. I love all that you do. Such a beautiful tour. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  42. Your home is stunning! I love that you decorate to make you and your husband happy and not following trends or what "they" do. :) Wish I had your knack for displaying things.

    xo
    Pat

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  43. Such a pretty house and blog. I really like all the muted colours, the rustic style and all the details. Here in Scandinavia we are all crazy for white - all over the place and on everything. So - a lot of homes look the same - more or less.

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  44. Just found your site today thru Miss Mustard Seed. I love how you have incorporated all the amazing African artifacts and prints. I have lived in Africa and I find the mix refreshing and inspiring!

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