Monday, June 16, 2014

The Oliver and Rust House Tour 2014

It is one of my favourite things about blogland. The amazing house tours that are continually updated letting you wander around in other peoples homes and see how they live. Wonder if their things are ever out of place and if there is ever any dust?
I don't want to see these things it is just something that I wonder.

A lot has changed in our home since last year and it is time for a new house tour.
The tour from last year is easily our most viewed post and will continue to have a link at the bottom of this post.

Welcome to our home.

Current paint  colours and large piece sources are listed below. Other info on the rooms can be found by searching in the room labels in the sidebar as well as by contacting me using the contact button or commenting.

**edited October, new front door colour and garage door makeover**

paint: benjamin moore rockport gray HC-105
chair: winners
tiger and giraffe painting: edward spera

paint: benjamin moore baby fawn OC-15
fans: home depot
tigers and gorilla art: edward spera
sofa: ikea ektorp
galvanized lights hallway: barn light electric
paint green media cabinet: annie sloan chalk paint olive

wall paint: benjamin moore spanish olive 1509
cabinet paint: benjamin moore white dove OC-15
cart island: general finishes queenstown gray
black counters: absolute black granite honed
barrel counter: carrara marble honed 

paint: benjamin moore white dove OC-15
wicker chairs: byholma by ikea
green buffet: miss mustard seed milk paint in boxwood 
mirror: restoration hardware mansard

paint: benjamin moore white dove OC-15
uncoated brass faucet sets: newport brass through quality bath
light fixtures: vintage
shelf brackets: house of antique hardware

paint: benjamin moore alexandria beige

paint: benjamin moore simply white OC-117

paint: benjamin moore dufferin terrace
end tables: miss mustard seed milk paint in typewriter 

paint: benjamin moore revere pewter
**office updated october 2014**


paint: benjamin moore baby fawn OC-15

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


Thanks for visiting!
Just like last year, this post will get updated as we change things until December.

To see our house tour from 2013, click HERE

Have a fantastic day,


a stroll thru life
elizabeth and co 
savvy southern style
 french country cottage
 miss mustard seed
 craftberry bush 
knick of time


  1. I always drool over the way you can display all of your beautiful furniture and accessories. So interesting. Great tour.

  2. Such a stunning home! So much details and so much to look at! I can't pick my favorite room it's all just fabulous.

  3. you have such an amazing eye and style... thank you for the peek into your gorgeous home! Love It!

  4. Wow!! Takes along time to take it all in. I keep going back afraid that I have missed something.

  5. I agree with above...WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! your style is amazing to say the least, I will have to come back with my coffee and study them again...I love it and thank you for sharing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! inspirational !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Oh Meg, your home is so beautiful inside and out! Every room is treasure trove of interesting pieces. I think your office is still my favorite spot. Those shelves are just styled to perfection!

  7. lovely home, lovely blog. I enjoy it all especially your green furniture redo's.

  8. Wow! Your home is very interesting and pretty! So many treasures to take in...will come back with coffee! Great job!

  9. What an amazing tour! Definitely going back for another look!

  10. Pinning, pinning... I just love your home. You have done an amazing job!

  11. I love it when collections are curated throughout a home, and yours is fabulously so.

  12. You have such wonderful, rich, comfortable style; I could look at photographs all day! Thank you so much for sharing!

  13. Your home is so inviting. I love all of the neutral and warm colors and how you have put it all together. Beautiful!
    Sally @cottagefix

  14. You have the most amazing home. I love your style. Very Inspirational!

  15. So happy to feature your amazing home at the party this morning! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us! You have an amazing eye!

  16. Your home is amazing and I love your style!

  17. Wow Meg, your home is absolutely stunning. So much beautiful eye candy! I'm so glad Angie @ Knick of Time recommended we come for a visit.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  18. Your home is warm, welcoming and stunning! I could browse for hours taking in all the details. Such an interesting mix of fabrics and textures. I love the way you incorporated the gorgeous photos of tigers and elephants.

  19. Your home is so custom & stylish!! I love the rust farmhouse,artsy style & the bathroom is AMAZING!!


  20. Waaaaaay too much going on. My eyes have no place to rest. It's like walking into an antique store.

    The undertones in white dove are wrong for the floor tile. They compete with each other.

    Nice accessories in your home but that amount of clutter is obscene.

    1. Good afternoon "The Good Life". I don't mean to be rude but seeing as you didn't filter your comment to me a few days ago......... Please remember when you make comments such as this one, to ANY blogger who ultimately does this for the love of his/her home you are speaking to a real person on the other end. A person who lives in and loves their home. Our wrong coloured walls were carefully chosen and our obscene clutter although maybe not your style/taste are memories of our extensive travels and collections from many years of life together. I am not a designer nor have I claimed to be. I am a vintage lover living the good life in a home I adore. Have a great day.

    2. First let me say to the person with the negative comments, you should keep them to your self. I think I was taught that at a very you age.
      Meg, your house is beautiful. So much to learn from. I love the pedestal column table in your upstairs hall. How did you attach the wood to the top? I have similar columns and I would like to do this.

  21. Hi Meg!
    I just found you by accident on a blog paper trail of some sort ;) and had to leave a comment here to tell you that I spent a bit of time here and ended up on your house tour and your home! It's obvious that your treasures have been collected from travels and over time and I just love how beautiful everything looks and how it all blends together perfectly!!
    Yours is a blog that I will come back to now! I love that I found another Canadian blog that I can follow while we're here in the US! I just wanted to end off that last nasty negative with a positive! Kimberley :)

  22. I think we are kindred spirits in that we both love our collections and our "stuff"! It is refreshing to see how you have arranged so much in such a pleasing manner! You are truly talented and I am so happy to have found your site! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Wow your home is amazing! You have so much stuff, so interesting and artfully displayed! Love it! Love Linda x


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