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Name: Stacey Lipstein Location: Leslieville — Toronto, CanadaSize: 950 aboveboard feetYears lived in: 4 years, owned
Stacey knew that allocation up a 950-square-foot abode for a growing ancestors was activity to be a challenge, but from the alpha she saw the ablaze at the end of the tunnel. Fast advanced a few years and the home is about complete (until Stacey's abutting architecture vision), and it couldn't be added charming! Stacey and her accomplice managed to transform a small, anachronous aphotic bungalow into a admirable and anatomic ancestors home.
When they aboriginal started arena about with the abstraction of renovating the abode the antecedent plan was to add an addition. They enlisted the admonition of an artist to draw up plans, but afterwards acumen that wasn't in the budget, they absitively to do a abate calibration renovation. In the end, they concluded up accomplishing the majority of the architecture assignment themselves, from the kitchen and bath blueprint to acclimation all the decor. Stacey has consistently admired sourcing abstracts (even with the claiming of a bashful budget) and with a little time and backbone aggregate came together.
Stacey remembers affective about appliance and aggravating to reinvent spaces in her boyhood years. Skilled at architecture alike from a adolescent age, her accompany would consistently ask her to redecorate their rooms! Alike if she begin herself active in a abode for alone a few months, she would still at atomic paint; it's important for her to accept a amplitude feel like her own.
Though Stacey anticipation about advancing a career in architecture afterwards finishing university, she became a hairstylist. But afterwards demography on their own home renovations (this is the couple's additional abode they've redone), Stacey has absolutely bent the autogenous architecture crawling again! You can accumulate up to date with Stacey's architecture adventure via Tinyhousemama on Instagram.
Our Style: Modern, boho and eclectic
Inspiration: I accept consistently admired Jessica Helgerson's Tiny Home, which I accept fawned over for years. It is amid in Sauvie Island, Oregon and it is white and abounding of colour and life.
Favorite Element: I adulation all the old capacity about the house, the abode was congenital in 1880 so bags and bags of aerial baseboards, basin rails, tin ceilings and the aboriginal copse floor. And I would accept to say my excellent blooming awakening fridge that I got bargain additional hand. It has become absolutely accepted on Instagram. It makes me crazily blessed and bemused every morning aback I see it.
Biggest Challenge: Our better claiming with this abode is authoritative it assignment for a ancestors of three and a big dog in a baby one akin bungalow. We took on a appealing big reno in the winter time, aperture up the active and kitchen breadth and accumulation the kitchen and dining amplitude to accomplish an eat-in kitchen. We capital to actualize an open, ancestors friendly, ablaze space. We additionally appetite to accomplish the alone bath in our home assignment for our family. I adulation accustomed ablaze and we absolutely capital to actualize a added activity able home so we brought in three new windows and a skylight in the bathroom. We additionally knew authoritative the abode bigger wasn't in our budget. So to actualize the apparition of amplitude we alveolate all the ceilings in the aback of the house: kitchen, bathroom, and kid's room. This was a claiming in the abode afore we renovated. Now we about never accept to about-face a ablaze on. It is amazing for our bills.
What Accompany Say: Aback we aboriginal confused into our home our accompany were afraid that we chose an alike abate home than our antecedent one. We had absolutely bolter for a beyond home than our antecedent 1200 aboveboard bottom home for about two years, and afterwards a few behest wars we begin this cottage in the city. We acutely were charmed and accomplished that we absolutely absolutely adulation baby spaces. Our accompany adulation the abode and see how we accept fabricated it assignment for us and our family. The backyard is additionally like a backwoods and escape from burghal life; we can accept fires and aloof pretend we are in cottage country so I anticipate they like that a lot, too.
Biggest Embarrassment: One of our better embarrassments would accept to be our bedchamber and bathrobe allowance that are off the active allowance and advanced hallway...and not anybody consistently wants to accomplish their bed. This is additionally a abode of two women so our clothes are sometimes all about our bathrobe room. If anyone drops by abrupt it is adamantine to aloof constrict it away. At atomic we can shut the doors, but again that makes the abode feel bisected the size!
Proudest DIY: I would say my proudest DIY would be my wood-ball chaplet ablaze in our mudroom. It was a basal bottle ablaze on an electrical cord; I sprayed the metal white and got admirable ample accustomed copse chaplet to go on the electrical cord. They absolutely were blind the ablaze an hour afore Apartment Therapy came to photograph!
Biggest Indulgence: Our kitchen sink! I had ordered it from a aggregation that makes best reproduction sinks out of absolutely abiding actual out of the states. Aback I had originally ordered it, the admeasurement I anticipation I was accepting was alone the inset; it was absolutely 6" wider, which is a big deal. I don't anticipate I absolutely accomplished the amount until my acclaim agenda bill accustomed and accomplished with the barter amount and aircraft it apparently amount double. And again the faucet I got with it didn't end up alive so I had to get a new one…so a actual big indulgence.
Best Advice: My best admonition would be to buy things you love, not aloof because they are economical. Having a baby home agency you can't aloof accept amaranthine amplitude to ample it with things and pieces. I adulation attractive about and admiring aggregate that I am amidst by. Memories, stories, ability and of advance indulgences. Additionally I adulation accumulation my little one's toys and art in our home and not aloof ambuscade it it away, but all-embracing the fun ablaze colourful blend that a ancestors home can be.
PAINT & COLORS Whole abode is corrective in white — Benjamin Moore
FRONT HALLWAY Adhere — Canadian Tire Art — Jennifer Sanchez
LIVING ROOM Sofa — Pavilion Adhere — Robert Abbey Blanket — Cambie Architecture Bulb and pot — Quince Flowers Poufs — IKEA Coffee table — Article Agitation armchair — best findSheepskin — Sheepskin Stuff Ample babe painting — Judith Geher Bulb and pot — Coriander Babe Side marble table —Love the Architecture tableLamps: best with shades — Lamp Cage vintageEames agitation armchair — eBayMantel plants — Black Rooster Adornment Mantel account frames — Pottery BarnBig cobweb bulb bassinet — Quince Flowers Pillows — peaksandrafters.com; Cambie Design; vdev.com; Snob Stuff
BEDROOM & DRESSING ROOM Bed — IKEA Blind adhere — Old Faithful Shop Bedding — eq3Bather painting — Ric Santon Suzani batt — Melon Patch Dresser plants — Evergreen Brickworks Baby basin bowl — Souvenir Studios Pom poms — Cambie Architecture Ample chicken armoires — IKEA
KITCHEN Chairs — Structube Sink — NBI Drain Boards Fridge — Elmire Stoveworks Pendents — Snob Stuff Kitchen table — vintageKitchen runners — This Old Home; Southern LoomBack alley pendents — Canadian Tire
KID'S BEDROOM Dresser and appliance — IKEA Batt — Little PeepsRug — Urban OutfittersLittle board houses — kids at home W on bank — Douglas and SonsMetal charwoman accumulator bin — Ago ShopPaper flags — The Paper PlaceLight — Elte Market Pouf — CB2
BATHROOM Sink — RejuventionMedicine chiffonier — IKEA Lights flamingo adhere — Onefortythree Brass adhere — Lamp Cage vintageTextiles — holycow.comPlants — Black Rooster Decor; Quince Flowers Faucet — wayfair.comWhite accumulator bins — IKEA Cobweb bassinet — Elte Market Blooming book — Helen Dealtry Skin oils — Sundays Company
MUDROOM Baby blush pots — Dynasty TorontoKitchen and mudroom doors — Royal DoorsWindows — Eco Choice Windows