Thought I’d do an update on where we are with our renovation. I think I’m at the stage where you can’t wait for it to be over. Initially the thought of it is exciting, but after having construction workers underfoot for a few weeks, I get impatient with the whole process. It just reminds me of our initial renovation and all the frustration and dust comes to mind! So, I think it will be another week or so and then hopefully we’re all done.

I must admit that what renovating has done is opened up the conversation on how long we plan to live in our current space. You know, are we over investing, is it necessary, I start to question my decorative choices, will it turn out the way I see it in my head? What we have realized is that apartment/urban/lock-up-and-go living is exactly what suits our lifestyle. If you’ve followed my blog since the early days you’d know that I’ve never been the house, white picket fence and a dog kinda girl and nothing’s changed!

Now that things are taking shape, I decided to redo my previous mood board with more specifics, also some progress pics :-)


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I have such a long list of things to do around our house, it’s not even funny. I love the idea of a constant work in progress to feed creativity. I must admit, when we lived in our little one bedroom, once all the possible renovations were done I missed getting creative. This is why I constantly look for ways to change things up.

That being said, this is probably at the very end of our list of things to do but we have this enclosed wrap around balcony. I really would like for it to be a chill spot in the house. What’s cool is that because it’s enclosed it should come in really handy during winter, if only we had seating! But yes, it’s a really cool area where you still feel like you’re outside but inside. So, I’ve been on the hunt for these really cool leather beanbags/poufs. They have a super relaxed feel, without looking like a typical bean bag. Don’t know if you remember this post I did on patterned tiles for this area, but these would make for an amazing combo!