Thursday, September 10, 2015

Oliver and Rust : House Tour 2015

It's that time of year for our home again. It's time to update the house tour and meander through the house we call home. In case you are new here the links for the last few years of home tours will be found at the bottom of this tour so you can take a sneak peek at where our home has evolved from. We live in our home in Ontario Canada that we loosely and long-ly classify as Vintage Eclectic Rustic Industrial with a smidgen of traditional thrown in. We live in each of our spaces and love the home we have created through travels and collections. Our style isn't for everyone but it suits us to a tee and if you knew us personally you can tell we live here.

I love all things interiors and quite frankly exteriors as well, and believe that a home should tell your story and reflect the life that you live past and present. It should be an ever evolving tale of your travels, experiences and passions. As a shopkeeper I see many different people enter my store with thoughts about where they want to start with their home and some that just want to add that piece to call it done, and there are others trying to cut and paste something they saw someone else do. Every person has a different idea of what makes a home. I also get asked everyday, does your house look like this store?
 And although I think a home is never truly done and continually evolves to reflect the new inspirations that we come across, it is safe to say the home that I share with my husband is a story about us and our interests. Some may call us hoarders, ridiculous even and some may completely relate to our shelves of finds. We have a love of "stuff" and displaying said stuff for ourselves and others to see. We love the stories that go with the things in our home and we love recalling them over a glass of wine. I don't spend my days attached to a dusting wand, so please don't ask me.

We welcome you to our ever changing home!

Front Entrance

Front Foyer

paint: benjamin moore rockport gray HC-105
chair: winners
tiger and giraffe painting: edward spera
buy local tote bag: harmony on west port colborne
hurricane pendant: home depot

Living Room

paint colour: benjamin moore baby fawn oc-15
sectional sofa: ektorp ikea
tiger/ gorilla art: edward spera
ceiling fans: home depot
galvanized barn lights: barn light electric

Dining Room

paint colour: benjamin moore white dove oc-17
wicker chairs: byholma from ikea
light fixture: vintage
mirror over buffet: restoration hardware


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 

Main floor Bathroom

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

Upstairs Hallway

paint colour: benjamin moore alexandria beige
console table: miss mustard seed milk paint grainsack
rattan wreath: oliver and rust

Master Bedroom

paint colour: benjamin moore simply white oc-117
african indigo pillow: oliver and rust
patchwork cowhide rug: eBay 
bamileke feather headdress above bed: africa via eBay 
white buddha: pier 1 (many years ago)
block print duvet cover: west elm
bedside lamps: pottery barn
bed: mexico plus imports (stained darker) 

Spare Bedroom

paint colour: benjamin moore dove wine oc-18
end tables: miss mustard seed milk paint typewriter
bed coverlet: hudson's bay

Upstairs Bath

paint colour: benjamin moore baby fawn oc-15

Office /Etsy room /sewing room / business workroom (or the room of many hats)

paint colour: benjamin moore revere pewter
ceiling light: vintage


to be continued. our basement flooded quite badly in july of this year and we are currently in renovations to bring it back to it's comfortable glory.
to see what it looked like previously, click on our 2014 house tour at the bottom of this post.

Back Patio

chairs: byholma ikea
planters: oliver and rust
outdoor pillows: oliver and rust

Thanks for joining us.

As always


To see the house tour from 2014 click here


  1. Gorgeous, Inspiring, Beautiful! I love seeing your spaces (home and store). Thank you for sharing. If some have been known to call you hoarders, I say you're the most gifted hoarders on the face of the earth. Keep it up!

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVED this tour!! Your home always looks beautiful and it's always filled with so much inspiration! So sorry to hear about your flooded basement :-(

  3. Love your home, and sending you well wishes for the basement reno and shop success.

  4. Oh I always love seeing your home and I am always inspired by your gorgeous vignettes.

  5. Meg you house is always amazing!!!! Super tour!!!
    Christine from Little Brags

  6. Oh what a lovely tour!! May I come shopping there??

  7. Absolutely beautiful, such a wonderful home-y vibe. At my home, little fingers rearrange my vignettes to their own liking, so I love to live vicariously through your gorgeous shots, you are a very talented lady!

  8. I always love getting your posts and this one was exceptional!!! Love everything however, really missing all the stories that go with everything. I'm so sorry for you with your damaged basement, I bet you were just sick :^(.... wishing you all the best as you restore it.

    1. thanks liz. don't worry lots more stories and hair brained schemes to come. the tour is always about the photos and i generally only do 2 a year. one for regular and 1 for christmas (which is creeping up quite fast now). thanks for being a regular visitor. yes and sick doesn't even cover the distress we had when we came home but we're moving forward and excited about what it will be when done.

  9. Loved your house tour, Meg. You have a great gift of putting vignettes together to create a wonderful layered look. Love all the rooms. Fantastic job!

  10. Sister! Your home is beautiful. But you know that :) Good luck on the reno in the basement, flooding is no joke!

  11. You had me with Buddha at the front door......your home made from your heart and soul!!!

  12. I never tire of looking at your home. You are so gifted in layering your look. Each room is full of deliciousness that send me over the top. Love the pops of green and black against the neutral backgrounds. Beautiful as always!

  13. Is it weird that I felt a bit sick when I heard about your basement? Stalker much?! haha Still one of my favourite of your spaces (especially at Chrismas) and hoping you get to enjoy it again soon. Great tour as always.

  14. As a visitor, I would spend hours just walking around .... What a fun home you've created! And dying over the feather pillow in your "room of many hats"!!! ~Kim

  15. HI there! Can you tell me what color that Ektorp sectional cover is? Which shade of "white" is it? Thank you!!

  16. Oh I am breathless. Your home is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing.

  17. Thanks for sharing! Interesting style. There's a lot that I like. I would hate to be the one to dust your place though!


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